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Author Topic: With DX4WIN logging program no longer supported what's the next BEST thing?  (Read 4476 times)
KW4CQ
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« on: April 06, 2016, 04:55:37 AM »

I've seen my DX buddies running DX4WIN over the years and I am very impressed with its unique feature rich capabilities.  But it's hard to plunk down nearly $100 for a product whose support has been abandoned by its maker for some number of years now.  Is there a second best logging program for serious DXers on the marke?.  One that does all the things that DX4WIN does?  I have tried ACLog Undecided, DXLab Sad,, and I am currently using Log4OM Huh.  I would appreciate any comments and/or recommendations.
73, Bob KW4CQ
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 12:52:22 PM »

I have used Winlog 32 for many years and author still updates it regularly. I like format of it and I have it mirror logs to a USB stick so if HD dies logs are not lost. I also keep most recent version of program on USB stick too

winlog32.co.uk
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 01:20:49 PM »

Years ago, when I felt DX4Win was becoming abandonware I switched to the DXlabsuite.

Performant, free and with a very good support from the maker.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 02:52:25 PM »

I have DX4WIN 8.05

Have used DX4WIN since version 5 or so.

Tried all the others including the ones you mentioned.

It's true, DX4WIN is in serious need of an update.  Has been.

But ...

Doesn't matter.  What works, works terrific. 
No acceptable substitute, so far, for me.

There is support for DX4WIN 'background' files via the AD1C automated updater.
That's 90% of what you need, already taken care of.

Yes, I know, there's no way to log JT9 in DX4WIN.  Gasp.
Yes, I know, when I connect to the cluster gateway I use, I have to type my call in by hand.  Horrors.
Yes, I know, the inter-programmatic interface is right out of the 80s.  So's my wardrobe.

My advice is to spend the $$ and enjoy the capabilities.

If that isn't going to work for you, use N1MM+ in "generic log mode."
It's the only other functional option IMHO.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 03:51:01 AM »

I switched to Log4OM. It has a lot of nice features.
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K2QB
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 06:31:05 AM »

Another option is Logger32. Unlike the others, its interface is made to look more like a logbook and less a computer data interface which I like. Very flexible, updated on a regular basis, does everything and is free.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 07:55:54 AM »

I'm kind of in the same boat. 

While I do like DX4WIN, I have thought about looking at other programs.

I think I'm going to look at Ham Radio Deluxe. 

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 04:36:18 PM »

I agree with K2QB.   Logger 32 is still supported and regularly updated. You can configure the log page to look however you like. It's very friendly, easy to learn and gets the job done........ loads easily to LoTW too.        73, Jim
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 10:36:34 PM »

Which of these logging programs will also upload to eQSL and LOTW and QRZ logbooks?
Which of them can import logs from WSJT-X and also FLdigi?

Thanks,

Neal
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2016, 02:21:15 AM »

HRD 6.x covers all your request and so much more.  It is constantly being updated with new features and the package covers so much more than just logging.  Only downside is that it's not free.

73s
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2016, 08:58:25 AM »

Which of these logging programs will also upload to eQSL and LOTW and QRZ logbooks?
Which of them can import logs from WSJT-X and also FLdigi?

Thanks,

Neal

With DXKeeper you can upload to LOTW and eQSL and clublog. I don't use QRZ logbook so I can't say anything about that one.

You can import the ADIFs from WSJT-X and FLdigi but from WSJT-X you can log directly into DXKeeper. Not sure about FLdigi but I guess there also you can log directly into DXkeeper.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2016, 09:19:48 AM »

Which of these logging programs will also upload to eQSL and LOTW and QRZ logbooks?
Which of them can import logs from WSJT-X and also FLdigi?

Thanks,

Neal

Logger32 can do all of the above,
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