What is Radio Log?
Radio Log is an automated database program that will maintain radio logs for US Coast Guard Auxiliary Watchstanders. It was created by Paul Mayer, PDCP from Division 7 of the Seventh District. The program can be download and is free for all who desire to use it.
Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8 Users Read The Important Information At The Bottom Of This Page.
Main Screen of Radio Log:
Sample Radio Log
Sample of printed Radio Log (Adobe Acrobat Format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed to view this example.)
PC running Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
For Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 and XP
Click to download Radio Log (Version: 1.0.3, Size: 919 KB)
Special Installer for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (See Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 Info below)
Click to download Radio Log (Version:1.0.3, Size: 1,414 KB)
Tutorials (Choose the mode you want to view.)
These Tutorials are available in two formats, Macromedia Flash, which requires the Macromedia Flash browser plug-in to be installed, or an EXE file that you can download to your computer and run off-line.
Click to View Radio Log Tutorial (Macromedia Flash Version: 1.0, Size: 637 KB)
Click to Download Radio Log Tutorial (EXE File Version: 1.0, Size: 902 KB) Save to your desktop for off-line viewing.
Contact Paul Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with Radio Log.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WINDOWS VISTA, Windows 7 and Windows 8 USERS READ THE FOLLOWING
The RadioLog program was created under Windows 95 and last updated in 2003. As a 32 bit application, it's worked well under all versions of Windows up through Windows XP. We've tested it under Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and found a problem.
When we installed under Vista and newer we discovered that Vista and newer makes a
copy of the data files to use and places them in a folder as follows:
C:\Users\[USERNAME] \AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\RadioLog\
So if you make backups of the database from the Radio Log program folder, you are actually backing up the original file and not your data.
Since we lost the source code for Radio Log years ago, we cannot update the program to get around this. What we did is to create a new setup file that will install the software and databases to the Public Documents folder on Vista and eliminate the Vista problem.
If you have other older programs running on Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 that use databases in the program's folder, you will find the same problem exists. You would be smart to reinstall them into the Public Documents folder so you have control over the databases.