October 2015 update:
VK3ZPF portable logger has been rebuilt as VK port-a-log.
For updates see http://vk3zpf.com/vk-port-a-log
Here are details of an Android logging application I have written to help me log QSOs when I am activating SOTA summits.
The app is written for my Google Nexus 7 inch tablet and works on several other tablet variants.
The application currently has the following functions;
- Captures QSO info including time, call sign, name, location, signal reports, mode, rig and power
- Uses the inbuilt GPS, where fitted, to determine the Maidenhead locator
- Outputs version 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
- Displays distance and compass bearing from major landmark – VK capital cities
- Includes locator, SOTA reference, VKFF reference and GPS location in comments field of ADIF file
- Writes new files for each local calendar day
- Has shortcuts for most VK call sign prefixes or numbers zero – nine for faster DX entry
- Three operating modes – SOTA, portable and QTHR
- Has scroll list of QSOs, latest at top, for quick review
The following ideas are still to be implemented;
- Provide latest spots from SOTAwatch and parks’n’peaks
- An indication of number of QSOs for the session
- Recall QSOs for viewing and edit
- Allow user defined landmark for relative location
- Send spots to SOTAwatch and parks’n’peaks from within the application
- CSV upload to SOTA database from within the application
The logger 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.