Finally a new POTA logging app!

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  1. K5QBF

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    I started Parks on the Air back in November of 2020 and it has been a struggle to find a good electronic logging solution that I could use on my Ipad. I started with the pen and paper and after doing the work twice, once for the contacts and once to create the electronic log I started the hunt for something easier. They always say work smarter not hard right? I found an app in the app store called hamlog73 and downloaded it. It worked great for the first couple activations then the critters in the wires started to show up. I emailed the developer and soon found out he hadn't updated the app since 2018. Yesterday I saw a post in the POTA facebook group about a new app that had been launched, and man did he do a great job. The app is called HAMRS and it can be used as a generic simple desktop log or a portable log for things like Parks on the Air or Summits on the Air. Here is a quick run down of the app.

     
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  2. W0RSD

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    Can it be used on an I phone
    W0rsd
     
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  3. K5QBF

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    Yes it can be used on a iPhone. Android devices are in beta testing.
     
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  4. W0WTM

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    It works awesome on the iPhone
     
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  5. N9EEE

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    Thanks for sharing. I like the simplicity of this app and starting new logs for each activation. Does the call book require an internet connection? Does this app roll up the various logs into a master log?
     
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  6. KJ7OG

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    Also, It might be useful for rovers and/or portable operations on contests (i.e. VHF contest, 10 Ghz contest, etc.). Then it will be easy to submit for contest scores.
     
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  7. K9GLS

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    AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this. Removes all my nervousness about POTA logging.
     
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  8. EA2XG

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    I have for portable use a 32 device and the app tells me only for 64. Is this true?
     
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  9. KA1YBS

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    Android users may try the free "VLS Logger"

    It:
    works online (with international "HamQTH" call lookup)
    works offline
    Exports to: ADIF, CSV and Cabrillo
    Imports: ADIF
    Tracks your grid square and GPS parameters (good for mobile and portable)
    Tracks UTC time

    I am not sure if there are any POTA-specific fields it lacks.

    Good luck whichever portable log works for you. Hope to hear your call out there.
     
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  10. KB0ICT

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    Hey this is my app! Thanks again for posting about it. If anyone has suggestions or finds bugs, head on over to https://community.hamrs.app
     
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