[CQ-Contest] WRTC Logging Software

Trent Sampson vk4ts at outlook.com
Wed Aug 8 17:31:20 EDT 2018

Hi Gerry, 

Writelog is no longer a choice of logger accordingly to the spreadsheet. I was a long term Writelog user, but they lost the course a few years back. 

Software	No.
WinTest	28
N1MM+	25
DXLog	                 5
TR4W	               2
WriteLog	1
TRLinux	               1
Skookum	1

N1MM+ was certainly the biggest mover up from 2014.
There are some WinTest features N1MM could adopt to gain the upper hand. The integrated propagation forecaster and sked organiser is a real winner in WinTest


Trent VK4TS 

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Gerry Hull
Sent: Thursday, 9 August 2018 4:06 AM
To: John Reilly <ReillyJF at comcast.net>; CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC Logging Software

What are the factors in choosing a contest logger?  I'd say in this order
- Familiarity
- What friends recommend
- Functionality
- Price

There is no simple answer, just like when you purchase a radio -- you will get a 1000 answers.

N1MM+, Win-Test, and WriteLog are the big players for big-boy 
in no particular popularity order.   Thre are lots of others, which are
fine, but these are the most popular.
For any of them, you need some level of computer skills to get them working.

Like anything in technology, doing the basics is easy, then it gets
harder.  However, all three can do things well.   Many can argue about
finer points or support for various functions, but that is somewhat noise.

Pick one and stick with it for a while.

73, Gerry W1VE

On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:37 AM, John Reilly <ReillyJF at comcast.net> wrote:

> It appears WinTest was used by more teams than N1MM in WRTC 2018. It 
> is a geographical preference, or a functionality difference? Could 
> someone compare and contrast the differences between these two logging applications?
> Thanks,
>   - 73, John, N0TA
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