A log entry is composed of fields - some are required, some are optional. Use ? for required fields if you don't know the actual value (e.g. for a QSL Sent date). Here's a description of each field - required fields are marked with a *.
Date* mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, or ? Time* hhmm or ? Time Off hhmm or ? - see below Call* Callsign of the contacted station Frequency* mHz.kHz or ? RST Out 599, 59+20, etc. RST In 599, 59+20, etc. Mode* (See below) Power 1 - 1500 (for values less than 1 watt see note below) QTH Location of the contacted station County U.S. county - Alaska is a special case, see Counties for more info State/Province U.S. state or Canadian province. Automatically filled in from any state or province found in the QTH field. Country* Prefix and country - Automatically filled in based on the Call field Zone CQ zone - Automatically filled in based on the Country, State or QTH field Grid Grid square locator (e.g. FN33 or FN33vt) IOTA "Islands On the Air" (e.g. NA-001) Satellite Name Name of satellite used for QSO Satellite Mode Mode used for satellite QSO Test Out Contest exchange sent Test In Contest exchange received
Name Name Notes General info QSL Sent/Rcvd QSL card sent/received - mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy, or ? LoTW Sent/Rcvd LoTW sent/received - mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy or ? eQSL Sent/Rcvd eQSL sent/received - mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy or ? QSL Via Address, manager, etc.
Address Detailed address info for QSL card, etc. (see below)
Awards Submit/accept/reject dates for DXCC, WAS, and WAZ mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy or ? (see below)
Station Info Station operator and location details (see below)
Although XMLog displays years using two digits they are stored as four digit values. Values less than 20 are assumed to be in the 2000's (e.g. 05 is 2005). Values greater than or equal to 20 are assumed to be in the 1900's (e.g. 98 is 1998).The default format for dates is mm/dd/yy but can be changed to dd/mm/yy by choosing Options/Log Fields and setting Date Format.
Here's a list of modes recognized by XMLog:
To define other modes see Defining Custom Modes.
Fractional power values like .01 or 2.5 are only supported in log files created with XMLog version 5.02 or later. If you have a log file created with an earlier version of XMLog and you would like to use this feature choose File/Copy File to... to create a new log containing all the entries in your current log.
Note that the "Time Off", "Satellite Name", "Satellite Mode", "Contest In", and "Contest Out" fields are not displayed by default. To display these fields choose Options/Log Fields..., pick the Log Fields tab and set the Show Time Off Field, etc.
If the QSL Sent field is non-blank the QSL status for this QSO is "outstanding". If the "QSL Received" field is non-blank, the QSL status for this QSO is "confirmed". Use ? for these fields if you've sent or received a card but you don't know the date.
These fields are used to track the confirmation status for QSOs that are being tracked by the ARRL's "Logbook of The World" system. If the "LoTW Received" field is non-blank you can optionally have this QSO considered to be "confirmed". See the LoTW section for details.
These fields are used to track the confirmation status for QSOs that are being tracked by the eQSL electronic QSL system.
Use the Show Info checkbox in the lower left of the Log Window to display fields used to record address information. To control when the Address fields are displayed choose Options/Log Fields..., pick the Log Fields tab and set the appropriate Address Fields display option.
The "Name", "Address", "State", "County" and "Grid" fields can be automatically filled with info from an on-line callbook. See the Setting Fields from a Callbook section of Adding Log Entries.
Use the Show Info checkbox in the lower left of the Log Window to display additional fields used for award tracking. To control when the Award Tracking fields are displayed choose Options/Log Fields..., pick the Log Fields tab and set the appropriate Award Tracking Fields display option.
For more information see Award Submission Tracking.
Use the Show Info checkbox in the lower left of the Log Window to display additional fields that define the location and operator of your station when the QSO was made. Note that these fields are not normally displayed. To control when the Station Info fields are displayed choose Options/Log Fields..., pick the Log Fields tab and set the appropriate Station Info Fields display option.
For more information see Station Info Fields.