VK port-a-log

VK port-a-log is an Android logging app primarily for portable logging. It can be used for SOTA, WWFF, VK Shires or portable operation. I even use it for logging when I’m at home.

Download VK port-a-log user guide here
View VK port-a-log settings screens here

The latest version, released 12 June 2017, has the following features:

  • Captures QSO info including time, call sign, name, location, signal reports, mode, rig and power
  • Supports SOTA, WWFF, KRMNPA, SANPCPA and VK Shires awards
  • Uses the inbuilt GPS, where fitted, to determine the Maidenhead locator
  • Outputs V 2.0 CSV file format compatible with SOTA database uploads for activate and chase logs
  • Outputs ADIF 3.0.4 file format compatible with mainstream logging programs
  • Outputs an all fields csv file format for importing into Excel
  • Displays distance and compass bearing from major landmark – VK capital cities or user defined location
  • Includes locator, SOTA reference, VKFF reference and GPS location in comments field of ADIF file
  • Writes new CSV and ADI files for each local calendar day
  • Has hot keys for most VK call sign prefixes, eight user defined prefixes or numbers zero to nine for faster log entry
  • Three operating modes – SOTA, portable and QTHR
  • Has scroll list of QSOs, latest at top, for quick review
  • Click QSO in scroll list to edit QSO details
  • Choice of colours – white on black or black on white
  • Auto completion of contacted station’s name from names.csv file
  • Displays filtered SPOTs from SOTAwatch and ParksnPeaks websites
  • Six different SPOT alert sounds
  • Sends SPOTs to SOTAwatch and ParksnPeaks websites
  • Copy SPOT details to log – saves data entry
  • Copy last QSO details to SOTAwatch or ParksnPeaks spot post
  • External keyboard support with keyboard short cuts – see basic user guide
  • Works on most Android tablets and phones

The app is available from the files section of the vk3zpf_logger Yahoo group.
Joining the vk3zpf_logger Yahoo group allows you to email bug reports and suggestion direct to the developer (me) and share your ideas with other users.

 

5 Responses to VK port-a-log

  1. Stefan Weilenmann says:

    Where can downloaded the VK Port a Log App ?
    There is nothing in the Google Playstore.
    Thanks for a Information.

    Greets Stefan

  2. Bill Robertson says:

    Hi, I have just seen this in operation at the VK1 event today (7 aug). Most impressive.
    Any chance of getting it to work on an iPad? Or do I have to buy an android device?
    Cheers
    BillR VK1WPR

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