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FISTS Log Converter

Download a free copy of FISTS Log Converter 3.1.5  25 May: New!!  Fixes a bug related to display of EuCW Snakes & Ladders QSOs.

***Important*** If installing on a 'fresh' copy of Windows 10, see the note at the bottom of this page.

Would you like to see at a glance how close you are to achieving FISTS Awards and apply for them to the FISTS Awards Manager with the click of a button?  Would you like to create entries for the European FISTS Activities and the EuCW Snakes & Ladders / QRS Week Activities at the click of a button?

FISTS Log Converter can help you with this.  You can use it to:
  • Track FISTS Awards such as the Basic Century and Down Under, and create applications for them.
  • Create scored logs for entering FISTS Activities in Europe such as the Ladder.
  • Create scored logs for entering the EuCW Snakes & Ladders and QRS Week Activities.
  • Create callsign checklists for printing via Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc.

If you have an existing logging program, you can export your log to an ADIF file and use FISTS Log Converter to read the logbook entries.

If you don't currently have any logging software, you can use the electronic logbook supplied with FISTS Log Converter to get started right away.

FISTS Log Converter will run on Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.  It is "freeware" - there is no charge for it.

Screen snapshots

Snapshot of the list of awards display in the FISTS Log Converter program.  Click for larger image.
List with awards progress

Snapshot of the Prefix QSO display in the FISTS Log Converter program.  Click for larger image.
List of QSOs & prefixes

Snapshot of the logbook in the FISTS Log Converter program.  Click for larger image.


Installing on a fresh copy of Windows 10

Before installing FISTS Log Converter for the first time on a fresh copy of Windows 10, you will probably need to install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 software.

Simply open Control Panel and select Turn Windows features on or off.  The top option you'll see in the pop up window is .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET2.0 and 3.0).

If it isn't yet installed, select the checkbox and press OK.  You don't need to select the child options under this heading.

This will install the additional .NET Framework and now you can install the FISTS Log Converter.

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Michael G0POT for providing these instructions.

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