SkookumLogger v3.2.1 now available
Bill Myers, K1GQ has released version 3.2.1 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 3.2.1 IMPORTANT BUG FIX
- Crash when enabling any Kenwood radio, any ICOM radio, Elecraft K2, or Yaesu FTDX3000. Thanks NK4O.
Version 3.2.0 New Features
- Added the Elecraft KPA1500 TCP amplifier with wake-on-lan support. See the TCP Devices topic in the External Devices section of SkookumLogger Help.
- Added the Elecraft K4 Serial and the K4 TCP radios with basic frequency and mode tracking and control. Thanks W2CS and N9SE.
- Added the Kenwood TS-2000 TCP radio, which can be used with third-party software to interface with a FlexRadio Systems radio. I do not recommend or support third-party software for this purpose. Thanks 5B4WN.
- Added the Yaesu FTdx101D radio, with behavior identical to the FTdx101MP.
- Added Youth to the list of Overlay choices in Cabrillo Category Items. Thanks W6SX.
- Added Explorer to the list of Station choices in Cabrillo Category Items. Thanks K1DG.
- Added the Missouri QSO Party. Thanks N9SE.
- Added the K1USN Slow Speed Test in the Nontest group.
- Added the Tennessee QSO Party Inside Tennessee.
- Added pre-fill of Canadian province codes in relevant contests.
- Added View menu with items for setting visibilities of activity and log table columns. See the new About MacOS Tables topic in SkookumLogger Help.
- Added “OV” as an alias for the “OEVSV” IARU society code.
- Removed the hyphen in the Yaesu FTdx-101MP radio type name.
- Removed the dysfunctional future events popup menu at the top of the Time Tracker window.
- Some contests do not have predictable start dates. In those cases, SkookumLogger now sets the start date to the current date when you create the log. As always, use Time Tracker and the WA7BNM contest calendar to confirm that the start date is set correctly.
- Practice mode for Worked All Europe CW Outside Europe was not limiting callers to EU stations. Thanks JH5GHM.
- The Score window wasn’t being reconfigured when changing logs. Thanks GØDVJ.
- The Region checksheet had duplicated rows. Thanks NK4O.
- Changing logs while the Pass Information window was open caused a crash. Thanks GØDVJ.
- The European HF Championship rule set was not limiting QSOs to EU entrants.
- The score computation for WAE wasn’t applying the per-band multiplier weight factors. Thanks W6SX.