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CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest

Submitting Your Log

The CQ 160 Contest Committee asks everyone who participates in the contest to submit their log in electronic format by web upload or email. Even small logs are very helpful in the log checking process and are greatly appreciated.

Electronic Logs

All submitted logs must be in the Cabrillo file format.

If your logger does not output Cabrillo format, use our converter for Adif files.

Submit your electronic log using the Log Check page. This is the recommended method. It will provide immediate feedback so you can correct any errors before submitting the log.

You can view the current list of logs received: CW Logs Received or SSB Logs Received.

Cabrillo format logs are received by a log processing robot. If your log has been submitted correctly, the robot will reply with an e-mail containing a tracking (confirmation) number.

If there is a problem with your log, the robot will send you an error message containing suggestions for how to fix your log. Read this e-mail carefully. Most log submission problems are minor and can be easily corrected using a text editor. Submit your log as many times as needed. Once you get a tracking number, your log has been accepted.

Completely fill out the header information in the Cabrillo file. You can do this while you are setting up the contest information in the logging program, or afterward using a text editor like Windows Notepad.

Check the Cabrillo file header closely before submitting your log. Items may have been omitted or may be incomplete. If you did not answer all of the questions correctly when you set up the contest in the logging program or have changed your mind about your category, or the operator list has changed and you do not correct these items, the wrong information WILL get included in the Cabrillo file. Whatever is recorded in the header of your Cabrillo file at the time you submit your log is how we will process your entry.

The only way to change your log entry once the robot has accepted it is for you to submit another log.

Note: Logs are due within 5 days of the end of the contest! You may still submit a log after that date, but it will not be eligible for awards.

Common Errors

Many logs not accepted by the robot are due to simple errors that can be easily corrected. The LogCheck page should explain the problem, but it is always a good idea to check the following before submitting your log.

If you have a problem submitting your log or receive an error message that you do not understand, send an e-mail to director@cq160.com

Paper Logs

Paper logs are no longer accepted for the CQ 160 Meter contest. Please try to find someone who can help you type your log into the computer and submit it using the web upload page.

 

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