I am currently switching to Log4Om because it supports SOTA logging.
I imported my old adif but have to change the “my references” value as an activator for that QSO.
Somehow it does not work, I double click the QSO and go to My References and it’s empty. Award does not show anything, clicking on the black + icon does nothing, when I type the reference by hand in the references field, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
I exported the csv from sota and used adif master to adapt. So in the file itself must the my_sota_ref be available, you can’t alter it in Log4OM afterwards then. Thanks for the help, i’ll try that out
The latest edition of the manual for Log4OM v2 claims it is possible to download a CSV file from the SOTA database and import the QSOs directly into the Log4OM v2 database of QSOs. Unfortunately the screenshots of the process, and the instructions given, are not the same as what I find in my installation of Log4OM v2 when I try to do this myself. Perhaps the instructions have not been updated from a prior version of the software, or perhaps I have not found the magic screen yet. There are many helpful YouTube videos showing how to use Log4OM, but I have not found one that covers this particular task.
I would like to do this so I can upload my QSOs, particularly the DX QSOs, to LoTW. Until last month when I finally got a 100 watt station set up at home, for the preceding two years my ONLY DX QSOs were from summits during activations!
None of the preceding is meant to detract from Log4OM v2. I started using it 2 weeks ago and so far I have been very impressed. The CAT cable I ordered to use with my HF transceiver just arrived, so the next task will be to see how well Log4OM’s built-in CAT functions work for me.
The SOTA database export is in CSV, I ain’t logging myself in CSV. I was able to use a website that converts CSV to Adif. The import is quite confusing honestly. I skipped it because I was not able to merge the QSOs.
Thanks to Markus and Terry. You guys have done great stuff with Log4OM. In the future I will pose all questions there.
In my defense: the Log4OM website says very clearly “The team dedicate their free time to support Log4OM users so please ensure that you read the forums and manuals before requesting support.” Not wanting to consume the developers’ time unnecessarily, I was searching the manuals, YouTube videos, and forum messages. If I used the wrong search terms, I apologize, but I hadn’t found what I needed. Before I got around to posting a message on the Log4OM forums, I happened to notice this thread pop up on the SOTA Reflector and joined it. As I said, no disrespect intended to the Log4OM team.
Tnks & 73,
Quick thanks to the developers. I used some time in the lockdown to migrate from V1 to V2 which has been problem free ( The only issue I have to get round is the anti-virus software blocking the site - now fixed and recorded in forum ) Paul