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Cabrillo Log Format for the CQ 160M Contest

Cabrillo refers to a universal log file format managed by the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF). Cabrillo is the preferred format for CQ 160M Contest logs.

There are two versions of the Cabrillo log file format. The CQ 160M Contest accepts both Cabrillo v2 and v3 format files. One of the major changes from v2 to v3 was in the way categories are specified. We strongly request that you submit logs using the Cabrillo v3 format if possible.

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Cabrillo Version 3 Header for the CQ 160M Contest

Below is an example of a Cabrillo v3 file for the CQ 160M Contest.

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: AA1ZZZ
CONTEST: CQ-160-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 160M
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 47852
CERTIFICATE: YES
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:  1810 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     K9QZO         59  IL     0
QSO:  1815 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     P29AS         59  28     0
QSO:  1833 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     4S7TWG        59  22     0
QSO:  1841 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     JT1FAX        59  23     0
QSO:  1822 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     WA6MIC        59  CA     0
END-OF-LOG:

The format for each line is <KEY>: 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 one of the following.

Be sure to use hyphens as shown. DO NOT PUT THE YEAR OR USE PH INSTEAD OF SSB.

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

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: text
The category-assisted must be one of the following.

CATEGORY-MODE: text
The category-mode must be one of the following.

CATEGORY-BAND: text
The category-band must be one of the following.

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

CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: text
The category-transmitter is required for multi-operator entries and must be one of the following.

CERTIFICATE: text
Indicate whether or not you wish to receive, if eligible, a paper certificate sent via postal mail. YES is the default.

CLAIMED-SCORE:  integer
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 217315 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.

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. Only required for mailing addresses outside of the United States.

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: freq  mo date       time call          rst exch   call          rst exch   t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** n
QSO:  1861 CW 2009-01-24 0310 K5ZD          599     MA N2NT          599    NJ  0
QSO:  1861 CW 2009-01-24 0313 K5ZD          599     MA HA6NL         599    15  0 
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): Must be a 0 or a 1. This column is not used for the CQ 160M contest.

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

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

Cabrillo Version 2 Header for the CQ 160M Contest

Here is an example of a Cabrillo v2 file for the CQ 160M Contest. Use of Cabrillo v2 is deprecated, but still accepted by the log submission robot.

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: CQ-160-SSB 
CALLSIGN: AA1ZZZ
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 
CLUB: 
CERTIFICATE: YES
ARRL-SECTION: WMA
NAME: John Smith
ADDRESS: 100 Main St
ADDRESS-CITY: Uxbridge
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: MA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 01569
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
OPERATORS: [required for multi-op stations]
SOAPBOX: [add lines if needed]
SOAPBOX: 
QSO:  1810 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     K9QZO         59  IL     0
QSO:  1815 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     P29AS         59  28     0
QSO:  1833 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     4S7TWG        59  22     0
QSO:  1841 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     JT1FAX        59  23     0
QSO:  1822 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  MA     WA6MIC        59  CA     0
END-OF-LOG:

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

START-OF-LOG: version-number X.X
Must be the first line of the log submission. This file is version 2.0. /p>

CALLSIGN: call sign
The call sign used during the contest.

CONTEST: contest-name
The contest-name must be one of the following.

Be sure to use hyphens as shown. DO NOT PUT THE YEAR OR USE PH INSTEAD OF SSB.

CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category [mode-category]

The only possible category combinations for the CQ WW 160-Meter contest are:

	CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M HIGH
	CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M LOW
	CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M QRP
	CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 160M HIGH
	CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE 160M HIGH
	CATEGORY: CHECKLOG
	

The operator-category must be one of the following.

The band-category must be one of the following:

The power-category must be one of the following.

The mode-category must be one of the following.

CERTIFICATE: text
Indicate whether or not you wish to receive, if eligible, a paper certificate sent via postal mail. YES is the default.

CLAIMED-SCORE: integer
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 217315 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.)

ARRL-SECTION: arrl-section
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, if desired.

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.

Please put the country name all alone on the last address line using the US Postal Service name for the country of your mailing address. Only required for mailing addresses outside of the United States.

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.

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

                              --------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call          rst exch   call          rst exch   t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** n
QSO:  1861 CW 2009-01-24 0310 K5ZD          599     MA N2NT          599    NJ  0
QSO:  1861 CW 2009-01-24 0313 K5ZD          599     MA HA6NL         599    15  0 
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): Must be a 0 or a 1. This column is not used for the CQ 160M contest.

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

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

 

More Information about Cabrillo

The CQ 160M Contest only recognizes the Cabrillo fields shown on this page. The complete Cabrillo specification can be viewed at http://wwrof.org/cabrillo/.

 

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