Contest log analysis tools
very best logging analysis tool would show me my real-time totals
during a contest, and allow me to compare them in real-time with
previous contests. Athena, created by PC5M, does exactly that.
software is super cool and totally free, but keep in mind that it
works with N1MM
days, more and more top contesters are switching to N1MM Logger.
It's free, and works extremely well for almost every kind of contest
you can imagine -- all modes. I made the switch years ago and never
watches my current contest log in N1MM Logger, and plots my live
progress against any previous contest I choose, by simply selecting
any N1MM datatbase and contest inside that database.
a useful tool to automatically convert the date and time of the
"goals" reference log I choose so it matches up with the
date and time of the "current" contest I'm running --
that way all the hourly rates match up with each other, even if
the contests were years apart.
Here's how my all-band totals looked when comparing the 2009 ARRL
DX CW contest with my 2007 progress (red
line is 2009; black is the "goal" taken from my 2007 log):
course, you can view any band by itself, or see everything all at
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is easy to use -- just follow the instructions on PC5M's