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Author Topic: Best Logging For SWL  (Read 5408 times)
WA2086SWL
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« on: January 10, 2016, 09:38:31 PM »

Hi

 Looking for a real good logging program for my SWL.
Thanks
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JAYMOT
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 01:03:33 AM »

I've always found that an old-fashioned logbook, using paper and pen, was the best for me. Computer programs have a way of stopping working, data files get corrupted or accidentally erased, hard drives can crash, computers can die. Books are there forever (at least until there's a fire, a flood, or rats. Smiley ) If you use "analog" logbooks you can put them on your bookshelf when they get full and refer them many years later to re-live the thrills of rare catches or other exciting moments that you've experienced on shortwave. That's not always possible with a computer program for reasons I've stated.
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 10:22:30 AM »

This one is a little pricey but, it seem to do most anything you would need:

http://www.dxtreme.com/receptionlog_now.htm
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RENTON481
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 07:26:49 PM »

I use a paper logbook for SW and MW (mostly MW). I also have an Excel spreadsheet I use for MW catches -- mainly new stations and notable re-logs (rare catches of stations I've heard before). I take the notable catches off the paper log once a week or so and add them to the spreadsheet.

I keep copies of the spreadsheet on a USB zip drive. For SW I just cut and paste what I post on the SW Logbook at DXworld.com, paste them on to a Word doc.

If I were to go 'paperless', I would just use an Excel spreadsheet for my logs. Pretty flexible. But I don't now, because of habit, and because I like to have as little RFI near my radios as possible when DXing.
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