QSO Entry Fields


The small triangle on the right of this section opens and closes the qrz.com, qrzcq.com, and HamQTH.com query side panel.

Data take over from previous QSOs

image_0069 Use Preferences–>Databases to select which fields' data to take over from previous QSOs. When you tab out of the call sign entry field, the log is queried, and the results are copied into those fields. The data that has been taken over from a previous QSO will appear in blue.

Date and Time

To log the QSOs in real time, activate the Real Time option.
If the option Real Time is not checked, the background of the date and time fields changes to orange. This is a reminder for you to check the time to prevent mistakes.


The Callsign field is also used for trx control! Enter a frequency in kHz into the callsign field, followed by Enter, to tune the transceiver. The corresponding mode will be selected according to Preferences–>QRGs.
While you type in a callsign, the DXCC will be calculated and the DXCC Info Box shows the results.
The Station Info Box will be filled when you tab out this field. If you want to see previous QSOs with this station, the toggle option Menu–>Logbook–>Show prev. QSOs must be activated.

After entering a call sign, other fields can be filled with data from HamQTH.com, qrz.com, qrzcq.com, or from data from previous QSOs. The color of the field shows where the data came from:


It shows the actual used frequency in kHz. Entering another frequency in this field does not tune your radio! See above how to use the Callsign field to tune it. The background appears in red when the frequency is outside the boundaries defined in Preferences–>QRGs.


When you have an active CAT connection, the value of this field comes from the transceiver. This functionality can be switched off using the check box below Follow TRX. To manually select a mode use the popup menu. The available modes can be selected in Preferences–>Modes
Following shortcuts are available:

It is not possible to enter the mode as text, please use the above shortcuts!


Enter the “Primary Administrative Subdivision”:

For USA, the popup menu shows states. As soon you have selected a state, you can select a county from a contextual menu above the Note field.


image_0072 The Locator (Maidenhead Grid Square) can be entered using 4 or 6 digits, always in uppercase. Information in the Station Info Box will be updated accordingly.

The color of the text has the following meanings:

You can see the QSL status per band below the input fields.


The IOTA Reference number must be entered in the correct sequence: CC-NNN

image_0004 The popup menu may already be prefilled if it is unique. For example, EA8 will always be AF-004. For a given station, the IOTA can be derived from the DX-spot database if activated in Preferences–>Databases. The data source appears in magenta.
The number in the parentheses indicates the number of spots with this result. This may help you to find the correct value.

The color of the text has the following meanings:

You can see the QSL status independent of the band and mode below the input fields.


It is used for the QSL manager callsign, which will be printed on the QSL cards. The popup menu will be used in the same way as the IOTA field.


A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing paper QSL cards:


A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing LoTW QSLs:


A single character will be used to indicate the status of incoming and outgoing eQSLs:

CQ and ITU

The suggested zone may be incorrect if there are multiple zones for a given country.


Enter the tx power in Watt, or use a fixed value from the popup menu.

QSO Note

Whatever you want. The entered text can be added to the eQSL card: Preferences–>LoTW/eQSL

County Popup Menu

image_0005 If the station is in the USA (K, KL7, or KH6), and if you have already selected a state, then a County contextual menu is available above the Station Info Box. Use the right mouse button to open it

User-defined Fields

Four database fields are definable by the user in Preferences–>General. For each field you can: