SkookumLogger v3.1.8 now available

Bill Myers, K1GQ has released version 3.1.8 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 3.1.8 New features

  • The 07Z CWOps MiniCWT is supported.
  • The ARUKR society code is recognized for the IARU HF Championship.



  •  The alert presented when opening an old log with an unknown contest name is more informative. Thanks W2CS.
  • The Database Versions Tools has been replaced with status messages at startup and includes the IARU HQ database version.
  • The RSGB Clubs database has been updated.
  • SkookumLogger has 55 non-blocking windows. All of them now have consistent appearance. All except Checksheets and Editors remember their visibility states across SkookumLogger restarts. All except the Log window obey File > Close Window. All interpret the escape key as the shortcut for Messages > Abort.
  • Checksheets now automatically hide when opening a different log.
  • Multiplier information is not added to the Notes field when logging in Practice mode.
  • Window > QTC Series now has a shortcut that opens the window without any side effects.
  • Window > SkookumNet now opens the window without any side effects. The SkookumNet window now has a Connect button for enabling the network connection.
  • Map > Change Great Circle Map… and Map > Change Grid Map… are now disabled when the corresponding Map window hasn’t been opened.


Bug fixes

  • Section tracking, scoring, and crashes for ARRL Field Day have been corrected. Thanks N9SE and W2RU.
  • The label for Needed QSOs in Logging preferences wasn’t tracking the selected color.
  • The selections for the popup menus in Activity windows were not being remembered across SkookumLogger restarts.
  • Memory management issues in Practice mode code might have been causing sporadic crashes while using that mode. Thanks JH5GHM and W7AY.

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