First Steps

image_0010 When you start RUMlog for the very first time, a box pops up with a message “No open log file”. You have several options: you can create a new logbook file, you can import data into it, or you can open an existing one. RUMlog Classic and iOS logbook files cannot be opened directly, however, they can be imported and converted. You will need to adjust a few important settings after an import.

Touch Bar

Many RUMlog windows support the Touch Bar. Most of the layouts are user-configurable. See Menu–>RUMlogNG–>Customize Touch Bar
Some windows do not show all the available options by default.

First steps

  1. You can check and track DXCC award validity of every contact. Invalid declared QSOs are taken into consideration for the statistics, however, they are appropriately color-coded in the log tables. Customize this option in Preferences–>DXCC.
  2. Before you begin, update the DXCC database: Menu–>Online–>Load DXCC data. This will take a 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 any place where you would like to save it. The chosen 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 with all of its settings. Use Menu–>Logbook–>New with RUMlog Classic file. First, you will be asked for the new file name, then for the file to import.
The following actions will take place during the import:

The DXCC recalculation is necessary because RUMlogNG can track Deleted entities. Invalid QSOs, or QSOs with a deleted entity will appear 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 the four user-definable logging fields:

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

More required settings

The program may not respond as 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 column’s width to 0 to hide it. In most cases you also can reorder the columns.
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 are not human readable, but they are not encrypted!

SWL logbook

RUMlog can also be used as a SWL logbook. It should be noted that the ADIF specification does not provide any special support for SWLs. This must be taken into account when exporting and importing ADIF files. The input fields are used as follows:

Printing of QSL labels is supported. To do this, the appropriate settings must be made in the QSL print window at the bottom left:

eQSL is not supported yet.

See Also

ADIF Import

Launch other applications at RUMlog start

External Links


ADIF specifications

Frequency allocation