SkookumLogger v2.2.5 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.2.5 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger for macOS.

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

2.2.5 2018-05-02


Several documents have been added to the SkookumLogger Hints page at the web site.

Code for Kenwood TS-590 has been modified by JH5GHM to enhance support for the SkookumLogger 1T2R operating mode. That support requires an external Arduino-based interface between the computer and and radio, also developed by Katsuhiro.

Logic for identifying candidate QSOs in QSO Parties for outside entrants now declares “YES” when the call has been worked before.

For WRTC logs, the score posting document is now additionally broadcasts to localhost as a convenience for testing. The broadcast interval has been changed from 1 minute to 5 minutes.

The ACOM 2000A module now ignores the OPR-STB-OPR message sequence generated by the amplifier when it changes bands, for subtle reasons — meaning I can’t remember why I made that change.

The Edit ► Find ► menu has been removed, freeing up use of ⌘G as the shortcut for the Toggle Gab command.

The SkookumNet window has several cosmetic tweaks. Host names are uppercase. The “Do you really want to merge“ alert closes immediately when you make a choice. Additional messages report the progress of the merge. The Join checkbox has been replaced by a pushbutton titled either Join Net or Leave Net. The joined status of the network is now remembered across restarts.

SkookumLogger does not support call history files. There is one exception, SkookumLogger can import a text file containing calls and IARU Society Codes for use in pre-filling exchanges in the WRTC 2018 contest. That import now handles either the N6TV format or the N1MM+ format.

Misfeatures fixed

Code for several QSO parties was incorrectly identifying candidate QSOs for outside entrants: GAQP, OHQP, Salmon Run, TNQP, FLQP, HIQP.

The scheme for muting callers in Practice mode was pausing play instead of silencing play. Thanks JH5GHM.

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