Archive for November, 2007

Using CVS for Radio Contact Log Files

Being a ham radio operator sometimes forces us to operate from many different locations. We frequently wind up logging our contacts on many different computers. Later we find ourselves with the task of combining our logs into one big log so we can check our standings of whatever it might be we care about: WAS, WAZ, etc.

Over the years I have settled on a method which seems to work quite well. Instead of logging to different files on each computer, I “move” the active log file from one computer to the next using CVS as an intermediate data storage point.

For those not familiar with CVS, it is a software revision control and management system which provides a central organized spot where many developers can work on files separately, but in a controlled fashion which benefits all.