"A great program. Keeping it simple is both the hard part and its
greatest virtue." K1CTT, March 2014.
is not free. When you register (20 euros) you get a key
file registered to a single callsign. The key file activates the
current version of SD and any future versions released within
one year. There are no free contest options in SD.
Unregistered versions run in DEMO mode, with a delay of 30 seconds
in logging QSOs after the first 10 QSOs in each contest log.
Although SD V18.00 does load V17 logs, it remains in DEMO
mode - even with a key file. This is unlikely to be significant
because SDCHECK, the post-contest program for creating Cabrillo
logs, is fully working with the older files.
- HF Contests, more than 250 templates supplied.
- Many VHF Contests
sets the standard for fast, simple logging and editing in the
major international contests and in dozens of others
worldwide. It is intended for single-op unassisted entries, on
both SSB and CW.
SD runs on all versions of Windows, from Win95 to Win7,
with a character-based display.
supports rig control, serial and parallel keying - and integrates
with WinKey to
eliminate CW timing issues caused by Windows.
microHAM's USB CW
Keyer offers WinKey and level converters for rig control in a
offers instant "full-screen" editing of any QSO in
your log. All SD's files, including the log, are standard ASCII
text files and can be viewed with any text editor.
Following any QSO edit, no matter how complex, SD checks
your complete log for consistency, and instantly updates
all relevant QSOs.
This includes setting and unsetting dupe and multiplier
flags, and updating area codes (zones), and points, in
all QSOs as required. The information shown in the
Summary Score window is correct at all times. Just try
this on any other contest logger - and see the
difference for yourself.
is the only contest logger to offer the following
features, in real-time, as you type individual
callsign characters. There's no need to touch another
key or memorise Ctrl-This or Alt-That.
- Dupe checking
- Country/Band analysis
- Check Partial by prefix
- Beam headings
- Advance flagging of potential multipliers
- Band/Mode analysis by callsign
- Linked database display
- Auto data insert (Zones and area codes)
- Countries Worked/Wanted by Continent