I’ve blogged about iOS apps before, but I can’t remember if I’ve previously mentioned anything about HamLog. I’ve owned HamLog for a few years now. I’ll honestly say for the record I don’t currently use it, but feel that will soon change.
HamLog is an iOS and Android application developed by Nick Garner, N3WG. Nick has developed over a dozen different apps. One I mentioned briefly in another blog post is his Pocket SOTA app. You can view Nick’s listing of Apps from his website.
As I mentioned, I’ve owned HamLog for a few years. I believe Nick developed and released it in 2009. I’ve watched Nick make many changes to the HamLog app over the years. While I’ve tried using it to log contacts, I found I could log via pen and paper much faster. Especially with operating SOTA, you can easily find yourself generating a large pileup. The extra time it takes to manually key in all the info was just something I wasn’t interested in for my own operational setup. Until now…
Please take a few minutes to watch this video. Nick introduces some new enhancements to the HamLog App as well as a new piece of hardware called Pigtail Air. Pigtail air will allow for true rig control through the HamLog app and of course will speed up the logging process.
I believe the Pigtail Air device, coupled with my new KX3 (when it arrives) and my iPad will make a fantastic SOTA or portable logging setup. I’ll now have an excuse to buy that Otterbox Defender iPad case.
Until next time…
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