CloudlogCloudlog is an open-source PHP & MySQL based amateur radio logging application, allowing you to log contacts via a web browser on any device and platform.
This is an ideal general-purpose logging application, supporting HF to Microwave, it can even interface with your radio via CAT, sync logs from WSJT-X & if you are a satellite operator integrates with SatPC32.
Log QSOs anywhereBecause you log using the browser you can view and access your log as long as you have an connection to the internet.
Logbook of the World IntegrationCloudlog has full Logbook of the World Integration, you can automate uploading and matching. tQSL isn’t required.
Integrates eQSL, QRZ Logbook, ClublogUpload your log to all the usual third-party tools.
Awards SupportTrack DXCC, WAS, VUCC, IOTA, DOK, SOTA and many other awards
Cloudlog was designed to be different to standard general logging applications in the sense it was always designed to work from a web browser. This came around by Peter 2M0SQL operating from other peoples radio shacks under his own callsign but logging in different applications or scraps of paper.
Cloudlog removes this hassle, available anywhere on any device, you just have to host it on a web server that has PHP7.0 and MySQL (or MariaDB) and if you’d prefer not to host yourself magicbug will happily do it for you just select a subscription option.
I don’t say that Cloudlog is feature finished, it’s very much a work in progress but the basics are ready and functioning and its under active development. Full documentation can be found on the Github Wiki
FundingAs Cloudlog is open source, it’s developed in free time, although I do get donations via PayPal and we have a Patreon page that helps offset some of the development time. This allows me to use time during the working day and give some extra hours to making Cloudlog the best it can be.
The logbook area is the home of seeing what you have worked – as you scroll through QSOs they are plotted on a map using either the grid square provided or the country of the callsign.
You get a brief overview of the QSO, information about QSLing (Paper, eQSL and LoTW) and controls to Edit the QSO, Mark QSLs as received or even delete the contact.
Clicking on the callsign pops up a window with all the details and the contact marked on a map giving you as much visual information as possible.
The Cloudlog QSO panel has taken shape over 6 years of constant usage, while it doesn’t have every input box that you might get with some logging applications we have kept to the core items.
On the left-hand side, you have the QSO entry window – this is of course where you enter details about your on-going. QSO doing this gives you:
- Country Information
- LoTW User Notification
- Notification on whether you need the grid square
- The population of Callsign details from QRZ or HamQTH
Cloudlog also displays past QSOs with the person you are contacting just for reference.
Analytics features are still in their infancy, however you can get graphs of QSOs by Year, pie charts of QSOs by Mode, Band and also Satellite.
On top of this, we have a lovely grid square map overlay area which will show you worked, confirmed and needed grid squares either for satellites or by band.
Ideal for the VUCC awards chasers, or those looking for something different to DXCC!
Award tracking within Cloudlog is always evolving when we or our users create support for awards within the hobby. At the moment we support a wide range of the most popular awards including DXCC, CQ, WAS, SOTA, WAB and DOK and more are added on a regular basis.
We often get asked can you try Cloudlog, we do now provide a demo system of Cloudlog, its worth remembering that all the data is public and we request you do not delete the demo user m0abc or use it for logging your QSOs.
Data from the demo system is deleted on a regular basis.
Login InformationDashboard - Cloudlog
While Cloudlog might be browser-based we still have a suite of third-party applications which can carry out everything from CAT control to ADIF syncing.
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If you want this but do not know where to start, please contact me directly. I can help you get this setup and ready for you to start logging all your contacts.