[CQ-Contest] WRTC Log Checking
jackbrindle at me.com
Mon Jul 16 19:50:44 EDT 2018
The only difference I saw when looking at the file was the lack of a ‘0’ at the end of the QSO lines. This is for the transmitter identifier as described in the Cabrillo V3.0 spec. When Jim added the info, it passed the parser. Mine had passed it with that information several hours earlier. The use of that TX identifier is not as well documented as it should be. It appears to not be mandatory, but the spec does not call out when it should and should not be used, just some comments about whether it is useful in a M/M environment. My take as a communications protocol designer is that when writing a creator, I should add the field when told to do so (in this case always unless M/M is declared), and in a receiver/decoder, if it is not present, assume the default (0). I suspect that in this case the decoder was problematic and was probably fixed after the first submission attempt was made.
By the way, for the person who wondered, K9YC has been very active in contesting for many years, and that QTH that was pointed out on a map is a pretty good one with some outstanding antenna supports (mostly trees) that I wish I had. We are very happy to have Jim as an NCCC member.
> On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Tom <n1mmtomwagner at gmail.com> wrote:
> SCV is correct.
> From the Cabrillo 3.0 standard:
> Used to indicate the location where the station was operating from.
> ARRL/RAC Sections For USA and Canada stations LOCATION must be the ARRL section abbreviation. For foreign stations LOCATION must be ‘DX’. This information is required for IARU-HF and for all ARRL and CQ contests.
> IOTA Island Name This information is required for RSGB-IOTA contest and includes Island Name (not IOTA reference number).
> RDA Number This information is required for RDXC contest.
> Tom - N1MM
> On 7/16/2018 4:45 AM, Igor Sokolov wrote:
>> I think it needs zone number as location. I personally do not know what SCV is.
>> 73, Igor UA9CDC
>> 15.07.2018 23:25, Jim Brown пишет:
>>> I'm trying to upload my log to the WRTC website for log checking, and I get this error message.
>>> Log is not in the necessary file format (Cabrillo)
>>> or wrong/missing tag in the first line of the log
>>> Below is the header for my Cabrillo. Any ideas what's wrong?
>>> Thanks and 73, Jim K9YC
>>> START-OF-LOG: 3.0
>>> LOCATION: SCV
>>> CALLSIGN: K9YC
>>> CLUB: Northern California Contest Club
>>> CONTEST: IARU-HF
>>> CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
>>> CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
>>> CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
>>> CATEGORY-MODE: CW
>>> CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
>>> CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
>>> CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
>>> CLAIMED-SCORE: 888
>>> OPERATORS: K9YC
>>> NAME: Jim Brown
>>> ADDRESS: 2878 Pine Flat Rd
>>> ADDRESS-CITY: Santa Cruz
>>> ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
>>> ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 95060
>>> ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
>>> CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.7208.0
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