NEW Log4OM 2 Logging Program Install and Initial Setup
If you are new to ham radio or are looking for a new logging program, Log4OM 2 may be for you. It’s got everything you need for a logger. It will upload your QSOs to QRZ.com, Clublog, HRDLog.net, eQSL, HamQTH and LOTW. It even has contest logging and net control logging, and it’s FREE!
This is a Windows only program.
- Fully integrated with LOTW, eQSL, QRZ.com, HamCall, Clublog, HamQTH, HRDlog.net etc.
- Integration with N1MM, WSJT-x, JTDX, JTAlert and FLDigi
- Radio CAT control via either Omnirig or Hamlib
- Call lookup by multiple external sources QRZ, HamQTH, QRZCQ, HamCall and internal Clublog
- Propagation analysis using VOACAP linked to call sign lookup and cluster which predicts probability of a connection (Contact)
Log4OM 2 Installation
If you want to try this, go to Log4OM and download the latest version.
After the download, unzip the file and run the installer exe file.
When you see the option to install OmniRig, go ahead and install it, unless you already have it. We’ll be using OmniRig for CAT.
Log4OM 2 Initial Set-up
You can start the program by double clicking the desktop shortcut. On the initial start-up you’ll have to enter your station information. Mine is below.
Next create your logbook database. I chose SQLite database. It’s easiest and a fast database.
If you have one, export your old log to an ADIF file. I saved mine to the desktop.
Next you’ll want to import your old log (ADIF file) by going to the menu and choosing File>Import ADIF. When the window opens, click the load button and navigate to the file from your old log.
Radio CAT Control
I’m using OmniRig because it works so good and it’s simple to setup and use.
While installing you can choose to install OmniRig. If you find later you need it you can download and install it from here.
Below are some screenshots from my initial setup.
I do my best not to change anything in the radios internal settings. These setting will work with all of the software I use. See my Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 screen captures. Have a look at the notes on those pages.
Log4OM 2 Quick Look Video
I’ll also have a video using HDSDR as the receiver on the 7610. The notch filter is worth trying!
More traveling in the near future with a new antenna!
Have you used Log4OM 2? Please add your comments below because it will help me and others as well.
Best 73! – Rich,K0PIR