SkookumLogger v2.4.9 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ, released version 2.4.9 of his contest logging software SkookumLogger for macOS.

SkookumLogger is a full-featured contest logging program suitable for the most demanding contester. It runs on MacOS, supporting single-mode and and mixed-mode events on 13 bands between 160m and 23cm.  SkookumLogger requires a K1EL WinKeyer or a YCCC SO2R Box to send CW.

Some SkookumLogger Features

  • Any number of QSOs per log
  • Duplicate checking as callsigns are entered
  • Partial callsign matching against Super Check Partials (SCP) database and log
  • Integrated download of the SCP and cty.dat databases
  • Exchange Archive database (like personal call history files)
  • Separate activity table windows (like band maps) for each contest band
  • Multiplier checksheets for countries, regions, prefixes, zones, locators, other
  • Time Tracker and Rate Tracker panels
  • Score window with band breakdown and scoring for most contests
  • Bidirectional DX Cluster packet spotting interface, with skimmer and QSX support
  • CW keyboard mode
  • Great circle map with terminator overlay
  • SkookumNet networking for multi-operator/multi-transmitter configurations
  • Green Heron, Easy Rotor and SARTEK rotator interfaces
  • Elecraft KPA500 and KPA1500, ACOM 2000A, and Alpha 87A amplifier interfaces
  • Elecraft KAT500 antenna tuner interface
  • YCCC SO2R Box interface including its WinKeyer emulation
  • YCCC MOAS antenna switch interface with antenna pattern overlays on the great circle map
  • Cabrillo export for submitting log entries
  • ADIF and CSV export for moving contest QSOs to a general-purpose logger
  • Automated log submission via Apple Mail and via Web browser
  • Statistics report for post-contest analysis of your contest log
  • CW Practice mode for developing your running skills off the air

2.4.9 2019-09-15 

New features

‘150’ has been added to the list of special strings that are ignored when trying to extract a valid call sign from idiocies like W1AW/150.


In contests with rovers (QSO parties), when you log a QSO that appears to be a dupe SkookumLogger now first looks to see if you have worked that call before in a different location. If so, it turns on the rover flag for both QSOs; otherwise it proceeds as before — the QSO is indeed duplicate. Thanks WA1Z.

Misfeatures fixed

The Pass Window was always showing NO CALL. Thanks JH5GHM.

The Start Date was wrong for the All Asian SSB DX contest. Thanks JH5GHM.

SkookumLogger was not guessing prefill for the Info field when the call was a mobile station.

A Magic Message with more than one occurrence of the message-N token was being parsed incorrectly, resulting in garbage after the first occurrence of the token. Thanks G4EUW and GØDVJ.

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