Hi. I just had HAMRS recommended to me and wondered if anyone had used it extensively and reviewed it. I think I only saw one article (parenthetically mentioned by Scott, KN3A in August).
Thanks. QRPer just seemed like the perfect place to vent and/or explore this!
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Thanks for your question, Susan–my hope is that others will comment as well.
I can say that I’ve been using HAMRS now for perhaps 3 weeks and have been very pleased. The great thing about HAMRS is that it works on any platform and OS you would take to the field: iOS, MacOS, Android, Linux, and Windows.
I have only used it on iOS (on my iPhone) and find that it’s overall, quite intuitive. I love the fact that it can pre-format the logs to be accepted in some of the most popular field activities like POTA and SOTA. If you have an internet connection, it can show live spots and even a QSO map with polylines. Great feedback when you’re in the field.
I’ve also used it while offline and it worked beautifully.
As with any electronic logger, though, I would also keep a paper copy of my logs as a backup.
You’ll be seeing me use HAMRS more in my field activations. It’s all but replaced N3FJP ACLog as my field logger.
My hope is that others with even more experience can comment. Very curious what experience is like on other operating systems!