First steps

image_0010 At the first start a box pops up, complaining “No open log file”. RUMlog Classic (and iOS) log files can not be used, but can be converted during an import procedure. Further you have to go through some important settings.

Touch Bar

The new Touch Bar is supported in the most used RUMlog windows. Most of theses layouts are user configureable. See Menu–>RUMlogNG–>Customize Touch Bar
Not all possible options are visible per default in few windows.

First steps

  1. You have the option to check and track each contact for validity for the DXCC award. Invalid declared QSOs will be taken into consideration for the statistics, but are color coded in the log tables Make your choice in Preferences–>DXCC.
  2. Before you start, update the DXCC database: Menu–>Online–>Load DXCC data. This will take few seconds, observe the text above the DXCC Info Box.

Create a new logbook file

To create an empty logfile go to: Menu–>Logbook–>New. Select a place wherever you want. The used path is always shown in the Logging Window title bar.

Import a RUMlog Classic logbook file

A RUMlog Classic (or iOS) file can be imported, all settings are kept. Use Menu–>Logbook–>New with RUMlog Classic file. First you will be asked for the new file name, later for the file to import.
Following actions will be taken during the import:

The DXCC recalculation is required, since RUMlogNG can track Deleted entities. Invalid QSOs or QSOs with a deleted entity will be written in magenta in the output window. You should save the content of the window using copy & paste for a later assessment.

ADIF Import

Following ADIF tags can be imported in one of four user definable logging fields:

First define your fields in Preferences–>General. See ADIF Specifications for the use.
If you have already an open logfile, go to Menu–>Logbook–>Import ADIF. Note the options in the Import Window.

More required settings

The programm may not response an expected without the correct settings:

Windows and tables

RUMlogNG uses a lot of windows and tables to present information. During the first use, it may be required to adjust the size and position for your convenience. Tables may need an adjustment of the columns. You can set a columns width to 0 to hide it. In most cases you can reorder the columns as well.
All values will be saved.


Passwords can be entered in the following sections:

Passwords are saved in the logfile itself, or in the preference file. The saved passwords aren’t human readable, but are not encrypted!

See Also

ADIF Import

External Links


ADIF specifications

Frequency allocation