Ensuring correct time entry

I’m brand new to HF and HAMRS. I started with paper logs and am now going back to enter the information. When I enter the time, do I enter my actual time and HAMRS corrects it to UTC or do I need to enter the UTC time of my contact? For info, I’m CST in the US. I guess the same question applies to the date.

You should ALWAYS log UTC date and time. HAMRS will not correct this for you.