[VHFcontesting] Software Questions

Donald M. Ross dross at sirinet.net
Mon Jul 23 19:14:52 EDT 2001


You are exactly right on both counts.  We want to learn more about what's
out there and get started on it as soon as possible to keep down on the

I just ordered TR Log from their website and will try that one next.



-----Original Message-----
From: vhfcontesting-admin at contesting.com
[mailto:vhfcontesting-admin at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Bob Naumann - N5NJ
Sent: 23 July 2001 17:41
To: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Software Questions

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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