Cabrillo Format
for the JARL All Asian DX (AADX) Contest

May, 11, 2011 - JARL Contest Committee


Cabrillo is a universal contest log submission format proposed by N5KO. That is one of the required formats for e-mailed submission for the All Asian DX (AADX) Contest as well as the JARLís original format.

There are two versions of the Cabrillo format available today. Both version 3.0 and 2.0 of the Cabrillo format can be accepted for the AADX contest.

The basic Cabrillo specification is described at http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/ but there are some additional data items are defined below for the AADX contest.

If you have any question, please contact JARL Contest Committee.


Summary Sheet Specification:
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The descriptions highlighted by green are for version 3.0 only, those highlighted by light blue are for version 2.0 only, and those without any marker are common to version 3.0 and 2.0.

START-OF-LOG: version-number
Must be the first line of the log submission. The version-number is 3.0 or 2.0.

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

CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: (not used in AADX)

CATEGORY-BAND: text
ALL, 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M.

CATEGORY-MODE: text
CW or SSB (can be omitted as long as the contest-name is identified properly)

CATEGORY-OPERATOR: text
SINGLE-OP, MULTI-OP or CHECKLOG.

CATEGORY-POWER: text
HIGH or LOW (required for Asian stations only)

CATEGORY-STATION:(not used in AADX)

CATEGORY-TIME: (not used in AADX)

CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: text
ONE or UNLIMITED (MULTI-OP must identify)

CATEGORY-OVERLAY: text
SENIOR or JUNIOR (The option for JA stations which category is SINGLE-OP,ALL)

CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category [mode-category]

For JARL AADX Contest the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, MULTI-ONE, MULTI-MULTI or CHECKLOG.

The band-category must be one of the following:
ALL, 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M.

The power-category must be HIGH, LOW. (required for Asian stations only)

The mode-category must be CW, SSB. (can be omitted as long as the contest-name is identified properly)

CLAIMED-SCORE: n
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12.

CLUB: text
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. (The JARL registered clubs only. Must be written with JARL registration number.)

CONTEST: contest-name
AADX-CW or AADX-SSB.

CREATED-BY: text
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.
(can be omitted)

EMAIL: text
This field will be ignored by JARL email robot, and the automatic reply messages will be sent to the address on the header of the submitted email. But in the case of manual queries, JARL intends to send emails to the address specified in this field.

LOCATION: (not used in AADX)

NAME: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
Name and address. A maximum of four address lines is permitted.
ADDRESS-CITY: text (optional)
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: text (optional)
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: text (optional)
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: text (optional)

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 "@" character in front of the callsign within the operator list, such as
OPERATORS: @N6IJ

OFFTIME: (not used in AADX)

SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
... [as many as needed...]
Soapbox comments. (optional for all stations)
Any location information (indicate the DXCC entity if itís not definitely judged it from the callsign)
Operatorís age. (must be for JAís SINGLE-OP JUNIOR and SENIOR)

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

DEBUG: n
The DEBUG: tag is intended for software developers. If the JARL email robot receives a log with the DEBUG: tag set, then it will do all its regular processing and generate an auto-reply message, but it will not save the log into data set provided to the log checking team.

 


Cabrillo QSO Template:
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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† --------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freqmo date†††††† time call††††††††† rst exch†† call††††††††† rst exch†† t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** n
QSO:3798 PH 2005-09-03 1324 K8YU††††††††† 5936†††† JA1RL†††††††† 5942†††† 0
000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666666666777777777788
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

This is the same format as those for many other contests.

freq:
Actual integer frequency in kHz; if freq not known then 28000, 21000, 14000, 7000, 3500, 1800

mo:
CW or PH

date:
UTC date in yyyy-mm-dd form

time:
UTC time in nnnn form

call:
callsign (only A-Z, 0-9 and / permitted)

rst:
RST

exch:
contest exchange

t:
transmitter id 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (not required for SINGLE-OP category and omitted)


Example of AADX Cabrillo Log V3.0:

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: K8YU
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE: 256
CLUB: 
CONTEST: AADX-SSB
CREATED-BY: Elogmaker V10.0
EMAIL: xxx @ zzz.com
NAME: Hidetoshi Tsutsumi
ADDRESS: 599 Radio blvd, Cleveland,
ADDRESS: OH, 44131
ADDRESS: USA
OPERATORS: JH8KYU
SOAPBOX: RIG: YAESU FT-3000 + Amp
SOAPBOX: ANT: Dipole
SOAPBOX: Operator's License: Extra
SOAPBOX: Very fun contest. I want to spend much longer period next year.
QSO: 14190 PH 2009-09-05 0147 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† HL4CJG††††††† 5948††††† 
QSO: 14173 PH 2009-09-05 0157 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† BD1BYV††††††† 5941††††† 
QSO: 14227 PH 2009-09-05 0208 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† HL4RBR††††††† 5962††††† 
QSO: 14228 PH 2009-09-05 0722 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† UA0IDZ††††††† 5947††††† 
QSO: 14253 PH 2009-09-05 0724 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† BX5AA†††††††† 5949††††† 
QSO: 21288 PH 2009-09-05 0748 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† HL2FDW††††††† 5948††††† 
QSO: 14265 PH 2009-09-06 0312 K8YU††††††††† 5949†††† BY3MM†††††††† 5959††††† 
END-OF-LOG:
 
 

Example of AADX Cabrillo Log V2.0:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CALLSIGN: 3W2KYU
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CATEGORY-OVERLAY:
CLAIMED-SCORE: 882
CLUB: 06-2-3 Sendai Ichiko
CONTEST: AADX-CW
CREATED-BY: WriteLog V10.32E
NAME: Hidetoshi Tsutsumi
ADDRESS: 1-14-5 Sugamo
ADDRESS: Toshima-ku,Tokyo,170-8073
ADDRESS: Japan
OPERATORS: JH8KYU
SOAPBOX: RIG: Kenwood TS-850 100W
SOAPBOX: ANT: 3EL YAGI for 10/15/20 m and DP for 160/80/40m
SOAPBOX: Operator's License: Japanese 1st class
SOAPBOX: Condx for Europe and US was really great! Thanks for a nice contest!
QSO: 21000 CW 2000-06-17 2014 3W2KYU        599 40     W7YU          599 91    
QSO: 21000 CW 2000-06-17 2015 3W2KYU        599 40     I4YCE         599 58    
QSO: 21000 CW 2000-06-17 2017 3W2KYU        599 40     DL3PS         599 36    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2021 3W2KYU        599 40     I2TAO         599 63    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2025 3W2KYU        599 40     EA3GIP        599 31    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2026 3W2KYU        599 40     I1URX         599 28    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2026 3W2KYU        599 40     I4VJC         599 60    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2026 3W2KYU        599 40     W7RG          599 52    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2027 3W2KYU        599 40     W5IZ          599 57    
QSO: 28000 CW 2000-06-17 2027 3W2KYU        599 40     9A9R          599 45    
QSO:  7000 CW 2000-06-17 2040 3W2KYU        599 40     E21EJC        599 27    
QSO:  7000 CW 2000-06-17 2041 3W2KYU        599 40     HS0AC         599 23    
END-OF-LOG:

 

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