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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Logging | Win-Test contest logging software Help


Reviews Summary for Win-Test contest logging software
Win-Test contest logging software Reviews: 24 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $45.00 EU
Description: Not only another contest software : A real tool to win !
Win-Test is the new contest software written by Olivier F5MZN, the author of Editest (a reference in French contests logging software, now deprecated), and of DXNet, an Open Source DX Cluster system. All major international and many other contests are supported. Its DOS-style QSO window navigation capability in this GUI application will ease your job during the pile-ups !
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.win-test.com
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F6BEE Rating: 5/5 Dec 3, 2004 07:41 Send this review to a friend
Easy to set up and user friendly  Time owned: more than 12 months
I used Win-Test in many international contests such as ARRL DX, CQ WW, WPX and IARU HF as well as in VHF and UHF contests. Both CW and SSB modes, categories from SO2R, SO1R, M/S, M/2 and M/M, from home and DX side (6W1RY, 6W1RW, TM2Y), with radios from all 3 major manufacturers. Several tens of thousands of Qs were logged with ease and switching from old DOS CT pioneer to WT was a breeze.
Its many features will surprise a lot of operators and you can tailor mosts windows to your taste, mainly using the mouse right button.

The WT reflector almost works as a hot line with very short reaction time (less than a day) and new contests are often added.
A contest sofware made by active contesters that test it the hard way from the DX side of the pile up (FY5KE).
 
F5JSD Rating: 5/5 Dec 3, 2004 01:32 Send this review to a friend
A great software  Time owned: more than 12 months
I moved to Win-Test (WT) after a couple of years using CT for HF contesting and Editest for V/UHF ones. This is really a serious tool to perform well in contests, almost as important as your transceiver or antenna.

Among the key elements, WT is extremely stable depite the log size (tried in M/S, M/2 configuration), networking is very easy, it can interface with most popular rigs and the CW "type ahead" feature works very well.

The new DXpedition mode also works well. I used it from 5V7C with no problem and this is now on the checklist for future DX trips.

The support team is very reactive to add new features upon requests.

As a summary, this is not another logging software with contesting support, this is a no compromise dedicated logging software for Windows. These are a few bucks well invested.
 
NH7A Rating: 5/5 Nov 21, 2004 03:40 Send this review to a friend
Great Program  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have used the program for over a year in most major contests and it has been a pleasure to use. It has lots of windows that you setup to your liking and the visual impact is very nice.I like the world map and the ablity to view the grey line. The program is now in English and most questions on how the program runs or how to setup it up can be found on http://www.f5mzn.org/pipermail/support/ .
You can download the program for a free demonstration. Once you have registered the program, you have to get a new code only when you change computers. The new code is generated by a robot so you get the information in an instant. Once registered, any call sign can be used. You do not have to go through the hassle of getting a new code if you change the call sign and then have to change ini.files like Writelog.
 
VK6NU Rating: 5/5 Sep 2, 2004 10:22 Send this review to a friend
Very nice user friendly  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice program which I'm sure will be a big favourite among contest operators, not that I'm a serious contest operator, but I do like taking part. I have tried Winlog and N1MM logger and found them to be a bit quirky to set up. I was quickly able to have Win-Test up and running and it looks very smooth and easy to use. If you want to use DX Cluster via Telnet, download wtDXTelnet and away you go. The logging interface is like CT but has many other useful features in a nice modern format. The Band Map is nice but I would like some different colours for the worked stations etc(Colour is a bit weak). There is no option anywhere to change colours on any of the screens, but that is only a minor issue. I am still working on getting the DVK running but have sorted all the other stuff out. I will be using it in the Oceania DX SSB Contest in October so will give it a good run then. When you register you get a key which is only good for the PC you are using and have to get a different key if you intend to use it on another PC which is a bit of a nuisance. Overall I think it is an excellent program which will only get better and is very simple to set up and use. Have fun. Registered it first day I tried it.
 
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