Submitting Logs

A Checklist for Emailing Cabrillo Logs

Editing the Cabrillo File

A Checklist for Emailing Cabrillo Logs

  1. Your callsign should be the only thing in the subject line of the email.  (Subject: W0YK or Subject: W0YK/KH6)
  2. There should be nothing in the body text area of the email.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 w0yk@cqwpxrtty.com.
    • 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:

    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.