jaLog 1.06 (Just Another Log? Java Log?)

This page needs some serious work, but here's some information to get you started.

jaLog is an open source logging application, which is written in Java, for amateur radio operators. Version 1.06 is quite simple, allowing for general log entries and reading/writing to the amateur data interchange format (ADIF). It also supports themes and callsign lookup from Callook.info.

The released versions of jaLog have been compiled with Java 1.5, so you will need to have Java 1.5 installed on your system. You can try other releases of Java, though I can't promise that it will work.

The download page contains a simple zip file. Just unzip it anywhere on your file system.

For windows users, I've provided a start.bat file to run the application and a start.sh file for Unix users. This assumes that you have Java installed.
In the future, I'll add an installation system.



Project Page


Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (If you don't know which one to get, just select "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3")

ADIF Specifications:


Lookup data provided Joshua Dick on Callook :


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December, 16th, 2008
jaLog 1.06
1) Display the gridsquare when looking up a callsign.
2) More error handling.
3) Various performance tweaks. Using iterator instead of "for loops", for example.
4) Miscellaneous code and script clean up.

May, 14th, 2008
jaLog 1.05
1) Support for data lookup from callook.info. To access this feature, just click on the "lookup" button next to the "Station" field when editing a log entry. This will lookup the callsign listed in the "Station" field.

April, 3rd, 2008
jaLog 1.04
1) Added an internal debugger to help debug runtime issues.
2) Modified the size of a few more textfields so they look O.K. on a Mac.

February 3rd, 2008
jaLog 1.03
1) Support for Java 1.5 instead of 1.6 for Mac users.
2) Fix various GUI size issues under the Mac OS.

October 31st, 2007
jaLog 1.02
1) Fixed the jalog.ini file so the columns are displayed correctly.
2) Fixed the default values for the theme background and scrollbar checkbox.

October 27th, 2007
jaLog 1.01
1) Ditched my proprietary xml file format.
2) Support for ADIF instead.
2) GUI has fields for all ADIF parameters.
3) Changed the name of the application to jaLog.
4) Customize table header.

October 21st, 2007
jLog 1.0
Initial Version