Each log entry includes "Station Info" fields used to record the location and operator of your station when the QSO was made. Choose Options/Station Info to define the default values used for the Station Info fields. Since these Station Info values are saved as part of each log entry it's important to make sure your location and operator settings are up-to-date before adding or importing new log entries.
The extra effort that managing the Station Info fields requires may not appeal to everyone and it is not necessary to set them.
If you decide to include Station Info in your log entries you will be able to select sub-sets of your log based on your QTH, station operator, etc. This can be useful for selecting QSOs for LOTW (ARRL Logbook of the World) or for awards like WAS that place restrictions on your QTH. Being able to record your location can also helpful for mobile/portable operations or for "rover" operations in VHF contests.
Here's a list of all the Station Info Fields:
Station Call The callsign you used on the air Operator Call The callsign of your station operator Latitude Your station's latitude, for example: 43 43.79 N Longitude Your station's longitude, for example: 72 11.38 W IOTA Your "Islands-On-The-Air" identifier Grid Square Your grid square CQ Zone Your CQ zone number ITU Zone Your ITU zone number City Your city State/Province Your U.S. state or Canadian province County Your U.S. county Country Your DXCC Country
When importing entries you will be given the option of specifying values that will be used to fill in the Station Info fields for each imported entry. You have the choice of:
Note that any Station Info values supplied in the imported file will always be used. They will not be over-written by default values you provide.
If you have a log with entries that don't have the Station Info fields set you may be able to use Edit/Change Station Info for Multiple Entries to update these entries. The general strategy is this:
Collections of Station Info values can be saved as a "Station Info Profile". This feature can be useful if you are active from several locations. Whenever the Station Info window is displayed you can use the Profiles/Save Values in Profile, Profiles/Load Values from Profile, and Profiles/Delete Profile menu items to manage these values.
Station Info Profiles can be used when: