CQRLOG for LINUX (version 2.0.0)


Petr Hlozek, OK2CQR [http://www.ok2cqr.com]
Martin Kratoska, OK1RR [http://www.ok1rr.com]


CQRLOG is an advanced ham radio logging application based on a MySQL database. It provides radio interfacing utilizing the hamlib libraries (currently support for 140+ radio types and models), DX cluster connection, band map, QRZ.com/HamQTH.com callbook (XML access), ClubLog and Logbook of the World support, 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 for 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 its own web site at http://www.cqrlog.com. Find news, changes, latest additional files and howtos there. If you have a problem, browse the web site first, then ask for help.

License and disclaimer:

CQRLOG is published under the 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.

Supported transceivers:

The Radio Control interface is provided using 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 competitors.

There's no standardized protocol to remotely control one's rig, be it a Ham radio transceiver, a SWL receiver, any kind of scanner or other mobiles. However, many manufacturer 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 on Hamlib website.


Ubuntu users can use a repository on Launchpad. To add the repo, open a terminal and copy&paste

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ok2cqr/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cqrlog

Only Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are officially supported but there are also builds for other versions of Ubuntu on Launchpad.

Debian users can simply install using the package manager

sudo apt-get install cqrlog

For other distributions, you can use binaries located at http://cqrlog.com/download. Some of them, like Fedora and Arch, have their own repositories for CQRLOG - Fedora: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/cqrlog ArchLinux https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cqrlog/
If upgrading, no important file will be overwritten. Anyway, backup your log before you begin any upgrade!



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