Looks like software updates for all logging programs before RTTY WPX.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Thompson K5ZD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 6:26 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Announcing new Cabrillo tags for Address
> To All Contesters and Contest Logging Software Developers:
> The Cabrillo log format has become the accepted standard for submission of
> electronic contest logs. The Cabrillo format describes a set of tag
> definitions that are used to format information so it can be easily
> processed by the log submission robot and contest log checking software.
> (see http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/ for a description of the Cabrillo
> In 2009, the committee that controls the Cabrillo logging format standard
> introduced 4 new tag definitions for entry of postal mailing addresses.
> contest may choose to adopt or utilize the Cabrillo tag definitions as
> wish so it is important to check with the sponsors of each contest for the
> tags and formats they accept.
> With the CQ WW Contest receiving over 10,000 entries, the CQ WPX Contest
> more than 7,000 entries, and the CQ RTTY Contests with almost 5000
> it is becoming increasingly difficult to efficiently parse the free form
> addresses that appear in logs from all parts of the world. These new tags
> were requested to help entrants in formatting their postal mailing
> in a way the computer will be able to read and understand.
> Since all certificates for CQ contests are mailed from the United States,
> are required to follow the US Postal Service rules for mailing addresses.
> having entrants specify their postal mailing address in a known format, we
> can automate this process and reduce errors.
> ADDRESS tag definitions
> ADDRESS: text
> The street address or post office box line(s) of the address. Maximum
> 75 characters. This is the original ADDRESS tag definition and can be used
> for entry of the complete address. All other ADDRESS- tag defintions are
> ADDRESS-CITY: text
> City name in postal address.
> ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: text
> State, province or region name for the postal address.
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: text
> Postal or zip code in the postal address. Please type the postal code
> according to the convention in your country.
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: text
> The post office name for your country. Not required for mailing addresses
> in the USA or Canada. The list of accepted US Postal Service country names
> (required for CQ Contests) can be found at
> Examples of using the new tags.
> USA Example
> NAME: John Smith
> ADDRESS: 100 Main Street
> ADDRESS: Apt 14
> ADDRESS-CITY: Newtown
> ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: MA
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 01555
> Germany Example
> NAME: Andy Meszaros
> ADDRESS: Wormser Str. 4
> ADDRESS-CITY: Karlsruhe
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: D-76185
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Germany
> Japan Example
> NAME: Sakae Morishima
> ADDRESS: 3-3-2 Suwacho
> ADDRESS-CITY: Matsudo
> ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: Chiba
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 271-0077
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Japan
> UK Example
> NAME: Bill Thompson
> ADDRESS: 35 Meadow Bank Avenue
> ADDRESS: Cowplain
> ADDRESS: Waterlooville
> ADDRESS: Hants
> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: PO8 8SQ
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
> Use by CQ WPX
> The contest log submission robot for the CQ WPX contest has been updated
> accept the new tag definitions. The new tags are optional and all logs
> be accepted if they use them or not.
> Entrants for the CQ WPX Contest 2010 RTTY/SSB/CW may use the new tags in
> their Cabrillo log files. At a minimum, we request entrants to use the
> ADDRESS-COUNTRY tag.
> These new tag definitions will be accepted for the CQ WPX and CQWW
> We hope that other contests will support the use of these new tag
> We ask all software developers to add the necessary fields to their
> so users can enter their addresses in the more detailed format that
> the new tag definitions.
> Please direct any questions about the use of the new tags to me at the
> address below.
> Randy Thompson, K5ZD
> Director - CQ WPX Contest
> email: email@example.com
> web: www.cqwpx.com
> PS - Why are addresses a problem? Visit
> http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/postal.html for a comprehensive explanation
> of the variation in worldwide postal addresses.
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