As my home location is restricted, I operate portable a lot. As activity on the VHF/UHF bands can be limited, the best way to be sure of making a QSO is by operating during a contest.
I use either the versatile and VHF friendly Taclog or the feature packed N1MM logger as contest logging software. Taclog produces nice post contest summary sheets. I sometimes import N1MM contests into taclog to rescore and generate summaries. I hope to add all the contests I am active in from now on to my Blog. For the results take a look at the RSGB VHFCC website.
I am becoming more active on HF, mainly as a result of access to the GB2GP and G0OUR stations