[Trlog] Serial numbers in Cabrillo

Tonno Vahk tonno.vahk at mail.ee
Sun Apr 24 04:30:59 EDT 2005

thanks for clarification Tree,

I actually don't understand your last sentence (maybe I'm still too sleepy:)

I think that QSO numbers in WPX should be in the same place as in other CQ 
and ARRL contests where sent serial numbers are included. The Cabrillo 
template on your page clearly puts serial number starting on place 49. Also 
the example of WPX RTTY log shows that serial number starts at 49!

But when I make Cabrillo with my latest POST 6.79 then the serial numbers 
are all ending at 55! Being aligned right instead of left. Is something 
wrong here?

Anyway, if there is this Template for all CQ and ARRL contest then that 
could be also perfectly applied to other similar contests with serial number 
that TR Log supports. Russian DX, EU Sprint would be the most important. The 
only thing needed is to have the sent serial at position 49, maybe you can 
add it for those contests?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tree" <tree at kkn.net>
To: "Tonno Vahk" <tonno.vahk at mail.ee>
Cc: "TRLog Reflector" <trlog at contesting.com>
Sent: 23. aprill 2005. a. 21:22
Subject: Re: [Trlog] Serial numbers in Cabrillo

> 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:
> http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/qso-template.html
> 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).
> Tree 

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