[amsat-bb] logging program new yrs resolution

Kevin M n4ufo at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 3 06:51:14 UTC 2015


I have about 54 years of paper logs-I am going to "attempt" to put  in a program.  What is "the" best one you guys use?  That is satellite by name  friendly grid squares etc as well as HF.  If I do about 10 entries a day it will take a few years hihi 
73 Bob W7LRD


Since my logging program is NOT sat friendly, I use the free TQSL utility from LotW to log my contacts. I have a file set up for each satellite. That way, when I work a pass, I open that file and I enter the Callsign, change date if needed, enter the time and change mode CW/SSB if needed, then hit next. All the other info will stay the same unless you change it. So no need to enter bands and frequencies each time and no need to satellite mode and sat name. (Or the date if it's the same) Once I started to do this, I found it much quicker than my regular logging program anyway. Then when you are done entering all the data, you can take all those files and import them into another logging program then create one master file if you wish. Or just upload to lotW (and eQSL if you want), save them and be done.

My point is, TQSL, entering QSOs one sat at a time, is the quickest, most efficient way to ENTER the minimal data required for LotW uploading, if that is your goal. If you want to enter names, grids, states, notes, etc., then no... get a regular logging program. But cross Winlog32 off the list. =^)

73, Kevin N4UFO




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