UK and Europe VHF Contesting Maidenhead Locator Map

With the introduction of the B2 scoring system in 2017 I decided it was time to update my VHF contesting map that I use to help me aim the beam and find multipliers and bonus squares when out portable.

I have beam heading marked centred on my portable locations. They are close enough together at this scale to us just one point.
G1YBB B2 contest Locator map
I usually take an A4 print of this map with me to refer to but the PDF file is fairly high resolution and should be printable at least A3 size at decent quality. Here is a 100% view of the map to see the detail:
100% scale view of detail

You can download it if you wish but if you wanted one centred on your location you can always email me (my email is on the home page here). The annotations are all done in vector layers and can easily moved around to suit. Here is my PDF for a look but it’s probably only any use to David G4ASR and other portable stations in my area.

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe (15.4MB PDF)

Edit:
However several people have asked for a copy of the map centred on their locator so one of these below may be of use for you. The centre point of the beam headings covers a couple of squares around the actual centre so one near yours. If not you can always email me.

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93EG

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO90WX

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO92FI

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO92IR

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93KE

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO90HX

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from JO02KM

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO82PC

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93TB

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93KH

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from JO01JK

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO70SS

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO71LX

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO82RJ

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO83PN

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93MG

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO93RF

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO71VO

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO83MR

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO91QN

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO91WP

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO76XA

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO70TQ

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO85NS

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO92PU

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO82KR

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO70UM

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO86JV

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO86GB

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from JO02MA

G1YBB B2 Contesting Locator Map of UK & Europe from IO83VT

Entering RSGB VHF contests with Minos logger

As not everyone is familiar with the process of entering RSGB contests using the online system and generating their logs from within Minos I thought I would do a basic run through of the process.

First up, I HIGHLY recommend logging the actual contest as you go with a computer, and Minos I think is one of the best for VHF contests. It does not do any HF contests. If you are search and pouncing you don’t even need to be able to type quickly as you can listen to the running station and pre-fill in their details ready before you call and only have to type in the report and serial. Added bonus is once you have entered their locator it gives you their beam heading from you too.

This page is quite long as I have gone through each step with a picture to hopefully make it dead easy for the first time user to get going.

Anyway, let’s get it downloaded and installed…

THIS LINK should download the latest version from the main Sourceforge page. If the download does not start automatically click the circled link below:
minos download link

You should see the below (version number may change of course). Ensure you know where it is being saved!
save minos zip file
Once saved double click the ZIP file and extract the files, this time choosing a suitable folder as the program not not need an install sequence so you can run it directly from the folder it is extracted to. To run Minos you just need to double click the MinosLogger.exe:
run minoslogger exe
Once running you need to click OK on the opening screen:
minos splash screen
You’ll probably end up at  a blank screen:
minos initial screen
Go to File/Create new contest:
create new contest
Ideally you want to be online now as Minos will download the current contest calendar making choosing the contest you want to enter a breeze and set up the scoring system ready for you. Click the VHF Calendar button:
minos VHF calendar
Once that is downloaded the calendar pops up with the next contest selected (in blue) but I am going to click on the 144MHz UKAC at the bottom and click Select Contest:
minos VHF calendar loaded
Once done all the relevant details are pre-filled in for you, date and start end times, and all scoring information:
contest details filled in
Next fill in the station details for this contest. Here I have filled in for operating portable. Note that if you are operating portable it will set the main operator to the portable callsign so you need to delete the /P. Not a problem if you are operating as a fixed station:
main station details entered
Next set up the Entry section. Click the edit button (top right) then click the New Setting button, give it a suitable name like “Home station” and fill in the relevant details and click OK:
enter entry details
Next repeat for Station. Here you enter the equipment details so a suitable name might be Low Power:
enter station details
And finally the QTH details:
enter QTH settings
You should now look like the below. The Entry Details button is probably best used after the contest, it is where you can add comments about the contest itself. So now hit OK:
entry settings all done
You will be asked to save the new contest. Choose the Logs folder chosen on extracting the ZIP file. I usually accept the default filename:
save the contest
Once saved you will now be in the default layout contest entry window:
default contest entry window
Now you want to arrange the screen to suit your tastes. If you are starting to need longer arms like me, or have a hi-res tablet like me, the writing may he hard to read. Minos is very good in that you can fix that! Go to Tools/Select Font… and you can change the default Verdana size 8 to a bigger font size:
Minos font size changed
Now would be a good time to re-arrange the screen:
resize Minos screen
To this:
Minos ready to use
We’re now ready to roll.
NOTE: If the time is showing in red as above the contest has not yet started. If your PC time and date and time zone/daylight saving is all set correctly, the date and time will turn black when the contest starts, and back to red when it is over.

Contest use is easy. The cursor defaults to the callsign field. Type in the callsign there. ENTER moves you to the next empty field.
The fields are ordered in this order:
Callsign of station you are working
Signal report you give them
Your serial number you are giving them
The signal report they give you
Their serial number they gave you
Their locator square
Their district (if applicable)
If entering information out of sequence like when the other station shuffles the order up or when you are pre-filling callsign and locator when search and pouncing, ENTER moves through the unfilled fields in sequence, looping around at the end. Once all the fields are entered correctly ENTER will log the QSO and put cursor back in the callsign box. TAB will also move through the fields but I like to use ENTER.
If you lose the QSO for any reason or change your mind about calling in pressing ESCAPE will clear all fields and start over in the callsign field.

Here my first QSO will be Dave G4ASR. I have prefilled his info as I have heard him running, he is 59 with me so filled that in too, I just need to call in and get my report and serial from him. Circled in red is his distance from my site in km and the beam heading to his location:
first Minos QSOThe middle right hand box is a visual aid to always know your current serial number to issue and your call (handy if you often work portable as G and GW !) and locator.

Here with a few more QSOs logged with useful information detailed:
Minos screen detailed
If you try and work someone or someone calls you and you have worked before you will get a red highlight in the callsign box and the matching QSO shown at the bottom. Time to press ESCAPE and move on or tell him we have worked before:
duplicate contact highlighted
If you make a typo but you have logged the QSO you can correct it. Double click on the QSO line in the top window and you will see this window. When logging M8AAA I pressed 9 next to it by mistake, so I can edit it here:
edit QSO error
Click the Return to Log button and click OK at this requester:
confirm edit QSO
That QSO line will turn green which just means it has been edited. Here I have made the edit and now worked another station too:
QSO now edited
OK, now we have worked the contest and it’s time to generate the entry file. Start by entering some comments if you wish by going to File/Contest details, and then clicking the Entry Details button at bottom of the screen that pops up:
edit entry details
Click OK twice to get back to the main screen and choose File/Produce Entry_Export file. You’ll get another chance to edit the contest entry details here but can click OK as it should default to the correct Regedit format:
produce Minos entry
Next you are asked where to save the entry file. I have a subfolder below Logs called Entries so I know which is what. I use the default filename:
save regedit file
That’s it done. Now to upload it to the RSGB site.

This link to the RGSB VHFCC site will take you to the current month’s VHF and up contests which will have an upload button for the recent contests:
RSGB current month uploads
Clicking the upload button for the contest you just participated in takes you to a page like this (144MHz UKAC is closed right now so 432MHz is being used to demo) Set your power section and choose your club to enter on behalf of then click Next:
RSGB set section and club
Now you actually upload the entry you just created. Click on the marked browse button and find the log EDI file created earlier. You can ignore the cover sheet browse button. Enter the SAME email address as in the entry details (else you will trigger a bug, as I found out…) and click Next:
upload entry to RSGB
Your entry is now uploaded. Follow the option to enter a claimed score on the next page and everything will be filled in for you. I will screen grab next actual entry.
You should soon receive an email telling you your entry was received.

Portable and alternate callsigns on QRZCQ.COM

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on QRZCQ.COM you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your QRZCQ.COM account.

Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward.

Once logged in go to “Account” on the menu on the left:
QRZCQ account
Then for your portable or DX callsign just enter it into the box for a secondary/alias call form and click “ADD”:
QRZCQ new alias
Tick the confirmation that the callsign belongs to you and click “ADD”:
QRZCQ confirm callsign add
Callsign is created. Click “click here to continue” to see your new callsign:
QRZCQ callsign created
New GM1YBB/P callsign in my list. For some reason QRZCQ.COM won’t let me change my GW1YBB/P DXCC setting from England, so the England flag shows, yet set the Scottish callsign correctly. I must report that:
QRZCQ callsign created
Log4OM does not support QRZCQ.COm so I cannot advise on your software settings if your software supports it. So I am uploading the exports ADIF files created by Log4OM.

Use the callsign picker top right to select which callsign you wish to upload QSOs to. I am going to add some older ones to GW1YBB/P:
QRZCQ callsign picker
Once you have selected the callsign, click the “Logbook” menu item on the left:
QRZCQ logbook
There you can choose the “Upload” button:
QRZCQ upload
The rest is self explanatory. Repeat the process (using the callsign picker) to upload ADIF for your other callsigns.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on ClubLog

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on ClubLog you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your ClubLog account.

Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward.

Once logged in go to the “Settings” at the top of the page:
ClubLog settings
Then click on “Callsigns”:
ClubLog callsigns
ClubLog have made it very easy to add a callsign. Just type in carefully your portable callsign and click “Add Callsign”:
ClubLog new callsign
Done! Repeat for other variations as required. You can link your home country portable callsign to your home callsign if required for the ClubLog awards tables. I haven’t done this as yet.
ClubLog callsign added

ClubLog is now ready to accept your QSOs directed to the correct logbook via your logging software.

In Log4OM each callsign configuration you have set up will have it’s own HamQTH setting although some are common. Setting up multiple configurations for Log4OM is shown here.

Enter the email and password you use to log in to the ClubLog site. That is used for ALL variations of your station locations and callsigns. The unique part that identifies where your logging software uploads the QSOs is the callsign which must match one of the callsigns set up on your ClubLog site.
Here is the info entered into the Log4OM settings for my GW1YBB/P Waun Fach configuration:
ClubLog Log4OM
Just change the callsign to suit on each configuration and QSOs will upload to correct log on HamQTH.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on HamQTH

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on HamQTH you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your HamQTH account.

Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward.

Go to the settings gear icon top right of the page when logged in and looking at your profile and choose “Add New Callsign”:
HamQTH new callsign
Fill in the new station details and scroll down to “Save” and save the new callsign:
HamQTH new callsign details
You will be taken straight to the settings page where you can activate the logbook for your profile, set QSL settings etc:
HamQTH new callsign settings
Once settings are made, scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click “Back” which takes you to your profile page:
HamQTH new profile page
You can see all your created callsigns up on the settings top right:
HamQTH callsigns
HamQTH is now ready to accept your QSOs directed to the correct logbook via your logging software.

In Log4OM each callsign configuration you have set up will have it’s own HamQTH setting although some are common. Setting up multiple configurations for Log4OM is shown here.

The user ID is your main callsign and the password is the password you use to log in to the HamQTH site. That is used for ALL variations of your station locations and callsigns. The unique part that identifies where your logging software uploads the QSOs is the callsign which must match one of the callsigns set up on your HamQTH site.
Here is the info entered into the Log4OM settings for my GW1YBB/P Waun Fach configuration:
HamQTH Log4OM
Just change the callsign to suit on each configuration and QSOs will upload to correct log on HamQTH.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on HRDLOG.net

HRDLOG.net is the easiest of the online logging sites to get your QSOs associated with any portable or alternative callsigns you use.

All you need to do is set up multiple configurations in your logging software so that you can have one (at least) with the callsign used on the location. Setting up multiple configurations for Log4OM is shown here.

As long as your configuration has the station callsign set correctly (eg GW1YBB/P) HRDLOG will show that callsign used in your logbook:
HRDLOG log
Set Log4OM (or your particular logging program) to have your user ID (callsign) and the upload key received by email when you signed up. Shown here in Log4OM:
HRDLOG Log4OM
And station callsign set in station details for each configuration:
HRDLOG station callsign
That’s all it needs to work.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on LoTW

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on LoTW (ARRL’s Logbook of the World) you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your account.
Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward. The process described below may not be the only way to do this but it works for me, and keeps things organised.

First, once you have your initial callsign certificate installed in TQSL you can then request certificates for your further calls, like GM1YBB/P.
Got to “Callsign Certificate” then “Request New Callsign Certificate…”:
LoTW new certificate start
In the next window fill in the desired callsign and DXCC country and click “Next”:
LoTW new certificate next
Hit “Next” again:
LoTW new certificate next again
Enter an email to receive your new certificate and hit “Next” again:
LoTW new certificate email
At the next widow either enter a password for the certificate or don’t enter anything. Then hit “Next”:
LoTW new certificate password
Now sign the new request with your base callsign and click “Finish”:
LoTW new certificate sign
And finally click “Yes” to send the New Certificate Request:
LoTW new certificate send
Repeat this process for all callsigns you plan to use, and when the certificate arrives install it.
You should then have a small list of callsign certificates. (As I have just this second applied for the GM1YBB/P callsign it is not yet available):
LoTW certificate list
Now we need to add the locations that the logging software can use to send the QSOs to the correct callsign log.
For this we head over to the “Station Locations” tab. Here you can see ones I have already used:
LoTW station locations
Click the “Create a new Station Location” button (house icon), use the callsign pulldown to choose the correct callsign and enter the location details and click “Next”:
LoTW new station location
At the next screen you need to name the Station location. This is the name your logging software will need to use to load the QSOs with the correct information. Click “Finish” to complete:
LoTW new station name
And now we have a new location in our available Station Locations:
LoTW new station list
We will repeat this process for each NEW portable spot we operate from.

Now we have that all set up, it’s a simple case of using what we have done in our logging software. In Log4OM each configuration you have set up will have it’s own LoTW setting although some are common. Setting up multiple configurations for Log4OM is shown here.

The user ID is your main callsign and the password is the password you use to log in to the LoTW site. That is used for ALL variations of your station locations and callsigns. The unique part that identifies where your logging software uploads the QSOs is the Station ID, which is the Station Name given to the details in TQSL above. You will very likely (certainly in Log4OM) have to give the path to the ARRL LoTW TQSL installation on your PC too.
Here is the info entered into the Log4OM settings for my GW1YBB/P Waun Fach configuration:
LoTW Log4OM
Repeat for your other location based configurations in Log4OM.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on eQSL

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on eQSL you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your account.
Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward.

Go to “My Accounts”:
eQSL My accounts
And scroll down to Register a New Attached Account:
eQSL register new account
Now fill in your desired new call. I am going to add GM1YBB/P. Note the QTH Nickname is the crux of this stage. This is how your logging software will know the correct log to upload your QSOs to. Once done click

“Create New”:
eQSL create new
Once you click that it takes to to a page saying it will now log you in, but never seems to work for me, so I just go back directly to the home page and click on “My Accounts”:
eQSL My accounts
Now you can see the new GM1YBB/P account. (I now notice I have nicknamed it differently to the GW one which is annoying, but I might be able to edit that – I can and have since):
eQSL all my accounts
The all important nicknames are in the brackets: Home, Portable, Scotland /P, and Wales.
Click on the “login” button to go to that account(you don’t need to re-enter your password):
eQSL new account logged in
From there you can click “My Profile” etc and set up your account just like the base callsign account.
To add new accounts repeat the above process, ensuring nicknames are unique.

You can access all accounts in turn via the login buttons seen after clicking “My Accounts”:
eQSL all accounts logins
Now head over to your logging program and enter the details required for eQSL uploads. In Log4OM, as this is my GM1YBB/P info, then it must go in ALL and ONLY the GM1YBB/P configurations I have set up. This is why once I have set up my first Scottish portable configuration, I clone that for subsequent ones and edit the station details as shown here.

The user ID is your main callsign and the password is the password you use to log in. That is used for ALL variations of your callsigns. The unique part that identifies where your logging software uploads the QSOs is the nickname.
Here is the info entered into the Log4OM settings for my GM1YBB/P configuration:
eQSL Log4OM
Repeat the above steps for all your varied callsigns.

Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable and alternate callsigns on QRZ.COM

In order for your QSOs worked when not at home to appear correctly on QRZ.COM you need to add the portable and alternative callsigns to your QRZ.COM account.

Assuming you have your main account set to your normal callsign (eg G1YBB), to add a portable callsign in your home country (eg G1YBB/P), or an overseas country where you add a prefix or suffix for the country you are working from (eg G1YBB/VP2) is quite straight forward.
Go to “My Account”:
QRZ My account
And scroll down to Secondary Callsigns and click “Add a new secondary callsign…”:
QRZ secondary callsigns
For portable it is already selected, add your P and click continue:
QRZ add portable
That is nice and easy. There is no mention of any limit to the number you can have of secondary callsigns.

For UK calls, QRZ.COM does not seem set up for us crossing our internal borders. I could find no way at all to add GW1YBB/P. It needs to be added as a managed callsign and you need to get the QRZ.COM support staff to do this. They are pretty responsive though, time difference allowing. The settings page states there is a max of 4 ( so 3 extra after base callsign) but does also say you can request more. So for a SOTA activator who may require G, GW, GM, GI, GD, GU etc my feeling is the support staff will help you out there based on my experience with them.

In the image below there is a box for you to add a managed callsign, but it doesn’t work. (QRZ.COM know this)

The link to request the callsign to be added is here:
https://ssl.qrz.com/support

Here is what I sent, and the quick response once they woke up in the morning:
QRZ support response
Once that is done, it will appear in your managed callsigns list:
QRZ managed callsigns
Clicking edit on your secondary or managed callsigns from the “My Accounts” allows you to set your profile info, and turn on the display of your log page in usual way. You can also edit your address details to make more sense for portable operations as I have done (circled in red below).
What I have decided to do is to add a line of text for each portable spot I operate from so stations working me always know where I have been. This is the page another station will see if they work GW1YBB/P and search for that in QRZ.COM:
QRZ GW1YBB portable info
And on my log page is listed only QSOs I have made with the portable callsign (GW1YBB/P) in this instance:
QRZ GW1YBB portable log
So how do we get these contacts uploaded to the correct place?

This can vary depending on personal preference or whether you have a paid account on QRZ.COM.
Without a paid account your only (unless you want to type them in directly on QRZ.COM that is!) option is to upload ADIF exports from your logging program. With a paid account you can do it automatically as you enter them in programs like Log4OM.

First you need to get into “My Logbook”:
QRZ my logbook
Here you can see I have 3 logbooks set up so far. I can select each to view the contacts from the circled pulldown, and should I want to, add QSOs one at a time using the Add QSO button:
QRZ 3 logbooks

But we don’t want to do that most likely. So click the “Settings” button AFTER choosing the logbook you want to upload to:
QRZ logbook settings
Now we are getting to the business end.
If you are wanting to upload an ADIF export from your logging software (containing ONLY QSOs for the callsign in question) use the button in red circle number 1. Simple enough.
If you are a paid up member and can get your QSOs uploaded automatically as you enter them by your logging software, then number 2 is what you need.
The API key for each log book is unique and that is how your logging program transmits the QSOs to the correct logbook:
QRZ upload and API key
So copy that API key to your clipboard and head over to your logging program and enter that for QRZ.COM uploads. In Log4OM, as this is my GW1YBB/P API key, then it must go in ALL and ONLY the GW1YBB/P configurations I have set up. This is why once I have set up my first Welsh portable configuration in Log4OM, I clone that for subsequent ones and edit the station details as shown here.
Here is the API key entered into the Log4OM settings:
QRZ Log4OM
Repeat the above steps for all your varied callsigns.

Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM
Setting up Log4OM

Portable logging with Log4OM and online log sites

As a relative newbie to the world on online logging I have had a rapid learning curve to embrace all the new (to me) facets. I have written local logging programs back in the 80s to suit my needs but after such a long break things have moved on a great deal.

For general (non contest) logging I am using the very well featured Log4OM. This is free and has more than enough features for anyone’s needs. I won’t go through those but I will explain how I have it set up. This may not be the best way but it works well for me so I will share it.

If you only operate from one home location everything is dead simple. But if like me you operate portable and also cross the border then you need to make use of its features. I am using my plain G1YBB call at home, and G1YBB/P and GW1YBB/P just as much.
To deal with this I am using the configurations in the settings. I have one for home, and one for each portable location:
profiles
The first English portable configuration is a copy of the home location one. Once it is created I change the station details to suit the location, marked with the red lines:
1st portable station details
Next up is to set the External Logs settings. You need to set up the external log sites first but I will explain those on other pages, one per site. Each varies exactly how you deal with it but here are my settings for the Westhope Common G1YBB/P configuration:
external logs Westhope
Here is another G1YBB/P location external logs settings to compare settings:
external logs Garway
Station details for a Welsh portable location, including SOTA identifier:
Welsh portable station details
And the corresponding external log settings:
external logs Waun Fach
All of the logged contacts for G1YBB, G1YBB/P, and GW1YBB/P go into the same single database file, but using the profiles as above they are filterable and identified, and will appear on the online sites against the correct callsign when set up as in the following links.
Setting up QRZ.COM
Setting up eQSL
Setting up LoTW
Setting up HRDLOG
Setting up HamQTH
Setting up ClubLog
Setting up QRZCQ.COM