Discussion in 'Logbooks & Logging Programs' started by WY0Q, Jul 2, 2009.
DXKeeper does. I'm guessing most others do also.
That's pretty weird. I get all the user group e-mails and have never heard of that happening although it may at times. People just don't have many problems with ACLog. Most of the questions that come up are just about how to do things with it and are easily resolved.
Probably a lot of the general logging programs do that now. ACLog does and is easy to set up for LOTW and use. It has an LOTW interface.
XMLog does this as well. It also imports LOTW data and sets the qsl as received. Really can't beat it for the money (Free)
ACLOG by N3FJP is the easiest to learn and use. I have NEVER had any problems with it. Yes it does export to LOTW.
I've experimented with several other logging programs and they all have much steeper learning curves. ACLOG is very user friendly and pretty intuitive. I highly recommend it for a beginner to computer logging. Later if you need something more sophisticated, you can always export an ADIF and make the change. You can try it for free for up to about 30 contacts.
Thanks for the options!
They are probably similar.
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/ looks good.
http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/ looks good if the reports are easy and yield data like it says.
http://www.n3fjp.com/ aclog also looks very complete.
Looks like flip of the coin I will install ACLOG. Comments at 11!
You might want to look at LOGic as well. It has a very seemless integration with LoTW and eQSL.
The last 3 are looking better. Features seem the same on every logging program. I don't mind and expect to pay for this program in the end.
LOGic 8 is $129. The upgrade price for those of you who have LOGic 7 is $39. The upgrade price for LOGic 6 users and below is $69.
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Over the last 3 years I have used all the free programs and about all of the demos with the best reviews and have all that have been named above. At the end of trying them all I chose the most full featured one that far outpaced the others for general logging and award, DX chasing every one you can think of. I don't think there is much that you can't customize in this program from logging to spotting Logic8. For a free one HRD new log book works ok.
I used LOGic for years as a general logging program. Since version 3 which was DOS entirely. I would not recommend it to anyone as it always had issues. I gave up after buying version 6. Too much cost in the upgrades that were not all that impressive. Eventually you have a lot of money into just a logging program if you keep up with the upgrades!! It tries to do too much and nothing all that well. It was not well integrated into the Windows environment through version 6 at least. The database needed a lot of maintenance from some little DOS based applets that are included. Perhaps it has gotten better now but I am past it and not returning! I am sure that there are some freeware programs that would easily meet your needs. Try some out for a while and see what you think. I use ACLog and N1MM as well. I have never regretted transitioning to them.
Looks like your opinion on LOGic is based on what the program was MANY years ago. NOTHING you mentioned remotely applies to it today. I've used LOGic for several years and find it interfaces my whole shack, including rig, rotor and everything else very seamlessly. It also handles LoTW and eQSL with the touch of a button. My current version is 8.0.96.