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Generating Cabrillo Format Files

The Cabrillo format is a standardized file for submitting logs used by ARRL, CQ and others. The file is a text file and can be edited easily. Most logging programs will generate a Cabrillo file for the NEQP so you should not need to read further, but if you want to create your own the details below should help.

The best source for information about Cabrillo is here --> http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/

There are a number of templates showing output for various contests here --> http://www.kkn.net/%7Etrey/cabrillo/qso-template.html

Template for NEQP:

                              --------INFO SENT------- -------INFO RCVD--------
QSO: FREQ  MO DATE       TIME CALL          RST EXCH   CALL          RST EXCH  
QSO: ***** ** YYYY-MM-DD NNNN ************* NNN ****** ************* NNN ******
QSO:  3799 PH 1999-03-06 0711 WA1AAA/M      599 ESSVT  W1AW          599 HARCT    
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789


Sample NEQP Cabrillo file:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: IL
CONTEST: NEQP
CALLSIGN: W9IOP
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 123456
NAME: Wally B. Smith
ADDRESS: 123 Anywhere Street
ADDRESS: Suburb, IL 23456
ADDRESS: USA
CLUB:
SOAPBOX: Only missed two counties, see you next year.
QSO: 14280 PH 2002-05-05 1202 W9IOP         59  IL     W1AW          59  HARCT
QSO: 14282 PH 2002-05-05 1202 W9IOP         59  IL     K1ABC/M       59  PISME
QSO: 14275 PH 2002-05-05 1202 W9IOP         59  IL     W1BD          59  BENVT
QSO: 14290 PH 2002-05-05 1202 W9IOP         59  IL     WC1M          59  WNDNH
QSO: 21380 PH 2002-05-05 1203 W9IOP         59  IL     K1ABC/M       59  SOMME
QSO: 28385 PH 2002-05-05 1203 W9IOP         59  IL     K2KQ/1        59  DUKMA
QSO: 28390 PH 2002-05-05 1204 W9IOP         59  IL     K2RD          59  NHNCT
QSO: 14282 PH 2002-05-05 1204 W9IOP         59  IL     WB1BRE        59  ORAVT
QSO: 14282 PH 2002-05-05 1205 W9IOP         59  IL     K1ABC/M       59  PENME
QSO: 14282 PH 2002-05-05 1205 W9IOP         59  IL     W1KK          59  HMPMA
QSO: 21289 PH 2002-05-05 1206 W9IOP         59  IL     W1OP          59  PRORI
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