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Cabrillo Log Format for the CQ WW VHF Contest

Cabrillo refers to a universal log submission format created by Trey Garlough, N5KO. This is the preferred format for all electronic log entries to the CQ WW VHF Contest.

There are two versions of the Cabrillo log file format. The CQ WW VHF Contest accepts files in Cabrillo v3 format (see below).

Cabrillo V3 Header for the CQ WW VHF Contest

Below is an example of a Cabrillo v3 file for the CQ WW DX Contest.

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: AA1ZZZ
CONTEST: CQ-VHF
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 9447
CLUB: My Contest Club
LOCATION: WMA
CREATED-BY: SuperLogger v1.0
NAME: John Smith
ADDRESS: 100 Main St
ADDRESS-CITY: Uxbridge
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: MA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 01569
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
OPERATORS: K5ZD
SOAPBOX: Put your comments here.
SOAPBOX: Use multiple lines if needed.
QSO:  50  CW  2001-07-17 1817 AA1ZZZ  FN31    W2AJM  fn21
QSO:  50  PH  2001-07-17 1819 AA1ZZZ  FN31    N1DMJ  fn32
QSO: 144  PH  2001-07-17 1826 AA1ZZZ  FN31    W1XX   fn31
END-OF-LOG:

The format for each line is <LABEL>: followed by a space.

START-OF-LOG: version-number X.X
Must be the first line of the log submission. This file is version 3.0.

CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.

CONTEST: contest-name
The contest-name must be:

Be sure to use hyphens as shown.

CATEGORY-OPERATOR: text
The category-operator must be one of the following.

CATEGORY-BAND: text
The category-band must be one of the following. If you are entering an all band category, use ALL, otherwise select one of the individual bands shown.

CATEGORY-POWER: text
The category-power must be one of the following.

CLAIMED-SCORE:  integer
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12. Do not include commas or other text.

CLUB: text
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. PLEASE SPELL OUT THE CLUB NAME! (See list of club names.)

CREATED-BY: text
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file. (This field is optional.)

LOCATION: text
USA and Canada stations please put your State, Province, or ARRL Section. All others please put DX. (See list of accepted entries.)

EMAIL: text
A place to put an email address where we can contact you if there is a question about your log. This field is optional.

NAME: text
Name. Maximum of 75 characters long.

ADDRESS: text
Mailing address, each line should be a maximum of 45 characters long. Up to 6 address lines are permitted.

ADDRESS-CITY: text
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE:
text
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:
text
Optional fields for providing mailing address details.

ADDRESS-COUNTRY: text
US Postal Service name for the country of your mailing address.

OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]
A space-delimited list of operator callsigns for multi operator stations, or single operator entries who wish to show they operated at another station. If you operated at another station, you may list it by prepending an @ sign, e.g., W1ABC, W2DEF, W3GHI @W3BGN. NOTE: If you select a multi-operator category and do not enter operator callsigns in this field, the robot will reject your log. Please use a space or a comma between the operator calls.

SOAPBOX: text
Enter as many lines of soapbox text as you wish. Each line is a maximum of 75 characters long and must begin with SOAPBOX: followed by a space.

X-<anything>: text
Lines beginning with X- are ignored by the robot and log checking software.  Use this for adding comment lines to your log. Exception: See X-QSO below.

QSO: qso-data
The qso-data format is shown below.

		--------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: band  mo date       time sent call  sent QRA rcvd call  rcvd QRA 
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn *********  ****     *********  ****
QSO:  144  PH 2000-11-26 0711 W1XX       FN41     JT1Z/P     IN56
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Note: The CQ WW VHF log checking software uses spaces for delimiters between fields. It is not necessary for all columns to line up in the columns shown above.

X-QSO: qso-data
Any QSO marked with this tag will be ignored in your log and credit will be given to the other station.

END-OF-LOG:
Must be the last line of the log submission.

More Information about Cabrillo

The CQ WW VHF Contest only recognizes the Cabrillo fields shown on this page. The complete Cabrillo specification can be found at http://wwrof.org/cabrillo/.

 

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