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Title: DXtreme
Post by: K0HB on May 09, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
Anyone out there using DXtreme?  I'm looking for a new package. 

Does DXtreme require (also) HRD to give full functionality such as rig control, etc?

I'm willing to pay for one package, and DXtreme looks nice, but since HRD is also soon a "pay for" package, I don't want to pay for two.
 
Comments?
 
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Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: AA6YQ on May 09, 2012, 08:53:17 PM
One thing is clear: annotating incoming spots just doesn't work (http://www.dxtreme.com/prods_dxspotchecker_log_spotted_freq_station.gif) without eliminating duplicates. Look at all the space wasted on those 4 spots of 9N7MD on 20m RTTY.

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ


Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: K0HB on May 09, 2012, 09:07:34 PM
One thing is clear: annotating incoming spots just doesn't work (http://www.dxtreme.com/prods_dxspotchecker_log_spotted_freq_station.gif) without eliminating duplicates. Look at all the space wasted on those 4 spots of 9N7MD on 20m RTTY.

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ

Huh?



Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: AA6YQ on May 09, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
One thing is clear: annotating incoming spots just doesn't work (http://www.dxtreme.com/prods_dxspotchecker_log_spotted_freq_station.gif) without eliminating duplicates. Look at all the space wasted on those 4 spots of 9N7MD on 20m RTTY.

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ

Huh?


Look carefully at this screenshot (http://www.dxtreme.com/prods_dxspotchecker_log_spotted_freq_station.gif). There are 5 spots of 9N7MD on 20m RTTY, each consuming 3 lines with redundant information.



Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: K9IUQ on May 11, 2012, 04:46:56 AM
Anyone out there using DXtreme?  I'm looking for a new package.  

I have tried every logging program out there that has a free trial period. Unfortunately DX-Extreme does not have a Demo. A program that costs $89.95 NEEDS a demo. Otherwise few hams are going to try or buy it.

I used Logic 8 for many years. It is very powerful but was updated rarely. Recently Logic 9 was released. I downloaded the Logic 9 Demo and - surprise - it looked and felt just like Logic 8. It should have been an update to Logic 8 instead of a new version. Plus they want $89.95 for Logic 8 users to upgrade to Logic 9. Only $129 for new users. Ridiculous, plus the fact after a year you must pay more $$ for updates to Logic 9!     $36 a year for updates. Did I say:  Ridiculous

Several months ago I began trying loggers again. I tried all the ones that have a demo including the logger that AA6YQ constantly pushs. ;) Yep I also tried the latest 5.*  edition of HRD. Too much missing in that one. At least it was still free. Sometimes a logger is worth what you pay for it.  :D :D

The only one I liked was Commcat.

In fact I liked Commcat so much I purchased it ($50). Try it, it has a free Demo. Free updates forever and Howard Nurse is  a very helpful person to get you thru any problems. A really nice logger for DXers. FWIW I use N1MM logger for all contesting.

Realize a logger is a very personal thing. YMMV.

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: KD5RGJ on May 11, 2012, 10:34:14 AM
GET A NOTEBOOK AND PEN!
KD5RGJ
SPENVER HUDSON :'(


Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: K9IUQ on May 11, 2012, 11:22:07 AM
GET A NOTEBOOK AND PEN!
KD5RGJ
SPENVER HUDSON :'(

That may work if you are a newbie and just talk to your buddies. Or for a diehard old timer who still lives in the past and clings to his ARRL paper Logbook.

But for someone that makes thousands of QSOes a year and uses LOTW and QSLs -   well a pen and notebook just does not cut it..

LMAO
Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: K0HB on May 11, 2012, 12:07:59 PM
GET A NOTEBOOK AND PEN!
KD5RGJ
SPENVER HUDSON :'(

Are you always so helpful?  That's a really dump huck answer.



Title: RE: DXtreme
Post by: K9IUQ on May 11, 2012, 12:53:10 PM
Commcat is also much more than a logger.

http://www.commcat.com/ccldownloads.php

It also interfaces with QSXer (which is free), which gives a free mini web page showing your ham activity in real time.
http://myqsx.net/cclactivity.php

http://www.myqsx.net/qsxer/qsxermail1.php?call=K9IUQ

Of course it also interfaces with LOTW, DXatlas, Hamcap/Ionprobe, QRZ.com XML, etc. It has lots and lots of useful things to make Dxing easier and more interesting. Plus it has a really helpful user guide written so anyone can understand it. And it looks like a real Windows program, not something ported from DOS or Win 3.  ;)

Stan K9IUQ