SkookumLogger supports connections to one or two radios at a time. You choose the type, port, and enabled status for each radio. You control enabled radios via commands in the  Radio 1  and  Radio 2  menus. The Radio 2 menu is hidden unless you have selected  Two Transmitters Two Receivers  in OpMode preferences. Items in the Radio menu are disabled when the radio connection is not enabled. In that case, you can set frequencies and modes for logging QSOs using  text commands .

SkookumLogger reads and writes frequencies and modes; it is not a full-fledged radio control program.You can transmit on only one radio at a time. The transmit radio is identified by a red gumdrop in the corresponding QSO entry box. The type of an enabled radio is shown as the first item in its Radio menu. A small radio icon is shown in the Log window next to the UTC time when Radio 1 is enabled.

SkookumLogger keeps track of receive frequency and transmit frequency separately, accounting for possible offsets introduced by RIT and XIT. The frequency displayed in the QSO entry box shows where you are listening, and the frequency offset shows the different between receive and transmit frequencies. The offset is positive when the transmit frequency is above the receive frequency. The offset display is colored when it is not zero. If the radio has a subreceiver, that frequency is also tracked, and is managed in the  One Transmitter Two Receiver  operating mode.

Serial radios are polled to track things like frequency and mode. When the radio does not respond for more than about 15 seconds, SkookumLogger posts an alert to inform you that the connection has died and disables the connection. To recover after addressing the cause of the disconnect, open the Radios window and click the  Enable  button.

These options affect both radios:

Radio spot tone toggle special key  — A single key shortcut for turning the radio spot function on and off.

Prefer upper sideband in CW mode  — Chooses which “sideband” to use when setting the radio mode to CW. 

Change mode when changing frequency  — Guess the appropriate mode using the phone sub-band table when setting radio frequency.

Invert frequency step direction in LSB  — Commands that step VFOs or RIT/XIT offset step the opposite direction in LSB, optionally  Only in SSB mode .

Also see:

Type Choosers

Port Choosers

Flex Radios

SkookumLogger  3.13  © 2023 K1GQ