View Full Version : Logging Program Recommendations for returning HAM
06-11-2011, 09:35 PM
After 15 years, I'm returning to HAM radio.
I'd like to find a logging program which would automatically insert my radio's (Kenwood TS-50) settings, the time, and contact information once I enter the contact's call via my Window based computer system.
Is there any such possibility?
Thanks! Michael N3QIG
06-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Have you looked at Ham Radio Deluxe - HRD ?
It has a sub-program 780 , I haven't use the 780 because of no internet connection at home , but HRD seems to be maybe the best al-around ham radio programs , and its free , but being soo good , a donation is in order .
It also has a very good forums site .
06-11-2011, 10:36 PM
There are several programs, I selected and really like HRD.
06-12-2011, 12:52 AM
Several programs (free, yet!) can now do everything you want. HRD is very good, but uses a lot of computer resources. You might take a look at the DXlab suite as well. To do what you want, you just need two programs from the suite, Commander and DXKeeper. And, of course, a CAT control cable from rig to computer.
06-12-2011, 01:09 AM
I use HRD. Makes using E-QSL and LOTW very simple and easy.
06-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the reply! I'm planning on spending this deary day looking into logging programs!
I just got back on the air after 15 years myself! My my how things have changed.....take a look at Logger32. Another freebie that does it all. It is what I settled on. Have my TS940S being computer controlled, all QSO info is automatically entered in the logook, does all the QSL'ing etc. Welcome back!
06-23-2011, 03:45 PM
I have been using logger32 since it was introduced, has a learning curve for sure but does everything you could ever want a logging program to do and no doubt much more, it's free and I have never had any problems with it.
DXLab. Great functionality and technical support. Easy to use and comprehensive across the board.