As you probably know, many contests are now requiring the Cabrillo format
to be used for e-mailed logs. This includes all of the ARRL contests.
Using Cabrillo allows us to use "robots" to scan your log and make sure
everything looks right. The robots generate a reply message which will
indicate if there were any problems. You can fix the problems and
resubmit your log as many times as needed. It also gives you
confidence that your log was received.
Having the robots do this means that we can automate some of the
processes that used to be done manually. It will help prevent
QRP logs from being listed as high power and from your 10 meter
log being lost because you sent it to the wrong address.
A robot is now available for the Stew Perry contest. This would be
the better place to send your log if it is in Cabrillo format. I
believe TR Log is the only program that will generate a Cabrillo
log for the Stew Perry, but if you are using the VHF mode in the
other programs, you should be able to generate a Cabrillo log with
a couple of minor edits.
Change the CONTEST: to STEW-PERRY and make the CATEGORY one of the
SINGLE-OP ALL QRP
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
MULTI-ONE ALL QRP
MULTI-ONE ALL LOW
MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
The Cabrillo format specification for the Stew Perry can be found
at http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/. Note that the QSO format
includes both the sent and received RST. The contest rules do not
require the RST to be sent or received, but having a "fake" RST
here is required.
The e-mail address to send your log to the robot is email@example.com.
If you send your log to this address, you do not need to send it
to the old address (firstname.lastname@example.org). The old address will
still work for non-Cabrillo logs - at least for this year. Any
Cabrillo log sent to the old address will be bounced to the robot.
If you have any questions about this message, please contact me
The Stew Perry rules are at http://web.jzap.com/k7rat/stew.html.
The contest runs this weekend.
73 Tree N6TR