[CQ-Contest] Comparative Review of Logging Programs; Skimmer and the RBN

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Jun 15 04:41:22 PDT 2011

At Contest University in Dayton this year, I gave a "class" on the three 
most widely used contest logging programs - WriteLog, N1MM Logger, and 
Win-Test.  I did this with some trepidation, because of my long 
association with the N1MM Logger effort - I was concerned people would 
assume I was biased.  For this reason, I tried first to identify the 
most important aspects of any contest logger, and then discussed each 
program separately in terms of those specific topics.  The authors of 
the programs were given the opportunity beforehand to review and correct 
the description of their programs, and all did so.

I have posted the review, as well as my CTU presentation on CW Skimmer 
and the Reverse Beacon Network, at 
<http://pvrc.org/n4zr/dayton_2011_presentations.htm>.  All are in .pdf 
format.  If you find them useful, and/or if you have particular 
comments, corrections and additions, I'd appreciate hearing from you. 
Please send your comments *direct* to n4zr at contesting.com - *don't post 
them on the reflector* unless you really think a wider audience would 

73, Pete N4ZR

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