Features

RCKLog Features

RCKLog is a comprehensive logging program for SSB, CW and RTTY contesting with features for rig control and real-time packet operation.

RCKLog is a feature-rich program providing maximum data security for your log. It is designed for single-operator to multi-multi contest stations.

RCKLog runs under Windows 98*/ME*/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (* = with restrictions).

A minimum PC speed of 800 MHz and screen resolution of 1024x768 is recommended.

You do not need to be a registered user to try out the software.

The only limitation with unregistered copies of RCKLog is the number of QSO's which can be logged.

Supported Transceiver control:

    • Kenwood (all)
    • Elecraft K2, K3
    • ICOM (all)
    • JST (all)
    • PowerSDR (FlexRadio and other)
    • TEN-TEC: Argonaut V, Orion
    • Yaesu FT-DX 9000, FT-2000, FT-1000MP, FT-1000D, FT-1000, FT-990, FT-950, FT-920, FT-900, FT-897, FT-890, FT-857, FT-847, FT-840, FT-817, FT-767, FT-450, FT-100
    • Via a SCS-PTC-II controller: Kenwood, ICOM, Yaesu
    • Transverter control with 28MHz ZF

DX-Cluster connection via:

    • TNC's with Terminal-Mode or WA8DED Hostmode (The Firmware)
    • Telnet TCP/IP, Internet

Supported RTTY, BPSK Hardware:

    • PC Soundcard
    • SCS - PTC-II, PTC.....

Main features:

    • PTT and CW keying through COM and LPT ports (parallel port pin assignments like are similar to CT or TR and other logging programs).
    • CW support for normal and electronic keyers as well as a CW Keyboard Mode.
    • Extensive audio messages can be sent via a soundcard using simple WAV files (Auto-CQing, QSL 73 CQ de ..., etc.)
    • Control of DVK (Digital Voise Keyer) units via the LPT port.
    • Possibility to control the CAT and PTT of a transceiver with only one COM-port of a computer (e.g. notebook).
    • Multilingual program support:
    • German, English, French, Czech, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian,
    • Swedish, Slovenian and Dutch languages are available.
    • The Windows help file has been written in both English and German.
    • Automatic Internet Update of the program and setup files.
    • Full, partial and N+1 call searching using the "Master.dat" database with color-coded results.
    • Separate windows can display all possible multipliers listed by band (e.g. States, Provinces, Zones, DXCC, DOK's ....)
    • Connect to DX Clusters with filtering for DX spots via Telnet or a TNC.
    • RCKLog can grab DX spots by setting your radio to the proper frequency and inputting the spot information in your log with a simple keyboard command.
    • Multiple band maps can be opened simultaneously to see what is happening on more than one band.
    • Special list for available multipliers and QSO’s incomming from a DX-cluster.
    • Graphical overview with QSO rates of a contest session.
    • All bands from 160m - 70cm are supported.
    • Online scoring for all bands and for each single band can be displayed siumtanously.
    • Full mouse and keyboard support (keyboard commands are similar to those of the CT contest program).
    • Customized S&P and RUN modes with a fast QSO logging mode for running stations.
    • Callsigns may be corrected in the CW buffer in real-time even after a CW transmission has begun.
    • Frequency/band can be read from the transceiver.
    • Frequency/band control over transceiver
    • Transverter for 2m or 70cm control if a 28MHz ZF is used and the TRX is PC-controlled (frequency/band read/set).
    • All necessary contest reports and statistics are generated automatically.
    • Logs can be exported in the Cabrillo and STF log formats along with the special log entry formats of supported contests.
    • Single-Op Two Radio (SO2R) operation or Multi-Multi station operation with up to 12 networked stations.
    • Network monitoring window displaying logged QSO's, Band, Frequency, Mode, and RUN/S&P status of every station in the network.
    • Network Talk window to exchange messages between the network stations.
    • Special networking option which allow to connect up to 12 stations together via the Internet.
    • S&P and Running modes with advanced features.
    • Fully programmable function key messages.
    • Separate message configurations can be saved for CW and SSB modes.
    • Real-time DXCC, country, WPX, CQ zone, ITU zone lookups with local time display with use of a CTY.DAT file.
    • Beam heading display oo all countrys, with individualized call area lookup W, VE, VK, JA, ZL (e.g. W1, VE2, W6, ...).
    • Post Contest Mode with many special functions.
    • Displayed distances to other stations in either kilometers or miles.
    • Automatic CQ generation with user-defined timing and text for all modes separately.
    • Quick real-time editing of the last 10 logged QSO's in the main operation window (you do not have to exit the program).
    • Advanced edit, sort, and print functions for log files.
    • Import/export log files from ASCII/ADIF.
    • Each QSO can be sent to the printer during a contest.
    • Calculated operating hours display on the main log form.
    • Sound alarm for incoming DX spots from the packet cluster.
    • Interface to the RAC and Buckmaster CD-ROM callbooks with automatic import of callsign data e.g. state or name.
    • Full management of QTC traffic for the WAEDC Contest with online/offline QTC input, editing, automatic scoring, and variable sent texts for CW and SSB modes. All major and many minor features for this fine contest are available.
    • Online web logging - sent save QSO's in real-time to EQSL.
    • WinKey by K1EL (external CW keyer).
    • Full support of the “USB micro Keyer” from microHAM, OM7ZZ.
    • Support of a SAMS Antenna-Tuner via a COM-Port.
    • Full SO2R - Support in all available modes.

RTTY main features:

    • Look at a >>> Screen Shot <<< for the first impression.
    • Full mouse support, single mouse click operation.
    • Colored displayed callsigns for DUPE, Multiplier, already worked and normal QSO (self configurable).
    • Automatic call sign detection and correction in receiving text using the “Master.cal” file specially for RTTY.
    • Automatic callsign detection and transfer to the QSO-fields.
    • Single mouse click on received call transfers same into call field and allows "simultaneous" sending of a user defined text depending on RUN or S&P mode.
    • Single mouse click on received text transfers same into QSO-fields
    • Font type, font size and font color for each program window selectable.
    • The soundcard operation will be done with the very good software modules MMVARI and MMTTY from Mr. Mako Mori.

Supported Contests SSB/CW/Mixed:

    • DX-pedition mode
    • AGCW Happy New Year Contest
    • All Asian DX Contest
    • All Austrian 160m Contest
    • ARI International DX Contest
    • ARRL DX Contest
    • ARRL DX 10m Contest
    • ARRL 160m Contest
    • Baltic Contest
    • CIS DX Contest
    • CQ World Wide DX Contest
    • CQ World Wide WPX Contest
    • CQ World Wide 160m DX Contest
    • CQ World Wide VHF Contest
    • DARC Christmas Contest
    • DARC February QSO-Party
    • DARC June QSO-Party
    • DARC 10m Contest
    • DARC VHF,UHF, Wettbewerb (2m, 70cm)
    • DARC UKW Winter Fieldday (2m, 70cm)
    • DARC UKW Sommer Fieldday (2m, 70cm)
    • DARC UKW QRP Wettbewerb (2m, 70cm)
    • DIG QSO Party KW Contest
    • DTC (Deutscher Telegraphie Contest)
    • European Sprint Contest
    • EU HF Championship Contest
    • GACW CW DX Contest
    • Helvetia Contest
    • HB9 USKA Weihnachtswettbewerb
    • HB9 USKA Fieldday
    • Holyland DX Contest
    • Holzhammer Contest
    • HSC CW Contest
    • IARU HF Championship Contest
    • IARU Region 1 Fieldday
    • IARU Region 1 VHF Contest (2m, 70cm)
    • IARU Region 1 UHF, Mikrowellen-Wettbewerb (2m, 70cm)
    • IARU Region 1 VHF-CW Wettbewerb (Marconi) (2m, 70cm)
    • IOTA Contest
    • Japan International DX Contest
    • King of Spain Contest
    • LZ DX Contest
    • Marconi Memorial Contest HF
    • Nordic Activity Contest (NRAU) UKW
    • North American QSO Party
    • North American Sprint Contest
    • OK/OM DX Contest
    • RAC Canada Day Contest
    • RAC Canada Winter Contest
    • REF Frankreich Contest
    • Russian DX Contest
    • SAC Scandinavian Activity Contest
    • SP DX Contest
    • Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge
    • UK DX Contest
    • Ukrainian DX Contest
    • VK/ZL/Oceania DX Contest
    • Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest
    • WAEDC European DX Contest (full QTC-traffic)
    • YO DX HF Contest
    • YU DX Contest

Supported Digital Contests, RTTY, PSK:

    • DX-pedition mode
    • ARI International DX Contest
    • ARRL RTTY RoundUp Contest
    • BARTG Sprint RTTY Contest
    • BARTG Sprint 75 RTTY Contest
    • BARTG HF RTTY Contest
    • CQ World Wide RTTY Contest
    • CQ World Wide WPX RTTY Contest
    • CIS DX RTTY Contest
    • DARC February QSO-Party
    • DARC June QSO-Party
    • DL-DX RTTY Contest
  • DRCG WW RTTY Contest
    • DLDC - DRCG Long Distance Contest
    • DMC RTTY Contest
    • EA RTTY Contest
    • EA PSK31 Contest
    • EU PSK DX Contest
    • JARTS WW RTTY Contest
    • Makrothen RTTY Contest
    • Mexico XE RTTY Contest
    • Mongolian RTTY DX Contest
    • North American QSO Party
    • OK DX RTTY Contest
    • Russian WW RTTY Contest
    • Russian WW PSK Contest
    • SARTG WW RTTY Contest
    • SARTG New Year RTTY Contest
    • SCC RTTY Championship
    • SP DX RTTY Contest
    • Tara RTTY Melee
    • A.Volta RTTY DX Contest
    • UK DX RTTY Contest
    • Ukrainian DX Contest
    • Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest
    • WAEDC RTTY Contest (QTC-Exchange full supported)

Lokal German Contests:

    • Aktivitätswettbewerb Distrikte Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Sachsen
    • (Distrikt: H,W,S) 70cm/2m/40m/80m CW/SSB/FM.
    • Aktivitätswettbewerb Distrikt Franken
    • (Distrikt: B) 40m/80m CW/SSB
    • Bayern-Ost Contest, (Distrikt U) 40m/80m CW/SSB
    • Thüringen Contest, (Distrikt X) 70cm/2m/80m CW/SSB/FM.
    • Schwaben Contest, (Distrikt T) 70cm/2m/40m/80m CW/SSB
    • Baden-Würtemberg Akt.Contest, (Distrikt A,P) 40m/80m CW/SSB
    • VFDB Contest, (DOK Z) 40m/80m CW/SSB
    • DL-DX RTTY Contest
    • DLDC - DRCG Long Distance Contest
    • DARC February QSO-Party
    • DARC June QSO-Party

Additional it’s possible to define your own Contest setup. Separate for CW, SSB or RTTY, with various in-/output data, multipliers and list reports. This is very useful to operate very “exotic” contest which are not supported by RCKLog.