Introduction – What is Club Log? Club Log is a web-based application which uses a database to analyse amateur radio log files, which are uploaded in the common ADIF format. Using the logs, it is possible to build band-mode league tables of amateurs’ QSOs, provide efficient log search tools and create most wanted lists for DXCC entities (both over all time and in recent history, or by mode for example). Also, Club Log can give back to its users the ability to find “wanted” DX spots, and other analysis of their logs which might be hard to do with normal logging software.
Club Log is an experiment in providing these features in a club or society context, ie. competitive but within a circle of members rather than just world-wide (although Club Log can also do that). The original idea was to automate DXCC league tables for the Cambridge University Wireless Society.
Club Log is also not some things! It isn’t an award scheme, it isn’t valid for ARRL DXCC (since it’s not validated) and it doesn’t provide QSO confirmations. For all those things, please check out Logbook Of The World.
Pictured above is Michael G7VJR. You can find out more here: http://www.clublog.org/
I have been using Club Log for some time now, it is a great tool and very versatile, let me explain. Registration just couldn’t be easier, anyone can register and are welcome to join in. Uploading logs is simple to do just click on Upload in the tool bar for the upload window, once you have browsed your hard drive for the ADIF just Send and add to your callsign.
Be sure that if you are uploading DX’pedition logs that you tick “no” for “show in leagues”. DX’pedition logs are important to get as much data as possible into the database. But are not required for the tables which should be used for operator calls only.
As you can see above, the DXCC League tables can be filtered for Mode selection, Worked or Confirmed and by Date filter for 2009, Last 12 months or 36 months. Click on generate tables and then you get the league as seen below.
Club Log is great for club events such as the Chiltern DX Club’s “LF Challenge” which takes place every March as you can see here the database can be used to filter bands and dates to make it fun to view the table as the challenge developes over the weeks.
A brilliant tool that is under ongoing development by its author Michael G7VJR. This all adds a great new dimension to statistics. Thank you Michael and good luck for the future of this exciting project.