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).
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.
The callsign used during the contest.
The contest-name must be:
Be sure to use hyphens as shown.
The category-operator must be one of the following.
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.
The category-power must be one of the following.
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12. Do not include commas or other text.
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. PLEASE SPELL OUT THE CLUB NAME! (See list of club names.)
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file. (This field is optional.)
USA and Canada stations please put your State, Province, or ARRL Section. All others please put DX. (See list of accepted entries.)
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. Maximum of 75 characters long.
Mailing address, each line should be a maximum of 45 characters long. Up to 6 address lines are permitted.
Optional fields for providing mailing address details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any QSO marked with this tag will be ignored in your log and credit will be given to the other station.
Must be the last line of the log submission.
The CQ WW VHF Contest only recognizes the Cabrillo fields shown on this page. The complete Cabrillo specification can be found at https://wwrof.org/cabrillo/.