Has any one had Logic9 operating with the Flex 6xxx series, and if so have you experienced any limitations, particularly with split operation?
Of course, asking what logging program to use is like asking which is better, Ford or Chevy?
However, I will go along with NM9P and heartily recommend the DX Labs suite of program. It is free & will do absolutely everything. There is a fabulous user community on Yahoo where you question will more than likely be answered by the author. The logging portion is called "DXKeeper".
Interfacing is very simple. Open the SmartCAT control panel & select the "Main" tab. Write down the port shown in the box labeled "Connect 3rd Party Program To Port". In DX Labs, open Commander & click on "Config". On the "Ports" tab, set the "Primary CAT Serial Port" to the value specified by SmartCAT. That is ALL that you have to do to interface with DX Labs to SmartSDR. It took me longer to write how to do it than it took to actually do it....hi..hi.
73, Ray, K9DUR
N1MM+ is one of the best for contests, I love it. But it is not good for day-to-day logging.
Log4OM is free, powerful, versatile, and interfaces well to the 6000 series.
Many people swear by HRD, a very complex suite of programs, but it is about $100 US.
DXLabs has a great suite of programs that are freeware.
I have used N3FJP's ACLog for about 15 years, so it is my go-to logger. As some have said, if you have one you really kike, use it. ACLog is simple, logical, and works well. But it doesn't implement multiple Slices, it only logs "A" Slice. It also doesn't interface with DAX Channels for voice keyer, or send CW via CWX or CAT. (At least I haven't figured it out yet.) You can get ACLog for just a few Dollars.
If I needed to start from scratch, I might begin with Log4OM or DXLabs. I just haven't gotten around to making the switch yet.
Ken - NM9P
Thanks to all who have replies. As I mentioned, just set up the 6500 last night and looks like a steep learning curve. All replies are helpful.
Like Winston, I upgraded from a 756Pro3 to the 6500. Have not been on HF for about 2 years. Old logging program is Win-EQF. Installed new version on new computer used for 6500. Strange file incompatibility issue...so wondered if there was a built-in logger or one favored by the community. Anyone else use Win-EQF (now a "donationware" program) but worked well for many years.
Tnx es 73 de K4RLC
of different TRX. My IC756PRO works just as easily with HRD
Log as my 6500. Add to this that it connects to WSJT-X through
JTAlert and is able to upload to LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.
HRDLog uses MS Access databank format.
I was comfortable wth the HRD logger. I wasn't comfortable with the rest of the HRD suite, I didn't need PC control of my radio, PowerSDR did that. DM780, and the logger were all I had any use for.
Then I started using Fldigi, which then and now can do almost any digital mode. Fldigi led me to DXLabs and DXkeeper so I had to learn a whole other method, I'm still learning it. There is almost always another useful feature to learn, configure, and then wonder why I hadn't learned to use sooner. Compared with HRD, DXLabs is a better fit. Fldigi is a better fit too, and it interacts with DXKeeper so well that I've never used Fldigi's internal logger at all. I don't believe that anything
deserves the title of BEST, best so far in MY experience, is all I can attest to. I haven't really tried the other possibilities, and who knows what the future may bring. I tend to learn and use whatever works,
and works for ME. I tend to avoid abandon-ware, when even it's creator no longer supports it and no one else has stepped in, it's time to upgrade, that said I still like my SDR1000, and PowerSDR, enough that I made sure that the PC I put together would and could still support firewire and parallel port device's even though hardware manufacturers and Microsoft have largely abandoned them.
The only recommendation I'd make is, use whatever works, and works for you. That wll be the BEST solution for you. If someone else recommends it, then it likely works for them and might work for you too. There may actually be a BEST something, I just haven't upgraded to it yet. Maybe someday.
Jay - NO5J
download the entire DXLab suite and install The entire suite is easily downloaded and configured using DX launcher
Once installed you can turn on only the modules you like, or tell launcher to turn on any of the programs you like automatically. to get freq and mode data into DXLab you need to reun Commander, one of the modules and connect that via CAT to either the radio or I use DDUTIL v3 as an intermediary.