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jaLog – Simple JAVA Based Logger 30 - March - 2008

Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW Recommends.
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Ron Kinney KC0ZPS has scripted a straight forward simple QSO Logging Program logging in Amateur Data Interchange Format (adif), scripted under full cross platform JAVA.

This Logging tool looks very useful for the quick conversion of hand-logs, say from a US Island Activation or a Special Event, into adif format log files that can be imported or merged into one’s main logging program later.

So many logging programs are difficult about the free form editing needed to convert paper logs to adif logs.

This looks to be a way around the issue, and in a tool that can be used on both Windows, Linux & Apple OS-X machines – actually on any machine that has a running version of JAVA.

Websites are:

sourceforge files: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jlog/
main website: http://jlog.sourceforge.net/

Note: for those of you with sharp eyes, you will notice Ron KC0ZPS’s project was originally named jLog, but was changed to jaLog as there is an inactive logger called jLog

Worth checking out!

73

Steve
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1. Ron - 2 - April - 2008

Steve, I just wanted to say thanks for the shout out. Since jaLog started more as a personal challenge, I never really advertised it so I found it interesting that other people are running across it. Not that I mind… definitely download it and give it a shot. I actually like your suggestion in regards to using it as a method for importing hand logs into an adif fromat log file to be merged into your primary logging application later. Also, I haven’t gotten any feedback either, so if there’s any bugs, suggestions or whatever, definitely shoot me an email!

73’s
KC0ZPS

2. k9zw - 2 - April - 2008

Hi Ron!

Glad to see you’ve stopped in and commented! Thanks!

You have a winner with the ability to operate exactly the same cross-platform, and with the straight-forwardness of jaLog.

I’ll be using it to convert paper field logs after upcoming US Island activations, perhaps on EEE PC running Slackware Linux, or a Macbook running OS-X 10.5 or maybe even the ancient Dell Laptop running Windows XP.

Full report after some field trials!

73

Steve
K9ZW


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