There is one aspect of Ham Radio in general and portable ops/SOTA in particular that I have yet to find a good solution (for me!) for is logging software. So I really would appreciate some hints in the right direction.
As I only operate portable and do not even have a shack I realize that my requirement are quite different from the majority of amateur radio operators and that there might just not be an ideal solution for me.
What I would like:
- A lightweight logging software that allows to include a different operating postion (qth) for each log entry (grid square or SOTA reference).
- With lightweight I mean no rig control, no contest focus and most importantly no bloated GUI with dozens of functions
- A GUI that looks like it’s from the 21st century not from 1990
- Export at least to ADIF
- Dare I ask: iPhone support for data entry
- sync (backup) to cloud service
In short: logging for the portable operator
Now of course I’ve looked at what is available, the best that I found are:
- UcxLog: fast and lightweight but very much focused on contesting (and not SOTA)
- Log4OM: great and free logging sw but way to much for my taste
- Cloudlog: looks really neat but requires to set up (and maintain!) a server - a lot of work for my logging volume
The best solution (for me!) that I have found so far is Fast Log Entry – FLE and then upload the logs to Clublog. However that is very bare bones with no infos about callsigns, prior QSOs, distances, etc.
But if nothing else comes up that will be it.
I have looked at older threads in this forum of course but it seems a lot of the information is quite old, a lot of it pre 2013 with suggestions like Logger32…
Any ideas were else to look?