iPad logging in the field

Discussion in 'Mac Ham Radio on macOS & iOS' started by NB8F, Jun 9, 2021.

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  1. NB8F

    NB8F QRZ Lifetime Member #367 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I have been looking through different logging apps. I am not super impressed by any of them and was curious what all you are using.

    MacLoggerDX HD - Not the easiest to enter quick QSO's in the field, but like that it ties in with my desktop MacLoggerDX

    HamRS - Clean, easy, but seems to miss a lot of important data that when I export into another app, it will not upload to LOTW etc., due to it missing data. Clears out data that should remain (like your call sign) frequently. I do like the different templates for POTA and Generic etc.

    I have heard some people say they are using HamLog, but don't see it on the App Store anymore. I have also seen RumgLog2Go, but have not tried it yet.

    What all are you using in the field for portable, pota, sota logging?
  2. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I've used RUMlog2Go in the past, but don't get out and operate portable very often.

    I like HamRS' approach, but haven't actually used it in the field to know for certain.

    I'm definitely interested in anything more you can find out about other choices.
  3. AF8A

    AF8A Ham Member QRZ Page

    RUMlog2Go works well for me on an old (12.2 OS) iPad. I export the output to an ADIF file, use Airdrop to move it to my Mac mini and the append it to my main log file.
  4. N6YWU

    N6YWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    What data is missing from HamRS exports?
  5. NB8F

    NB8F QRZ Lifetime Member #367 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    When I tried to export the ADIF into MacLoggerDX it seemed to not match with MacLoggerDX, then when I wanted to push it up to LoTW via MacLoggerDX it would give me a bunch of no record founds. I would have to try and massage the data a bit to get it to upload.

    On a side note: The developer updated some of the issues, like clearing out the call sign and such, which I think was great. Someday iPad will be a first class citizen in the ham radio world.

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