Founded, January 2006
13,893 members strong
as of 19-Apr-2015
The computer programs listed on this page were produced by various members of the club with features tailored to the club's operating events. The logging programs have similarities as well as differences. All are available free of charge, so feel free try them all to see which one (or ones) best suit(s) your operating needs. All have been designed for Windows computers, and several run successfully on Linux machines via the program Wine. See each description for details. Enjoy!
Version 03.00.02 released on 26 February 2015 -- Designed for Windows machines, the SKCCLogger also has been tested successfully on Linux machines using Wine and on Mac OS X machines using Crossover. The SKCCLogger:
-- Uses information from downloaded membership data files to optionally auto-insert member information as you log contacts.
-- Keeps a running display of the number of QSOs you have accumulated along with a count of unique Cs and Ts you contact during a sprint.
-- Automatically reads the VFO frequency from your connected radio and auto-completes the Frequency and Band as you log a contact.
-- Allows you to control your VFO from within the Log Entry window, making it a snap to QSY.
-- Saves and recalls specific settings for multiple radio configurations.
-- Optionally displays a running checklist of all Unique SPCs contacted during a sprint.
-- Maintains a folder of backup logs to provide for recovery from a catastrophic computer (or user) error. This facility also provides for a limited "roll-back" capability.
-- Provides automatic insertion of SKCC Numbers for ADIF logs imported from other logging programs.
-- Displays a list of previous QSOs with the same member as the callsign is being entered.
-- Includes Award Application Processing for Centurion, Tribune, Senator, DXC, DXQ, WAS, WAS-C, Prefix, and QRP awards.
-- Supports tracking of QSL Sent/Received status.
-- Includes a complete Compiled Hypertext User Guide including multiple screen shots.
Although not designed as an everyday logger, the SKCCLogger has a log-merge function that will allow you to use it to keep one master log, even as you set up logs for individual sprints. All logs are saved as *.adi (ADIF) files, ready for uploading to eQSL or for signature-processing for LoTW.
The SKCCLogger makes no permanent changes to your PC, does not make changes to your PC's registry, and can be easily removed if you decide not to continue using it.
To install: Download the automated installation file from the SKCCLogger Download Page.
Note 1: A special version for systems running pre-SP3 Windows XP is available. Contact Ron, AC2C, directly for download information.
Note 2: There is a SKCCLogger User Group on Yahoo! where you can get information about BETA releases and get hints from other users.
Ron welcomes your comments on how SKCCLogger performs. You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the original logging program for SKCC sprints, so it is for CW only. It is a 32-bit Windows program that runs on all flavors of Windows from Windows-95 onward. It runs on 64-bit Windows-7 as well since that operating system is backward compatible for 32-bit programs. It runs on Linux using WINE. It is a very compact program that does not alter your system registry.
The data for each sprint is kept in its own ADIF file so it can export to other logging programs or for signing and uploading to the ARRL's Logbook of the World. You can import ADIF files from other logging programs into Sprintlogger. The data also can be exported to a CSV or pipe file so it can be used by a spreadsheet program.
The main window of the program shows a data panel for the data relevant to the current QSO and a grid showing data for past QSOs in the file. The program setup provides options on which data fields to display in the grid. This allows you to reduce the computer screen real estate that the program takes up.
The program provides optional SKCC data lookup and entry as well as frequency set/get for up to four radios selected from a list of more than a dozen popular radios.
This program allows you to design your own QSL card and produce a jpeg image of it. The program produces images for the standard 3.5 x 5.5 QSL-card size but can also be set to produce a 4 x 6 format by adding a 1/4 inch border all around. This enables the image to be printed as 4 x 6 photos at any photo printing service. The recipient then has the option of keeping the 4 x 6 photo or trimming off the border to produce the standard 3.5 x 5.5 QSL-card size. The program can also produce the standard 3.5 x 5.5 format in a reduced pixel count so the image can be quickly sent via email.
The program provides procedures to add and manipulate the background, shapes like rectangles and circles, image overlays, text boxes, your call sign, and boxes for adding the QSO info.
QSL Maker also was designed for Windows 95 and up, and it runs on Linux using WINE. Give it a try!
The Sklog, v1.0e, is Russ's personal logging program -- one he's been developing and using for the past six years. It is not as versatile as some of the more modern logging programs available, but it has features especially written for SKCC and Fists members. It is fast enough to use for sprints as well as for general logging, keeping all of your contacts in one place. It works in conjunction with the K3UK Sked page and QRZ.com. It is designed to be installed on a PC at your ham-radio workstation running Windows 7 32-bit version. This program will not run on Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.
The PC that Sklog is installed on should be connected to the internet in some way and have the Firefox internet browser installed. The program not only logs QSOs, it creates award applications and permits you to quickly analyze the stations logged on the K3UK website for applicability toward awards.
The best way to check out all the features is to download and review the directions. Then, if you are interested, download the Sklog10e.zip with the program in it and the Calls.zip, which contains the FCC US ham database for quick lookups in the Sklog.
Russ welcomes your comments on how it performs.
To install: Download the directions and read the first part and then download and unzip the Sklog10e file.
This application is designed to help members who have reached the Tribune Tx8 level and are working toward their Senator Award. It produces two lists in CSV format (Excel compatible). It uses data from the SKCC website -- the tribunelist.txt -- and an ADI file containing your log. It compares the tribunelist.txt with your log and gives you two output files: NEEDS.CSV and WORKED.CSV. NEEDS.CSV is a list of tribunes you have not worked since your Tx8 date and WORKED.CSV is a list of the ones you have worked, i.e. your SENATOR List for your senator award. Download the README.PDF for the instructions for installing and operation. The SENATORS.ZIP file contains the application. Just follow the directions for installation.
This logging program is designed for use with the SKCC sprints -- SKS, WES, and SKSE. It will make the job of logging sprints very easy.
What's new in version 2.22?
-- SKCC Senators have been added to sprint scoring
-- More radios have been added to the list the program will read.
-- New data file for use with K3Y anniversary events.
-- For 2.22, fixed a bug in v. 2.16 - it would not show the DUPE warning if no Radio and COM port was selected.
The program will produce a Cabrillo file of all of your SKCC sprint contacts. It also will create an ADIF file so you can transfer your contacts to your logbook, LoTW, or eQSL.The program will score the sprint and produce a check sheet you can use when you report your score on each sprint's Submit page.
The full package is tucked into a zip file, which contains a set-up program that will install the Sprinter on your computer. This is a 32-bit Windows program designed to run on Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista, XP 64, and on Linux when run with Wine. Click on the links below to download the zip file and the installation and operation notes.
Download the Sprint-Logger zip file, which includes installation instructions and operating notes here.
With this upgrade, the ZR Tracker now keeps track of contacts with SKCC Senators. It also sports a few new functions.
Other features in v 5.00 include:
-- It keeps all of the records you need for SKCC events and awards. It generates generates an e-mailable application for every award.
-- It handles 60 meters, as well as 6 and 2 meters. All of the award routines add these three bands to the other nine bands already in the program.
-- The State (or Country) entry will now accept 10 characters, so country names now can be entered in the files. -- The look of the program has been upgraded with a new main page and more logical layout.
-- The program can now be updated with new members and all necessary dates, using the new SKCCDATA.TXT file. The update is much quicker now. The program can still use the SKCCLIST.TXT for updating, and it too is much quicker.
-- The program will read the Yaesu FT-1000MP series, as well as the FTdx-5000, FT-2000, FT-950, and FT-450. It reads the Icom IC-756 and IC-746 series of radios. It also reads the Ten-Tec Orion and the Elecraft K2 and K3.
Download the ZR Tracker 5.38 package here.
Download installation instructions here.
This CW training software is intended to improve your morse code copying skills. This is achieved by providing a simple and yet versatile means for the creation of CW *.WAV "music" files. Files can be created with multiple source text options. Created CW .WAV files can be saved to the hard disk, reloaded, or burned to a CD or converted to MP3 files for use on an MP3 player. By listening to generated CW files maybe an hour or so a day while walking the dog, exercising, or commuting, you will be amazed at how rapidly your ability progresses. Initially, keep word length to 5 characters maximum, and create a sequence of files, maybe each file of 10 minute duratition, at a gradually increasing speed (WPM).
Download the program here.
Stephen, KE7WAV, created this quick and easy SKCC QSL card that you can print out and use. It is formatted to the size of a regular prepaid blank postcard purchased at the USPS. All you have to do is fill in the boxes and print it with your home computer. (The last field that says QSL is a drop-down box that reads either please or thank you.)
Download it here.
Just point your browser to the file, then right-click your mouse or touchpad and select Save Link As.