RACES Logger by KB3HIY

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Chester County, PA
Erie County, PA
New Castle Co., PA
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Warren County, NJ
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Newport County, RI
Arlington County, VA
Virginia Capital, VA
Sandoval County, NM
Marquette County, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
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North/West County, WI
Yellowstone, MT
Scott County, IN
Dekalb County, GA
Dawson County, GA
Fayette County, GA
Springfield County, IL
McHenry County, IL
District ARES, NH
East Rockingham, NH
Great Bay, NH
Hillsborough County, NH
Mt. Washington, NH
South Grafton County, NH
West Rockingham, NH
Baxter County, AR
Sebastian County, AR
Berkeley County, SC
Greenville County, SC
Clarksville CATS, TN
Bradley County, TN
Blount County, TN
Hamilton County, TN
Williamson County, TN
Heart of TN ARES
Adirondack ARC, NY
Erie County, NY
Franklin County, NY
Nassau County, NY
New York City, NY
Niagara County, NY
Smithtown ARES, NY
Queens County, NY
Orange County, NY
Penn Yan, NY
Rockland County, NY
Genesee County, MI
Houghton County, MI
Kalamazoo County, MI
Macomb County, MI
Northside ARC, MI
York County, ME
Dakota County, MN
Panola County, MS
Ogemaw County, CO
Oregon ARES
Umatilla/Morrow, OR
Deschutes County, OR
Oregon Coast, OR
Coos County, OR
Marion County, OR
Tillamook County, OR
Burbank County, CA
Contra Costa Co., CA
Los Angeles, CA
Simi Valley County, CA
Yolo County, CA
Wayne County, MA
Eastern, MA Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Brandon County, FL
Volusia County, FL
Pinellas County, FL
Hillsborough Co., FL
Sheriff's Tactical ARC

Madison County, AL
Whatcom County, WA
San Juan County, WA
Davis County, UT
Nibley City CERT, UT
Ohio District 10, ARES
Franklin County, OH
Ashland County, OH
Morrow County, OH
Portage County, OH
Queen City, OH
Sandusky County, OH
Summit County, OH
Heart of TN ARES
BC Wireless Society
Burnaby Radio Club
South West, KS
Clark County, NV
Manchester Co., CT
Bremer County, IA
Cedar Valley, IA
Linn County, IA
Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
Tom Green Co., TX
Harris County, TX
Kaufman County, TX
North Central TX Trauma Regional Advisory Council
North Central TX Health Care ARC
CareFlite® North Central Denton County TX Emergency Services

Surrey SEPAR, BC
Mercury ARC, BC
Barrie ARC, ON
Oakville ARES, ON
Moose Jaw ARC, SK



Setup steps must be completed before using this software. This is only a rough outline for running a net, and may vary greatly from your net procedures.

  1. Starting a Net.
  2. Taking check-ins.
  3. Making assignments.
  4. Entering notes.
  5. Closing the net.
  6. Printing Net report.

1.    Starting a Net.
    From the Quick Start menu select "Check-ins-Start/Modify a Net", and click OK. The Net Check-ins screen and Zones screen appear automatically and defaults to the last net run. Click on Start New Net button. Your call sign should automatically fill, if you set it in the Default Settings. Select a Net Type (Fig. 1) and Reason for Net (Fig. 2).

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

  Checking the Nickname box will display the Nickname from the Roster as opposed to the First name. If your net has a preamble, click on Show Preamble and start the net. Enter call signs for any who have announcements or traffic. Click the appropriate check box for each call with traffic, announcements, on a link, and/or early check in. Or you may enter checkins by right clicking in the Call column (Fig. 3). This will display a list of stations in the current default zone contain in the Roster. Entering a partial call sign will limit the list further. Changing default zone will change the list. See Taking checkins by zone. If the field contains a complete call sign a Clear, Traffic, Anncmnt, Linked, Early, In Route, Arrived, Done, Out, QRZ is displayed (Fig. 4). You can change the zone for a station by typing the new zones code or by right clinking on the ZN column (Fig. 5) This will display the complete list of zones. This is handy for mobile and roaming stations who check in from outside default zone

Fig. 3


Fig. 5

2.    Taking check-ins by zone.
RACES Logger automatically defaults to the first defined Zone. If you wish to start with a different Zone, double click the Zone you want in the Zones window (Fig. 6). This changes the default Zone and is indicated at both the bottom of the Zones and Net Checkins windows. Call for and record check-ins for the current zone in the Net Checkins window. When you are ready to move to the next Zone, double click the next zone of your choice in the Zones window. Repeat until you have cycled through all of your zones. You may leave blank rows, as markers to distinguish between groups of check-ins.

Fig. 6


3.    Making assignments.
    If your nets include giving out assignments and you have created default assignments in Net Reasons, they will be automatically entered when the stations check in. You may change the default assignment by Right clicking the assignment field (Fig. 7). A list of current net assignments defined for the Reason for Net will be displayed or you can manual enter a assignment. As the assignments are completed, check them off in the DN column. Check-ins with completed assignments are highlighted in blue.

Fig. 7

4.    Entering notes.
    As you run your net some basic notes will be automatically entered. For example, checkin time, and made announcement. You can enter custom notes for individual check-ins by double clicking the word Memo in the notes column. You can leave this window open and position it off to one side and display notes as you go along with the Net. Double clicking in the notes window will append a Date and Time Stamp to any existing notes and highlight the area to place your note.

5.    Closing the net.
If your net has a post amble, click on Show Postamble button to display and read. When completed simply click in the Net Closed field in the Net Checkins window  to auto-completed the field with the current date and time. Your ready to print the Net report.


6.    Printing Net report.
    Close the Net Checkins window and go to File menu on the main RACES Logger window. Select Quick Start to redisplay the dialog box. Highlight Print Net Reports and click open. Select the completed net and choose Preview or Print. To print a report to a text file, check Save to formatted text file. Your report will be generated and saved to the file NETREPORT.TXT in your RACESLogger directory. You can create three types of reports, detail, summary, and a totals only report.

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