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This PA QSO Logging application was originally written specifically with the visually impaired Amateur Radio operator in mind, but can be used by anyone interested in a basic, easy to use, logging program for the PA QSO party.  It handles dupe checking, county/section verification, county line entry of mobiles/rovers, post contest entry, etc., and has all the necessary forms and logs to submit to the PA QSO Party committee.


All text is about twice the normal size, and the main input fields are set to use a 60 point font size. Additionally, any individual user can customize the appearance of all input fields, by selecting their own color scheme for both the background and the text. Another option allows for the use of voice annunciation triggered upon entering each one of the the input fields on the main screen.  

The program was designed to be used at a 1024 X 768 screen resolution, for maximum benefit of the larger fonts, but includes an add-on utility that will also allow it to automatically resize to 800 X 600 or 640 X 480 screen resolutions for use on older monitors or notebook computers.


The program can be run in a stand-alone single PC mode, or networked to other computers with no additional add-ons.  It was built specifically with networking as a main component.





The PA QSO Logging program has full support for logging Mobile and Rover Stations, including the ability to enter up to four counties for a mobile or rover sitting on the county line.



  • Full and Partial Dupe Checking

  • County, State, Section validation

  • Multiple County Line Entry for PA QSO

  • Auto-fill of some fields based on prior contact entry

  • CW keying (14 memory positions)

  • Manual 'Freeform' CW entry

  • Voice memory keying using 'wav' files

  • Post Contest Entry mode

  • Summary and detailed reports

  • Cabrillo file export

  • MS Access 2000 database

  • Full LAN Networking support - no add-ons necessary

  • Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP

  • Large fonts and voice prompting for visually impaired

  • Auto screen resizing for various computer screen resolutions

  • Ability to send Text Messages to other Networked PC's

  • Sequential or continuous serial numbers when networked

  • Bonus Station can be entered as W3XY, W3XY/R, W3XY/LEH, etc.

  • PSK31 and RTTY added for 2006

The Program is available for downloading at the link below, but is rather large, and may take a very long time unless you have a DSL or broadband modem connection.


The files are in a  self-extracting .EXE "zip" format.  Download to any temporary folder on your PC that you choose.  When complete, use Windows explorer to locate the wb3paql.exe file.  


Double click, and follow the instructions to run the setup program. and it will guide you through the installation process.



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Email can be addressed to:

If you download this program and plan on using in the PA QSO Party event, send me an email at the address above, so I can keep you up to date on any additions/changes. 













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