West Allis Radio Amateur Club
A Non-Profit Educational Organization
Wisconsin QSO Party
Cabrillo Log File Information
Entry Form (pdf)
Wisconsin QSO Party log sample
This document lays out the preferred submission file for the Wisconsin QSO Party (WIQP). This information is intended primarily for logging program developers, but WIQP participants looking for more in-depth information on WIQP log files will also find it useful.
There are two major considerations behind our log file format. First is that the log file contain all information needed to check and score an entrant's log per our rules. Secondary to this is our desire to make our log format compliant with the Cabrillo specification.
Although there are some Cabrillo 3.0 tags below, we are still in transition to Cabrillo 3.0 – that should come in 2014.
Header NotesSTART-OF-LOG: 2.0 CREATED-BY: [Name and version of WIQP logging program] CONTEST: Wisconsin QSO Party CALLSIGN: W9HNW NAME: Harry N Workem ADDRESS: 6537 Hightower Road ADDRESS: Hamhill, WI 53068 ADDRESS-COUNTY: Pierce EMAIL: email@example.com LOCATION: WI CATEGORY: MOM CATEGORY-POWER: LOW CLAIMED-SCORE: 4210 OPERATORS: @W9HNW WA9RAC W9UPM CLUB: West Allis RAC SOAPBOX: Fine party but not much time to operate. SOAPBOX: QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 1801 W9HNW RAC ND9Z BRO QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 1804 W9HNW RAC N9EZ/RAC RAC QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 1802 W9HNW RAC AB9DI/WIN WIN QSO: 21030 CW 2012-03-11 1944 W9HNW RAC K6LL AZ QSO: 14022 CW 2012-03-11 2033 W9HNW RAC VE1OP NS QSO: 28403 PH 2012-03-11 1922 W9HNW RAC W1AW CT QSO: 28455 PH 2012-03-11 2111 W9HNW RAC VE5SF SK QSO: 28567 PH 2012-03-11 2145 W9HNW RAC DL6QK DX QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 2255 W9HNW KEN WA9AXQ MIL QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 2256 W9HNW KEN N9QA OZA QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 2310 W9HNW WAL WA9AXQ MIL QSO: 7240 PH 2012-03-11 2313 W9HNW WAL N9QA OZA . . END-OF-LOG:
QSO Data Notes
All tags should be in standard Cabrillo tag format: (left justified; upper case followed by a colon; words coupled with dashes).
LOCATION: is for S/P/C information (State, Province or "DX") only. This field is not intended for county information. LOCATION: is preferred, but ARRL-SECTION: may be used. Either way, this field needs to contain the S/P/C where it’s different from the ARRL Section.
EMAIL: is preferred, but "ADDRESS: (e-mail)" may be used.
ADDRESS-COUNTY: This field needs to contain the primary operator's home QTH county, which may not be the same as the county operated from. This is a special field needed for WIQP because Wisconsin stations receive a bonus for each county they operate from outside of their home county. (See Rules). Please note that this field is not in the Cabrillo spec, but is needed to determine bonus points for WIQP.CATEGORY: should contain one of the three-character entry classes listed in the WIQP Rules. CATEGORY-POWER: should be one of three power levels listed in the Rules.
The QSO data lines are similar to the ARRL 160M contest example in the Cabrillo specification except that RST’s are not needed.
There should always be at least one space between fields. Fields may not contain spaces.
Each QSO’s data should be on one line. Individual fields must be truncated if necessary to avoid wraps.
Non-Wisconsin stations must have their state in the sent exchange field and the county of the Wisconsin station worked in the received exchange field.
Wisconsin stations must have their current county in the sent exchange field and the received S/P/C or county in the received exchange field. Mobiles and Rovers should report their county operated from in the sent exchange field. See example.
The received exchange for QSO’s with stations outside the U.S. states and Canadian provinces should show “DX”.
Please contact the West Allis Radio Amateur Club with any questions, comments or suggestions.