KComm provides a simple analysis tool that enables you to get some statistics about the contacts in your log. These statistics may simply be for interest, but some options are provided to help with calculating the score for some popular contests.

You access the statistics window by right-clicking [Linux: middle-clicking] the log. You can get statistics for the whole log, or for the current contest (if contest mode is enabled) or you may select a block of contacts and get statistics for those.

Analyzing your contacts

The basic statistics provided for the selected contacts are:

  • QSOs - the number of individual contacts, per band and in total.
  • Calls - the number of unique calls, per band and in total.
  • Prefixes - the number of different prefixes, per band and in total.
  • Grids - the number of different grids (4-character large squares) per band and in total.
  • Countries - the number of different countries worked, per band and in total.
  • Continents - the number of different continents worked, per band and in total.

You can drill down to see the items that made up any particular value by double-clicking on it. For example, to see the countries worked on 80m, double-click on that cell in the table.


Filters provide a way of further defining the contacts to be analyzed, within the block that has been selected. You select a filter from the drop-down list. Most filters are of the form <something> is <a value> so you must also enter a value. Then click Refresh to see the statistics on the new selection.

You may filter contacts on:

  • Call
  • Mode
  • Prefix
  • Grid
  • Country
  • Continent
  • QSLs received
  • Extra field

Extra data

The Extra column is normally unused, but may display a value selected from a drop-down list. This may be used to help calculate the scores for some popular contests.

This Extra value may only be valid for selected data. For example, the calculation of contest multipliers assumes that the Exchange Received field of every contact contains a valid multiplier value (such as CQ zone).

Extra data may be chosen from:

  • CQ WW DX contest contact points
  • CQ WW DX contest multipliers
  • CQ WW WPX contest contact points
  • CQ WW WPX contest multipliers
  • CQ/ITU zones received (in Exchange Received field)
  • IARU HF Championship contact points
  • Sum of distances worked (calculated using grid locator)
  • Greatest distance worked (calculated using grid locator)