Ham Basics – Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook 8 Things to Know


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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3 years ago

Hello dear Rich
I’m using HRD Deluxe vers. 6.6.0. 236 on a win10/1903 pc. I like it.
But when I trie to add new selection in the logbook it failes everytime.
I open “edit selection” and I fill up the field Parameters, I klick on “Save in Selection list”, but when I trie the selection it failes, all Parameters have gone, the Programm just won’t keep them.

What do I wrong? Can you help me?
Thanks and vy 73 de Rene HB9DGZ

Chad K8CMW
3 years ago

Hi Rich,

First, thank you for your time and effort for sharing your knowledge with others. Currently I am shopping for a program for use with my Icom 7300 and have no experience with HRD. It really looks like a nice all around program. I see you can customize colors and fonts for the log page as you described above. Can you also change the font and colors of the rig control/frequency page? The black and gold I see on most sites would be an eye strain for me.Thanks in advance.

3 years ago


HRD is great.
Lately, I have decided to use it on the second computer at home (the first is in a ham shack). Is it possible to automatically synchronise logbooks on both computers?

Piotr SP9BP

Jarrod Fothergill K1LVA
2 years ago

Hey Rich, love your videos and your site. Extremely helpful! I’ve run into an issue with HRD logbook where my entire menu bar (file, edit, and all other configuration settings) are all missing. The only options I have are add, delete, etc. Any idea how to get the top toolbar back where you can pick your layout and all other means of configuring the program back. FYI program is fully up to date and it worked fine when I shut it down last. Thanks for any help.

Jarrod Fothergill
2 years ago

Hey Rich, I just wanted to let you know that I worked through the issue with the help of a support ticket. HRD was fantastic and gave a rapid response and on a Sunday as well! Here’s what they gave me that fixed the issue of the missing menu bar.

“ Close Logbook.
Go to C:\Users\your account\AppData\Roaming\HRDLLC\HRD Logbook\
Delete all LogbookMainLayout*.xml and LogbookSavedLayout*.xml files”

That brought the logbook layout back to its original state as if the software was freshly installed. I just wanted to share this with you and your viewers in case somebody else has this issue. 73 and thanks for your help.

Bill Fults
1 year ago

Can anyone tell me what the default font is for HRD logbook?

9 months ago

Good morning, Rich,
I am having a problem with my HRD logbook, and maybe you could give me some good advice.
On my old computer (win 10) with latest HRD installed, I have lost my Main menu for logbook. The solution is probably right in front of me, but I am not an ordinateur whiz and I cannot find it.

On other small problem, I loaded HRD suite on a new HP (win11) machine. I cannot get overlaid option in QSO forwarding, only ignore and merged. Any help will be appreciated.


6 months ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Same problem here – any resolution?

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