SWL logging database/spreadsheet

SWLing and TX Forum, for everything below 30MHz...

SWL logging database/spreadsheet

Postby leviticus49 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:28 am

Looking around on the Internet for logging software, nothing seems to be suitable, either they are too basic or lean toward radio amateur logging (not interested). Its a long time since I did any database or spreadsheet work so can anyone give advice as to actually creating it. I want to be able to record receiver, mode, frequency, receiver settings, atu settings and filter settings ssb+peak, ssb, ssb+notch & cw plus signal strength, interference, fading etc. then content plus other parameters. Not easy I know. Can anybody help please?
leviticus49
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:15 am

Re: SWL logging database/spreadsheet

Postby m0lsx » Mon May 13, 2013 11:48 am

Are you a member of The British DX Club?? They would probably be a good source of information about if such a database exists for purchase or free download..
However why not simply use something Apache's free OpenOffice data base or Flexlists & make your own??
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html
http://flexlists.com/
I like OpenOffice, but looking at the two Flexlists look the simplest to use..But google has other database creators available..
Also don't forget you could use a Yahoo Group & log your loggings & create a database on there...Like that if your PC crashed, you would still have your loggings & your database, plus you could share your loggings.
Buy a database from Kimmy JS19 via http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/
Or do Google search of this forum via https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=017721449704518888595:wswa65nq4ww
73 De Alan (M0LSX.)
http://www.qrz.com/db/M0LSX"
User avatar
m0lsx
 
Posts: 5665
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:14 pm
Location: Norwich. TG21.

Re: SWL logging database/spreadsheet

Postby leviticus49 » Mon May 13, 2013 12:06 pm

I use OpenOffice and have made a start with the majority of headings. Can't seem to find how to add drop down menus etc or set the form as I would like it. Not a member of British DX Club but will have a look at their site. Thanks to all who have answered.
leviticus49
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:15 am

Re: SWL logging database/spreadsheet

Postby leviticus49 » Mon May 13, 2013 8:14 pm

I've found a set of tutorials on ShowMeDo Creating the DataBase [ID:333] (1/15) in series: OpenOffice Base. This seems to be perfect for what I wanted.
leviticus49
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:15 am

Re: SWL logging database/spreadsheet

Postby m0lsx » Mon May 13, 2013 9:45 pm

Thats good news..so you are all sorted then..
Buy a database from Kimmy JS19 via http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/
Or do Google search of this forum via https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=017721449704518888595:wswa65nq4ww
73 De Alan (M0LSX.)
http://www.qrz.com/db/M0LSX"
User avatar
m0lsx
 
Posts: 5665
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:14 pm
Location: Norwich. TG21.


Return to HF & Shortwave

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest