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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 WW 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.

Example File

Below is an example of a Cabrillo v3 file for the CQ WW DX Contest.

 

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: CQ-WW-RTTY
CALLSIGN: HC8N
LOCATION: DX
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: TWO
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: RTTY
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 8686317
CLUB: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTEST CLUB
CREATED-BY: WT4I Contest Tools
NAME: BOB SMITH
ADDRESS: 1759 POLE RIDGE RD
ADDRESS: OXFORD, TX 65003
OPERATORS: K6AW, W6OTC, XE1KK
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0005 HC8N 599 10 DX WC2C   599 05 NY 0
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0005 HC8N 599 10 DX CX4AAJ 599 13 DX 1
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0006 HC8N 599 10 DX W8JX   599 04 MI 0
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0006 HC8N 599 10 DX VA3PC  599 04 ON 0
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0006 HC8N 599 10 DX K7JA   599 03 CA 1
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0006 HC8N 599 10 DX PY7ZZ  599 11 DX 1
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0007 HC8N 599 10 DX W1ZK   599 05 VT 0
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0007 HC8N 599 10 DX AB8K   599 04 OH 0
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0009 HC8N 599 10 DX KK0M   599 03 CA 0
QSO: 14073 RY 2008-09-27 0010 HC8N 599 10 DX AB4IQ  599 04 KY 0
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0010 HC8N 599 10 DX PT9IA  599 11 DX 1
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0010 HC8N 599 10 DX JM1XCW 599 25 DX 1
QSO: 21087 RY 2008-09-27 0011 HC8N 599 10 DX N6VH   599 03 CA 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:

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-WW-RTTY

CREATED-BY: text [optional]

EMAIL: text [optional]

LOCATION: [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:  3595 RY 1999-03-06 0711 HC8N          599 13 DX  W1AW          599 05 CT  0
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

Please ensure that your Cabrillo file includes this information. 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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