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QARTest 13.6.1

What is QARTest?

QARTest is a free Ham Radio HF and VHF contest logging program for Windows. Supported versions are XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, both 32 and 64bit.

A brief history of QARTest

Everything started a few years ago, in mid 2005.
At that time, CT by K1EA was the best tool available, but it only managed international contests, there were no similar software for the Italian contests.
I really needed a powerful tool like CT for the Italian 40-80 in December!
Having some programming skills, I decided to try to build one myself. It should have been effective, reliable and easy to use. No bells and whistles needed, but able to manage all the main features with the keyboard.

In December 2005 a first prototype was ready, just in time for the Contest. Everything worked fine, so I decided to upgrade it to manage the next Contest delle Sezioni and ARI DX International. This time commitment was different: having been invited to join the Romagna Contest Team (IR4M) in both contests, the software should have worked in network, with additional features... quite a challenge!
In May 2006 the new version was ready, and the contests from IR4M were a success. Given the enthusiasm with which QARTest was received, I decided to release it to public.

Having always been a fan of CT, I decided that I would keep, as far as possible, similar appearance and modes of operation. Therefore, those who have already used CT will probably find themselves at ease in using QARTest.


Supported Contests


  • All Asian DX Contest (CW/SSB)
  • ARI International DX Contest (also SWL)
  • ARRL 10 Meter
  • ARRL 160-Meter Contest
  • ARRL RTTY Roundup
  • BARTG HF RTTY Contest
  • BARTG RTTY Sprint
  • Black Sea Cup International
  • Contest Delle Sezioni ARI HF (also SWL)
  • Contest Italiano 40/80 (also SWL)
  • Contest Speed IFFA
  • Contest Speed DCI
  • CQ Bande Basse Italia
  • CQ-M International DX Contest
  • CQMM DX Contest
  • CQWW DX 160 Meter
  • Croatian CW Contest
  • CVA DX Contest
  • DARC Easter Contest
  • DARC XMAS-Contest
  • DL DX RTTY Contest (CW/SSB)
  • DMC RTTY Contest
  • EA RTTY Contest
  • Eurasia Championship
  • European HF Championship
  • EU Sprint Contest
  • Field Day IARU Reg.1
  • GACW WWSA CW DX Contest
  • Helvetia Contest
  • HSC Contest
  • Hungarian DX Contest
  • IARU HF World Championship
  • IG-RY WW RTTY Contest
  • INORC Contest
  • International Naval Contest
  • IOTA Contest
  • Japan International DX Contest
  • JARTS WW RTTY Contest
  • King of Spain Contest
  • LZ DX Contest
  • LZ Open Contest
  • Makrothen RTTY
  • Marconi Club QSO Party
  • Marconi Memorial HF Contest
  • MDXC Contest Italia 10m
  • Oceania DX Contest
  • OK1WC Memorial Contest
  • OK DX RTTY Contest
  • OK-OM DX CW Contest
  • OK-OM DX SSB Contest
  • PACC Contest
  • RDA Contest
  • REF Contest (CW/SSB)
  • RAEM Contest
  • RSGB DX Contest
  • Russian DX Contest (RDXC)
  • Russian "RADIO" RTTY WW Contest
  • SAC Scandinavian Activity Contest (CW/SSB)
  • SARTG WW RTTY Contest
  • SCC RTTY Championship
  • SP DX Contest (CW/SSB)
  • SP DX RTTY Contest
  • TARA RTTY Melee
  • TRC DX Contest
  • The 10-Meter RTTY Contest
  • UBA DX Contest
  • UK/EI DX Contest
  • Ukrainian DX Contest
  • Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest
  • UK DX RTTY Contest
  • Vintage HF Contest
  • Volta DX RTTY Contest
  • WAE - Worked All Europe DX Contest CW/SSB/RTTY
  • Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest
  • YB DX RTTY Contest
  • YB DX SSB Contest
  • YO DX HF Contest
  • YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) Contest
  • YU DX Contest
  • Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest

     VHF & UP

  • Alpe Adria VHF and UHF-SHF
  • Contest delle Province Italiane 50MHz
  • Contest delle Sezioni ARI V-U-SHF
  • Contest Lazio 144 MHz
  • Contest Lombardia VHF
  • Contest Romagna V-U-SHF
  • Contest Veneto V-U-SHF
  • CQ World-Wide VHF Contest
  • Field Day Ciociaria VHF
  • Field Day Sicilia 144 MHz
  • IAC - Italian Activity Contest VHF and UHF-SHF
  • IARU Reg. 1 50MHz, 144MHz e UHF
  • IARU Reg. 1 70 MHz
  • Pile-Up Contest
  • SwAC (Swiss Activity Contest V/U/SHF)
  • Trofeo ARI 50 MHz (Contest Romagna, Lazio, Gargano, Lario, FD Sicilia, Grosseto)
  • Trofeo ARI VHF-UHF-SHF
  • Vecchiacchi Memorial Day
  • Contest with 1 Point/Km
  • DXPedition

Main Features

  • Support for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
  • The main functions can be recalled from the keyboard, with the same syntax as CT
  • Internal CW generation via serial and parallel ports, with macros and memories
  • External CW generation interfacing with WinKey by K1EL
  • DVK audio messages for SSB contests
  • Radio interfacing (CAT) to a wide range of manufacturers and models
  • RTTY (FSK and AFSK) with MMTTY and 2Tone engines
  • Networking with other PCs
  • Rotators control
  • Connects to DX Clusters and CW Skimmers via telnet (internet) or to Packet radio with a TNC
  • Partial call search (Check Partial) in the log and from master files (Super Check Partial and Super Check N+1)
  • Real-time charts, with comparison capabilities with another "target" log
  • CW and RTTY Call Stack
  • Configurable network interlock to comply with contest rules
  • Audio recording of the contest, and QSO search and replay directly from the log
  • Grey line map
  • Real-time score reporting to on-line contest table scores
  • Statistics and tables for contest summaries and analysis
  • Logs generation in Cabrillo, ready to send to the Contest Committee
  • Logs export in ADIF, Excel, CSV, EDI
  • Import from Cabrillo logs
... and more


QARTest is a freeware software, provided at no cost.
It's provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the author be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or inconnection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.


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