Founded, January 2006
11,449 members strong
(as of 12/03/2013)
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 02.00.03A released on 02 December 2013 -- Designed for Windows machines, the SKCCLogger also has been tested successfully on Linux machines using Wine. The SKCCLogger:
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. You can download the installation file here. After you launch the installation file you've downloaded, you'll see an "SKCCLogger v02.00.02.exe" file that runs the installation process. Activate that file, follow the instructions, and you're good to go. Instructions for configuring the SKCCLogger are found in the User Guide. Click on "Help" in the log's menu bar to launch the User Guide.
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 Window XP. This program will not run on Windows 7 or later.
The PC that Sklog is installed on should be connected to the internet in some way and have the Foxfire 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.
This program is designed for an old, slow PC with Windows XP installed that can be dedicated to your logging function.
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 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 2.12?
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:
Download the ZR Tracker 5.32 package here.
Download installation instructions 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 rick-click your mouse or touchpad and select Save Link As.
The Membership list file is here.
A supplemental membership list, with join dates, is here.
The Centurion list file is here.
The Tribune list file is here.
The Senator list file is here.
The WAS list file is here.
The WAS-C list file is here.
The WAC list file is here.
The DX Awards list file is here.
The QRPx1 Award list file is here.
The QRPx2 Award list file is here.