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NRAU-Baltic Contest
The NRAU-Baltic Contest CABRILLO format
NRAU-Baltic Contest CABRILLO format proposal by SM3CER - 12-Dec-2002
Read more about the CABRILLO format at:
Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet V2.0
http://www.kkn.net/~trey/Cabrillo_v2/
Cabrillo Summary Sheet V3.0
http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/

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 NRAU-Baltic Contest Summary Sheet Specification:

START-OF-LOG: version-number
Must be the first line of the log submission.
The current version-number is 2.0.

CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.

CATEGORY: operator-category
For NRAU-Baltic Contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP or CHECKLOG.

CLAIMED-SCORE: n
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form
such as 19113 or 1217 or 12.
[can be omitted, as the log checking software will calculate the score]

CONTEST: contest-name
The contest-name must be one of the following:
NRAU-BALTIC-CW or NRAU-BALTIC-SSB.

CREATED-BY: text
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.

NAME: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
... [as many as needed...]
Name and address.

OPERATORS: callsign
The callsign of the operator.
[can be omitted, if the callsign is the same as in CALLSIGN:]

SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
... [as many as needed...]
Soapbox comments.

QSO: QSO-data
QSO data as specified by the Cabrillo QSO data format.

END-OF-LOG:
Must be the last line of the log submission.

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 NRAU-Baltic Contest Cabrillo QSO Template:

(Based on the Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB IOTA Contest)

                              ----------info sent---------- ----------info rcvd----------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call          rst ex1  ex2    call          rst ex1  ex2    t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn **** ****** ************* nnn **** ****** *
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0530 7S3A          599  001 VN     SM2T          599  001 NB     0
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777888888888899
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

freq:
Integer frequency in kHz;   [ ex. 3542, 7021 ]
If frequency not known then 3500 or 7000

mo:
Mode; CW or PH

date:
UTC date in yyyy-mm-dd form   [ ex. 2007-01-14 ]

time:
UTC time in nnnn form   [ ex. 0530 ]

call:
callsign

rst:
RST or RS

ex1:
Contest exchange (serial number starting from 001)

ex2:
Contest exchange (2 letter abbreviation)
(Amt / Fylke / Län / Province / Region - defined in the
"Multiplier list for NRAU - Baltic Contest" in the contest rules)

t:
transmitter id 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
(used in multi categories or to show which radio when 2-RADIOS)
[not used in NRAU-Baltic]

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 NRAU-Baltic Contest log example:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CALLSIGN: 7S3A
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP
CLAIMED-SCORE: 200
CONTEST: NRAU-BALTIC-CW
CREATED-BY: SM2EZT Cabrillo Editor for NRAU Baltic, V1.11
NAME: Jan-Eric Rehn
ADDRESS: Finstavägen 26, 7 tr.
ADDRESS: SE-863 31 SUNDSBRUK
ADDRESS: SWEDEN
OPERATORS: SM3CER
SOAPBOX: RIG: Kenwood TS-950SDX
SOAPBOX: PWR: 150 W
SOAPBOX: ANT: 40 m - Vertical, 80 m - Dipole
SOAPBOX: E-MAIL: sm3cer@contesting.com
SOAPBOX: Thanks for a nice contest! CU next year.
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0530 7S3A          599  001 VN     LY2HN         599  001 KM     0
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0532 7S3A          599  002 VN     OH2LU         599  002 UU     0
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0535 7S3A          599  003 VN     LA4YW         599  005 ST     0
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0537 7S3A          599  004 VN     SM3AVW        599  003 JL     0
QSO:  3500 CW 2007-01-14 0539 7S3A          599  005 VN     YL7A          599  010 VK     0
QSO:  7000 CW 2007-01-14 0636 7S3A          599  006 VN     ES2JL         599  040 HR     0
QSO:  7000 CW 2007-01-14 0640 7S3A          599  007 VN     OZ8AE         599  052 FB     0
QSO:  7000 CW 2007-01-14 0702 7S3A          599  008 VN     SM5NBE        599  073 UP     0
QSO:  7000 CW 2007-01-14 0715 7S3A          599  009 VN     OH2BSQ        599  099 UU     0
QSO:  7000 CW 2007-01-14 0722 7S3A          599  010 VN     SM2T          599  104 NB     0
END-OF-LOG:

  • Send an e-mail to: es5tv@erau.ee with your Cabrillo log as an attachment.
    Deadline is January 31st the year of the contest.

  • For information how to send your log via "snail mail": CLICK HERE

 Manual input of a paper log:

SM2EZT has made a program for manual input of a paper log after the contest. The output file will be a CABRILLO-file for checking your log in a log checking program.

The Cabrillo file will be called yourcall_NRAU07_CW.log or yourcall_NRAU07_PH.log
(example: 7S3A_NRAU07_CW.log).

Cabrillo editor for NRAU Baltic by SM2EZT
(Version 1.11 - 21 January 2006)

It’s only one .exe-file called NRAUMan.exe (518 kB). Due to restrictions from the server provider we have to distribute the file as a .zip-file called NRAUMan.zip (258 kB).

CLICK HERE
to download the latest version of the program

How to install: Save in a temporary directory, unzip the file using WinZip or similar, use File Manager to put NRAUMan.exe in a folder that you prefer (example: C:/Ham/NRAUMan).

How to make your log:

Quick info for skilled computer users

  • Start the program
  • Choose File-New
  • Type your info and click OK
  • Choose the correct band, date and time (UTC)
  • Type the worked station, received serial number
    and district abbreviation
    (Go to the next field with RIGHT ARROW or ENTER)
  • Check sent and received RS(T)
  • Log with ENTER
  • For next QSO change the time with + or - on the numerical keyboard or with UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW
  • The log will be saved as f. i. "7S3A_NRAU07_CW.log"
    or "7S3A_NRAU07_PH.log" and will automatically be named
  • Send the log to: es5tv@erau.ee
    before January 31st the year of the contest

Detailed information:

  • Open the program. The opening screen will look like this:

NRAUMan opening screen

  • Click on "Help" in the menu and then "Help" again and a window with detailed information about "How to make your log" will be shown. (You can print that text if you like. Use the menu popping up when you right-click with the mouse somewhere in that window).

  • Click on File and then New.
    The window New Log pops up and it looks like this:

NRAUMan - New Log

  • Fill in all your information. You can jump between the input fields with TAB or SHIFT-TAB.

    The input field "Contest" have two options - "NRAU-BALTIC-CW" and "NRAU-BALTIC-SSB".

    The input field "Category" have two options - "SINGLE-OP" and "CHECKLOG".

    To choose option click on the arrow to the right of the input field and use the down or up arrow for the correct option.

  • When you’re finished click on the "OK" button. The logging screen will look like this:

NRAUMan - Logging screen

  • Now you’re ready to fill in your log information. You can jump between the input fields with TAB or SHIFT-TAB.

    The input field "Frequency" have two options - "3500" and "7000". To choose option click on the arrow to the right of the input field and choose the correct frequency. You can also choose between the two frequencies with F1 or/and F2.

    The input field "Date" have several options (correct dates for 2006-2009). To choose option click on the arrow to the right of the input field and choose the correct date.

    The input field "Time" shows the time 0530 or 0800 as default, depending on which mode is choosen in the "New Log" screen. To change the time you can use the up and down arrow OR the + and - keys on the numerical keyboard, when the cursor is in the Call WKD field.

    NB!
    Always use UTC!

    To change the sent and/or received RS(T) double-click in the field (or use TAB or SHIFT-TAB) and type the correct RS(T).

    In the input field Call WKD be sure you are using
    the 0 for the figure zero and O for the letter O!

    ENTER will log the QSO, when you have entered the received district in the Rec. Distr. field.

    NOTE: If you have done some input error you can easily edit your log file in the upper window. Under Search you have Find... and Replace... if you need to do some changes.

  • The logging screen with some example QSOs will look like this:

NRAUMan - Logging screen with some example QSOs

  • When you have finished your log input you can use the Logcheck tool under Tools in the menu to see if there are any errors in the log input. If there are any errors you can easily correct them in the log window.

  • You can also get your Claimed Scores. Click on "Tools" and then "Result" in the menu. The dupes are not counted in the QSO totals.

NRAUMan - Result window with an example of Claimed Scores

  • To save the log click on File and then Save. The file will get the name yourcall_NRAU07_CW.log or yourcall_NRAU07_PH.log.
    (Example: 7S3A_NRAU07_CW.log).
    Be sure to save it in a folder where you can find the file again...!

    If you need to edit the file after you saved it before you send it to the Contest Manager you can do that in your favourite text editor.

  • Send an e-mail to: es5tv@erau.ee with your Cabrillo log as an attachment.
    Deadline is January 31st the year of the contest.

    For information how to send your log via "snail mail" CLICK HERE!

Date of info: 22 November 2012 Source: Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER - SSA HF Contest Manager
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MORE INFO
Text-only page
NRAU-Baltic Contest rules
Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet V2.0    Cabrillo Summary Sheet V3.0
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Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
sm3cer@ssa.se

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This page was created September 13, 2005
Most recent revision November 22, 2012