HAM QuickLog goes to Africa!

My app on the iPad in action in The Gambia

My app on the iPad in action in The Gambia

I found out that my app; Mircules HAM QuickLog was used in the C5DX DXPedition to The Gambia in Africa!

Most people that follow my blog will know that I’m the developer of Mircules HAM QuickLog which is an iPad app used for logging Radio Amateur contacts (QSO’s). I’m a software developer and I find it always nice when people are using my software!

The C5DX DXPedition was a mini DXpedition and demonstration of amateur radio to school students in The Gambia. The radio part was done by Alan (G4DJX). Alan is a headteacher of Sandringham School in St. Albans in the UK and they have a link with a school in The Gambia.

I had some contact with Alan and he was pretty positive about my logging software so I’m happy with that! He gave me some feedback about how he used the app and what would be nice additions to the app. I put a few of his remarks on my list of items to add in the app.

The Mircules HAM QuickLog app is since november previous year available in the Apple app store, so it’s pretty new. Any feedback about the app by the users is very useful for me!

More info:
HAM QuickLog in the Apple app store

Mircules HAM QuickLog update for SOTA and IOTA

Mircules HAM QuickLog - SOTA and IOTA

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Previous week a new version of Mircules HAM QuickLog came out. As most people will know, QuickLog is a logging app for Radio Amateurs voor the iPad. I wrote about this earlier in another post.

The 2 most important additions to the app are “import from URL” and SOTA / IOTA support!

Import from URL makes it possible to import an ADIF file from any location on the internet. This is especially useful for people that don’t want to use iTunes or people that are using for instance Linux.

The second addition, SOTA and IOTA support, is an addition I made after people were asking for this specific functionality. As you can see in the image in the start of this post, a new section is added with Activation Information.

There are 4 fields where you can fill in the activation information for SOTA and IOTA. These fields are then used in every import and export that the user does.

Because Mircules HAM QuickLog is especially useful for activations (SOTA, IOTA, COTA, WFF etc…..) it’s essential that the supported ADIF fields for these activations are available in your logging app. And now they are! 🙂


HAM Logging on the iPad with QuickLog

Mircules HAM QuickLog Icon

After a lot of software development and testing I finally put my new app in the Apple app store!

The app is called Mircules HAM QuickLog (or just QuickLog) and is an app for the iPad. It’s a logging app for Radio Amateurs and has a lot of very useful features.

Now of course every producer of software will say that their software is very useful, but I’m not only a producer but also a user and customer of my own software!

I’m using QuickLog a lot so I have been able to test it and to see which features I absolutely wanted to go in there.

Dogfooding your own software is, I think, the best possible way possible of testing for bugs and usability. It got me a product that I’m very happy with as a producer and a consumer! 🙂

You can find the app here HAM QuickLog website and also in the app store:

Here is a little click through video I made of QuickLog. Watch full screen for best readability!


A new version (1.1) has come out on the 9th of Januari with additions for activations (both for chasers and activators).

The additions / changes are:

  • Activation fields (SOTA and IOTA) are added on screen and in the import / export of logfiles. It concerns the fields IOTA, MY_IOTA, SOTA_REF and MY_SOTA_REF.
  • Import from URL added. For people that dont have itunes installed and / or are using Linux.
  • The DXCC code of the entered contact is shown in the main screen, next to ITU zone and CQ zone (in the QSL Info title).
  • GPS bug fixed.
  • Some small bug fixes.