SkookumLogger v3.2.2 now available
Bill Myers, K1GQ has released version 3.2.2 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
3.2.0 had a plethora of issues created when I redesigned the architecture for external devices to handle both serial and TCP devices. 3.2.1 was an emergency patch to deal with a crash potentially affecting many serial radios. In 3.2.2, I’ve addressing additional problems reported by users and cleaned up other serial radio-related issues.
- Added visibility menus for each activity table to the View menu, and re-enabled the visibility popup menus on the tables’ header rows. GØDVJ provided a good example why you might not want all tables to show the same columns: he sorts on the rotator column when S&P on a band where he has rotatable antennas, and hides the bearing column to save screen space on bands where he doesn’t have a rotator.
- The new K3 + P3 radio type implies that there is a P3 panadapter connected to the K3 and turned on. The K3 radio type now implies that there is not a P3.
- Added support for the 60m band, recognized for K3 and Phantom radios. This prevents a crash. Thanks W2RU.
- Revised scoring for the UKEICC 80m contest to include points for bonus calls. Thanks GØDVJ.
- Corrupted packets received from Elecraft radios were causing a crash. Thanks KB3ZGL.
- The Practice mode Spread settings for caller speeds and amplitudes were creating much too small variations.
- Adding multiplier information to the Notes field wasn’t working for QSOs with county-line straddlers. Thanks NK4O.
- Ohio QSO Party Outside wasn’t identifying calls in the eighth call area as “possibly needed”. Thanks NK4O.
- The set of mode-dependent flags in the QSO column of the Pass Information window wasn’t depending on the log’s Cabrillo Mode setting.
- Port names defined in the Port Device Name Editor were sometimes being reset when the serial port disappeared or wasn’t present at startup.