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Author Topic: DX4WIN vs DXBase2004  (Read 412 times)
N4BAA
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« on: January 26, 2004, 07:22:36 PM »

Hello All,

Attempting to sort the pros and cons regarding these two wonderful logging programs.  Can you HAM gurus put some light on your experiences, likes and or dislikes before I purchase one.  

Thanks and 73,

Jose - N4BAA
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2004, 09:40:49 PM »

Before you spend your money, take a look at DXLab, which is free. www.qsl.net/dxlab .

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004, 04:52:20 PM »

I have used DX4WIN for many years.  I decided to buy DXBASE because I had heard so much about it, including the eHam reviews.  I used DXBASE for about 3 months then switched back to DX4WIN.  Both are very good programs, but I just felt more comfortable with DX4WIN.  Each program does about the same thing, just in different ways.

DX4WIN offers internet spots, one click rig control, rotator interface, and an elementary PSK31 and CW window.  You can also set it up to run RTTY with the MMTTY program.  These features will also be found on DXBASE.  

DX4WIN is not really a contest logger, but it offers rudimentary contest logging.  If you're interested in contest logging programs, try N1MM's logging program - it's free and offers great support.

DX Lab is definitely worth a look.  I have tried that program and other free logging programs as well.  The bottom line is that you probably need to choose a program that meets your needs, and the "feel" or interface is something you can live with.  Free may work for you and save you some bucks!

73,
Joe
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004, 10:03:16 PM »

Jose,
  Everyone has opinions on this subject.  I've used DX4WIN for years and am very happy with it.  There is a good user group with a reflector, and the authors, Paul and Steve, have been responsive in the past.
  I used to use the DOS version of DXBASE, but disliked their charging for underwhelming upgrades and found the authors not to be responsive to user input.  So I switched my allegiance, but I have to say that people do say good things about the Windows version of DXBASE.
  GL whichever way you jump.
  73, Andy, AE6Y
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