New to ham, what is best log program for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Ham Radio on macOS & iOS' started by KN6KDT, Jan 20, 2021.

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  1. KN6KDT

    KN6KDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I really want to get set up with a logging program. I have both a Icom 7300 in the shack and use a FT991A for remote operations. I am looking for a program that runs on an Apple laptop and is easier to start using rather than every bell and whistle you can imagine as a starting point.
    Thank you all in advance for the put
    Darius. KN6KDT
     
  2. WD4DXQ

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  4. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I like Aether.

    I don't think it has as many features as Maclogger DX, but it's less than half the price and enjoys great support from its developer.

    I don't do contests so my logging needs aren't very sophisticated, but this has done all I ever asked and more.
     
  5. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    My Opinion after having used many of them, is to just use the free QRZ logging.

    The best part it's web-enabled/ you can use it anywhere / they also have an app

    Everything's completely downloadable/ you can keep track of Awards/ you can convert it to Log book in the world or most anything you want
    It's always their stable as can be no problems/ if your computer crashes you haven't lost anything.
    I've been through log book hell/
    QRZ works and did I mention that was free. Don't worry Fred has fabulous backup servers too.

    Also check https://www.qrz.com/listmaker/

    https://www.qrz.com/page/xml_data.html

    With call looks ups and then you can immediately log it / Why would you need anything else?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2021
  6. DL2RUM

    DL2RUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The best logging program is when it fits to your needs.
    Are you interested in:
    • Contests?
    • Awards (DXCC, WAS, IOTA, ...)?
    • QSLing (Label printing, direct or bureau QSLing)?
    • LoTW?
    • eQSL?
    • Club Log?
    • Station Integration (trx control, rotor control)?
    • Support for digital modes?
    • Satellite operation?
    • Portable operation (SOTA, COTA, POTA,...)?
    • Log availability on iPad/iPhone?
    • ...
     
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  7. KN6KDT

    KN6KDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Where and how do I get set up with the QRZ logging program?? I have searched the site and cannot seem to locate this.
    At this point I am just looking to log contacts. Not in to contesting yet but I am very interested in DX.
     
  8. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Everything you want to know or ask
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?forums/logbook-user-forum.79/
     
  9. K7GQ

    K7GQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    I must have missed the QRZ log feature that interfaces your radio the the log ... Think of all those unnecessary keystrokes saved.
     
  10. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I guess I'm surprised that interface hasn't been done yet.
     

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