I am replying late to this Bill, but on the logger for contesting, N1MM has a completely free program at www.n1mm.com
that is great, if your radio is not connected to your PC I would suggest you do that ASAP as the program really works for you when you are connected,
The program is a valuable tool and will give you an avantage, it's not terribly hard to learn, and the more you learn it, the better your score will be.
You can export your QSO's after the contest and import them into HRD in a few mouseclicks.
Have fun, and be warned, contesting can be addictive