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Scandinavian Activity Contest
The SAC CABRILLO format
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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 SAC Summary Sheet Specification (V2.0):

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

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

CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.

CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category
For SAC contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, MULTI-ONE, MULTI-MULTI, SWL or CHECKLOG.

The band-category must be one of the following:
ALL, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M.

The power-category must be HIGH, LOW or QRP.

CATEGORY-OVERLAY: [category-overlay...]
The category overlay of the log submission when appropriate.
Category overlay may be ROOKIE or/and OVER-50 or/and 2-RADIOS.
[Optional. Only used for statistics]!

CLAIMED-SCORE: n
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form
such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12.
[can be omitted, as the log checking software will calculate the score]

CLUB: text
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated.

CONTEST: contest-name
The contest-name must be one of the following: SAC-CW or SAC-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: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]
A space-delimited list of operator callsign(s).

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.

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 SAC Cabrillo QSO Template:

                              --------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call          rst exch   call          rst exch   t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** *
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1748 7S3A          599      1 4K6GF         599    116 0
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

freq:
Integer frequency in kHz;   [ ex. 28032, 14212 ]
if freq not known then 28000, 21000, 14000, 7000, 3500

mo:
CW or PH

date:
UTC date in yyyy-mm-dd form   [ ex. 2009-09-19 ]

time:
UTC time in nnnn form   [ ex. 1748 ]

call:
callsign

rst:
RST or RS

exch:
contest exchange (serial number)   [ ex. 1, 01, 001, 0001 or 00001 ]

t:
transmitter id 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
(used in the multi-multi or multi-one category
or to show which radio when 2-RADIOS)

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 SAC-CW log example:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CALLSIGN: 7S3A
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: 
CLAIMED-SCORE: 462
CLUB: TOEC - Top Of Europe Contesters
CONTEST: SAC-CW
CREATED-BY: SACMan ver. 2.21
NAME: Jan-Eric Rehn
ADDRESS: Finstavagen 26, 7 tr.
ADDRESS: SE-863 31 SUNDSBRUK
ADDRESS: SWEDEN
OPERATORS: SM3CER
SOAPBOX: RIG: Kenwood TS-950SDX
SOAPBOX: PWR: 100 W
SOAPBOX: ANT: 10/15/20 m - Cushcraft R7, 40/80 m - Dipoles
SOAPBOX: E-MAIL: sm3cer(at)ssa.se
SOAPBOX: Thanks for a nice contest! I will be back next year.
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1748 7S3A          599      1 4K6GF         599    116 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1750 7S3A          599      2 G4IIY         599    219 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1758 7S3A          599      3 SP7BCA        599     57 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1802 7S3A          599      4 UA1PBI        599     61 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1804 7S3A          599      5 RA3NN         599    322 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1805 7S3A          599      6 LY2KW         599     63 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1807 7S3A          599      7 GW3KDB        599    188 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1808 7S3A          599      8 HA8RJ         599    130 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1812 7S3A          599      9 GM3FDN        599     27 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1815 7S3A          599     10 DJ7XA         599    119 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1817 7S3A          599     11 G3NSY         599     98 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1818 7S3A          599     12 3Z8BAB        599     91 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1820 7S3A          599     13 HA5CW         599     64 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1822 7S3A          599     14 RF9C          599    392 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1824 7S3A          599     15 G3RSD         599    200 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1825 7S3A          599     16 G0LII         599    319 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1826 7S3A          599     17 G3YEC         599    215 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1827 7S3A          599     18 DL5KUD        599    250 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1829 7S3A          599     19 DK3GO         599     51 0
QSO: 14000 CW 2009-09-19 1832 7S3A          599     20 S51SX         599     27 0
END-OF-LOG:
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 Manual input of a paper log for SAC:

Manual Log Input
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SM2EZT has made a program for manual input of a paper log for SAC. The output file will be a CABRILLO-file for checking your log in a log checking program. It will be called yourcall.log (example: 7s3a.log).

This version can also be used to log in realtime!

CLICK HERE to download the program.
(Latest version 2.21 updated 26 September 2010)

The zipped file contains two files; an .exe-file called SACMan.exe (540 kB) and cty.dat (59.1 kB - VER20100701). Due to restrictions from my server provider I have to distribute the file as a .zip-file called SACMan.zip (282 kB).

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

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How to make your log
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  • Open the program. The opening screen will look like this:

    SACMan version 2.01 opening screen

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

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

    The input field "Category" have five options - "SINGLE-OP", "MULTI-ONE", "MULTI-MULTI", "SWL" and "CHECKLOG".

    The input field "Band" have six options - "ALL", "80M", "40M", "20M", "15M" and "10M".

    The input field "Power" have three options - "HIGH", "LOW" and "QRP".

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

    The input field "Claimed Score" don’t need to be filled in. The score will automatically be catched from the Claimed Scores table in the "Log input" window.

    If you like you can write your club’s name in the input field "Club" (optional).

    The "Soapbox" field can be used to write what equipment you used, your e-mail address and some short comments (optional).

  • When you’re finished you can go to the "Log input" window and start logging. The logging screen will look like this:

    SACMan version 2.01 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 date will be chosen automatically depending on if you’re working SAC-CW or SAC-SSB.

    The input field "Frequency" have five options - "3500", "7000", "14000", "21000" and "28000". To choose frequency band use ALT-B to go up and ALT-V to go down.

    The input field "Time" shows the time "1200" as default. To change the time you can use the up and down arrow on the keyboard OR the + and - keys on the numerical keyboard. You can also double-click in the field (or use TAB or SHIFT-TAB to go to the field) and type the time manually.

    NOTE: This version can also be used to log in realtime!
    To choose that option click on "SetUp" in the menu row and then click on "Realtime" or use ALT-S-R. You need to be sure your computer clock is set to UTC to use this feature.

    To be sure you won’t loose any logged QSO:s there is also an AutoSave function, which is activated as default. When AutoSave is activated the Cabrillo log will be saved as "Backup.log" in the folder where you saved "SACMan.exe" and "cty.dat". If you don’t want to use that option, click on "SetUp" in the menu row and then click on "AutoSave", or use ALT-S-A.

    If you need to restart your computer or the SACMan program and you did not save the log you can do as follows:

    • Open the program
    • Click on "File" and then on "Open..."
    • Search for the file "Backup.log" and open it
    • Click on "SetUp" and "Realtime" (if you’re using that option)
    • You’re "back in business" and can continue logging

    The sent serial number has the default 1. The numbers will automatically be increased for each QSO. To change the sent serial number manually in the left Nr field - double-click in the field (or use TAB or SHIFT-TAB to go to the field) and type the correct number. The numbers will again automatically be increased for each QSO.

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

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How to type a QSO
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  • First choose the frequency.
  • Choose the time (if you’re working post-contest).
  • Type the call of the worked station
    (The field "Call" is activated by default).
  • Click the SPACE BAR to make a dupe check.
    (If it’s a dupe the background of the call field becomes red. If you’d like to log the call anyway, click ENTER to skip you from the callsign field to the received number field, or else you can click on the ESCAPE button to erase the call. If it’s not a dupe the cursor will go to the field "Nr" and wait for you to type the received serial number).
  • Type the received serial number.
  • Click ENTER to log the QSO.

How to type a QSO - QUICK VERSION (in Realtime mode):
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  • Type the call
  • SPACE BAR
  • Type the received serial number
  • ENTER

    This is how the logging screen looks like after logging a few QSO:s:

    SACMan version 2.01 logging screen with some QSO:s logged

    You can see the Claimed Scores table on the right side of the logging screen. The points and multipliers are updated after each new logged QSO.

    IMPORTANT! In the input fields Time and Nr be sure you are using the 0 for the figure zero!

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

  • When you’re "Searching & Pouncing" and the QSO is a DUPE, the input field "Call" becomes red. If you’re not going to log that QSO, you can click on the "Esc" button on the keyboard to erase the call. To log the call anyway, click ENTER to skip you from the callsign field to the received number field, type the received serial number and click on ENTER.

    SACMan version 2.01 - a part of the logging screen (in full scale) with a dupe shown
    A part of the logging screen (in full scale) with a dupe shown

    NOTE: If you have done some input error you can easily edit your log file in the upper window. You can mark the cell with the mouse or use TAB or SHIFT-TAB to go to the log in the upper window. To go between the rows and columns in the log use the "ARROW" keys (Up - Down - Left - Right).

    You can also erase the last row in the log with a right-click on the mouse somewhere in the log window and then a click on the button named "Delete last row".

    Every correction made in the log window will rescore the Claimed Scores table. (The rescoring will take effect as soon as you leave the log window).

  • When you have finished your log input you can click on "Cabrillo log" to see how it looks like. (You can NOT edit the Cabrillo log within the program). Use the Check tool in the menu to see if there are any errors in the log input. If there are some errors you can easily correct them in the log in the "Log input" window.

    This is how the Cabrillo screen looks like:

    SACMan version 2.01 Cabrillo screen

    The Cabrillo log is updated after each new QSO logged. If you do any changes in the log window the Cabrillo log reflect those changes immediately.

  • To save the log click on File and then Save... The file will get the name yourcall.log. (Example: 7s3a.log) Make sure you save it in a folder where you can find the file again...!

    NOTE: If you’re doing a break and would like to come back later to type or work some more QSO:s, you can easily do that:

    • Open the program
    • Click on "File" and "Open..."
    • Search for the file "yourcall.log" and open it
    • Click on "SetUp" and "Realtime" (if you’re using that option)
    • Continue logging from where you took the break

  • After you’ve opened an unfinished or old log you can also see the multipliers by band (Click on Mult List). You can also save the multiplier list in a text file. (This also means that a Cabrillo log for SAC will be scored after loading it and you’ll get Claimed Scores for that log).

    SACMan version 2.01 - a part of the logging screen (in full scale) with a dupe shown
    The multiplier lists by band

    This is how the multiplier text file looks like:

    Mult List for 7S3A
    80m     40m     20m     15m     10m
    ---     ---     ---     ---     ---
                    4J
                    DL
                    G
                    GM
                    GW
                    HA
                    LY
                    S5
                    SP
                    UA
                    UA9

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

     Last minute SAC News
    Please upload your SAC log at:
    http://www.sactest.net/

    Click on the button "Upload contest log" in the right upper corner and follow the instructions. After your log is accepted by the Robot you will find your call in the Claimed Scores lists.

  • Send an e-mail to:
     CW: saccw@nrrl.no
    SSB: sacssb@nrrl.no
    with your Cabrillo log as an attachment.
    Deadline is October 31st the year of the contest.

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

    CLICK HERE for Non-Scandinavians
    or
    CLICK HERE for Scandinavians

Date of info: 16 September, 2009 Source: Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER - SSA Contest Manager HF
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MORE INFO
Text-only page
The Official SAC web site    Scandinavian SAC-rules    Non-Scandinavian SAC-rules
Cabrillo Summary Sheet V3.0    Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet V2.0
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Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
sm3cer@contesting.com

URL: http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/saccabr.htm
Copyright © 2001-2009 Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
This page was created June 15, 2001
Most recent revision September 16, 2009