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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Logging | Cab-converter v1.01 Help


Reviews Summary for Cab-converter v1.01
Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $free
Description: A Mac-based Cabrillo-comverting program for MacLoggerDX by B.
Scott Andersen,
NE1RD.
Product is in production.
More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cab-converter/
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WB2VVV Rating: 2/5 Jun 11, 2016 23:49 Send this review to a friend
Doesn't Support ARRL VHF Contests!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
It cannot support the ARRL VHF Contests since the underlying Maclogger DX software doesn't support the vast majority of the VHF/UHF bands. For example 222 MHz is NOT supported, nor are all of the FCC allocated ham bands from 903 MHz up.

To be fair, it's free and tries to be a contest solution for Maclogger DX users, but unfortunately Maclogger DX is fatally flawed in that it does not allow for expedient contest logging entries at a contest pace - when compared to most any other contest logging software.

I wasted the purchase price of Maclogger DX, and several hours of my time learning to use Maclogger DX with no tutorials, and also including joining the Cabconverter user group to be able to download Cabconverter (it is actually unsupported by Maclogger DX and required a user group to create it), which then required me to subsequently download a required 225 MB Java Developer App Kit, only to learn that Maclogger DX cannot do expedient contest logging at a contest pace.

Unfortunately the existence of Cabconverter compelled me to believe that Maclogger DX could be a Contest Logging solution, which it cannot unless you're willing to accept too many compromises. I gave it a 2 because it is primarily the lack of support of the Maclogger DX developer to allow 222 MHz and many other VHF/UHF band contacts that keep it from being useful for the ARRL VHF Contests which it claims that it supports.
 
W2NSF Rating: 5/5 Mar 15, 2006 09:59 Send this review to a friend
What a great utility!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Contest with MacLoggerDX, the best logging,etc. program around for ham radio.
Then, "Cab-Convert" your logs to the Cabrillo format and you're on your way.
Who says there's no good software for the Mac?
This one (I'm using version 1.12) is the best!
 
WB0M Rating: 5/5 Dec 2, 2005 03:28 Send this review to a friend
Supporting More Contests  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Scott keeps adding more and more contests. This is a great addition to MacLoggerDX to be able to create Cabrillo files. And, best of all, it's still freeware (tnx, Scott)!!
 
WB0M Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2005 10:36 Send this review to a friend
Great Macintosh Cabrillo program  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Scott has outdone himself. This program takes your .adi file from MacLoggerDX and converts it into the Cabrillo file wanted by most contests. It is simple to use and shows you your score. Finally, I can submit a contest log. If you don't own a Mac, Cab-conterter and MacLoggerDX will convince you to get one. Thanks, Scott.
 


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