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What type of software do you use for HF contesting? RTTY? VHF?
  Posted: Mar 28, 2012   (283 votes, 51 comments) by K3MD

  CT for Windows
  Other-please specify
    (283 votes, 51 comments)
Survey Results
N1MM 48% (135)
Writelog 12% (35)
Win-test 7% (20)
CT for Windows 1% (4)
NA 1% (2)
TRlog 2% (6)
Other-please specify 29% (81)

Survey Comments
I use UCXLog by DL7UCX - Nice and simple program with som statistic

Posted by OU2I on April 22, 2012

N3FJP / LOGic9
I use N3FJP for the contests as they have self contained ready to use packages that handle everything for the contest & submitting the results, and then I import the N3FJP log into my LOGic9 program for permanent records.

Posted by KV5Q on April 21, 2012

I use SD, which is perfect for me.
Simple, no mouse, a lot of contests and a very useful user list.

I'm a "little" contester so I do not need networking or hyper sophisticated curves, the progress window is enough to keep me awake.

The super-check partial automated window is very valuable also.

Thanks a lot Paul.

73 to all de F6EEQ

Posted by F6EEQ on April 21, 2012

The smallest size and rich functionality log,
extension version of N6TR TRLog. Look
for details.

Posted by RW4WM on April 15, 2012


Posted by w3hkk on April 12, 2012

Logging software

Posted by w3hkk on April 12, 2012

I use CQPWIN because I wrote it and thus derive a lot of satisfaction from its use. I try to win the highly-unofficial category in each contest of "highest score using his own software", hi. I usually win that category, but not when competing against Tree in Sprint....
When we operate Multis from Aruba, we've lately been using Win-Test, which has worked pretty well.
73, Andy, AE6Y, P49Y

Posted by ae6y on April 11, 2012

SD works very well for me. EI5DI provides excellent support too.

Posted by VE7BQO on April 9, 2012

I use SD .....KISS!! Brilliant contest software. I've tried others but there's nothing to beat SD in my opinion.

73, John G8DYT

Posted by G8DYT on April 8, 2012

Used TR4W for several years, and Rover Log for VHF Rover Conests.
Also I've done a paperlog to convert to Excel sometimes and fill in small logs to TR4W after a contest.

Posted by WA4JA on April 8, 2012

I use SD because it supports Iota as well as VHF contests.

It also has excellent support from its author (EI5DI)who literally sorted things out for me to run it on my laptop virtually by return just hours before the start of the contest.


Posted by G4AFJ on April 8, 2012

N3FJP contest porgrams because they follow the K.I.S.S. principle

Posted by KA2LIM on April 7, 2012

SD is the best. So user friendly, I have been using this program for nearly 20 years and I think has helped me to win lots of contests. Keep up the great work Paul. Tom G0VQR

Posted by G0VQR on April 7, 2012

Logging Software
I too use SD Its easy, very straightforward to use and reasonably priced.


Peter G0EYR

Posted by G0EYR on April 7, 2012

Have tried many log-programs but since 2 years back I only use SD. Works fine on even old and slow computers :-)
Great support from Paul also!

Posted by SM5BKK on April 7, 2012

logging software for MAC

Posted by JH5GHM on April 7, 2012

An excellent program with top class support from Paul.
Highly recommended.

Posted by G7DDN on April 7, 2012

I too find SD the best and simplest logger for SO use.
Surprised there's no option for it except in "other"

Posted by G0MLY on April 7, 2012

SD is very user-friendly with excellent support from EI5DI

Posted by LA4EJ on April 6, 2012

You say "if other, specify" but then leave no place to "specify". I use SD and probably will continue to do so for a long time.
N4PB, Parker

Posted by N4PB on April 6, 2012

I have used Super Duper for many years. It is the most user friendly contest logger I have come across. I fail to see why you can't list it as an option in the survey when it is used by thousands of hams.

Posted by gm4hqf on April 6, 2012

Have been using SD for many years. Very user-friendly and excellent support from EI5DI

Posted by EI7CC on April 6, 2012

Why isn't the excellent SD program listed as one of the options?

Posted by GW4XXF on April 6, 2012

I have been using SD by EI5DI for a good many years now, only CW. It works UFB with Winkey and even with my old Windows 2000 computer.

Posted by sm0oy on April 6, 2012

Hands down ACLog suite of contesting modules are the best and easiest for contesting. Nothing to remember and very easy to use.

Posted by xe5rl on April 6, 2012

Logging software
SD is No 1 in my mind.Great contesting logging program.Have never had a problem in many years of use

Posted by VE3KPP on April 6, 2012

Logging Software.
Been very satisfied with SD for around 20 years. Performs what you need very efficiently and easily, no multiple keystrokes, just keep pressing 'enter', simple to get out of tangles. ideal for non technophobes - does what it says on the tin!
On occaision of bug problems there is a very active and attentive user group. I score it 10/10.

Posted by g4odv on April 6, 2012

Kenwood TS-870
Excellent filters and audio !

Posted by TF8GX on April 6, 2012

SD is so simple to use with all info on one screen. It is uncomplicated and is software updated on a very regular basis to meet ever changing contest rules and requirement to cover new contests. It interfaces with WinKey making it a very versatile tool. I would highly recommend SD!

Posted by G3SWC on April 6, 2012

SD is so simple to use with all info on one screen. It is uncomplicated and is software updated on a very regular basis to meet ever changing contest rules and requirement to cover new contests. It interfaces with WinKey making it a very versatile tool. I would highly recommend SD!

Posted by G3SWC on April 6, 2012

I have N1MM and Wintest on my computer but just about everytime I go for SD by EI5DI. It's easy to use and Paul EI5DI gives great back up support.

73 Rob GM3YTS

Posted by GM3YTS on April 6, 2012

Very stable, easy to install, easy to use, with excellent support from Paul EI5DI.

Posted by G4HZV on April 6, 2012

SD is excellent, very efficient, in use since several years both at home and our club

Extensions and support are very fast

to be recommended heavily !

73 Werner, HB9BNK

Posted by HB9BNK on April 6, 2012

Used to use N1MM and still do for networked M/M
or M/2 contests but for single op I have
switched to SD. It's sleak, simple to use, easy
to set up and Paul's support is outstanding.
It does not require much RAM or CPU time so
works great with my six year old homebrew PC.

Posted by K4GM on April 6, 2012

This is fast and easier than any other, with
less clutter. As with all software, parts are
not intuitive, but it's better than any other.

Posted by G2JL on April 6, 2012

I've been using SD for years; an excellent logging program for true "single operator" contesting. It's simple to use, intuitive and pretty bomb proof.

The author, Paul EI5DI, provides excelelnt support - fixes to the few bugs which do arise are generated very quickly

Derek G3NKS

Posted by G3NKS on April 6, 2012

Alas Poor SD, I Knew You Well!
I am HARDLY computer-savvy, believe me...and so when I
learned of supposedly user-friendly EI5DI's "Super Dupe"
(SD), I approached it with caution---but came to
absolutely LOVE it!

Alas & alack, SD is NOT iMac / Apple computer friendly--
-and there is no version of the programme available that
is. This has prevented me from submitting ANY contest
logs in this past season's contests, and has repeatedly
compelled me to think about dumping this overt-priced
product of Steve Job's supposed vision & innovatipn, &
getting a much cheaper Microsoft Windows based

THAT'S how much I like (and miss!) Super Dupe!

Posted by ve3cui on April 6, 2012

Been using Super Duper for over 20 years and does just what it says on the tin! Minimum amount of keys strokes so us oldies don't get confused. Liked it so much, we even did a review for the RSGB mag, Radcom!

Posted by g4pkp on April 6, 2012

Logging software
I find that Super Duper (SD) from EI5DI is very good.
73, Stuart G0FYX

Posted by G0FYX on April 6, 2012

I use SD. It is the best I have found since the DOS TR can't be used on these Windoze computers. Super stable and well supported.

Posted by V31JP on April 6, 2012

Very easy to use .
Have used it for many years.

73 Gulli

Posted by TF8GX on April 6, 2012

SD is great

Posted by k1ese on April 6, 2012

VHF & Up contest logging software for UK contesters written by a keen contester who is a professional software author - Mike Goodey G0GJV
Simply the BEST

Posted by g1zjp on April 6, 2012

Have a look at the stats for loggers in the IOTA Contest -

Paul EI5DI

Posted by EI5DI on April 6, 2012

I use TR-LOG beecause of the auto-CQ in CW and it is to me the best contest software around. I have used TR4W as it is like TR-LOG. TR-LOG is SS is a no-brainer.
Mike K0PY

Posted by K0PY on April 4, 2012

I use the N3FJP Software Suite unless I am operating SO2R. Then I use N1MM. I love that PSTROTATOR interfaces easily to both. The biggest plus of N3FJP is that it is easy to use, a stable product and does everything I need it to do, except SO2R. What is a plus for most, yet a big minus to me about N1MM is that it is constantly being updated. I don't like using software in a contest that I have not thoroughly tested. The worst time to find a bug is in the middle of contest. The release of N1MM I use for SO2R is thoroughly vetted and I love it. As I have time, I will check out later revisions. I would like to thank everyone that writes, updates and revises ham software. They truely deserve all our thanks!

Posted by w6rtw on April 3, 2012

I am still using YPLOG written by Tony Field VE6YP
It does eveything I need.
Rtty with Hamscope and MTTY add-on which talks to YPLOG

Posted by n1fdx on April 1, 2012

Logging software

Posted by N3AWS on April 1, 2012

N3FJP Software
I use N3FJP's contesting software. No
learning curve required, does what I need it
to do, and I can concentrate on the contest.

Posted by AA5TB on March 31, 2012

Logging Software
I enjoy using N1MM. It is almost a 'bullet proof" program. The software team always keep updating the program.

I use it for of my contesting needs.

I would like to see a "practice generator" incorporated within N1MM for RTTY and CW without utilizing another program to make it run. Just click and go.

Posted by w1ctn on March 28, 2012

I used TR4W ( which is jazzed of version of TRlog for windows. It only 160 kb in size and very fast. Works fine for SO2R.

The documentation is mostly in Russian but there is a group currently making an English version. However, most of the information in the TRlog manual is still valid (

There is a English Google support group with a number of knowledgeable users that can provide help (

Posted by VE5ZX on March 28, 2012

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