Possible logging software 
 

2023 IDQP logging possible errors
This year some of the IDQP rules have changed,   these two software packages HAVE NOT been updated to accommodate these changes !

FIRST,  This will only effect what your computer thinks your score is.   NO PROBLEM,  for the IDQP we don't use that info anyway,   we
feed all you Logs into our software to compute your score.  It doesn't mater what your computer thinks,  WE WILL take care of your score.
SO,  there is really no reason to worry.   Just send in your logs, we will take care of scoring ...  
as that song from the 60's says,,,    don't worry, be happy 

Here is a list (a short list) of logging programs that apparently support the IDQP ?.
The sponsors of the IDQP are not underwriting or recommend anything, these
suggestions are made on a  "use at your own risk" basis.  

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N1MM  work for both in and out of state stations. This is a great contest logging program, and its totally FREE.   IDQP committee recommends using this.
It's  little confusing to set up for the correct contest..(see below for help)
If your having trouble setting it up,  and you can't find any local hams that know how,   call me at 208 251 6441  KIP    (please, I can't help during the contest, set this up in advance)
5 minutes on the phone is worth 2 days trying to email/text  info back and forth.. I will be glad to help on the phone.

this is a GREAT program.     https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/   Then select Downloads  then Program files,  and if this is your first load  select Full Install     
then without running the program , get the latest version and install it, ... Downloads>Program Files>Latest Update Files

Once you've complete these two tasks, start the program ...   you need to put your station info in, like your name ,  section  etc..THEN

up at the top,  FILE  pick New Log In Database     then  QSO Party        then a bit down to the right pick Idaho    (probably had 7QP in the spot)
the software knew I was an in-state station  and ask me several more questions  ,,   Like my county  

I presume out-of-state folks with be prompted  as out of state ???
 



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N3FJP State QSO Party modules DO support the IDQP.  In and Out of state.  
you can download it and try it free for the first 30 QSO's,  NOTE: get the state QSO party program, NOT the main N3FJP AC logger.. 
TO open it up for more QSO's it costs $8.99, follow the instructions at the download page.

For out of state participants ,  This is a great offer as only about 5% of the submitted logs have  more than 30 QSO's   Just remember it stops working at 30 QSO's.

For in state stations,  you will run through the 30 free QSO's in a hurry,  you will need to pay to open it up.. $8.99  You need to do this before the contest, registration  isn't instantaneous/automated...
  so give it a try.             http://www.n3fjp.com/stateqsoparty.html        

Several comments about N3FJP:  for out of state people it shows "on the screen" all the Idaho Counties, maybe making it 'bit' easier to log counties.
its simple to use, and  generates  the correct  log file,, (CABRILLO)
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FYI: most logging software will NOT accept invalid entries, especially true for the county input field,    SAME is true for the State abbreviations

For valid Idaho county abbreviations  Idaho County List and Map   And for States    Click me    

Please note: most software wants a RST,  the IDQP doesn't care,  SO,,  Just enter anything you like, , It will not mater for your score.

we are sure there is other logging programs out there that may work,  but trying to test all of these  is a bit difficult.
However,  we know do know the two programs listed above work !  and generate the required Cabrillo log file.

Speaking of Logs,,  even if you only work one station,  Please send in your logs,