Cabrillo is an interface between logging program authors and contest sponsors. It is a simple and practical modification to the ARRL electronic log format, intended to simplify the automation of log collecting and reporting of contest results.
Cabrillo is intended to be a low-tech sort of "least common denominator" format, both easy to generate and easy to read. Different contest administrators use different tools to read the logs, so a format which is both fixed column and space delimited was found to be the least disruptive to present log-checking procedures.
Please note that: the QSO and multiplier data, point value of each QSO and the multiplier count will be computed automatically as part of the log checking procedure. Duplicate QSOs will be assigned a value of zero points automatically as part of the log checking procedure.
All the old-style summary sheet information needed by the contest sponsors is included within the Cabrillo file as well as the dupe sheet data and the multiplier data.
Summary Sheet spec (header)
Must be the first line of the log submission.
The current version-number is 2.0.
Must be the last line of the log submission.
For USA and Canada stations arrl-section must be the ARRL section abbreviation
as shown in http://www.arrl.org/contests/sections.abv.html.
For foreign stations arrl-section must be DX.
This information is required for IARU-HF and for all ARRL contests,
such as ARRL-10, ARRL-DX-SSB, etc.
The callsign used during the contest.
CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category [mode-category]
For HF contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED, MULTI-ONE, MULTI-TWO, MULTI-MULTI,
SCHOOL-CLUB (ARRL-SS-CW and ARRL-SS-SSB only), SWL, or CHECKLOG.
For VHF contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, SINGLE-OP-PORTABLE, ROVER, MULTI-LIMITED,
MULTI-UNLIMITED or CHECKLOG.
For HF contests the band-category must be one of the following:
ALL, 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M.
For VHF contests the band-category must be one of the following:
ALL or LIMITED.
The power-category must be HIGH, LOW or QRP.
The mode-category must be CW, SSB or MIXED and is only permitted for
single operator entries in multi-mode contests that permit single mode entries
such as IARU-HF and the 10 Meter Contest.
The possible categories for ARI International DX Contest are:
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP CW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP SSB
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP MIXED
The value or assisted-status must be ASSISTED or NON-ASSISTED
and may be specified for any contest.
The category overlay of the log submission when appropriate.
In CQ-WPX CW and CQ-WPX-SSB, category overlay may be any combination of
ROOKIE, BAND-LIMITED, TB-WIRES.
In STEW-PERRY, category overlay may be OVER-50.
In IARU-HF, category overlay may be HQ.
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as
1217315 or 19113 or 12.
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated.
The contest-name must be one of the following: AP-SPRINT, ARI-DX, ARRL-10,
ARRL-160, ARRL-DX-CW, ARRL-DX-SSB, ARRL-SS-CW, ARRL-SS-SSB,
ARRL-UHF-AUG, ARRL-VHF-JAN, ARRL-VHF-JUN, ARRL-VHF-SEP, ARRL-RTTY,
BARTG-RTTY, CQ-160-CW, CQ-160-SSB CQ-WPX-CW, CQ-WPX-RTTY,
CQ-WPX-SSB, CQ-VHF, CQ-WW-CW, CQ-WW-RTTY, CQ-WW-SSB,
DARC-WAEDC-CW, DARC-WAEDC-RTTY, DARC-WAEDC-SSB, IARU-HF,
JIDX-CW, JIDX-SSB, NAQP-CW, NAQP-RTTY, NAQP-SSB, NA-SPRINT-CW,
NA-SPRINT-SSB, NEQP, OCEANIA-DX-CW, OCEANIA-DX-SSB, RSGB-IOTA,
SAC-CW, SAC-SSB, STEW-PERRY or TARA-RTTY..
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.
Name and address.
OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]
A space-delimited list of operator callsign(s).
You may also list the callsign of the host station by placing an "@" caracter
in front of the callsign within the operator list, such as OPERATORS: @N6IJ
QSO data as specified by the Cabrillo QSO data format.
Cabrillo QSO data format (for ARI International DX Contest)
--------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq mo date time call rst exch call rst exch
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ******
QSO: 14200 PH 2004-05-01 0711 RL3A 59 891 IK2HKT 59 BG