[Trlog] Serial numbers in Cabrillo

Tree tree at kkn.net
Sat Apr 23 14:22:29 EDT 2005

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 08:04:44PM +0300, Tonno Vahk wrote:

> I have been confused about it for a while. Why does TR not produce correct 
> Cabrillo with sent serial numbers for several large contests. Just Russian 
> DX for example. I can't send the organizers CBR and have to send DAT. Also 
> EU Sprints, etc.. The Cabrillo file is just empty at the place where serial 
> number should be.
> For WPX it does put sent serial numbers but NOT TO CORRECT PLACE. On WPX 
> website the correct Cabrillo format shows serial numbers starting a few 
> digits after the RST but TR puts them right before the Stations Callsign. Is 
> this acceptable for WPX organizers??
> Could somebody explain me why is this and am I missing something. Can I 
> reconfigure TR somehow to include sent serial numbers correctly? Organizers 
> of those contests promote that TR is perfect for those contests, well is it 
> then?

TR (at one time) supported all of the contests listed on the Cabrillo
web page.  

It might be that I have fallen behind and there are ones there now that 
are not being supported.

You can find the contests listed here:


For a contest to say it uses the Cabrillo standard, it should be listed
on this page.

There is no way for a user to program POST to support a contest that
isn't already supported.  If you can provide me the information for
the contests you are concerned about - I will see if I can add them.

However, they should go through the process of being added to the 
Cabrillo web page.  The Cabrillo people might ask them to make changes
to minimize the difference between they contest and some other one.

For example, I can't understand why QSO numbers have to be in a 
different place than the CQ WPX contest (not having more data).


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