Below are some forms to help you in your listening. You can feel free to reformat the forms to meet your listening needs. There are many log book forms out there and the example you can click on to down load below is just one of them. LOG BOOK form in EXCEL format.
LOG BOOK form in PDF format.
You can view a Target form for listing stations you are targeting by clicking on the links below.
STATION TARGET FORM in EXCEL format.
STATION TARGET FORM in PDF format.
You can view a QSL or Verie form for sending to stations you have heard by clicking on the links below.
QSL/VERIE FORM in PDF format.
QSL/VERIE FORM in WORD format.
Once you are on the Forms download page you will see the forms are first offered in a pdf format.
These are not modifiable unless you have special software. Below the pdf’s are the forms in MS Office format that most of us have on our computers.
These MS Office formatted forms can be easily modified as I describe below. The first form is the Target DX Form.
The second form is the Log Book Form You can down load and save the sheet to your computer by right clicking on the link and Save Target as…
Once you have it downloaded you can modify the form to meet your needs by renaming columns or adjusting the width of the columns.
Once you have completed this you can use it on the computer or print off copies to have at your radio listening location.
If you wish to further modify the two forms above you can add a header or footer to the form.
With the form open in Excel go to View then click on Header/Footer. You can then click on Customize Header and set up a header to show up on the top of the sheet.
In this area in Center Section I have put in my name plus the word Location.
I can then write beside the word location where I am DX’ing from if I am not at home.
This lets me know where I was when I logged the stations on that sheet. Then you can go to Customize Footer and in the Center Section I have listed my equipment that I DX with.
You can mark in Receiver, Antenna and put in your equipment or leave it black and mark in what you were using if you have multiple pieces of equipment.
After that click OK in the custom sections and OK on Page set up and the Header and Footer will be saved to the sheet.
If you intend to print out any of the above 2 forms before you print go to: View then Page Break Preview.
This will show you just how they will look. If there is more than one page click on the dotted line and drag it to the edge or bottom of the form.
This will then make it read Page 1. Now it will all fit on the single sheet of paper you print. Also check under:
File then Page Setup. Make sure it is on Landscape and not Portrait. This will give you a better print capacity.
The QSL Submission Form is in MS Word.
You can down load and save the sheet to your computer by right clicking on the link and Save Target as…
Once you have it downloaded you can modify the form to meet your needs by changing the wording spacing etc as you would in any Word document.
If you change the form just make sure it stays as a single page.
It is very easy to add a line or space and end up with a 2 page document.
Once you have modified any of the forms you can save them and they are all yours.
You can now use the form on the computer or print off copies to have at your radio listening location.
If you wish to change these forms into pdf’s you can do so by going to a site called PDF Online.
Their web site is: http://188.8.131.52/doc2pdf/Default.aspx
All you have to do is follow the three easy steps on the page and then click on the button marked Convert to PDF.
They will email you the converted PDF in less than 15 minutes. Actually I have never waited longer than five minutes.
The pdf’s you see on the NRC website of my forms were converted at PDF Online so you can judge the quality for yourself.
Remember On A Clear Day You Can Hear Forever