Log submission

The most important changes and instruction for the Cabrillo can be found on other pages of this website.

SD users please download version 14.29 or newer with bug fix for PACC contest !

Some tips:

  1. The CATEGORY tag is most problematic. Please look at the examples for Cabrillo v3  which you can find here. Below you can find examples for Cabrillo version 2.0.
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH CW
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW SSB
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW MIXED
    CATEGORY: MULTI-UNLIMITED ALL HIGH MIXED
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL QRP MIXED
    CATEGORY: SWL ALL MIXED
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M HIGH CW
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 10M HIGH SSB
    CATEGORY: CHECKLOG
  2. Put your soapbox in the Cabrillo file using the ‘SOAPBOX:’ header tag. Each soapbox line MUST start with this tag. E.g.:
    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
    ARRL-SECTION: DX
    CALLSIGN: WA9ABC
    CLUB: W9 contesters
    CONTEST: PACC
    CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
    CLAIMED-SCORE: 396492
    OPERATORS: WA9ABC
    NAME: Sam M. Orse
    ADDRESS: Contestavenue 73
    ADDRESS: 12345 DXTOWN, MI
    ADDRESS: USA
    CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V7.12.6
    SOAPBOX: Nice contest with LOT’s of PAs
    SOAPBOX: Conditions were fair, but still
    SOAPBOX: good appearance of contesters on
    SOAPBOX: all bands.
  3. We will us a “log robot” like most other contests nowadays. HA1AH has developed a complete software suite with a web based user interface. You can upload your log to the robot. You can even correct your log on-line or type it in completely from A to Z.

Log submission dead line

00:00 UTC, 16 March 2015

Before submission

Check your log thoroughly it if there are any typo’s or other obvious mistakes before submitting.  The full log need to be in chronological order, this also applies to multi-op logs !

Frequent errors are:

  • Non-existing province abbreviations in exchange or lack of exchange.
  • Mode and RST do not match. If you you do not have your rig interfaced to your logging software make sure the band and mode are changed simultaneously  in the log and on the rig.
  • “Impossible” calls due to a typo.
  • Time not within the contest time window.

So it is obvious that it will pay off  to thoroughly check your log before submission. The robot will generate ERROR(S) on most of the typo related mistakes. If there are too many mistakes or a more fundamental ERROR occurs (e.g. wrong Cabrillo header) then the log will be rejected. After correction you can re-submit (as many times as you like).

If you have read all instructions then: