[CQ-Contest] Names

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 12:52:41 EST 2015

On 01/13/2015 09:48 AM, Gerry Hull wrote:

> As Good Neighbor pointed out, Cabrillo supports long field sizes -- it is
> the logging program implementation that is the issue.  All us N1MM users
> will loose those contacts because your cabrillo will be chopped.  A
> consequence not thought of.

Not correct.

The Cabrillo spec for the NAQP specifies a maximum 10 characters for the 
name. In addition, http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/musings.html says:

"You will note that data is in fixed columns and is space delimited, so 
as to make it both human and robot readable. However, in the case of a 
field overflow, the information should be truncated so that it fits into 
the field and doesn't disrupt data in other columns,"

N1MM Logger is correctly truncating the name at 10 characters.

Steve, N2IC

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