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FISTS Log Converter

Download a free copy of FISTS Log Converter 3.3.0  27 June: New!!  Includes the new Cumulatives activity from FISTS Americas.

***Important***

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.
Logbook

 
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Installing on  Windows 10

Warning from Windows 10
When you download and install programs using Windows 10, it automatically outputs a message saying that downloaded programs can harm your computer.  Click the "more information" button and you will then get a button allowing you to proceed.  Please note that there is nothing wrong with the program - it is just Microsoft's policy.  FISTS Log Converter is checked by over 50 virus checkers and is harmless.

.NET Framework
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.

Installing on a computer that uses Avast

Avast has a feature known as a "sand box" that is designed to limit what downloaded programs can do, such as hiding files and folders on the computer.  FISTS Log Converter cannot run under these conditions, so Avast needs to be told that the program can be trusted to run normally:
  1. Open the Avast user interface
  2. Click 'settings'
  3. Click 'Active protection'
  4. Click ' Customize' for File system shield
  5. Select 'Exclusions'
  6. At the right bottom of the window, click on 'Browse'
  7. Navigate to the folder where Logconverter is installed (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\FISTS_CW_Club)
  8. Tick the checkbox left of the Fists Log Converter folder to select it.
  9. Hit the OK button
  10. Click OK to close the window.
  11. Click OK to close the Avast user interface

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Alex PA1FOX for providing these instructions.



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