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Cabrillo File Format

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 WPX RTTY 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.

Cabrillo file example:

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: NP3U
CLAIMED-SCORE: 10418000
CLUB: CTRI Contest Group
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-RTTY
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V10.63H
NAME: Tom Hayes
ADDRESS: 1759 Sheeptown Road
ADDRESS: Oxnard, ME 02039
OPERATORS: W1AN K3IU AJ1M N1HRA WP4U WP4N
SOAPBOX: EQUPMENT TROUBLE KEPT US WAY SHY OF OUR 15,000,000 GOAL, BUT 
THE HARD WORK AND EFFORT KEPT US GOING. GO CTRI!
LOCATION: PR
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: TWO
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: RTTY
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0002 NP3U      599 1    VE1SK      599 001 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0003 NP3U      599 2    HB9DHG     599 002 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0003 NP3U      599 3    SI4G       599 001 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0004 NP3U      599 4    IW1AYD     599 001 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0006 NP3U      599 5    UZ2I       599   1 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0007 NP3U      599 6    I4HRH      599   1 0
QSO: 14081 RY 2009-02-14 0007 NP3U      599 1    UA0ZAM     599 002 1
QSO: 14081 RY 2009-02-14 0007 NP3U      599 2    K7RE       599 004 1
QSO: 14081 RY 2009-02-14 0008 NP3U      599 3    AB0YM      599 002 1
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0008 NP3U      599 7    G4WGE      599 004 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0009 NP3U      599 8    LY6A       599 011 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0009 NP3U      599 9    I1OQI      599 004 0
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0010 NP3U      599 10   W1GSH      599 003 0
QSO: 14081 RY 2009-02-14 0010 NP3U      599 4    K0SR       599 011 1
QSO:  7044 RY 2009-02-14 0011 NP3U      599 11   OM3KWZ     599 007 0
QSO: 14081 RY 2009-02-14 0013 NP3U      599 5    K7IA       599 002 1
END-OF-LOG:

Editing the Cabrillo File

When manually entering Cabrillo header information, please follow the format below. The format for each entry is a key (LABEL: ) followed by a space.

START-OF-LOG: 3.0

END-OF-LOG:


The intervening lines between the two lines above are:

CALLSIGN: callsign

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

CATEGORY-BAND:

The band-category must be one of the following: ALL, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M. If you are entering an all band category, use ALL, otherwise select one of the individual bands shown. If you are entering as a single band but have QSOs on other bands, those QSOs must be included in the log. However, the log will be scored on the basis of your single-band designator in the CATEGORY-BAND: line.

CATEGORY-MODE: RTTY

CATEGORY-OPERATOR:

CATEGORY-POWER:

CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER:

CLAIMED-SCORE: n

CLUB: text [optional]

CONTEST: CQ-WPX-RTTY

CREATED-BY: text [optional]

EMAIL: text [optional]

LOCATION:

ARRL/RAC section for US/VE, otherwise DX [required for US, optional for others]

NAME: text ADDRESS: text ADDRESS-CITY: text ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: text ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: text ADDRESS-COUNTRY: text

OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]

	OPERATORS: @N6IJ

SOAPBOX: text [optional]

QSO: qso-data

 --------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: 28000 RY 2002-02-10 2126 LU/N5KO 599 0001 KA4RRU 599 0530 
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Please ensure that your Cabrillo file includes this information. All logs, including Multi-Op, must include both sent and received serial numbers. Multi-Multi and Multi-Two must show serial numbers sent and received by band. For the Multi-Two category, the last column in the log indicates which transmitter made the QSO, a 0 or a 1.

 

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