Looking for large logbook samples (20,000+)

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W0CD, May 15, 2018.

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  1. W0CD

    W0CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    QRZ Members,

    Good evening. I am currently working on developing a logbook, rig control, cluster, etc. application in QT that is targeted for the Linux operating system. I am looking for anyone that is willing to send me their relatively large ADIF logbook so I can test the database input/output and querying performance with larger datasets than what I can provide with my own contact log. If anyone is interested, please let me know.

    I have attached a screenshot of the current (unfinished) UI as proof of development.


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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Surely if you're able to code at that level, you can create a macro in Excel to create random made-up call signs etc. that can be read into an ADIF converter.

    Just a suggestion that maybe you'd not considered

    Sounds like a fun project. Linux will always welcome new content like this.

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  3. W0CD

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    Yes, and that was my first thought. However, I think it would also be wise to attempt to import data from other users that may be malformed or contain information not necessarily withing the specification.

    Thanks for the reply!
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  4. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can make an endless number of your own simulated logbooks in Microsoft Excel, then convert the Excel files to ADIF. Use Excel's random number generator in combo with other functions to create the simulated data in the required formats (callsigns, dates, times, etc.).

    EDIT -- others had the same idea and typed faster than me. :D
  5. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello? ... Excel can do that, too.:rolleyes:
  6. W0CD

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    Thanks. I do realize Excel is a great tool to simulate logbooks. However, doing so in Excel it any programming environment is limited to the imagination or planning of the developer. Having real world test datasets is hard to replicate.

    I certainly appreciate the feedback. Thanks all.
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    You're welcome :)

    I'm just thinking it might be tough to get folks to just send you "real" logging data. I don't really know why exactly, it just seems a "gut sense" thing that may very well trigger protectionism reactions for folks to release such data to an "unknown quantity" not party to the data.

    Just a thought...

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  8. W0CD

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    Yup. I completely understand. That’s why I dropped the screenshot as an attachment as a sort of proof. It’s really not that big of a deal. I was just hoping a few hams may be interested in assisting with the project.

    Also, with real world data, I could possibly determine whether calculations such as awards processing works correctly by validating with the actual licensed ham.
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  9. W2NAP

    W2NAP Ham Member QRZ Page

    if you are going to do logging, make the logging able to to contests (like n1mm) and export to Cabrillo
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  10. K7GQ

    K7GQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    check your email
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