Villa CG Colchester CG uses the TACLog Contest Logging Software written by Bo, OZ2M (OZ1FDJ).
The software was chosen, in the first place,
for the ease of its 'free-format' usage but has since become indispensable
due to the additional features and functions that the program makes available:
Taclog is a 'DOS' program and will run on anything
from a single floppy 8086 machine to present day Pentiumlll. It will run
in a Window (or full screen) on Win95/98 and WindowsNT although certain
ancilliary functions, such as the built-in Keyers, are non-functional under
'NT' due to the architecture of the O/S.
Multiple output styles including 'Electronic
Data Interchange' format and Cover Page generation, HTML
Ten pre-defined log scoring profiles
including RSGB cumulative, 'NAC', CQWW VHF, Points/KM etc..
CW Keying - Automatic, auto-repeat (with
simple, opto-isolated, outboard interface).
Automatic Voice Keying utilising 'your
voice' .WAV files (DOS: with SoundBlaster card. Win9X: with companion 'Windows
Voice Keyer' software [WVK]).
Validation of Callsign & Multiplier.
The current version uses delimited, pure
text data format for the logs rather than any proprietary format or
It is 'freeware'!
As with any software of this type it has
its idiosyncrasies but 'Wizard' guided setup facilities are provided to
cater for individual operational preferences, augmented by context-sensitive
on-line Help available while logging the DX.
Overall, anyone with a headset and a reasonable
keyboard aptitude can make their first contest usage a success. Once you
have used it you will never go back to paper!
Try it, it's free!
Get YOUR copy of TACLOG here..