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What's your primary Software for HF Contests ? ( no VHF/UHF ! )
  Posted: Jul 17, 2015   (410 votes, 54 comments) by PP5VX

  N1MM
  WinTEST
  WriteLOG
  CT
  TR4W/TR Log
  Log4OM
  Other ( PSE specify below )
    (410 votes, 54 comments)
Survey Results
N1MM 60% (244)
WinTEST 7% (30)
WriteLOG 10% (41)
CT 1% (5)
TR4W/TR Log 2% (10)
Log4OM 1% (3)
Other ( PSE specify below ) 19% (77)

Survey Comments
N3FJP
It it so easy to use and easy to interface with the rig and other programs (such as for RTTY). I use it for my main logging software and it's simple to add the contest QSO's into my main log. I haven't tried some of the others in many years but I remember when I did. CT was still DOS, N1MM had a help file that was as thick as war and peace.

Posted by n5kda on March 11, 2017

N3FJP
Tried the free logging programs, including N1MM, but none can beat N3FJP, IMHO. Gladly paid for the whole suite, which includes a lifetime of updates and added programs. Used it for the first time at my club's Field Day, then tried the free ones because I didn't want to have to buy a logging program if there was one out there for free. They were kinda confusing and hard to learn. N3FJP is intuitive and easy to grasp, but very powerful! No regrets!

Posted by AG4YL on July 20, 2016

Logging
UCX-Log, great all around and contesting log.
Takes time to get used to.

Posted by OE5CSP on April 9, 2016

N3FJP
I've tried most and this is my fave!

r

Posted by w6fg on March 12, 2016

Writelog
Excellent stability and reliability. Used for
many years. Packet allows rack and stack by
Azimuth & Band some others do not. Most
features menu select-able rather than modular.

Posted by N8BI on March 7, 2016

SD by EI5DI
Simple and easy to use.

Posted by ka2fir on March 4, 2016

N1MM+
Plus has dragged me kicking and screaming
away from Writelog - Shame that it (N1MM+)
doesn't score individual reports for Multi Op
or have good multi op support but I am sure
that is coming

Posted by VK4TS on February 17, 2016

Logging software
N3FJP is easy to use and always current. Great person
Scott, always on top of things.

Posted by K1DPE on February 8, 2016

N3FJP
N3FJP, great software suit.

Posted by k6sca on January 30, 2016

N3FJP
Easy to use with a straight forward interface and
extremely well supported by the developer. Never have
thought about changing. Would recommend it to
anyone.

Posted by KC9HYY on January 24, 2016

N3FJP
Works for me.

Posted by W2BEW on January 24, 2016

UcxLog
Fast and reliable for Contests. I Like it
very much. www.UCXLOG.de
73 de OU2I

Posted by OU2I on January 13, 2016

Still using NA. Seems to work fine for me for most contests. Don't use it for radio control, though.

Posted by AF5CC on January 10, 2016

N3FJP
Great support and easy to use...

Posted by NT7R on January 5, 2016

N3FJP's Amateur Radio Software
I use N3FJP ac log

Posted by kb7qag on January 4, 2016

DX-LOG
Morserunner integration even on SO2R and good integration of C# scripts for customizing besides all other features makes DX-LOG my preferred Contest Training and logging Software. Look and feel is very close to Win-Test.

Posted by dh2wq on December 28, 2015

N1MM
Been contesting for 40 years. When I did switch from paper logs used CT, then Writelog till last year. Now N1MM. Sorry I wasted so much effort before finally joining the crowd. I LOVE N1MM!!!

Posted by k4owr on December 12, 2015

N#FJP
very supportive

Posted by kd1o on December 12, 2015

Other
QRP Dupe

Posted by N3AWS on December 6, 2015

UCXLOG
All in ONE, all contest and regular log

Posted by OK2FD on November 30, 2015

Minos
As most contesting I have done so far is
RSGB contesting I use Minos.

Posted by G1YBB on November 22, 2015

Other ( PSE specify below )
UCX-Log
73 Holger

Posted by ZL3IO on November 19, 2015

N3FJP

Posted by W8WDW on November 17, 2015

N1MM THE BEST CONTEST SOFTWARE OUT THERE
THOSE GUYS WORK HARD TO TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR RADIO NEEDS "FOR FREE"

Posted by WK2G on November 12, 2015

N1MM+
I started my career with CT, after that there were periods of TRLog, TR4W, WinTest and now N1MM+. It meets my needs best of all tried before. Do not look for anything else now.

Posted by LY5T on November 11, 2015

N3FJP
I have been a loyal user of N3FJP logging software for a
long time and still use it for contest but have switched to
LOG4OM for every day.

Posted by N4xyz on November 3, 2015

N3FJP
I have been a loyal user of N3FJP logging software for a
long time and still use it for contest but have switched to
LOG4OM for every day.

Posted by N4xyz on November 3, 2015

N3FJP
I have been a loyal user of N3FJP logging software for a
long time and still use it for contest but have switched to
LOG4OM for every day.

Posted by N4xyz on November 3, 2015

N3FJP
Straightforward but still has everything you need.
Great software

Posted by W4GE on October 30, 2015

Logging Program
Still using NA, running under DOS.

Posted by wa4dou on October 28, 2015

Logging Software for Contests
Contest logging Programs by N3FJP.
And why no VHF/UHF entries, are you bias ?

Posted by KA2LIM on October 14, 2015

Logging Software for Contests
Contest logging Programs by N3FJP.

Posted by KA2LIM on October 14, 2015

Logging survey
SD by EI5DI ... best by any measure.

Posted by n8de on October 5, 2015

G3WYW
SD is my preferred contest program for CW and
SSB contests as a single user contester.
Supports SO2R but not networking or data
modes.

I like the simplicity of the layout. It is
very powerful if you get to understand all its
features.

Posted by G3WYW on October 5, 2015

Logging Software for Contests
N3FJP - love the simplicity. Not a hard-core contester, but works great for my needs
Robert AK3Q

Posted by AK3Q on October 4, 2015

SD
Top notch! Perfect for me, never let me
down, easy to use.

Posted by G8DYT on September 30, 2015

survey other:
I have used 'SD' for more than 15 years - works well with my Microham MK 11 - no multiple keystrokes, just keep hitting enter.
Supports just about every contest.

73 Brian C4Z. / 5B4AIZ.

Posted by g4odv on September 30, 2015

WriteLog
I have been using WL since 2001. It can be
learned in "a contest" period. It accurately
scores, displays multi's, and dupes clearly
in color. It is stable and is continually
improved and updated. I use T-Tone in
contests. The layout can be customized and
saved. I do like the waterfall in MMAVRI for
daily use. Try it, you will stick with it.
Thanks Wayne for a great program.

Posted by w5xb on September 26, 2015

Back to N1MM
As I posted below on July 17th, I tried DXLab Suite and also tried Ham Radio Deluxe. I have gone back to N1MM+ as for me it is much easier and quicker to use. It has a very good online manual and large help community if you need them. It is no surprise to me that it is the most used logging program in the survey... by a big margin.

Posted by k1aus on September 24, 2015

Other ( PSE specify below )
Wrote my own using dBase 3+ using the cabrillo file structure as the native data source to match my exact needs (and no more). Programming dBase3+ or dBase4 are archaeological these days, but is perfect for cabrillo..

It logs anything and allows with free text to capture 'anything' even what hear later on, like a corrected callsign or a serial number flag. The export generates 2 versions of submission, fixed exchange based and serial number based, and as it does the export, it queries the free text for 'likes'.. not the facebook ones.. and ALL the possible contest Cabrillo names.

Even got dBase 3+ to export direct into MS Excel 2013 (not simple) and the very simple ADIF format.. but never did get to write the 'claim score' part.

I does basic data lookup and index checks ALL my logs over the past 5 years.. between keystrokes ! kind of of personal partial checker..

OK, it's DOS based, and cannot run it on Windows 7,8 or 10, so am hoping my T30 Laptop memory chip and battery don't fail..

CLEAR ALL
SELECT 1
USE CABRILLO.DBF
DO HAVEFUN
ZAP
QUIT

Regards,
David


Posted by vk2cz on September 20, 2015

Logging
N3FJP , nothing else compares. Simple, and more than adequate.

Posted by KI3T on September 15, 2015

N3FJP loggers.

Posted by ki4yik on September 15, 2015

N3FJP
N3FJP's Contest programs are great! I use them in all contests.

Posted by NT9E on September 8, 2015

N3FJP
Best I've seen

Posted by KD8SAV on August 12, 2015

N1MM or N1MM+
I am still using N1MM, a version that
supports recording audios. It is a rather old
version but suits my needs.

Is there some really good feature in N1MM+ so
I should change?

73,
Jukka OH6LI

Posted by OH6LI on August 12, 2015

N1MM
I am using Win Test and it is really great
software, I used N1MM and it is free, but it
needs to be more professional as Win Test

Posted by A92AA on August 7, 2015

Writelog
I have been using Writelog for 15 years.
They have done a very good job of keeping it
up to date. I have tried N1MM, it is very
good; no negative here, but I found it was
too complex for what I wanted.

Joe K0BX

Posted by K0BX on August 1, 2015

survey other:
I have found N3FJP to be very adequate.

Posted by K4SQR on July 30, 2015

N1MM+
I like the simplicity and the layout of N1MM.

I have SD, but prefer N1MM

(tend to use N1MM for the biggies, and SD for the RSGB 80CC events)

So far N1MM has been faultless - seemless with Winkey and my IC-703.

Regards,

Bill G7PVZ

Posted by g7pvz on July 25, 2015

TR-Log/TR4W
Couldnt imagine useing any other contest software.

Posted by K0PY on July 24, 2015

DXlab suite
I am a new ham and have used N1MM for contesting. I do like it and it is one of the standards for contesting. I am trying DXLab Suite now as I am looking for an all purpose logging program that will handle day to day contacts as well as DX and contesting.

Posted by k1aus on July 21, 2015

Logging
Still use an old program, YpLog

Posted by n1fdx on July 20, 2015

....except for N1MM!

Posted by n0iu on July 17, 2015

N3FJP
N3FJP, hands down...nothing beats it

Posted by KN0JI on July 17, 2015

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