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Cabrillo Log Format for the CQ WW DX Contest

Cabrillo refers to a universal log submission format created by Trey Garlough, N5KO. This is the preferred format for all electronic logs.

There are two versions of the Cabrillo log file format. The CQ WW DX 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 WW DX 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-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 9447852
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:  3799 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     K9QZO         59  04     0
QSO: 14256 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     P29AS         59  28     0
QSO: 21250 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     4S7TWG        59  22     0
QSO: 28530 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     JT1FAX        59  23     0
QSO:  7250 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     WA6MIC        59  03     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. 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.

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

CATEGORY-OVERLAY: text

NOTE: If you are entering the "Classic" or "Rookie" Overlay categories, you must also provide CATEGORY-OVERLAY information - see below. If you are not entering an Overlay category, do not include this line or leave blank.

For CLASSIC, enter:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC

For ROOKIE, enter:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE

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 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. Only required for mailing addresses outside of the United States. (See list of accepted country names.)

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:  3799 PH 2000-11-26 0711 N6TW          59  03     JT1Z          59  23     0

000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): For the MULTI-ONE and MULTI-TWO categories, the last column in the log indicates which transmitter made the QSO. It must be a 0 or a 1. This column is not required for other categories.

Note: The CQWW 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 key 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.

Cabrillo File Version 2 Header for the CQ CQWW Contest

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

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: 
CALLSIGN: AA1ZZZ
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 
CLUB: 
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB 
CERTIFICATE: YES
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:  3799 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     K9QZO         59  04     0
QSO: 14256 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     P29AS         59  28     0
QSO: 21250 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     4S7TWG        59  22     0
QSO: 28530 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     JT1FAX        59  23     0
QSO:  7250 PH 2000-10-26 0711 AA1ZZZ          59  05     WA6MIC        59  03     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 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.

Examples for CATEGORY:

CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH CW
This is a single operator, all band, high power, CW entry.

CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 80M LOW SSB
This is a single operator assisted, 80 meters single band, low power, SSB entry.

This is the list of categories the robot will accept for a Cabrillo v2 log. This will assure we get your category correct and avoid the errors of previous years.


CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 40M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 20M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 15M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M HIGH
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 40M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 20M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 15M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M LOW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 160M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 40M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 20M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 15M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M QRP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED ALL
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 160M
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 80M
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 40M
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 20M
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 15M
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED 10M
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE HIGH
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE LOW
CATEGORY: MULTI-TWO
CATEGORY: MULTI-MULTI
CATEGORY: CHECKLOG

CATEGORY-OVERLAY: text

NOTE: If you are entering the "Classic" or "Rookie" Overlay categories, you must also provide CATEGORY-OVERLAY information - see below. If you are not entering an Overlay category, do not include this line or leave blank.

For CLASSIC, enter:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: CLASSIC

For ROOKIE, enter:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE

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 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.)

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. (See list of accepted country names.)

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:  3799 PH 2000-11-26 0711 N6TW          59  03     JT1Z          59  23     0

000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): For the MULTI-ONE and MULTI-TWO categories, the last column in the log indicates which transmitter made the QSO. It must be a 0 or a 1. This column is not required for other categories.

X-QSO: qso-data
Any QSO marked with this key 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 CQWW 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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