'qle' is a QSO Logger and log Editor for amateur radio operators who use the Linux operating system. Written for my personal use in rag-chewing, DX-ing and casual contesting, 'qle' has logged 40000+ QSOs over the years.
A graphic front-end, written in the Perl programming language with help from the Perl/Tk graphic toolkit.
The entire log is stored in a 'one-file' SQLite database, accessible by 3rd party applications.
The optional Hamlib Radio Control Libraries grab frequency/mode data from the rig.
Super check partial (SCP), dupe and DXCC country/continent checking take place as you type.
Real-time and delayed QSO entry, searching of the log and post-QSO editing.
Fields can be added, removed or renamed through the config file.
A full-size screen-shot can be found here.
The program accepts mouse actions (casual) and hotkeys (contesting).
The 'qle' software is proudly and unreservedly open-source, released under the GNU General Public Licence Version 2.
'qle' was designed for, and developed under the GNU/Linux operating system, and may or may not work under proprietary environments. Developed and used under Debian 'testing'.
No award tracking.
No DX-Cluster interface
No built-in help; just a basic README file.
No 'settings' or 'preferences' menu. Instead, a commented, user-editable config file.
No distro support: no RPM and no DEB packages.
The 'qle' program relies on support software (Perl, Perl/Tk, Perl-DBI, SQLite3-DBD, SQLite3 etc), installable from your package manager. The support software needs to be present before the program will run.
All of this requires a bit of work by the user who needs to figure out package names - they vary between distros - with help from the package manager. Once support packages are in place, there is no need to compile anything; the program will run. Check out the README file as well as the ChangeLog inside the archive for further info.
qle-0.0.39.tar.gz size: 221941 Bytes, released: 8 December 2014
This release corrects needlessly restrictive file permissions, introduced in the previous release. Many thanks to Bob, W9YA, for the bug report. Also, a workaround is included for sizing/packing problems in the QSO editor pop-up. Lastly, a few small enhancements have been made to the start-up script. As always, consult the ChangeLog and README files for details.
Starting with release 0.0.23, the Super Check Partial file master.scp is no longer included and must be downloaded separately. This is also the case with cty.dat , the DXCC countries file. Make sure the files are saved in the qle directory and that the filenames are in lower case or else 'qle' won't find them. Further details about these files are in Chapter 3.5 of the README.
To install, copy the .tar.gz archive file to your home directory and extract with:'tar xvzf <filename>'. This produces a directory called 'qle-<version>'. Change to this directory and follow the install instructions in the README file.
Previous, stable releases of 'qle 'can be found here
Hacked versions of winkeydaemon that work with my 'USB lite' K1EL winkeyer are there
Go here for the original PA0R version of winkeydaemon.
Last modified: 8 December 2014 ZL2BSJ