[VHFcontesting] Software Questions

Bob Naumann - N5NJ n5nj at gte.net
Mon Jul 23 18:41:27 EDT 2001

I think they may not be aware of them.

Many of the currently available programs do exactly what you're asking.

Are you looking for recommendations ?

My recommendation is to pick one as soon as possible and get your operators
familiar with it.  You don't want to be training them on software during the

Bob N5NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tree N6TR" <tree at kkn.net>
To: <dross at sirinet.net>; <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Software Questions

> > To the assembled multitude of folks smarter than me (which in this case
> > everyone):
> >
> > The EM04 gang is going to try a limited multi-op next June from the farm
> > with 50, 144, 220, and 432.  And since none of us have every done a
> > before, we have a few questions.  This topic of discussion is software,
> > for logging/scoring and interfacing to the radios.
> >
> > The ideal software package (in our minds) would be able to get frequency
> > mode data from the radio (like Log Windows does) allowing us to type in
> > callsigns and grids only to speed up the exchanges.  The software should
> > dupe check and keep a running score for a particular contest (like
> >
> > And we want to do this from four concurrent operating stations (one for
> > band) while LANed together and retaining the ability to do instant
> > banner-type messages to pass stations between bands.  Use of a dedicated
> > server with printer and backup capability is a capability that we do
> >
> > The current thought process involves logging to paper sheets at each
> > with a central computer operator entering data into VHF-DX as the sheets
> > become full.
> >
> > Do we have the wrong concept?
> >
> > Does such a software package already exist?
> >
> > What have you done to accomplish similar things?
> Seems like you would want to do all of this real time instead of off line.
> What functionality is missing from the industry standard logging programs?
> Tree
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