SkookumLogger v3.1.5 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ has released version 3.1.5 of the 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

Version 3.1.5 New features

  • Relocated radio-related settings from OpMode preferences to Radios window.
  • Removed Toggle Tune command and RF Gain bump commands Radio commands.
  • Added New Mexico QSO Party In and Outside New Mexico. Thanks KK6MC.
  • Made contest names consistent for rules that differ for entrants In or Outside an area. If you need to open an existing log for a contest with a changed name, use the File ► Change Log’s Contest Rules command to update the existing log after it opens.
  • Added K3 Remote radio type for VA7GI, identical to K3 type except requires 9600 baud rate instead of 38400.
  • Added reopen and hide-when-inactive behaviors to P3Panadapters window. Thanks W6FB.


Bug fixes

  • Changed to per-band QSOs for Tesla HF CW Contest. Thanks WA1Z.
  • Repaired the help link for P3Panadapters window. Thanks W6FB.
  • Squished bug that blocked communication with TenTec Eagle. Thanks KK4E.
  • Squished bug that broke DVR play for Elecraft KX3. Thanks KX9E.
  • Squished bug that affected exchange guessing for QSO parties that had info fields containing other info types in addition to county codes.

The latest version of SkookumLogger is available free of charge for download here or visit the App Store.