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Remembrance Day Contest Logger - now with OmniRig

A popular contest in Australia, the RD contest is usually held in mid August and runs over 24 hours. Rules are published in Amateur Radio Magazine, the official publication for the Wireless Institute of Australia.

The help file is included. The program supports multi log operation and of course has all the features you would expect. The latest version 8.20 is now available and includes rig control through OmniRig. It MUST be installed in a directory separate from Program Files due to Windows permissions issues. (See Properties when right clicking the RD short cut)

The program tests for dupes, shows contacts that are now permitted due to effluxion of time, recent contacts and so on. At the end of the contest the program produces your report for the contest manager, all in a matter of moments. It's so easy to join in the fun of the RD - the Friendly Contest.

Version 8.30 now available for the 2018 RD contest. Improved navigation too.

Please uninstall old versions first.

Complies with 2013 on rules. Works on all versions of Windows from Win98 SE on. Uploaded July 2, 2018.

See download pages here

Check here a few days before the RD.

Use the version opposite and leave comments via my Contact Me page

Enjoy the contest on 11/12 August 2018 from 0300 UTC.

Two issues with Windows on SOME machines

These issues only arose if you installed to “Program Files”. It is a result of newer versions of Windows not permitting writing to these directories. The new RDsetUp.exe installs outside of “Program Files” to avoid this issue.

What were the issues?

(1) File access denied

This problem is caused by Windows insisting that you run in Administrator mode to save a file within a sub directory of Program Files. Recent Versions (8.17 on) puts RD into a separate directory.

Alternatively if you install into Program Files you will need to either run the program as Administrator or turn of UAC (User Account Control). Turn UAC off and the problem will go away. Turn it back on after the RD.


Alternatively right click the shortcut and click Properties, click on Compatibiity and tick Run as Administrator.

Previously, if you  ran it for the contest under 64 bits you may not be able to find the Cabrillo file in order to email it. Use this strategy to access the Cabrillo file while running the older version of RD logger in 64 bit mode:

Note that the routine to identify the windows version will incorrectly identify Windows 10 as Windows 8.1 - this is not important.