for Generating Cabrillo Format Logs For RSGB Contests.
For further information on
the Cabrillo format please visit Trey
N5KO's web site which includes information about the Cabrillo
format for the IOTA Contest.
For anyone wishing to learn a bit more about Cabrillo, you may like to
read A Cabrillo Primer by Don G3XTT.
A full listing of the
Cabrillo format as applied to RSGB contests.
(All links open in a new
window, or use right-click / save-as to download the example logs to HD)
Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB-AFS-CW,
RSGB-AFS-SSB, RSGB-NFD, RSGB-SSB-FD, RSGB-80M-CC.
Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB-160,
RSGB-COMMONWEALTH, RSGB-LOW-POWER, RSGB-IOTA,
Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB-ROPOCO.
Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB Club Calls
Cabrillo QSO template for RSGB 80M Sprint
Must be the first line of the log submission. The current
version-number is 2.0.
Must be the last
line of the log submission.
- CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.
For HF contests the operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, MULTI-OP, SWL, or CHECKLOG.
The mode-category must be CW, SSB or MIXED and applies only to
In the RSGB-80M-CC contests the mode-category must be CW, SSB or DATA
the power-category must be LOW or QRP.
The value or assisted-status must be ASSISTED or NON-ASSISTED. This tag
applies only to RSGB-IOTA.
The value dxpedition-status must be DXPEDITION or NON-DXPEDITION. This
tag applies only to RSGB-IOTA.
The category overlay of the log submission as follows:
(RSGB-NFD, RSGB-21/28-SSB, RSGB-21/28-CW) - OPEN, RESTRICTED, or QRP.
(RSGB-COMMONWEALTH) - OPEN, RESTRICTED, or HQ.
(RSGB-SSB-FD) - OPEN or RESTRICTED.
(RSGB-LOW-POWER) - 10W FIXED, 10W PORTABLE, 3W FIXED or 3W PORTABLE.
The time category
is only applicable to the RSGB IOTA Contest and must be either 12-HOURS
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as
1217315 or 19113 or 12.
- CLUB: text
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. This
tag is required for RSGB-AFS-CW, RSGB-AFS-SSB and RSGB-80M-CC. It is
also required for RSGB-CLUB-CALLS unless CLUB-OVERLAY is NONE.
This tag is only applicable to the RSGB-CLUB-CALLS contest and must be
specified as CLUB STATION, MEMBER or NONE.
The contest-name must be one of the following: RSGB-AFS-CW,
RSGB-AFS-SSB, RSGB-160, RSGB-COMMONWEALTH, RSGB-80M-CC, RSGB-80M-SPRINT,RSGB-ROPOCO,
RSGB-NFD, RSGB-LOW-POWER, RSGB-SSB-FD, RSGB-21/28,
Name and version of
the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.
- IOTA-ISLAND-NAME: text
This tag is only applicable to the RSGB-IOTA contest and should be
speficied by island stations to indicate the name of the island they
operated from (not the IOTA reference number).
- NAME: text
Name and address.
A space-delimited list of operator callsign(s). You may also list the
callsign of the host station by placing an "@" caracter in front of the
callsign within the operator list, such as OPERATORS: @G4MRS
- SOAPBOX: text
Soapbox comments. Please include information about antennas and
in kHz; if freq not known then 28000, 21000, 14000, 7000, 3500, 1800
CW, PH, RY
UTC date in
UTC time in nnnn
transmitter id 0 or
1 (used in the RSGB-IOTA multi-op category)
Postcode in Ropoco
code in 1.8 and 21/28 contests; 'HQ' for headquarters stations in
Commonwealth contest; IOTA reference number in RSGB-IOTA, of form
aa-nnn for island stations; Power in Low Power contest, two or three
characters as received; 'MEMBER', 'CLUB' or 'NONE' in Club Calls
Contest. Filled with hyphens if no other info. sent, e.g. '------' for
non-island stations in RSGB-IOTA
Name of club
received in Club Calls contest