Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Welcome to CQRLOG

Welcome to CQRLOG

CQRLOG is an advanced ham radio logger based on MySQL database. Provides radio control based on hamlib libraries (currently support of 140+ radio types and models), DX cluster connection, QRZ callbook (web version), a grayliner, internal QSL manager database support and a most accurate country resolution algorithm based on country tables developed by OK1RR. CQRLOG is intended for daily general logging of HF, CW & SSB contacts and strongly focused on easy operation and maintenance.

Is it for me?
This is an obvious question if you plan to migrate your logbook to another program promising more comfortable operation and less paperwork. Every program has its own preferences and gets its own group of satisfied users who says 'this is the best one, nothing else compares to ***' etc. CQRLOG is not different.

Also, CQRLOG is a must:
if you are a dedicated DXer and/or Award hunter preferring 'classic modes' CW and SSB, active on daily regular basis who has a lot of contacts in his log
if you want a highest possible number of details on the station you are working or calling
if you want to have a very accurate DXCC, zones and IOTA statistics on the fly
if you want painless processing of a high number of QSL cards, LoTW and/or eQSL records
if you prefer the ergonomy over colourful screens with lots of buttons and boxes
if your operating style presumes to be focused more to your radio and the on-the-air scene than to your computer
if you prefer linux over Windows and want a more advanced logbook program, if you don't trust the commercial/shareware programs
if you are not satisfied with the support of your current logger

CQRLOG would be probably an overkill:
if you are a casual operator with quite few (thousands) contacts in your log
if you operate mostly on local repeaters or in local SSB roundtables
if DX is not the matter
if you prefer digital modes, however CQRLOG integrates with FLDIGI, a high-end digital mode interface (sound card based software)
if you are a portable (SOTA etc.) guru using a minimalistic computer (ie. palmtop etc.)
if you are QSL manager who needs a tool for offline processing of many logs
if you are operator of a club station, where every member needs his own log

CQRLOG is not for you:
if you want to use the same program for daily logging and contesting, however we don't exclude a CQRLOG clone dedicated to the contesters
if you operate a remote station which needs software control of almost everything, ie. you don't have any access to the front panel of your radio

Anyway, CQRLOG is here and is for you. Try it out and if you decide to stay with this logger, we will be pleased. Of course, it will be very heartwarming if CQRLOG will became the reason to leave Windows and migrate to Linux.

Recent version of CQRLOG Version 1.3.0 
full eQSL support added (filter, statistics, export, import ...)
DXCC, WAS, WAC, ITU, WAZ and IOTA statistic improved
export QSO to CSV file for SOTA website added
option to show previous QSO with station that was /p, /m etc added
program now takes UTC time from the computer time
added new column "qslr" into QSO list where you can see symbols for paper QSL confirmed, LoTW and eQSL together
refresh button to propagation window added
files with LoTW and eQSL users list are part of DXCC tables
export in SQL console crashed when the field was NULL - fixed button fixed
database update didn't affect QTH field - fixed
height and width was saved also for dialog (non-sizeable) windows - fixed
xplanet config file was always overwriten - fixed
GF in propagation windows was empty - fixed
QSL manager search in QSO list window didn't work - fixed
MM and AM station didn't get to bandmap - fixed

Authors of CQRLOG
Petr, OK2CQR 
email: petr at ok2cqr dot com
jabber: petr at ok2cqr dot com (I have my own jabber server)
Martin, OK1RR 
email: martin at ok1rr dot com

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