Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook is built on Microsoft Access. The driver normally used is the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)ODBC driver. You do not need a license to use Access databases - the runtime DLLs are included in Windows 7 or newer.
- You can create and manage additional databases for use within Logbook. You can, if you desire, create a separate database for contest work or a special event. Beware that this can create issues if you are interested in awards tracking.
- To manage your database(s), select Manager from the Toolbar.
This opens the Logbook Databases window.
- Within this window you can add new or modify existing databases.
- Logbook can be built on MySQL if you choose. Support for MySQL is beyond the scope of this document.
- Other (non-Ham Radio Deluxe) logbooks are supported via a DDE interface (see DDE Support) and a serial port (see 3rd Party Programs). So you can use the logbook of your choice with Ham Radio Deluxe provided it supports DDE or the Kenwood protocol via a COM port.