VK port-a-log

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

Wade, VK1MIC, has released a video showing VK port-a-log in action at home. Wade’s video can be viewed on YouTube here.

VK5AYL has released a similar app for iPhone. Info available at www.vk5ayl.com

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


The latest version, released 14 November 2021, has the following features:

  • Compatible with SOTAwatch3 and SOTAdata CSV formats
  • Captures QSO info including time, call sign, name, location, signal reports, mode, rig, antenna and power
  • QSO entry can be done during QSO or after an activation is completed
  • Supports SOTA, WWFF, SiOTA, HEMA, KRMNPA, SANPCPA and VK Shires awards
  • Uses the inbuilt GPS, where fitted, to determine the Maidenhead locator, closest five SOTA summits, closest five VKFF or ZLFF areas, current VKFF area and current VK shire.
  • Outputs SOTA V2 CSV file format compatible with SOTA database uploads for activate and chase logs
  • Outputs ADIF file compatible with WWFF database for WWFF activations
  • 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 QTHRScreenshot_MoondarraSOTAwatchSpots
  • 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  via Internet connection or SMS
  • 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 (Android Version 5 and above)

The app is available from the files section of vk3zpf-logger groups.io group.
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