Logdata Import

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Data of the following file specifications can be imported into  TurboLog 4:



TurboLog 3 Logbook File


TurboLog 2 Logbook File after renaming from *.TLG


TurboLog 4 Logbook File


Odd and irregular calls as in TurboLog 3's CALLS.DAT


Packet Data


Logbook Files in ADIF-Format


Bulk Update of Log Data returned from LoTW


Personal Directories maintained in TurboLog 3


Notepad Files maintained in TurboLog 3


D-Base log format as used in STATIONMASTER

Figure 26:  File Types which can be imported



Please note

The file types marked on light green background color will always be included in the import of a logbook from TurboLog 3.


Please further note:

We strongly recommend to backup all files related to the intended import operation, i.e. the target logbook file.


Before you import any logbook data file a logbook name must have been defined under which you want to save the data. For this purpose you need to move into the Configuration Menu, category Log Setup to select and edit the sub item Basic Properties. This is where you should define a name for the database under which you want to import the log data file ...if it does not exist already.


The import data which you select from TL3  or via ADIF will then be imported under the name that was defined as the default for this operation. In order to prevent any error the name of the active database is also displayed in the Logging Information Frame and can be selected from there. Please carefully check and make sure you are not mixing different logs. We strongly recommend using names that are self-explanatory and easy to remember. Using the Call under which the log records were collected is best practice.


If you used additional calls for which you maintained logs in TL 3 or TL 2 you need to import them one by one under their correct name after you have defined the names in Basic Properties ... and please do not forget the renaming of the TL 2 logbook files to *.TL2 before importing.


If you want to merge logbooks already maintained in  TurboLog 4 you will need to select the *.NX1 file specification and the particular logbook file.


The following import facilities are available in TurboLog 4:


Import from TurboLog 2

Import from TurboLog 3

Import from ADIF

Bulk update from LoTW

Importing Personal Directories

Importing TurboLog4 Logs



Please follow these links in order to receive full details of the particular import operations.


If you want to import a log from a foreign logbook with no export facility for ADIF you are by no means lost. Please contact TurboLog Communications for a special import arrangement. As an example we have implemented an import routine for databases created under D-Base as used in the logbook program STATIONMASTER.


This topic was last edited on  Thursday, 17-Jun-2021,  at  10:48