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What logging software do you prefer to use for HF CW & SSB contests?
  Posted: Mar 20, 2010   (169 votes, 9 comments) by VE5ZX

  TR Log or TR4W
    (169 votes, 9 comments)
Survey Results
CT 3% (5)
NA 3% (5)
N1MM 46% (78)
TR Log or TR4W 6% (10)
WriteLog 18% (31)
EI5DI SD 1% (1)
Other 23% (39)

Survey Comments
N1MM vs Writelog
Still prefer Writelog, especially for RTTY and VHF contests. RTTYrite is a very good program, not as fussy as MMTTY. N1MM has too many macros built-in, and uses up too much real estate on the screen. Initially switched to N1MM to assist in SO2R operation, but switched back to Writelog. The info window and variable-size bandmap on N1MM do not add to the utility of the program in my opinion, and tend to slow me down rather than speed me up. The QSO/hr graph on Writelog is indispensable for rapid use and strategy change during the contest. The databases (contest specific) can be very easily built up and changed on Writelog, not as easily on N1MM.

Posted by K3MD on March 2, 2012

I've tried others, but for CW I feel there is no equal to TR-Log. TR4W isnt far off, but I havent mastered the corrections of the call while at contest speed. I do like the windows applications.

Posted by K0PY on April 15, 2010

I use N3FJP software where possible and N1MM otherwise.

Posted by n8uze on March 27, 2010

Limited Space
There are a limited number of items that can be listed for choices due to the simplistic nature of the survey on this web site. There will always be a few good loggers left off the list. Maybe some day they will make it so the list can be longer.

Posted by VE5ZX on March 27, 2010

n1mm over ct
Never thought I would see the day when CT garnered only 4%.

Posted by N0HI on March 26, 2010

Win-Test not Listed?
Win-Test should have been listed .... but maybe all the "Other" are Win-Test! Great program!

Posted by K8DD on March 25, 2010

Logging Software
WinTest made everything networks like a dream...and is very user friendly..WinTest is the BEST!!! de NQ4I

Posted by nq4i on March 25, 2010

N3FJP not listed
I use N3FJP for CW & SSB, N1MM for RTTY.

Posted by k6gep on March 24, 2010

Win-Test not Listed?
Win-test is a major contest logging program and is not even listed???

Posted by N3MX on March 24, 2010

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