SkookumLogger v2.1.16 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.1.16 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger.

SkookumLogger is a full-featured contest software package suitable for the most demanding contester.

New Features in SkookumLogger v2.1.16

New features

Per-band log reports are now html pages instead of text files, and include operator name, station name, radio ID, and Run/Pounce ID for each QSO. Thanks WA1Z.


When choosing a great circle map image file, SkookumLogger now recognizes both “tif” and “tiff” file extensions.

SkookumLogger now automatically scrolls an activity table only when the table is sorted on the frequency column and there is no selected row.

This release has numerous behind-the-scenes changes intended to solve a problem that I cannot reproduce myself: erratic spacing between characters when W4CB is sending the received call. One of these changes is discussed in more detail below to document for myself when the change was introduced.

SkookumLogger uses the ORSSerialPort framework (created by the author of Aether). That framework has a background thread that efficiently monitors a serial port connection. When the thread receives data, it notifies SkookumLogger by calling a function on the main thread. I modified that behavior to optionally notify on the monitoring thread instead of the main thread. This is more efficient but SkookumLogger must be careful not to do anything with the received data that involves functions that must run on the main thread I have enabled that option for (only) the WinKeyer connection. So far I haven’t seen any problems with this but please let me know if you hit a reproducible issue that seems to involve the keyer.

Misfeatures fixed

Poor code was causing a needless pause before beginning CW message sending. Thanks W2RU.

The band change data in the statistics report was broken for the second radio in 2T2R, and incorrectly counting an extra band change for each radio at the beginning of a contest. Thanks JH5GHM.

SkookumLogger was counting double multipliers in the ARRL 160m contest; now DXCC countries that are in ARRL sections are excluded as country multipliers. Thanks WA1Z, W9JJ.

The latest version of SkookumLogger is available free of charge for download here.