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The CABRILLO format

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 Summary Sheet Specification:

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
For SMP contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP-CW, SINGLE-OP-SSB, SINGLE-OP-MIXED,
MULTI-ONE-CW, MULTI-ONE-SSB, MULTI-ONE-MIXED or CHECKLOG.

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: SMP-MAY or SMP-AUG.

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.

 Cabrillo QSO Template:

                              ----------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 2004-05-16 0748 SK3BG/P       559   05 JP82QK OH0/SM0AIG/P  579   04 JP90TG 0
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777888888888899
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

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

mo:
CW or PH

date:
UTC date in yyyy-mm-dd form [ ex. 2004-05-16 ]

time:
UTC time in nnnn form [ ex. 0748 ]

call:
callsign

rst:
RS or RST

ex1:
contest exchange (power multiplier) [ ex. 01, 02, 03, 04 or 05 ]

ex2:
contest exchange (locator) [ ex. JP82QK ]

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

 Example SMP-MAY log:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CALLSIGN: SK3BG/P
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE-MIXED
CATEGORY-OVERLAY:
CLAIMED-SCORE: 2345
CLUB: SRA - Sundsvalls Radioamatörer
CONTEST: SMP-MAY
CREATED-BY: EZT manuell
NAME: Sundsvalls Radioamatörer
ADDRESS: Box 173
ADDRESS: SE-851 03 SUNDSVALL
ADDRESS: SVERIGE
OPERATORS: SM3CER SM3CWE SM3ESX SM3FJF
SOAPBOX: RIG: Elecraft K2, uteff. ca 0.9 W.
SOAPBOX: ANT: 2 separata dipoler för 40 och 80 m, 9 m upp.
SOAPBOX: QTH: 10 m från havet vid Björkön, ca 3 mil SO Sundsvall.
SOAPBOX: Trevligt med Portabeltesten. Hoppas vara QRV till höstomgången.
SOAPBOX: Längre "story" skickas separat med några bilder.
QSO:  3500 CW 2004-05-16 0710 SK3BG/P       579   05 JP82QK OH0/SM0AIG/P  559   04 JP90TG
QSO:  3500 CW 2004-05-16 0715 SK3BG/P       599   05 JP82QK SL0W/P        599   05 JO99GS
QSO:  3500 PH 2004-05-16 0725 SK3BG/P       57    05 JP82QK SM5BMK/P      57    04 JO89FK
QSO:  3500 CW 2004-05-16 0727 SK3BG/P       579   05 JP82QK SM3CFV/P      579   05 JP81EH
QSO:  3500 PH 2004-05-16 0729 SK3BG/P       58    05 JP82QK OH4OD/M       59    01 KP41EF
QSO:  7000 CW 2004-05-16 0837 SK3BG/P       599   05 JP82QK OH1WH/0/P     599   03 KP00AF
QSO:  7000 PH 2004-05-16 0840 SK3BG/P       59    05 JP82QK OH4OD/M       59    01 KP41EF
QSO:  7000 CW 2004-05-16 0843 SK3BG/P       599   05 JP82QK SM5BRG/P      589   04 JO88JD
QSO:  7000 PH 2004-05-16 0845 SK3BG/P       59    05 JP82QK SK4WV/P       59    03 JP60PV
QSO:  7000 CW 2004-05-16 0847 SK3BG/P       569   05 JP82QK SM0GOO/P      559   04 JO99DE
END-OF-LOG:

 Manual input of a paper log:

SM2EZT has made a program for manual input of a paper log. The output file will be a CABRILLO-file for checking your log in a log checking program. It will be called YOURCALL.log (Example: SM3CER.log).

CLICK HERE to download the program. It’s only one .exe-file called SMPin.exe (456 kB). Due to restrictions from the server provider we have to distribute the file as a .zip-file called SMPin-v0-920.zip (233 kB). (The latest update is SMPin V0.920 - 2008-08-13).

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

How to make your log:

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

SMPin opening screen

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

  • In the input field "Callsign used" - remember to add /P (or /M if you’re mobile) after your call. (Example: SM3CER/P, SM3CER/4/P, SM3CER/M and so on...)

  • The input field "Contest" have two options - "SMP-MAY" and "SMP-AUG".

  • The input field "Category" have seven options - "SINGLE-OP-CW", "SINGLE-OP-SSB", "SINGLE-OP-MIXED", "MULTI-ONE-CW", "MULTI-ONE-SSB", "MULTI-ONE-MIXED" and "CHECKLOG".

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

  • In the input field "Operators" fill in your "real" callsign if you used your contest or club call or the calls of all operators if participating in any of the Multi-One classes (separate the calls with a space only).

  • As an example the filled in Data window could look like this:

    SMPin Data window with filled in station information

  • When you’re finished click on the Log flap.

  • 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 "Band" have two options - "40 m" and "80 m". To choose option click on the arrow to the right of the input field and choose the correct band.

    The input field "Mode" have two options - "CW" and "PH". To choose option click on the arrow to the right of the input field and choose the correct mode.

    If you choosed the correct contest (SMP-MAY or SMP-AUG) in the "Data" window the actual date of the contest will be shown between the "Mode" and "Time" input fields.

    The input field "Time" shows the time 0700 as default. To change the time you can use the + and - keys on the numerical keyboard. Remember to use UTC (GMT)!

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

    The "Power" multiplier input field have five options - 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05. To change the sent Power multiplier click on the arrow to the right of the input field and choose the correct multiplier.

    In the input fields Call Worked and Locator (received locator) be sure you are using the 0 for the figure zero and O for the letter O!

    In the input field "Power" (received power multiplier) use 01, 02, 03, 04 or 05.

    ENTER will log the QSO, when you have entered the received locator in the "Locator" field.

  • An example of the Log window:

    SMPin - example of the Log window

  • An example of the Cabrillo window:

    SMPin - example of the Cabrillo window

  • The Result window is showing your Claimed Scores.

  • To save the log click on File and then Save. The file will get the name YOURCALL.log. (Example: SM3CER.log) Make sure you save it in a folder where you can find the file again...!

    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.

  • Send an e-mail to: sm3cer@ssa.se with your Cabrillo log as an attachment. Deadline is 14 days after the contest.

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

    It’s also nice to have a short story about your highlights, problems or whatever before, during and after the contest. Pictures are also welcome.

Date of info: March 11, 2017 Source: Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER
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Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
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URL: http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/smpcabr.htm
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This page was created May 9, 2001
Most recent revision March 11, 2017