One nitpick (and I guess the issue tracker isn’t public, so…)
The previous iteration was easy to transcribe a log directly with the web interface if you touch type. Key in the first QSO for the activation. Subsequent ones just required a backspace, enter time and callsign and hit enter. Unless the band changed, then update that as well. It was quite quick and easy as a touch typist to enter an activation log that way.
As it is now, it’s not as quick. It’s not horrible, but it’s not as good.
Any intent to support that to the previous level or no? If no, I’ll switch to some sort of transcription system and then upload the log file. I guess there are a few solutions. (Or I could write another.)
The most efficient possible way to enter a paper log is Fast Log Entry (FLE):
The FLE notation is simple and intuitive. Perfect for touch typing. Once you have the log entered you can export a CSV that you upload to SOTA Data. If you don’t like Windows, then use FLECli which will run on anything (even a Chromebook):
Yep. FLE and friends is what I had in mind if I use an external program.
I still like paper log during activation. Usually use a piece of A/A4 paper folded twice. Need to bring an anvil to clip to it to keep from blowing away on summits folks like to call “Windy”. Haven’t lost one yet, but bound to happen if I don’t. Those small clipboards with an extra clip at the bottom look about right.
I do 100% of my logging on spiral bound ‘Rite in the rain’ waterproof logbooks and a mechanical pencil. I’ve tried logging on my phone and on a tablet… I find it awkward and slow. Also, wet touchscreens don’t work very well!
Is there a way to enter multiple activations in one log in FLE?
Today I activated 3 summits and it would save time if I could enter all the logs in one go rather than having to export each summit and starting a new file.
I’ve tried adding a new "mysota " line but it doesn’t work.