nLog Logger Version 50
nLog Logger
Version: 50
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Overview

nLog Logger is a general purpose Logging program used by groups for Net Logging functions (thun the name nLog Logger) that can be used by any individual whether they are a Net Control Station or just a user checking into any of the nets using this software who needs to maintain accurate records about all aspects of particular net.

If you are a group looking for a net logging program for your nets please contact us at:

Nets Which Have Adopted nLog Logger:

North American Traffic and Awards Net (www.northamericantrafficandawards.net)


nLog Logger is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Users whose computers us Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit versions) should review and follow the following instructions: (click the "instructions" link in blue below)

Windows 7 Installation instructions

Windows Vista Installation instructions

nLog Logger includes the following:

Comprehensive Contact Management
Excellent tool for Net Control Stations (NCS)
Interfaces with FCC data bases
Import check in data from Email Reflector
Interactive Monitoring of Nets using our software
Email check in list to Reflector or Email lists
QSL Buro support
Club Officers/Master holders
Custom QSL card and labels generation right within the program
Comprehensive Report management. All reports are customizable by the user.
Complete FCC database included.
Complete Canadian RAC database included.
QRZ.COM lookup support.
Fully customizable
Easy to use 'point and click' Windows 32Bit interface
Intelligent fields correct common entry mistakes
Designed for quick entry using keyboard and shortcuts
Field wizards help you to enter the correct information
Store contact information for stations to recall later on
Record stations address, comments
Download updates from the FCC and Buro Managers
Quick database storage, instantly records contacts
ADIF Log import/export for uploading to eQSL or Logbook of the World
Conversion utility included to transfer your log entries from other programs (N1HWQ Net Logger, Ham Radio Deluxe, etc.)
Over 100 pages of detailed help included.
And it is completely FREE!

View the Getting Started Guide
View the Installation and Setup Manual
View the Menus and Navigation Manual
View the Real-time Net Guide
View the Maintaining Contacts Manual
View the Reporting Guide Manual
View the Backup/Restore Manual
View the Exporting Data Manual
View the Log Conversion Manual

Testimonials

Dean has been absolutely great to work with in creating this program! nLog Logger is a quantum leap forward from Net Logger! Jim Duncan, KU0G

As a NATA NCS I was so frustrated with having to deal with all of the little issues in the program I used to use. I spent more time dealing with participating stations asking for refreshes of the check-in list than I did entering the data. nLog Logger has freed me up to keep my primary focus on the radio rather than the computer! Jeff Carrier, K0JSC

As a recently upgraded ham and now an NCS, I am so excited to have this program available to us at long last! Thanks to nLog Logger I'm having a blast doing NCS duties now with this program! Thanks, Dean!!! Amanda Alden/Carrier, K1DDN

Contact Logging

The primary functions of the program are to record all of the check-ins for a particular net and then to work as many of the available contacts that you have not worked before. When a station checks in to the net you enter their callsign and if they are portable, mobile, a YL, or a state capitol. The program does the rest by looking up the callsign in the built-in F.C.C. Database! The program visually tells you that whether you have worked this station in this combination or not by painting the station callsign red (worked) or green (go get 'em!). It is this basic function that is the foundation of the program. Many, many additional features are included that will help you with the contact and in QSLing after the contact.

Log entries and the current check-in show you the stations name address city and state, if the station is good in that net's QSL bureau by looking up the station in the supplied Bureau database. If you decide to work a station the program will prompt you to provide both of the Signal reports (RST) and then add a record to the Contacts data base. The contacts database is the repository of all of the contacts you have made. After the contact is made the program will change the status of the station's listing on the net to show that you have made the contact.




Contacts can be manually be entered into the Contacts data base by using the contacts edit screen. Using this screen you may also add additional information to the contact as needed. Specifically this is where you customize the QSL card information.


All aspects of QSL card management are included.


Realtime Net Monitoring


When a station becomes a logger for a specific net then any other station may monitor the check-in list in real time mode. When the logger makes changes then everyone gets those changes in his/her check in list immediately.


We have even included a new Browser utility that will allow you view all of the nets that are currently being monitored. By using this stand alone utility you you can print out a check in sheet of any net in progress.
 
Realtime LIVE Chat

nLog Logger is the first of the N7XG programs to include a live, real time chat system where all station participating in a net can access and converse with anyone else who has logged into the chat line!


Net Check In Functions

In order to get things started with the Logger you must first get a net started as either the Net Control, or as a checked in station. When you start a net you are presented with a screen where defaults are set for the current net. Information about your station, the Net Control station, where you are located including multiple state lines, and information that will be printed on your QSL cards.


Net Control Functions



There are really no differences in using the program to just work stations or use it to run the net. All of the functions are the same. There are special lookup functions to find station is specific states or finding a station with minimal information. You may keep a running record of what station worked another for up to 5 rounds of contacts.


Also included is a option to display standard NCS scripts including the net preamble, special reminders, and so forth directly from within the program. Each script file can be customized to include specific information about the net in progress.
A Net Control station may utilize the Net Logging features and log his/her check ins to our central server for other stations to monitor while a net is in progress. For the station that is checking in and monitoring he/she can sit back and watch their own screen as the station that is logging processes check ins and proceeds with the net. In situations where the station may be unable to hear net control, seeing the moving green "Active" bar progress down the list of check ins.


FCC/Bureau Data

Included with the software is a current copy of the entire amateur FCC call data base and well as a similar license file from Canada. This database is used throughout the program to display individual data such as name and address, city state, and zip code. This is used to initially determine if a contact is in a state capital, and also can be used to create address labels.

From time to time updated databases will be uploaded and available on the Alpine Software Download page. Simply download the updated files from within the program and these files are automatically installed into your program's files. After installed run the FCC Re-Synchronize function to apply any personalized changes, such as first name.

The program also support downloading either the full FCC database or the daily FCC updates from the FCC web site. With this feature you can keep your FCC data always up to date.



Email




As an option you may use the program to email the current list of check ins to an email reflector or to a email list which is associated with the net you are operating. You have complete control of the format of the message text. An easy to use interface also allows you to import a check in list from either email or the reflector and supports various different formats from other logging software.
Using the QSL/Email assistant you can also send emails to stations that have not sent you a QSL card.


QSL Bureau Features

One of the important benefits of the various awards nets are the QSL bureaus that any station can use to process their QSL cards. For more information please visit the website of the net you are participating in for details and information on how to sign up as a bureau member. The bureau either receives envelopes from you (or gives you the option to directly purchase postage and envelopes on line). When card arrive for you at the bureau or when you send cards to the bureau the manager(s) sort them and forward them on to their destination with no further input from you. If you send a card to the bureau that is not good the manager will return it to you at which time you will have to get it to the station using another means. nLog Logger has the ability to print on your out-going QSL cards whether the card recipient is "good in the bureau" or is direct (send it to them yourself). This helps you avoid sending in cards that would just be sent back to you wasting your envelopes and postage!
 
QSL Card Management




This program originally started out as a program to only print out QSL cards and assist in keeping track of what cards were sent and received. Using the QSL management functions of the program you complete your cards and can include personalezed messages for the contact which automatically print on the card when you run the generation process. It will only generate QSL cards or labels for any contact that has not previously been generated. When printing is complete and you process the update it will mark all contacts for which QSL cards were generated with a sent status and record the current date.

As you receive QSL cards a simple check-in processor allows you to quickly update the QSL status of those contacts for which you receive cards and the date received. There are also some standard reports used to track QSL cards not received.


QSL/Report Generation


Ising the included Report Generator you may design your own QSL cards to your exact format. Using the many fields in the databases you can all but automate your qsl process.

Sample Generated Cards












Reporting




A number of standard reports are provided to assist you in managing your contact data. All of the supplied reports can be modified to meet your own specific needs. From time to time we will make additional reports available on our web site that can be downloaded and loaded into the nLog Logger program.

Sample Reports
  Call Area Summary
  Callsign Report
  K7OPQ 4/up QSL Cards
  KL7OR 4/up QSL Cards
  KL7OR 4/up QSL Cards
  KL7OR 4/up QSL Cards
  KL7OR 4/up QSL Cards
  KL7OR 4/up QSL Cards
  Station Logbook
  QSL Incomming Summary
  QSL Labels
  QSL Outgoing Summary
  QSL Pending Report
  State Summary
  States Worked Report
  Worked State Capitals Report
  Worked YL Report

Import/Export




The program provides an easy to use method to import any existing contact data you may have from another logging program or file using the standard ADIF file format. For example if you use Ham Radio Deluxe (www.ham-radio-deluxe.com) you can export the data to ADIF and directly import that contact data into nLog Logger. If you are using Microsoft Excel to keep track of your contacts you may import that data as well. A easy to wizard will guide you through the steps.


Contact data may be imported from other logging programs using the ADIF import functions of the LogImport utility.


If you need to export your contact to other logging programs or to the ARRL Log Book of The World a friendly interface will allow you to export the data exactly to your needs.
Contact data may also be exported to a number of external formats including Microsoft Word or Excel, HTML, dbase, plus many more.

Backup/Restore


And finally where would a program like this one be without a backup/restore function. Our Backup/Restore program is a separate program designed to backup all data except the FCC data to a different location such as a CD or ZIP drive. Frequent backups will insure that if you have a computer system failure you will be able to recover your data. The restore function can restore any backed up data.

 

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