[CQ-Contest] FQP logs, the new robot and Cabrillo

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 03:39:46 PDT 2009

The only "issue" the FQP robot had with my CTWIN Cabrillo log submission was:

"[X] 'FL-QSO-PARTY' is not the CONTEST: name I was expecting.  I am setting it to FCG-FQP."

I did not see this as "an issue" at all, since Robbie the Robot very kindly made the change itself (himself?).

The various contest logging programs seem to be a Tower of Babel that Cabrillo does its best to sort out into a sort of Esperanto-like simplicity, akin to stripping all the bloat from an MS Word document and ending up with a text document. Cabrillo has revolutionized contest log checking and scoring second only to logging software itself, all for the better. We owe a lot to the smart people who have done all of this development for us, on both logging programs and Cabrillo, free of charge. 

So, next year will I remember to change the contest name header in my Florida QSO Party Cabrillo log before sending it to Robbie? Nope. But Robbie will remember. Will a new version of CTWIN (or the other logging programs) come out with the change? Don't bet on it. As you said, Dan, don't worry, be happy.

Jim Cain, K1TN/2

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