Best POTA Logging Software

What is the best POTA logger? Many Logging programs can be used for POTA. The logging programs allow users to log their contacts with other radio amateurs, as well as track the progress of their POTA activations or POTA activities.

Logging software is available for a variety of platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. Several mobile apps can be used for POTA logging too. In addition, several web-based POTA logging services can be used to log contacts and track activations.

Parks on the Air (POTA) confirmations rely solely on the Activator. It is the Activator logs that are uploaded. Hunters only need to create a POTA account on website.

As a Hunter, I do like to enter the Activators park number in the Sig Info field in Log4OM. That way I can keep track of things myself.

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SIG info (Park number of the other station)

Log for the Old Man (Log4OM)

See my previous post on N3FJP's ACLOG. It is a favorite of mine.

However, my preferred logging program has become Log for the Old Man (Log4OM). Its intuitive user interface and its advanced features make it my top choice for Amateur Radio logging. It is highly configurable and provides me with logging and LOTW support.

I appreciate it's flexibility and rich feature set. I also like that it supports multiple online logs and has rich plotting and analysis capabilities. It also has a nice user interface and makes it easy to look up callsigns and other data. Finally, I appreciate its scalability, allowing it to handle large volumes of data or scale down to use for portable operation on older laptops. See the portable version of Log4OM download.

So my vote for the best POTA logger is Log4OM.

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My Sig Info (My park number).

POTA Videos using Log4OM

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If you take a look at the videos posted on my YouTube channel, you'll understand why I'm so enthusiastic about its features and ease of use. I log FT8, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSB contacts using Log4OM.

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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1 year ago

Good presentation. I like Log4OM. I had not considered using it for POTA. That will save me a step rather than importing from Hamrs. Thank you! 73

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