SkookumLogger v2.3.6 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.3.6 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger for macOS.

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

2.3.6 Release Notes

New features

A Date Picker has been added to the Great Circle Map and the Maidenhead Map. When the terminator is visible and Automatic Terminator is not checked, you can increment and decrement any of the fields in the date-time display by clicking on a field to select it and clicking the arrows in the stepper. Command-up-arrow and Command-down-arrow are the keyboard shortcuts for clicking. Tab and Shift-Tab move the selection to the next (right) and previous (left) field. Thanks W2RU.

Logging preferences has a new option, “Do not use SCP database”. The default is off. When checked, your SCP database does not supply calls to be tested for partial matches against what you have typed in a Call entry field. Partial matching continues to use calls you have worked, calls you have added to an activity table, and calls in your exchange database.

Practice mode generates caller exchanges for these types of CW contests:

  • WRTC – mixture of ITU zone and society codes
  • Has zone multipliers — ITU or CQ zone
  • Has received serial number field
  • Has received ‘info’ field: zone if sending zone, state/province if ARRL DX for outside entrants, otherwise ‘DX’

For the ARRL DX case, caller calls are drawn from a US and Canada subset of the SCP database. When the Exchange archive knows the state/province, that is what the caller sends. Otherwise, the name string for the call, provided by the Countries database, is parsed to obtain a list of possible state/province codes and one of them is selected to be sent by the caller. I won’t be supporting ARRL DX for inside entrants, unless asked with a specification for for a set of “realistic” powers.


This release has additional changes by JH5GHM affected only the 2T2R operating mode. The detailed behavior is documented here.

Omit the Statistics Report Band Change table for single-band contests.

Omit the list of unique worked calls in statistics reports when no call unique call was worked more than once.

Remove code that was setting P3 MKR A when shift-clicking on an activity table entry.

Misfeatures fixed

The Zone column in the Statistics Report Zone table was using zones for cty.dat zone instead of using received zone. Thanks JH5GHM.

SkookumLogger was not including Country and Other multipliers when computing scores in single-band contests. Thanks W6PH.

SkookumLogger was not showing the QSOs/mult item in the Score window for single-band contests.

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