I just went onto Club Log to confirm that my 7O6T contact was showing, and discovered that they’ve added some wonderful new analytical tools to the site.
First, for any dxpedition using Club Log, there’s complete statistics on the distribution of qsos; by continent, by band, by mode, and combinations thereof.
Select the MAP tab, and you will be presented with a map showing the present daylight/darkness. Click on your location, and you’ll get complete statistics on the contacts with your zone by band and hour – a great tool to determine how propagation has actually worked for your area. Propagation tools such as VOACAP tell you what it should be, but this chart tells you what it’s actually been – very useful in planning your attack.
Click on GEOGRAPHIC PROPAGATION, and you’ll see a great circle map, and qso charts that allow you to see color coded where the bulk of the qso’s are for any band at any hour – again great tools for analyzing when your best chances will be by actual historical data, not just propagation charts.
My least favorite is the leader boards. Frankly, I don’t like listing who’s made the MOST contacts. I think the emphasis should be on how many unique individual calls a dxpedition has worked, not who’s worked them the most number of times.
Club Log has become an indispensable tool and they just keep making it better. If you’re not using it, you really should be.