What is Net Logger
NetLogger also has features designed to make logging check-ins easier. For instance, if you use a callbook program like QRZ!, HamCall, Sam Database, or Radio Amateur Callbook, information like name, city, and state can be filled in for you automatically.
There is also a "Club Profile" feature that enables you to store and automatically display station information not found in a callbook database, like WSSBN Membership Number.
Other features of NetLogger include support for importing/exporting data in ADIF and CSV format, a built-in contact database that supports complex searching, automatic entry of UTC, date and time when logging contacts, viewing of upcoming net schedules on-line, ability to post your own net schedule, ability to send a list of check-ins to an email reflector, ability to print QSL labels, mailing labels and contacts, plus many other features.
Who uses Net Logger?
Within our group, members can use the program to just monitor who has checked-in, as well as communicate using the built-in "Almost Instant Messaging" window.
How do I get Net Logger?
- Select your version based on your computer and version of windows or mac.
- Enter your Callsign and e-mail address
- Click "Download"
- Once Net Logger has been downloaded, run it to install the program.
- Open Net Logger
How do I use Net Logger?
For our Net Control users, before you start the program, you need to download the WolverineSingleSideBandNet.prf file listed below. You will need to save that to one of these locations based on the operating system:
- Windows XP - C:\ProgramFiles\N1HWQ\Netlogger or C:\Program Files (x86)\NetLogger
- Windows 7 and Above - C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\NetLogger\MiscProfiles
- Mac OS X - ...\user profile\.current\netlogger\miscprofiles
After you download the file and placed it in the proper location, start NetLogger. From the menu bar, select "Setup" and then "Club Profile". Use the dropdown box, and select "WolverineSingleSidebandNet" and then click "Select".
At this point, you should be able to test. In the Check-Ins window, click on line 1 and enter K8TAS and press enter. This should automatically resolve by filling in most of the fields with information, such as the state, member ID number etc.
If this test works, then you should be good to go with logging. To start the net, click on the "Create Net" button. The first time, you may need to populate some information.
- Net Name: WolverineSingleSidebandNet
- Server: Netlogger
- Net Password: 0
- Verify Password: 0
- Net Control: Your Callsign
- Frequency: 3.935
- Mode: SSB
- Band: 80M
To end the net, Click on the "Close Net" button, and when the next screen pop's up, select "Yes"
If you run into issues (and all else fails trying to install the file), please know we have members who can help. Our new Webmaster, Dane - K8DPB has his General, is available to help. Feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org He does work full-time, so please expect to hear back from him in the evenings. If he can't get back to you right away, he will at least drop an e-mail with an estimate on when he can get to you.
Added February 11th 2017
For Net Control Operators:
Please feel free to download the attached file for directions on how to Save and submit your net logs via email.
Thanks to Dan, AD8I, for these detailed directions