[CQ-Contest] WWROF Assumes Administration of Cabrillo Standard

John Dorr via CQ-Contest cq-contest at contesting.com
Mon Aug 25 09:01:25 EDT 2014

 An important announcement from the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation
follows. Please feel free to forward to your local club email list or any
other appropriate resource.

73, John, K1AR


Windham, NH

August 25, 2014

*WWROF Assumes Ownership and Administration of the Cabrillo Log

In another example of WWROF’s continued mission to provide support and
oversight for some of contesting’s most valued assets, the Worldwide Radio
Operators Foundation is pleased to announce that it is has assumed
ownership and control of the widely adopted Cabrillo Log Specification
created by Trey Garlough, N5KO.

The Cabrillo Specification was originally developed to provide a consistent
method for creating data formats that sponsors could use in the
adjudication of contest logs. Contest organizers including CQ, ARRL and
DARC quickly supported the idea. More importantly and key to its viability,
leading contest logging program authors such as K1EA, N6TR, K8CC, W5XD,
EI5DI and others also embraced the concept.

Since its earliest days, the Cabrillo Specification has been the recognized
gold standard for contest logs and has revolutionized the contesting world.
Looking ahead and acting on behalf of WWROF, Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has
agreed to administer the standard on behalf of the contesting community.

“The availability of a common log data standard such as Cabrillo is an
invaluable tool to contest administrators,” said Randy Thompson, WWROF
Director. “I look forward to working with the contest community and logging
program authors to ensure future needs are met for all contests
that utilize the standard.”

The official specification for the Cabrillo standard and other information
is now available on the WWROF Web site. A review process for change
requests will be announced at a later date.

For information about WWROF, please visit www.wwrof.org, or contact WWROF
Chairman, John Dorr, K1AR, via e-mail at: k1ar at wwrof.org.

*About WWROF*

The mission of the Worldwide Radio Operators Foundation is to improve the
skills of amateur radio operators around the world, utilizing education,
competition, advancement of technology and scientific research. The
foundation is focused on promoting international friendship and goodwill,
and preparing operators to better serve society in times of communications
need. WWROF strives to serve the global radio-operating community by
advancing of the state-of-the-art in operating techniques and through
provision/support of high-value resources and information.

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