Free Contest Mapping Tool Updated
Tim Makins (EI8IC)
January 12, 2009
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Some exciting news about EI8IC's unique Contest Log Mapping Tool - its now completely FREE to use, and its just been updated with the results of 35 new contests.
Working from an online database of about 970,000 W/VE callsigns past and present, LogView plots the QSOs in a Cabrillo-format contest-log on to one of 8 different maps of North America.
Essentially a post-contest log-visualisation tool for analysing contest performance, LogView is also useful in defining gaps in your antenna coverage, by comparing the positions of entrants to the contest against those entrants actually contacted.
You can step through the log manually, or animate the contest at a range of speeds and watch QSOs build up in the order that you made them. Each spot can be annotated with a callsign-label, and you can keep a running check of Multipliers worked, position - distance - bearing information for each QSO, and a variety of other information, whilst choosing which bands are currently displayed.
All the maps you create can be saved for offline viewing and detailed future analysis - full details on the website.
The following contests are supported by LogView: ARRL-10 ARRL-160 ARRL-DX-CW ARRL-DX-SSB ARRL-RTTY ARRL-SS-CW ARRL-SS-SSB ARRL-VHF-JAN ARRL-VHF-JUN ARRL-VHF-SEP ARRL-UHF-AUG CQ-160-CW CQ-160-SSB CQ-WPX-CW CQ-WPX-RTTY CQ-WPX-SSB CQ-VHF CQ-WW-CW CQ-WW-RTTY CQ-WW-SSB IARU-HF NAQP-CW NAQP-RTTY NAQP-SSB RSGB-IOTA STEW-PERRY TARA-RTTY
LogView also has a separate, dedicated Results-Viewer, that lets you create a map of the published contest results for any one of over 120 different contests, and compare them to the results of other contests in the database.
To start using LogView on your own contest logs, visit:
73s Tim Makins EI8IC
Contester Tips and Resources, Ham Map Heaven.
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