- Your callsign should be the only thing in the subject line of the email. (Subject: W0YK or Subject: W0YK/KH6)
- There should be nothing in the body text area of the email.
- The log file should be an attachment to the email. The name of the log file should be call.log, with call being the callsign used in the contest. If you operated portable, substitute a hyphen (-) for the slash, e.g. W0YK/KH6 should name the log file w0yk-kh6.log.
- The log should be in Cabrillo format. See
Editing the Cabrillo File
below for details. (Note that this is based on the current
Cabrillo 3.0 specification. Cabrillo 2.0 logs are also accepted
by the robot and converted into 3.0 format automatically.) The robot will send you a reply email message
confirming receipt of your log. If there are format errors, it
will attempt to fix them and tell you what changes it made. If
it cannot fix the errors, it will describe what the problem is so you
can edit the log and email again to the robot. If you can't get
an error-free response from the robot, ask for help with an email to
- Be sure each line in the header begins with a key as shown below.
- Check the header area of the log to be sure there are spaces after the colons and the keys are properly hyphenated.
The log begins with START-OF-LOG: 3.0 and has both hyphens with a colon at the end.
- The contest name in the log is CONTEST: CQ-WPX-RTTY This is the only name that is accepted.
- The category is one of the standards shown below.
- The time and date (UTC) of each QSO must be within the contest period. If not, the robot will reject those QSO lines and may think the log is for the wrong contest.
- The last line in the log is END-OF-LOG:
CLUB: CTRI Contest Group
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!
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
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
- Must be the first line of the log submission.
- Must be the last line of the log submission.
The intervening lines between the two lines above are:
- The callsign used during the contest.
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.
- The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12. Do not use commas.
CLUB: text [optional]
- Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. Please spell out the club name exactly as it is listed on the Club Names web page.
CREATED-BY: text [optional]
- Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.
EMAIL: text [optional]
- A place to put an email address, if desired. This field will be ignored by ARRL and CQ email robots, which determine the email address from the headers of the inbound message.
ARRL/RAC section for US/VE, otherwise DX [required for US, optional for others]NAME: text
- Name and address. A maximum of four ADDRESS: lines is permitted.
OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]
- A space-delimited list of operator callsign(s). Do not use commas. You may also list the callsign of the host station by placing an "@" character in front of the callsign within the operator list, such as
SOAPBOX: text [optional]
- Enter as many lines of soapbox text as you wish. Each line is 75 characters long and must begin with SOAPBOX: followed by a space.
- QSO data as specified by the Cabrillo QSO data format. All QSO lines must appear in chronological order. Cabrillo QSO template for CQ WPX RTTY 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.