Topband: Stew Beef

Jim Brown jim at
Fri Jan 8 12:40:43 EST 2016

On Fri,1/8/2016 8:34 AM, Mort wrote:
> Now,  stuck with a DOS log,  too old for exporting,  I blench at the thought of typing 62 years'-worth,  especially as I've made more QSOs since retiring than before.

Before giving up on exporting it, cast about for text-based methods of 
exporting it to various spreadsheet programs. You may spend a week 
figuring out how to do it, but that's a LOT less than retyping it. :)

Several years ago, I dug out old logs from the '50s when I was W8FNI, 
then the 60s and 70s when I was W9NEC. All paper. My first challenge was 
to try to figure out what time zone I was using, and in most, I still 
don't know. Other tasks have percolated to the top, and I've never taken 
the time to type most of them (although I did start).

73, Jim K9YC

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