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George KF2T Member ✭✭✭Very happy with DXLab's DXKeeper. Commander works well as a CAT interface, and has support for the 6500 already.1
Kirk, K6KAR Member ✭✭Richard, My primary interests are digital. I've not used DXLab but I have used HRD which I don't care for. I do use FLDIGI, MultiPSK and ALE141. Unfortunately the 6000 series radios don't have the capability of using Virtual Audio Cables (VAC). If and when DAX becomes available and in order to use these programs, you will have to have an interface between your 6000 series radio and the computer which I find unacceptable. I would start with FLDIGI. It's an outstanding program and is strongly supported with great help file. Kirk, K6KAR0
Richard, I use DXLabs. To perform logging, all you need to do is start 2 of the apps: Commander & DXKeeper. Commander is the program the does the CAT communications with the radio. DXKeeper is the actual logging program. The basic operation of DXKeeper is easy to learn. The upside is that there are MANY more features that you can grow into as you become familiar with the program. 73, Ray, K9DUR0
Steve - K5FR Member ✭✭I have used DXLabs DXKeeper for many years and recommend it highly. It is very well done and has an active user community.0
Michael - N5TGL Member ✭✭I use HRD. Works great for me.1
K2CM Member ✭✭I use the free N1MM DX logging software. Works like a charm with my 6700.0
Al K0VM Member ✭✭✭I happen to use Logger32 and find that it fills my needs for a general logging program/awards tracking/Lotw... For the little contesting that I do I use N1MM and import the results into Logger32. N1MM does not do awards tracking but is a great contesting program. Everyone has there own likes... Logger32 is free and activily supported AL, K0VM0
philip.theis Member ✭✭Casual and archival logging, DXLAB can't be beat. For Contest logging most people choose N1MM.0
Reggie-k6xr Member ✭✭dxlabs for windows or macLoggerdx for mac's0
I use AC Log 4.1 , till waiting for UPS to deliver my 6500 maybe Tuesday1
W5UG MemberI used it just fine the latest version of WRITELOG as a basic logger. Have not tried it in a contest yet0
Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭I am currently using N3FJP's ACLog 4.1 with DDUtil & the FLEX-1500. I will begin testing with the 6500 when it arrives next week. I will report back. ACLog is a very nice program and he has a bunch of dedicated contesting programs available, too, that will import logs into ACLog 4.1.1
NM1W Member ✭✭I've used dxlab since it first came out. I've tried others but none can match what the suite can do, and Dave's support of the suite cant be beat.0
Neal_K3NC Member ✭✭I use DXBase which happens to be the first and best logger in the business!0
Ernest - W4EG Member ✭✭I have enjoyed HRD for many years but there is a learning curve. I am still using the latest HRD paid version 6. However, it has too many pages to setup and for a first time user or average computer savvy I do not recommend it. This is a question that; what may be good for one may not be what you are looking for. I tried FLDIGI, MultiPSK, MixW (paid version) and personally I did not find any improvements or as versatile as HRD. I am waiting for DAX to be implemented before I return to the digital mode or "IF" FRS offers a license for the digital modes/logging etc..1
I use ACLog and it work just fine. It shows unknown in the CAT software until I click ton the Unknown and click refresh and then AcLog 4.2 shows up.1
Slawomir Member ✭✭Im use CommCat. It work just fine on my 6700. Slawomir SP6DLO0
k0eoo Member ✭✭Hi Richard, I have been a DX4WIN user for over 15 years now. It does a great job of just about everything, in fact, if I wasn't so fond of DDUtil I could use DX4WIN to control my M2 rotor and SteppIR, do RTTY, PSK and so on.... But Most of all, the reason I keep it is to keep track of all my DXCC, WAS, WAZ, IOTA and awards numbers and countries, etc.... So far it has been working well with DDUtil and my 6500. I worked that TO2TT on 40m SSB last night with only 100w. I double clicked on his spot, my 6500 jumped to his xmit freq and his listening freq, put me in the correct mode and I snagged him on the second call.... I hit enter and he was in the log....0
Hi Richard. Try different logging programs until you find one that you feel good about. You can also try Log4om. Often used at Hams in Europe.1
I'm using N1MM+ with great success.0
For my day to day logging, I use Log4OM. I have my digital modes applications to automatically log there for me. Its feature rich, and free. If you are trying out logging software, I would add it to the list of ones to try.0
This is NOT an official company recommendation. It is my personal preference.
For my day-to-day logging, I use N3FJP's ACLog, which at present is in version 6.6. (I have used ACLog since 2003.)
It will read your band/frequency/mode information from the API from whatever slice is "Active"
It is not the most powerful logger available, but is probably one of the easiest to use, and powerful enough for what I am doing.
For Contesting, I use N1MM+, which is very powerful. After the contest, I export the .ADI file from N1MM and import it into ACLog. Simple.
As others have mentioned, there are a great many other logging programs in use. A large number of them are free, or cost very little. Try them out and find one that suits you. That is the spirit of Amateur Radio exploration!4
LogHX2 is the best and free log (at least for me).
I tried many logs and LogHX is the best one - http://rx4hx.qrz.ru/
The forum in Russian, but author will answer in English, very responsive and making progress with new feature requests and bug fixes almost on daily/weekly basis.
I used with Yaesu radios and last 2 years with Flex6600.
I have been a happy HRD user for over 10 years. I use the HRDLogger as my everyday logger. I use N3FJP and N1MM+ depending on what contest I am participating in. I worked for HRD as tech support for almost a year so if you have a problem I might be able to help.
I use DXLabs as my main logbook & N1MM+ for contests. -- 73, Ray, K9DUR0
I use DX Labs DXKeeper and think that is does a great job for me. One very nice thing about it is that it is free to try out so you lose nothing for trying.0
I originally used HRD log, until they had a spat with another sw developer’s app that I was using and stoped logging. So I dropped them forever, no excuse for what they did to a PAYING customer. Picked up Log4OM V1 and have used it since then and now V2, which is really good, and still for free with a request for donation, which I have done. V2 is now rock solid and works very well with all my other apps, using UDP coms.1
KI4P Member ✭✭
i use Log4om2, have used several like dx labs suite and hrd, but Log4om2 suites me fine, and its free!
I also use Log4OM V2 and it does everything I need and being free is a plus!0
I use DXLabs - DXKeeper, very comprehensive logging app and great support from the developer and excellent online documentation. I would recommend trying all the free ones to see if it meets your logging style and move on from there. Most of the logging apps will allow you to export/import the log so no reason to feel stuck with a particular developer. In fact the ability to have complete control of my logging data in and out of the app is one reason I like DXLabs.0
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