What logging system do you use?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KJ7ISA, Dec 10, 2019.


What logging system do you use? (Select all that apply)

  1. QRZ Logbook

  2. ARRL Logbook of the World (LOTW)

  3. Hand-Written Logbook

  4. I do not use a logbook

  5. N3FJP

  6. Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD)

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    LOG4OM works for me
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  2. G0KDT

    G0KDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hand log for 'real' contacts - I can make a note and record annecdotes etc which more personal to the ops and Qso.

    Winlog32 so far for any FT8 contacts as its simpler for that mode as lets be honest its not really a chat with much meaning. Even Winlog32 doesn't have field sizes big enough to record names of ops locations etc from callbook or qrz for each contact so its pretty naff really.
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  3. NS3L

    NS3L Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I use MacLoggerDX.

    Steve NS3L
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  4. AE8MM

    AE8MM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Winlog32 here... looking to move onto something else at some point.
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  5. KQ9J

    KQ9J Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I use the N3FJP Amateur Contact Log. The specialized programs for all the ARRL and CQ contests as well as the state contest programs sold me on that package. It's really a joy to use. Took a little work, but I have it running on Linux. I love it. :)
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  6. KM8V

    KM8V Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

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  7. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use N1MM, not on the list, this is probably a typical eHam survey with important choices left out...
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  8. WG7X

    WG7X Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    So... It's been a year since the original post. Results are interesting in that QRZ and LOTW are at about the same percentages. Which is very strange because LOTW is not really a logging service, but a repository for logs that were made using a stand alone logging program. QRZ is almost a logging program but like LOTW, mostly serves as a log repository. LOTW and QRZ are too cumbersome to use (IMHO) as real time logging programs.

    So, each to his or her liking. I have been using electronic logging for almost my entire ham career. I really don't like writing stuff down, and yeah, I've lost data due to computers dying. That's where services like QRZ/ LOTW come in very handy. If your computer dies, you can always recover your log from either source. Having learned that lesson the hard way, I now make sure to upload my logs after every operating session to both QRZ and LOTW.

    From experience, I can endorse N3FJP's AC LOG as the logging program of choice. N1MM is very good also and free, but it is mostly a contest logging program.
  9. PD2R

    PD2R Ham Member QRZ Page

    N1MM and I upload my log regularly to the LOTW.
  10. N2HUN

    N2HUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    An ancient yellowed ARRL paper logbook.

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