Free Amateur Radio Contest Logging Software

Updated - 31 October 2014




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"A great program. Keeping it simple is both the hard part and its greatest virtue." K1CTT, March 2014.


SD is free and unrestricted. Just download and away you go - the manual is included. Please tell your friends.

    SD - HF Contests, more than 250 templates supplied.
    SDV - Many VHF Contests

SD 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.

SD 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 single package.

SD 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.

SD 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


HF Contests

SD offers direct support for the major international contests, and for most of the other events you're ever likely to try.

SD supports DXpedition and Special Event logging (CW and SSB) on the 10 bands from 6m to 160m.

10-10 QSO Party
7QP - both sides
ALQP - both sides
All Asia
All Austria 160m
ARI - both sides
ARI 40/80m
ARI Sezioni
ARQP - both sides
ARRL 10m - both sides
ARRL 160 - both sides
ARRL DX - both sides
ARRL Field Day
ARRL SS
ARSI Himalayan - both sides
Asia Pacific Sprint
Baltic Contest
BCQP - both sides
BCC QSO Party
BSCC - Black Sea Cup
CQP - both sides
CIS DX
Commonwealth Contest
Croatian CW
CQMM DX
CQ WW
CQ WPX
CQ 160
CQ-M
CQMM DX
CVA DX - both sides
CW OPEN
CWops Mini-CWT
DARC 10m
DARC Field Day
DARC XMAS
Delaware QP - both sides
DIG QSO Party
DIG-PA Contest
Dnieper Cup
DXColombia
DXpedition Logging - 10 bands
ES Open - DX side
EU HF Championship
EU Sprint
FQP - both sides
FOC Marathon
FOC QSO Party
GACW WWSA
GQP - both sides
Hawaiian QP - both sides
Helvetia - DX side
Holyland - both sides
IARU HF
IDQP - both sides
ILQP - both sides
INQP - both sides
INORC
IOTA Contest
IRTS 80m Counties
IRTS CW Field Day
JIDX - both sides
JT DX - DX side
Kansas QSO Party - DX side
KCJ DX - both sides
King of Spain
KPC Contest
Latvia Ind. Day
LAQP - both sides
LZ DX
LZ Open
Maine QSO Party
Marconi Memorial
MDC QP - both sides
MIQP - both sides
MNQ - home side
NAQP

NAUYRZ DX
NBQP - both sides
NEQP - both sides
NJQP - both sides
NYQP - both sides
NRAU Baltic
NRRL Fylkestest
NRRL Telefonitest
Oceania
OHQP - both sides
OK-OM - both sides
OKOM DX SSB - both sides
OKQP - both sides
ON 80m - both sides
ON 10m - both sides
Ontario QP - both sides
PACC - both sides
PAQP - both sides
PGA Contest
PMC Contest
Portugal Day - both sides
RAC Canada Day
RAC Winter Day
RDA - both sides
REF - both sides
RSGB 1.8 MHz - both sides
RSGB 21/28 MHz - both sides
RSGB 80m Club Sprints
RSGB Club Calls
RSGB AFS
RSGB 80m CC
RSGB Commonwealth
RSGB DX
RSGB IOTA
RSGB NFD
RSGB SSB Field Day
RSGB Low Power
RSGB RoPoCo
Russian DX - both sides
SAC - both sides
Salmon Run - both sides
SCAG Sprint Cup
Seanet - both sides
SPDX - both sides
Special Events - 10 bands
SSA Manadstest
Stew Perry
SYLRA
Tennessee QSO Party
Tesla Memorial
TOEC
TRCDX
Triathlon DX
UBA DX - both sides
UBA Spring - both sides
UBA FD CW
UBA FD SSB
UBA ON Contest - both sides
UBA Winter - both sides
UKEICC 80m contests
Ukranian DX - DX side
US Counties QSO Party
USKA Field Day
Venezuela Ind. Day
VTQP - both sides
VK Shires - both sides
VU DX - both sides
WAE - both sides
WAG - both sides
WAPC - both sides
WIA Remembrance Day
WWPMC
YO DX
YU DX
YU HF Cup
Yuri Gagarin DX


and lots more . . . (235 templates and 180 multiplier reference files supplied). If you're interested in another contest, send me a link to the rules and I will add it.


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Until 2010, SDC was a custom logger for the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. SD now offers all SDC's features in this event.

Soapbox comments about SD in the Commonwealth Contest for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.


IOTA Contest

SD supports the IOTA contest directly, and includes all the custom features that make it so efficient compared to all other IOTA loggers. To do well in IOTA, you must work island stations because they're worth many times more than other QSOs. For the first fourteen years of the IOTA contest, from 1993 to 2006 inclusive, SD was the leading logger. Here are the recent stats.

SD sets the standard for instantly showing your band/mode status for island stations, for highlighting multiplier slots, and for ease of data entry of island references. Other loggers can't do this! IOTA is special, it needs the special features that only SD offers.

SD identifies country and call-area, as you type individual callsign letters, and give you a real-time analysis of IOTA islands (if any) worked and wanted for that country or call-area - for the current band and mode. When the country is an IOTA island with a single reference, SD auto-fills the reference.

SD gives you a worked/wanted analysis for all bands and modes when you type an IOTA reference in the callsign field - there's no need to touch another key or remember function keys or multiple keystrokes.

SD is ready now for the 2014 IOTA Contest

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IOTA Contest Results

2013 : 2012 : 2011 : 2010 : 2009 : 2008 : 2007 : 2006 : 2005 : 2004 : 2003 : 2002 : 2001 : 2000 : 1999 : 1998 : 1997 : 1996 :

Soapbox comments about SD/SDI for -
2011 : 2010 : 2009 : 2008 : 2007 : 2006 : 2005


DXpeditions

SD supports DXpedition and Special Event logging, on CW and SSB, on all 10 bands from 6 to 160 metres.

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VHF Contests

SDV (SD for VHF) is free. No other contest logger correctly tracks district, country and locator square multipliers in RSGB and other VHF contests in the UK and Ireland.

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