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02-01-2009, 10:51 PM
I'm looking for a logging program that can work from multiple locations and network together via the internet. i.e., I want to be able to work a QSO, log it, while another ham works a QSO, and logs it, and we can both see what's been logged. It's for a club call event that we'd like to work from mutiple locations at the same time.
I am just guessing but N1MM contest software has a good chance of doing what you want or close to it. It is pretty popular software for the contest crowd and they need good networking features. Free too!
I'm looking for a logging program that can work from multiple locations and network together via the internet. i.e., I want to be able to work a QSO, log it, while another ham works a QSO, and logs it, and we can both see what's been logged.
This could be tricky. Once you find a software package that fits your needs and is designed to work through a network, you may have to improvise by doing some sort of remote access links across the Internet. The ideal solution is probably a program that has a web access interface and perhaps a MySQL database than you can setup on a web server that everyone accesses. If that is not possible, I would look towards using the remote features built into Windows XP (if you are using Windows).
How much ($$) is this feature worth to you? I can also envision a solution that utilizes a Windows based web server at a hosting firm that you are able to install your logging program on (again, assuming a Windows platform for the software). If the logging software can be had in a Linux version, some of the same ideas would apply.
There are a lot of "it depends" issues embedded in your question, I think.
Been thinking of an idea like this for quite some time.
PHP, MySQL and Apache lend themselves very well to this kind of idea. Some basic user tracking with a side dish of SSL - this is a very workable idea. Like the N1MM tools - no need for award tracking, etc.
Just doesn't exist as a package anywhere I know of.