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Call Sign : 15CT964 Posts : 58 Times Thanked : 2 Join date : 2020-08-23 QTH or Location : Zurich, Switzerland Equipment Used : Base: Jackson II + 1/2wave silver rod. Mobile:Albrecht AE 6110 + Little Wil Age : 54
Subject: Re: Paper Logbooks Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:46 am
I use a Moleskine A5 squared notebook for notes while listening and talking. Then I enter the basic details into a spreadsheet I made. Since I'm not on the HAM frequencies I found that the s/ware does not help much for CB (they don't have 11m band!?), even if manually entered which is a PITA.
So maybe a larger Moleskine hardback could be an option?
Call Sign : 163-CT-067 Posts : 16 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2020-01-06 QTH or Location : SE Wales Equipment Used : FT450D
Subject: Re: Paper Logbooks Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:08 pm
If I use digital modes then the electronic log entry is created and eqsl sent.
I have tried electronic log books but found sometimes that trying to make a contact when it is busy I have overlooked the logging.
I think (like an earlier post) that if you created a spreadsheet you can make it how you want it ie a4 or a5 landscape/portrait with as much or as little information as you would like and compile them in a suitable folder.
I personally use a note book when I am listening around making rough notes on frequency callsign band etc to get an idea of the band then return to them a little later. It works for me but probably wont suit others.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Posts : 1143 Times Thanked : 73 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: Paper Logbooks Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:20 pm
I've now found that I quickly scribble callsigns down on paper with a pencil, (ballpoints can stop when you least expect it!), and at the moment I'm logging on Linux software to write down at a later time. Still need to find a log book with the quality I want and already returned two less than perfect examples.