Downloads of v 21.50:


Last Update:

24 Feb 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Paul O'Kane EI5DI


sd log HAM radio amateur


21.50 | Updated: 24 Feb 2021



Downloads of v 21.50:



Software Author(s):

  • Paul O'Kane EI5DI

SD 21.50

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install SD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade SD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall SD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade sd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade sd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure sd installed
    name: sd
    state: present
    version: 21.50
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'sd' do
  action    :install
  version  '21.50'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sd,
    Version: 21.50,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sd
   Name     = 'sd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '21.50'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '21.50',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sd version="21.50" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 24 Feb 2021.



  • SD is an entirely free and unrestricted HF contest logger, with more than 280 templates supplied.
  • SD sets the standard for fast, simple logging and editing in the major HF international contests and in hundreds of others worldwide. It is intended for single-op unassisted entries, on both SSB and CW. There is no easier way to get started in HF contest logging - the manual (included) has only 17 pages.
  • SD supports rig control, serial and parallel keying - and integrates with WinKey to eliminate CW timing issues caused by Windows.
  • SD offers instant "full-screen" editing of any QSO in your log. All SD's files, including the log, are standard ASCII text files and can be viewed with any text editor.
    Following any QSO edit, no matter how complex, SD checks your complete log for consistency, and instantly updates all relevant QSOs.
    This includes setting and unsetting dupe and multiplier flags, and updating area codes (zones), and points, in all QSOs as required. The information shown in the Summary Score window is correct at all times. Just try this on any other contest logger - and see the difference for yourself.
  • SD is the only contest logger to offer these features, in real-time, as you type individual callsign characters. There's no need to touch another key or memorise Ctrl-This or Alt-That.
    • Dupe checking
    • Country/Band analysis
    • Check Partial by prefix
    • Beam headings
    • Advance flagging of potential multipliers
    • Band/Mode analysis by callsign
    • Linked database display
    • Auto data insert (Zones and area codes)
    • Countries Worked/Wanted by Continent

IOTA Contest

  • SD supports the IOTA contest directly, and includes all the custom features that make it so efficient compared to other loggers. To do well in IOTA, you must work island stations because they're worth many times more than other QSOs. For the first fourteen years of the IOTA contest, from 1993 to 2006 inclusive, SD was the leading logger. Here are some stats.
  • SD sets the standard for instantly showing your band/mode status for island stations, for highlighting multiplier slots, and for ease of data entry of island references. Other loggers can't do this! IOTA is special, it needs the extra features that only SD offers.
  • SD identifies country and call-area, as you type individual callsign letters, and give you a real-time summary of IOTA islands (if any) worked and wanted for that country or call-area - for the current band and mode. When the country is an IOTA island with a single reference, SD auto-fills the reference.
  • SD gives you a worked/wanted analysis for all bands and modes when you type an IOTA reference in the callsign field - there's no need to touch another key or remember function keys or multiple keystrokes.
  • SD is ready now for the 2019 IOTA Contest





SD is an entirely free and unrestricted HF contest logger, with more than 280 templates supplied.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
Package can be verified like this:
1. Download:
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
   checksum type: sha256
   checksum32: FC056C372163420EB0E90C9C95DD3C56EF1B9157A9E247EFF0379FD929C2A351
   checksum64: FC056C372163420EB0E90C9C95DD3C56EF1B9157A9E247EFF0379FD929C2A351
Using AU:
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from:
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  file        = "$toolsDir\sdsetup.exe"  

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
md5: A174A2FA9CD547892250BF7B16CAD259 | sha1: 820A019A4FE3C8B8D9D99F1D78E383E0D1FBCD78 | sha256: FC056C372163420EB0E90C9C95DD3C56EF1B9157A9E247EFF0379FD929C2A351 | sha512: 142D249F11DD26AC5627490338C9B17E39DB5A3DFC1D55A6AB289DFC5BAB973D28AA83DBB579559E1ED7BA12E1ECAE5A8AC99EA786F19FC62D767F7F532DEC76

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SD 21.49 13 Thursday, February 18, 2021 Approved
SD 21.48 15 Sunday, February 14, 2021 Approved
SD 21.47 17 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Approved
SD 21.46 18 Friday, February 5, 2021 Approved
SD 21.45 15 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Approved
SD 21.44 17 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Approved
SD 21.43 22 Sunday, January 31, 2021 Approved
SD 21.42 28 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Approved
SD 21.40 23 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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