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Author Topic: Field Day Logging Software?  (Read 12519 times)
WALTERB
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« on: May 23, 2013, 12:37:26 PM »

Hi,

My ham club asked me to research some networkable logging software for this year's field day. 

What package do you use, or can you recommend one?

thanks
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 01:30:25 PM »

N3FJP, hands down!  Our club has used it as a networked, field day logging system for years.

http://n3fjp.com/fieldday.html
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 02:26:15 PM »

N3FJP, hands down!  Our club has used it as a networked, field day logging system for years.

http://n3fjp.com/fieldday.html

Absolutely. The nice thing about this program is that it is idiot-proof. On Field Day, you get a ton of newbies trying out HF, that came from VHF/UHF repeaters, and have no concept of a logger. This makes it easier on them, and they then get the HF bug.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 06:17:32 PM »

While I like N3FJP for our own club's FD effort, there is an excellent contesting (Field Day included) log that is absolutely FREE... N1MM Logger

It should be no more difficult to network than N3FJP.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 05:07:11 AM »

N1MM.  Simple.  Massive online support if needed.  Free.

What more do you need?   Cool

Bob WP2XX
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WALTERB
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 06:12:05 AM »

ok, great. I'll check them both out.

thanks so much!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 04:03:16 AM »

Who is going to be doing the operating?  Perhaps ask them what they've used before.  How many QSOs are we talking about?

I will repeat the same refrain that I always do here that N3FJP is not real contest logging software.  It's fine if you just want to keep a computer log.  But, N1MM and TR4W are far and away better contesting programs, and they also have a learning curve for your operators.  I have used N3FJP at a couple of Field Days and I invariably want to smash the computer at some point.  Only you know the capabilities and preferences of your ops.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 08:12:36 AM »

I use N3FJP in it's simplest configuration. The radio is not controlled by the software. Note that it is easy to learn to use.

Why network it for field day?
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 08:17:12 AM »

Why network it for field day?
More than one transmitter...
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NQ3X
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 03:58:33 AM »

Why network it for field day?
More than one transmitter...
Not necessary.  The logs can be merged after the fact.  It's not like you need to keep track of a sequential serial number.  Networking the computers will be an unnecessary complication.

Bob WP2XX
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 06:23:22 AM »

Why network it for field day?
More than one transmitter...
Not necessary.  The logs can be merged after the fact.  It's not like you need to keep track of a sequential serial number.  Networking the computers will be an unnecessary complication.
Bob WP2XX
Yes-- and one could also just hand transcribe every entry by chipping contacts into stones on the ground in Sanskrit.  Camels could then be used to transport the stones to the ARRL and have them translated and entered into the ARRL computers...  The question was why networking, the answer was two transmitters...
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 07:31:47 AM »

N3FJP = cost money
N1MM = free

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 09:58:22 AM »

N3FJP = cost money
N1MM = free

+1 for N3FJP. While N1MM is free, the layout has a lot to be desired. Every contest group I've worked with uses the N3FJP logging software and it's well worth the price.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 10:38:32 AM »

Sanskrit. Is that a new computer language? hi!
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 10:46:03 AM »

Sanskrit. Is that a new computer language? hi!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit
Wink
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