Discussion in 'Logbooks & Logging Programs' started by KY5U, May 25, 2010.
Still useing Win EQF simple and easy to use.
Call me Mr. Retro but I can't get away from paper. I've tried HRD and ACLog but now I'm jotting down everything on a modified pdf I downloaded (yellow paper for HAM and green for SWL), then I sit down and enter it all into QRZ's database and retire the sheets to the 3-ring binder. Seems to work for me.
I have found nGENLOG to be good for my logging needs. I subscribe to QRZ XML service and as soon as I enter a call, the QRZ info is entered in the logging panel, then a separate window show whatever picture they may have on QRZ which can strike up some interesting contacts when I say, "I like those antennas on your QRZ page". Worked countries are highlighted in the main log and if there any awards reached. Another panel shows the world map and a line from your location to the worked station. nGENLOG runs very fast on my Windows 7 64 bit processor.
I wrote some contest logging software in years past, in Turbo Pascal 3. (That was back in the DOS days, son. ;-) I think the source code is on my web site somewhere. (www.w0btu.com)
I don't know which was more fun, writing the software or playing in the contests.
For logging these days, though, I use Xlog. Better than pen and paper.
I use HRD 5.0 beta. I like Simons work and support second to none.
re: Logging Software - Who's using what?
For the Mac, besides MLDX, there is also RUMlog (http://www.dl2rum.de/rumsoft/RUMLog.html). It is cheaper than MLDX (as in FREE), includes most of the same features, is MUCH better at tracking awards (if that is your thing) and supports both cocoaModem and Fldigi if you're a digital fan.
I actually use both MLDX and RUMlog...they both have the strong points. You can't go wrong with either.
Lots of features, free program.
Ham Radio Deluxe, fully featured, does everything logger
AC Log here
I looked at several, but there was always something I didn't like about them. I became active with the local club and they AC log for field day. It was just easier to use AC Log for my needs also.