[CQ-Contest] [VHFcontesting] ARRL June VHF: Getting Your Contest Rover Category Correct in Cabrillo
tmayo1 at rochester.rr.com
Tue Jun 10 17:00:36 EDT 2008
To help with this very issue, RoverLog includes a Cabrillo 3.0 header
editor, "logheaded3". Please use this utility to generate your blank log
before the contest, and then operate using this log.
If you're not familiar with RoverLog, you can download the latest version
from http://roverlog.2ub.org/. It's free and uniquely tailored for
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Kutzko, Sean, KX9X <kx9x at arrl.org> wrote:
> Hello, Rovers!
> Since this weekend's June VHF QSO Party contest is the first with three
> Rover categories, I want to be sure you know how to electronically submit
> your Rover log in the right category. To do so requires that your log file
> contains the proper category description in the Cabrillo format.
> Descriptions of the rover categories in ARRL VHF+ and UHF contests can be
> found in section 2.3 of the General Rules For All ARRL Contests Above 50
> MHz, located at: http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/rules-vhf.html. The complete Cabrillo log file format specification is on-line at
> http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo .
> Use the CATEGORY-OPERATOR tag to specify the number of operators in your
> Rover. The choices are SINGLE-OP, MULTI-OP or CHECKLOG. If you're roving by
> yourself, choose SINGLE-OP. If you have two operators in your rover
> operation, choose MULTI-OP. If you choose CHECKLOG, your log will be used in
> the contest adjudication process, but your score will not count.
> Use the CATEGORY-STATION tag to specify your rover category. The choices
> There must be a hyphen between Rover and the words Limited and Unlimited.
> Use the CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER tag to specify the number of transmitters that
> are simultaneously on the air. Your choices are ONE or UNLIMITED.
> Use the CATEGORY-POWER tag to specify your power category. The choices for
> the Rover and Unlimited Rover categories are HIGH and LOW. Limited Rovers
> have the same power restrictions as Single-Operator Low-Power and must
> specify power as LOW. QRP is not a valid power selection for any Rover
> category. Remember that there will be no sub-division of the Rover and
> Unlimited Rover scores based on power.
> Here is a sample Cabrillo 3.0 header for the June VHF QSO Party, using the
> bogus call "BØGUS/R" entering as an Unlimited Rover with two operators:
> START-OF-LOG: 3.0
> ARRL-SECTION: CT
> CALLSIGN: BØGUS/R
> CLAIMED-SCORE: 435
> CLUB: None
> CONTEST: ARRL-VHF-JUN
> CATEGORY-OPERATOR: Multi-op
> CATEGORY-STATION: Rover-Unlimited
> CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: Unlimited
> CATEGORY-POWER: High
> NAME: Hawley Smoot
> ADDRESS: 111 1st St.
> ADDRESS: Bogus, CT 11111
> OPERATORS: KX9X, NN1N
> SOAPBOX: Gasoline sure is expensive!
> SOAPBOX: Hilltops are good!
> If your logging software creates a Cabrillo file version 2.5 or earlier,
> manually change the header to match the format in the example above. A
> Cabrillo file is just a text file; PC's that use Windows can edit text files
> in Notepad, found under Programs > Accessories.
> As always, electronic log submissions for the June VHF QSO Party in
> Cabrillo format should be emailed to junevhf at arrl.org .
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at kx9x at arrl.org.
> Thanks for your support of the ARRL VHF contests, and be safe when roving
> this weekend.
> Sean Kutzko, KX9X
> Contest Branch Manager
> ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
> 225 Main Street
> Newington CT 06111-1494
> Telephone: 860-594-0232
> Fax: 860-594-0259
> email:skutzko at arrl.org <email%3Askutzko at arrl.org>
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Tom Mayo - N1MU - http://tom.2ub.org
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