SkookumLogger v2.4.0 (and 2.4.1) now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.4.1 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger for macOS.

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

2.4.1 2019-02-03

This release repairs the problem with checking for updates that was introduced in 2.4.0. If you had already downloaded that version, visit the web site to download this version.

2.4.0 2019-02-01

New features

SkookumLogger now conforms to the requirements of the macOS Sandbox technology. The first time you run this version, your existing preferences and support files will be moved to a location protected by the sandbox. You may need to manually open a log file the first time you run the new version. Also, you may need to choose your map (Great Circle and/or Maidenhead Map) again. Of course you can still open and use your existing logs.

NOTE Sandboxing has apparently broken the Check for Updates… feature. With this release, you can see release notes for newer versions, but attempting to update will fail with an unhelpful “try again later” message. You can download from the web site to work-around this issue.

The new File ► Export Phone Band Edges and File ► Import Phone Band Edges commands are used to see the current sub-band lower edge values (export) and to change them (import). The exported file is plain text in the format expected when importing; use any file name you like. Imported definitions are remembered until you do another import. If you previously had a PhoneBandLowerEdgeFrequencies.txt file, SkookumLogger will continue to use those values until you do an export/import cycle.

When composing emails for submitting Cabrillo logs, SkookumLogger is no longer allowed to send the message. Instead, Mail will display the composed message, and SkookumLogger will display this reminder:

You can now grab text from the Text Decode window into the Call field for the entry box that has keyboard focus by double-clicking (double-clicking selects all text to the left and right of the click point, out to the nearest white-space). Thanks WA1Z.

The Help Book has been reorganized and some content has been updated. GØDVJ has prepared a new version of the Guide, now linked in the Help menu and on the SkookumLogger page of the web site. This Hints page on the web site has a new document describing the SkookumLogger Panadapter feature, and another brief document describing how to duplicate a log.


The internal RSGB Clubs database has been updated by parsing the source for the RSGB web page containing the table. There were 71 differences between the new database and the previous version, which was done about a year ago.

Support for uploading directly to LoTW has been removed. Instead, export your log to Cabrillo or ADIF and load that into tqsl or your preferred awards-tracking app.

The table created by File ► Rate Breakdown Report now has columns for QSO rate, point rate, and their ratio. The row background color alternates, and the text color is de-emphasized for cells containing zeros. Thanks JH5GHM.

Misfeatures fixed

Selected text in the Text Decode window stalls scrolling. It still does, but now when you grab text it is also deselected so that scrolling resumes. Thanks WA1Z.

2T2R 2BSIQ behavior with WinKeyer was different from Practice mode. Thanks JH5GHM.

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