Discussion in 'Logbooks & Logging Programs' started by AC0H, Aug 7, 2010.
Why did every other single logging program EXCEPT HRD get dumped into one forum?
It makes sense.
HRD is more complex than any other program, it is so much more than logging.
I use HRD for the following:
Remote radio control.
Because AE1PT, the QRZ forum manager, is an HRD advocate.
Just because the great unwashed horde have problems setting it up means it get it's own forum on QRZ?
If people have a hard time setting up and using the software there's something wrong with the software.
Seems to me QRZ is playing favorites.
Several different software packages will do what HRD does.
When is v5 coming out of beta? It's been a year.
Is Simon even working on it anymore?
Just went to the HRD website and what was the first pop up that came up?
Why.......none other than QRZ.com
Never mind, questions answered.
And your point is????????
Remote radio control
map-driven and callsign-driven operation of PC-controllable rotators
direct printing of QSL cards, QSL labels, envelopes, and envelope labels
one-click eQSL and LotW synchronization
one-click access to more than 80 web-accessible sources of QSL information
Award tracking for DXCC, TopList, Challenge, VUCC, Marathon, WAS, WAC, IOTA, WAZ, WPX, USA-CA, Canadaward, Holyland, DOK, WAE, WAB, DDFM, SRR, RDA, WAHUC, WAIP, WAJA, JCC, JCG, and AJA
operation of multi-mode TNCs (e.g. KAM, PK232, MFJ, SCS)
a live Spot Database populated with DX spots from up to 6 sources (telnet clusters, packetclusters, DX Summit) with one entry for each active DX station that is color coded by "need" and LotW/eQSL participation, and whose entries can be independently filtered and displayed in a table, on its world map, and on its zoomable bandspread, with a built-in web server that makes this information available anywhere -- including on smartphones
propagation prediction driven by callsign or by selecting a location on the world map
propagation monitoring via the NCDXF/IARU HF beacon network
interoperation with MultiPSK, MMSSTV, MMVARI, MMTTY, MixW, Fldigi, DM780, HRD, DX Atlas, and CW Skimmer
I use MacLogger DX. The author of that software has extensively documented the software, has his own Yahoo groups list, and is readily accessible via e-mail. Don Agro has answered my e-mail questions within hours of my sending him a message.
With all that, why would I want to come to QRZ for answers to my Mac Logger DX questions, especially noting the management's preferences for Ham Radio Deluxe (which in itself is a fine program, IF you do Windows).
When the forums for loggers were first created, there were a bunch of separate forums for various packages. One was created for DXLab after my suggestion. But there was very little traffic, so it is not surprising that it was dropped during the recent reorganization of forums.
DXLab has a very active Yahoo group, that is likely why there was little traffic in the DXLab forum here on QRZ.
None-the-less, there was traffic; not everyone using DXLab is aware of the DXLab Yahoo Group. The incremental cost of a forum once created is infinitesimal; why remove the forums for DXLab, Logger, ACLog, etc?