SkookumLogger v3.13 now available
Bill Myers, K1GQ has released version 3.13 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
- Two QSO entry boxes supporting interleaved SO1R, SO2V, SO2R/2BSIQ with one keyboard
- Duplicate checking as callsigns are entered
- Exchange Archive (personal call history file) for exchange pre-fill
- Partial callsign matching against log, Exchange Archive, and Super Check Partials (SCP) database
- Integrated download of the SCP and cty.dat databases
- Separate activity table windows (like band maps) for each contest band
- Multiplier checksheets for countries, regions, prefixes, zones, grids, 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 call type-ahead and CW keyboard mode
- Context-sensitive, queued message sending for CW, SSB (using radio DVR), FSK/PSK (using radio encoder)
- Great circle maps with terminator and antenna pattern overlays
- SkookumNet networking for multi-operator/multi-transmitter configurations
- Amplifier standby/operate and drive power controls
- Rotator direction display and control
- Elecraft P3SVGA panadapter display with graphical known-activity overlays
- YCCC SO2R Box+ and YCCC SO2R Mini interfaces including their WinKeyer emulations
- YCCC MOAS antenna switch interface
- XK-24 Keypad interface with red/blue backlights
- 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
Changes in version 3.13
- QSO Party support for Indiana outside, Delaware outside, Illinois inside, Seventh call area inside.
- File > Change Log’s Contest Rules supports entering concurrent QSO parties with a single log; for example, 7QP, NEQP, INQP and DEQP. See the topic Submitting One Log for Multiple Contests in the Cabrillo section of SkookumLogger Help.
- The Activity > Create command has been added to the list of XK-24 commands. Thanks SMØHRP.
- When a QSO entry field has keyboard focus, up arrow and down arrow bump your CW speed.
- Discovery of video capture devices was sometimes reporting more than one “UVC Camera” device when only one was physically present. The search now ignores Continuity Camera devices, and uses the first discovered device instead of giving up. Thanks N9SE and GØDVJ.
- The KPA1500 forward power meter now displays peak level on a linear scale (was dBm), green between 1000 and 1500, yellow between 1500 and 1800, red between 1800 and 2000 Watts.
- Modified the terminator date-time display in map windows to use a date picker. When the Automatic Terminator option is on, the date picker is disabled and the displayed date updates about once per minute. When the option is off, click a component of the date-time to edit the value with keyboard or increment/decrement the value with the stepper. In either case, the displayed date-time is year-month-day, hour:minute 24-hour UTC (if you care, this is accomplished by forcing the date picker to use the English language Canadian locale). Thanks W2RU.
- QSO status now appends “Other radio needs multiplier” (for 2T2R) to candidate QSO status (e.g. “duplicate”) instead of replacing that status. Thanks SMØHRP.
- Several QSO parties had missing sent report entry fields: AL AZ BC CP FL LA MI NV OH ON QC SC TN.
- The submission URLs for PACC and BC QSO Party were wrong.
- Correct Last QSO was confused by info entry fields containing county-line separators. Now it ignores the separator and everything after. Fixing QSOs for straddlers is best done directly in the log. Thanks AI6W.
- The MAC address for TCP devices (needed only for wake-on-LAN) was being overwritten by a default value at startup.
- Note in the Audio Recording Guide that QSOrder-Menubar requires a Silicon Mac. Thanks N9SE.
The latest version of SkookumLogger is available free of charge for download here or visit the App Store.