[CQ-Contest] Really tired of erroneous Cabrillo error messages?

VR2BrettGraham vr2bg at harts.org.hk
Tue Sep 28 18:33:08 EDT 2004

 From http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/spec.html

CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category [mode-category]
For HF contests the operator-category must be one of the following: SINGLE-OP,

For HF contests the band-category must be one of the following: ALL, 160M, 80M,
40M, 20M, 15M or 10M. <snip>

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

The mode-category must be CW, SSB or MIXED and is only permitted for single
operator entries in multi-mode contests that permit single mode entries such as
IARU-HF and the 10 Meter Contest.

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: [assisted-status]
The value or assisted-status must be ASSISTED or NON-ASSISTED and may be
specified for any contest.

And the sample CQ WW RTTY file at 


The robot was right - although there may be no high or low power categories in
CQ WW RTTY, the contest has adopted Cabrillo as an entry format & that is how
Cabrillo is specified.

Nice change from the other Cabrillo problem - trying to get a log accepted 
for a
contest where a Cabrillo-like format has been adopted.  Any deviation from the
"summary sheet spec" or the event not being listed or adopting an already
specified QSO template means it isn't Cabrillo.  Either follow the spec, or 
Trey to get it enshrined in the spec.

Cabrillo, robots & log checking are all great advances in radiosport - 
cheers to
all involved.  With clearly defined requirements, life is easier for both 
& organizers - provided both sides follow them.

73, VR2BrettGraham

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