Running CW Skimmer, RBN Aggregator and working cw - abnormally high db reports

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I'm running smartsdr v1.9.13, cw skimmer 1.91, rbn aggregator 4.3.
Lets just run one cw skimmer, and it will be on the band I'm working; 
If I 'm just listening around skimmer is reporting to the rbn what seems like normal levels; I see a new mexico station at 9db at 1928, and after I make a call of another station I see that NM station spotted at 88db.. Frequently I'm seeing stations spotted at 150+ db... So I'm assuming either I'm doing something wrong, or one shouldnt be reporting to rbn unless one is in listen only mode??
I've attached a picture from the other day when I was changing bands and making qsos. You can see some very large db values..
Photo of NM1W


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K1UO - Larry

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Hi Jim, 
  As long as you are RXing the levels will remain calibrated in CW Skimmer.  As soon as you TX it will take Skimmer a bit to re-calibrate and for a few minutes or so you will see highly inflated SN ratios reported by Skimmer and the Aggregator program. This is "normal" in the configuration you are using.  I get exactly the same responses here after I have transmitted on the Band I am Skimming.
I am not sure what the "fix" is but i have tried every setting known to man so far without success.

Larry  k1UO