Friday, September 11, 2009
As a radio amateur you have to log your transmissions in a logbook. In the early days I used a paper logbook. But when I was back again after many years I wanted to use my computer for logs. First I tried Ham Radio deLuxe, with a beautiful log program on board. But when my system was crashing and install Win XP again I could not import properly a good back up. Though I made one, I was missing a lot of data. Help. I thought I could trust my back up. Since then I made a simple spreadsheet in Excel, I put a back up on a USB stick and no problem at all. Since August 2008 till now I had 3 call signs. The Dutch QSL manager is going crazy: who is that man? I put a new service on my web site: my simple logbook entries are visible. (Life itself is complicated enough) So, over the period PA9B, PAØPSY and PC4T my logbook can be consulted by other radio amateurs. (See sidebar on the right) Today I downloaded XMlog, because it can convert to ADIF files. Have any one experiences with this program? Can it be used for eQSL? Or can it be used for uploading files for a contest? Please let me know. Also on my site (Sidebar) a link to my on-line logbook WSPR activities. I will only blog special WSPR calls such as DX. Have a nice weekend! And who knows: maybe a nice QRP contact shows up.