Monday, February 10, 2014

New release CQRlog 1.7.3

Again, no I do not advertise stuff for them , I am a too small blog anyway....
But last week CQRLog released an update which is supposed to be the last big update be for the Debian freeze for the Ubuntu 14.01 LTS release.

So what's new..........
As 1.7.3 was a CAT fix, ill post both 1.7.2 and 1.7.3 release notes....

Version 1.7.3
  • TRX control didn't work - fixed
  • rotor control didn't work - fixed

Version 1.7.2

  • after hitting ESC in any window opened from NewQSO, cursor will be returned to callsign edit field
  • frequency in New QSO and QSO list wondow is formated to 0.0000
  • added Help -> Keys and shortcut to menu in QSO window
  • RBN integration into GrayLine showed CW speed instead of signal strench - fixed
  • DXCC entity window didn't show when compiled in Debian Sid and Ubuntu 13.10 - fixed
  • when CQRLOG was run for the first time, two mysqld proccesses opened the same database - fixed
  • upload to ClubLog didn't work after enter QSO and delete - fixed (big thanks to Pawel, SQ5LTL)
  • TRX control window's layout was broken with some font sizes - fixed

The things fixed show that this is getting to a complete and stable piece of software. These are only the things worth mentioning , and other small things are fixed as well.
If you like me prefer Linux in your shack , this is for sure the piece of software that is a must.

If you do not use Linux cause it's so hard to install bla bla bla.....
This is how you install it in Debian Stable.....
  1. open a terminal screen.....
  2. type: sudo apt-get install cqrlog
  3. open a web browser
  4. download latest cqrlog deb package from their website
  5. type: sudo dpkg -i cqrlog<version-you-downloaded>.deb
  6. done!
Now that gives you an installed and updated cqrlog on Debian Stable. Ubuntu should work the same.
If this will not work, just send me a mail with all the info on the terminal screen , and i will help you to solve it.

If you run in to problems inside the program... Petr, one of the 2 coders, spends a lot of time on FREE support on their forum.
He solves most problems, on most distro's and posts the solution's as well.
After 1.7.3 i have hardly seen any remark anymore about bugs...
Also the wishlist for new functions is always taken seriously.... this is a nice difference compared to other software ppl... 



  1. i am new with Linux, especially Debian Wheezy on an RPI. How do I install?

    I get the following results:

    root@(none):/home/pi# sudo apt-get install cqrlog
    sudo: unable to resolve host (none)
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package cqrlog
    root@(none):/home/pi# sudo dpkg -i cqrlog_1.7.3-1_i386.deb
    sudo: unable to resolve host (none)
    dpkg: error processing cqrlog_1.7.3-1_i386.deb (--install):
    package architecture (i386) does not match system (armhf)
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    1. Hi Aduana,

      CQRlog is only available for PC hardware, not for a Raspberry Pi.
      The CPU in a Pi is an ARM cpu. Not an Intel x86 based where CQRlog is build for.

      I hope this explains... p.s. sorry for the late reply, been busy too much lately :)