Here's my belt and suspenders log path...
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I log each contact to ACLog (N3FJP). Then...
I upload to LoTW at the end of the session. Then...
At the end of the day I download any confirmed or accepted LoTW
files back into ACLog to update the ACLog entries. Then.....
I import the LoTW updates into my QRZ log directly from LoTW with a
couple of easy key strokes. Then...
Each night when I close my ACLog it automatically saves the ACLog
mdb file to my DropBox account.
Occasionally I will upload my log to eQSL for any folks that prefer
that logging technique.
The mdb file in my DropBox account is my primary backup file stored
offsite. If a disaster happens (i.e. Fire, theft, tornado or
computer failure etc.) I can easily get my ACLog file back in the
original file format that ACLog understands.
Bob - W8RES
On 2022-05-19 15:26, JoAnn Donaldson
via groups.io wrote:
I not only log in ACLog but
also LOTW, eqSL, and QRZ.COM. If for some reason, the HD
crashes, I can get a copy off one of these sites to repopulate
the New ACLog.
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:24:01 AM CDT, Russ Johnson
Oh yeah definitely
Too much work for that!
I keep a printed copy of contest logs as a back up
Russ. I’m like you a belt and suspenders guy. I
log to ACLog and to paper logs. The only thing I
do not log to the paper log is contests. I just
place a note in the paper log to look in ACLog for
the contest contacts and import the logs. Old
school I guess.
I actually double
log. After it goes into N3FJP, it gets entered
into ARRL Mini Log. I modify columns some and use
the adjacent reverse side for comments.
On Wed, May
18, 2022 at 09:12 AM, Wes Stewart wrote:
problem has been that when I upload my log
to Clublog, it protests the calls.
That will happen with any logging system setup
for amateur radio. The MARS calls use a
I have some old ARRL logbooks that I used
before the advent of computer logs. I still
have a few blank books. I simply use one of
those books for anything out of the ordinary.
I used it for this year's AFD QSOs. I use it
for Shortwave stations I find interesting,
I'm glad I bought a bunch of those books when
I placed my last order, but I'm always a bit
surprised by the number of hams who still
write down their QSOs. I'd have thought most
everybody would be using logging programs by
now, but that's not the case.
“Focus on the signal… not the noise”