CQRLOG is an advanced ham radio logger based
on Firebird database. It provides radio control based on hamlib libraries
(currently support of 140+ radio types and models), DX cluster
connection, band map, QRZ callbook (web version), IOTA support, a
grayliner, propagation indicator, xplanet support (maps in azimuthal projection centered in
your QTH), OK1RR free QSL manager database etc.
CQRLOG is intended mainly to seriously HF DX minded operators
but can be used for any ham logging purpose, also by casual operators.
It is equipped with probably most accurate DXCC country database
available, providing not only the country resolution but also state,
province, region, district etc. It resolves also antarctic bases,
special event stations, contest callsigns and much more.
CQRLOG has now its own web site at http://www.cqrlog.com
. Find news, changes, latest additional files and howtos here. If you have a problem, browse this web site first, then ask for help.
License and disclaimer:
published under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2 (GPL v. 2), June
1991. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version. Full version of GPL v.
2 is here
The authors are not responsible for any damages, losses or safety risks to the user; the software is published AS IS.
The Radio Control is provided with hamlib
a set of libraries, which is a development effort to provide a
consistent interface for programmers wanting to incorporate radio
control in their programs. hamlib
is not a complete user
application, rather, it is a software layer intended to make
controlling various radios and other shack hardware much easier.
Most recent amateur radio transceivers allow external control
of their functions through a serial interface. Unfortunately, control
commands are not always consistent across a manufacturer's product line
and each manufacturer's product line differs greatly from its
There's no standardized protocol to remotely control one's
rig, be it a Ham radio transceiver, a SWL receiver, any kind of scanner
and other mobiles. However, some manufacturer may have designed their
own proprietary protocol, implemented in some of their product family.
Therefore, each rig family will require a hamlib
backend to set
the VFO frequency, change mode and passband width, get current signal
strength, etc. The actual list of supported radios can be found here
Unpack (untar) the
installation package cqrlog_version_install.tar.gz into a temporary
directory and fire it up. An installer will do all the job for you.
There is also a choice of a brand new installation or version upgrade.
If upgrading, no important file will be overwritten. Anyway, backup your log
before you begin any upgrade!
The only dependency is the hamlib
which must be installed also if you don't want radio control. The sources are available at http://hamlib.sourceforge.net/
, however precompiled packages are available for almost any major Linux distribution.