- HF Contests, more than 200 templates supplied.
- Many VHF Contests - Free
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.
is free and unrestricted in the following
contests. No need to register - just
download and away you go!
All RSGB SSB and CW Events, for both sides where applicable, including
80m Club Sprints
160m Club Calls
CQMM DX (PY)
CWops Mini Tests
FOC QSO Party
IRTS 80m Counties
WAPC (China - both sides)
In all other contests, logging is delayed
after 10 QSOs if you're not registered.
is shareware, (try it before you buy it),
with registration options starting at 10 euros.
When you register, you get a key file by email.
The key file, SD.KEY, will never expire, and it
activates V17.05. If you choose the 12-month
registration option, your key file will activate
any later version downloaded within the next 12
months. Any version that works with your key file
will keep working, with no time restrictions, when
used with your registered callsign in the presence
of the key file.
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.
Check Partial by prefix
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
offers direct support for the major international
contests, and for most of the other events you're
ever likely to try.
also 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 Austria 160m
ARI - both sides
ARQP - both sides
ARRL 10m - both sides
ARRL 160 - both sides
ARRL DX - both sides
ARRL Field Day
ARSI Himalayan - both sides
Asia Pacific Sprint
BCC QSO Party
BSCC - Black Sea Cup
CQP - both sides
CVA DX - both sides
DARC Field Day
Delaware QP - both sides
DIG QSO Party
DXpedition Logging - 10 bands
ES Open - DX side
EU HF Championship
FQP - both sides
FOC QSO Party
GQP - both sides
Hawaiian QP - both sides
Helvetia - DX side
Holyland - both sides
ILQP - both sides
INQP - both sides
IRTS 80m Counties
IRTS CW Field Day
JIDX - both sides
JT DX - DX side
KCJ DX - both sides
King of Spain
Latvia Ind. Day
Maritimes QP - both sides
MDC QP - both sides
MIQP - both sides
MNQ - home side
NBQP - both sides
NEQP - both sides
NJQP - both sides
NYQP - both sides
OHQP - both sides
OK-OM - both sides
OKQP - both sides
ON 80m - both sides
ON 10m - both sides
Ontario QP - both sides
PACC - both sides
PAQP - both sides
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 80m CC
RSGB SSB Field Day
RSGB Low Power
Russian DX - both sides
SAC - both sides
Salmon Run - both sides
SCAG Sprint Cup
Seanet - both sides
SPDX - both sides
Special Events - 10 bands
UBA DX - both sides
UBA Spring - both sides
UBA FD CW
UBA FD SSB
UBA Winter - both sides
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
YU HF Cup
Yuri Gagarin DX
and lots more . . . (206 templates and 165 multiplier reference files supplied).
If you're interested in another contest, simply send me a reference
to the rules and I will add it.
Until 2010, SDC was a custom logger for
the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. SD now offers
all SDC's features in this event.
is recommended in the RSGB's
IOTA Contest Rules, and was the
only logger dedicated to this contest.
For the first fourteen years of the IOTA contest, from
1993 to 2006 inclusive, SD was the leading logger. Here are
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.
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.
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.
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.