In my search to identify the stations I can (barely) hear on my small shortwave setup, I discovered the HFCC. They have a tool that takes your location and UTC time, and provides a list of stations that are aimed at my part of the world (ITU zone). the list is sorted by hours of transmission, and lives here.
This is very nice, but it's not what I'm after. I'd like a list of all broadcasters, on the air at the time I search. I'd like to be able to sort this list, by frequency or by range to Tx station.
Obviously, this is a matter of setting up a query of the HFCC database files. Before I risk re-inventing the wheel, I'm asking: has anyone else made a database app that uses the HFCC data?
Edit: This question has been declared "off topic" So I'm amending the question.
What techniques are used to maintain a log (or database) of stations received?
I'm still just starting, so the international broadcasters are easier to chase (known transmit times, known location - range & bearing easy to calculate). Whatever log I use, should be expandable for when I get the equipment (and license) to transmit.
Do people still exchange cards when they make a contact, or has that practice fallen out of favor?