XMLog

Overview

XMLog is an amateur radio logbook system for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

There is no charge for using XMLog. Permission to distribute XMLog for profit is prohibited.

XMLog Features

  • Flexible Log Searching - Any log fields can be used to select a subset of your log. For example you could select entries for a single country for which you have sent QSLs but haven't received responses or you could select all RTTY QSOs on 40 meters during October, 1995.
  • Awards Tracking - Tracks DXCC, WAZ and WAS. The QSL sent/received status is tracked as well as the submission status to the award sponsor. LoTW crediting is supported for DXCC and WAS.
  • Reporting - For each award XMLog can produce a report showing:

    • QSL sent/received status summary by band and mode.
    • QSL sent/received status details by band, mode and country/state/zone.
    • QSL award submission status summary or details.
    • Countries/states/zones needed by band and mode.
    • Critical QSO summary. This report lists QSOs that if confirmed would boost your totals.
  • There is also support for county hunting, IOTA, and grid square awards.

  • Callbook Lookups - XMLog supports callbook lookups via QRZ.com, WM7D.net (US/Canada calls only), HamQTH.com, or via CDs provided by Radio Amateur Callbook and Buckmaster.
  • Important Note: As of June 2010 QRZ.COM is no longer supporting free lookups via HTML. QRZ.COM now requires a paid subscription for lookups via XML (see the Callbooks section of XMLog help).

  • Label Printing - QSL and mailing labels can be created based on info from log entries or callbooks. Labels can be created using standard layouts or from custom layouts you design.
  • Log Importing/Exporting - XMLog can import and export ADIF files or import .RES files from K1EA's CT contesting system. Log entries can also be exported as an Excel spreadsheet or to a CSV file (appropriate for Open Office).

Packet Window

XMLog can display a separate window that interfaces to Internet PacketCluster nodes or to your packet TNC.

Packet Window features:

  • History - XMLog maintains a history for the Packet Window which is saved and restored between sessions.
  • Scripts - Scripts allow automated logins to PacketClusters or bulletin boards.
  • PacketCluster Spots - XMLog can scan PacketCluster spots and give a vocal or CW alert for needed QSOs based on the status from your log. PacketCluster spots can also be displayed graphically as band maps or in 'spreadsheet' style.
  • Rig and Rotor Memories - Memory buttons can be programmed to set your rig frequency/mode or control your rotor.
  • Callbook Lookups - Callbook lookups can be made via a dialog or by double-clicking on calls displayed anywhere in the Packet or Spot Windows.
  • CW Keyboard - XMLog allows you to send CW from the Packet Window or from a separate CW Keyboard Window.
  • CW Messages - Pre-programmed CW messages can be sent using function keys.

Rig Support

When creating log entries XMLog can get the frequency and mode from your rig. You can also set the frequency and mode from PacketCluster spots displayed in the various packet windows. Here's a list of currently supported rigs:

  • Alinco - DX-77
  • Elecraft - K2, K3
  • Heath - SB-1400
  • Icom - IC-78, 703, 706, 706MkII, 706MkIIG, 707, 718, 725, 726, 728, 729, 731, 735, 736, 737, 738, 746, 746Pro, 751A, 756, 756Pro, 756ProII, 756ProIII, 761, 765, 775, 781, 821, 7000, 7200, 7400, 7410, 7600, 7700, 7800, 9100
  • JRC - JST-135, 145, 245
  • Kenwood - All models
  • TenTec - 535 Argonaut-II, 516 Argonaut-V, 539 Argonaut VI, 536 Delta-II, 599 Eagle, 538 Jupiter, 563 Omni-VI, Omni-VII, 565 Orion, 585 Paragon-I, 586 Paragon-II
  • Yaesu - FT-100, 450, 747, 757GXII, 767, 817, 840, 847, 857, 890, 897, 900, 920, 950, 980, 990, 1000, 1000D, 1000MP, 2000, 3000, 5000, 9000

CW Support

XMLog provides a CW interface to your transmitter using a serial port compatible with the Writelog, CT, or N1MM contest loggers.

XMLog also supports the K1EL WinKeyer using a serial or USB port.


Downloading XMLog

Although XMLog is freeware any support you can provide to help continue XMLog development and maintenance will be greatly appreciated.

If you find XMLog useful and would like to make a contribution please send it to the address shown at the end of this page.

You can also use PayPal to make on-line donations using a credit card or your PayPal account.

XMLog files

xmlog664.zip - This .zip file contains the current version of XMLog, version 6.64

Version 6.56 includes a change to the QRZ.COM XML support - "Can't connect" messages were being displayed because the address of their server was changed.

Recent versions of XMLog have two changes to the DXCC prefix assignments - the new prefix for Southern Sudan (Z8) has been added and the prefix for Malyj Vysotskij Island (R1MV) has now been marked as "deleted" (*R1MV). These changes will be automatically applied when log files are opened.

Current test versions of XMLog are available at: www.xmlog.com/beta

XMLog-LOTW.rtf - This file is a clip from the XMLog help file that describes the LoTW features added in XMLog version 6.00.

WAVES.ZIP - This .zip file contains the XMLog voice alert files.

WAVES.ZIP is required if you want to use the voice alert feature for PacketCluster spots. After you install XMLog create a folder named "Voice" in your XMLog install folder and extract the files from WAVES.ZIP into this folder. See the help file section on PacketCluster Alerts for more information.

There is no separate manual for XMLog but the help file is available online at www.xmlog.com/help


The XMLog Group

I've started an XMLog group at groups.yahoo.com/group/xmlog. You can visit this site to subscribe or search the archives. You can also use the following email addresses:

xmlog@yahoogroups.com to post messages
xmlog-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to subscribe
xmlog-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com to unsubscribe


If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at:

XMLog-EMail
Michael McAmis
433 Hanover Center Road
Etna, NH - 03750

For a look at W1ECT: www.xmlog.com/shack

Last updated 08/07/13