Club Log is an online database with a suite of powerful tools supporting active DXers.
Once you have registered on Club Log and uploaded your log, you will be able to:
- Generate personal reports, showing which DXCC countries you have worked and/or confirmed, when you first worked them, which ones you still need, and which are the most likely to QSL (Club Log's reports are both comprehensive and flexible);
- See how you stand relative to your peers in various league tables and challenges (again, the reports are very flexible - for example with a few clicks you can generate a specific league table listing how many DXCC countries or CQ zones have been worked by various African hams on 20m CW in the past year almost as easily as a global league table covering all bands, all modes and all years since 1945);
- Analyze your log for possible/likely errors in the DXCC allocations (Club Log's painstakingly-researched DXCC database is a tremendously useful resource supporting the DX community);
- Predict the bands and times on which you are most likely to work almost any DX station, based on actual QSOs in the logs uploaded to Club Log, and draw great circle maps;
- Set up a personal DX Cluster feed that filters out the DXCCs you have already worked, leaving just the ones you still need ...
... and much more. This is just a taste of things to come!
To make the best use of Club Log, you need to find your way around its screens, functions and reports. As you start exploring, you'll soon discover that most Club Log pages look roughly like this:
The main parts are as follows:
- The side menu is the menu you will use most often in practice. Here you will find three groups of buttons for functions relating to (1) analyzing your own log, (2) the leagues and challenges, and (3) various other tools for DXers.
- The top menu has further options relating to getting help, configuring your account in Club Log, uploading/updating your log, searching the logs and checking the leader boards for various DXpeditions, and (optionally) donating towards the costs of providing the Club Log service for the benefit of the entire ham community.
- The page body is of course where the reporting options and reports normally appear, along with various other items depending on the page.
Tip: feel free to click the Club Log logo at top left to download the logo for your QRZ page or personal website.