Cabrillo refers to a universal log submission format created by Trey Garlough, N5KO. This is the required 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.
Below is an example of a Cabrillo v3 file for the CQ WW RTTY 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 EMAIL: email@example.com 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:
The format for each line is <KEY>: followed by a space, then data.
START-OF-LOG: version-number X.X
Must be the first line of the log submission. This file is version 3.0.
The callsign used during the contest.
The contest-name must be the following.
Be sure to use hyphens as shown.
USA and Canada stations please put your State, Province, or ARRL Section. All others please put DX. (See list of accepted entries.)
The category-operator must be one of the following.
The category-assisted must be one of the following.
The category-mode must be the following.
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.
The category-power must be one of the following.
The category-transmitter is required for multi-operator entries and must be one of the following.
NOTE: If you are entering the "Classic" or "Rookie" Overlay categories, you must also provide CATEGORY-OVERLAY information. If you are not entering an Overlay category, do not include this line or leave blank.
For CLASSIC, enter:
For ROOKIE, enter:
GRID-LOCATOR: aann or aannbb
Used to indicate the Maidenhead Grid Square of the station location. E.g., JO15 or FN42EB (This field is optional.)
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12. Do not include commas or other text. (This field is optional.)
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. PLEASE SPELL OUT THE FULL CLUB NAME! (See list of active club names.)
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file. (This field is optional.)
A place to put an email address where we can contact you if there is a question about your log.
Name. Maximum of 75 characters long.
Mailing address, each line should be a maximum of 45 characters long. Up to 6 address lines are permitted.
Optional fields for providing mailing address details.
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 upload page will give a warning. Please use a space or a comma between the operator calls.
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.
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.
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.
Any QSO marked with this key will be ignored in your log and credit will be given to the other station.
Must be the last line of the log submission.