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Cabrillo Format & Tutorial

Cabrillo Tutorials

Not sure what Cabrillo is or how to format an electronic contest log? Use these resources to get a better idea.

Submitting An Electronic Contest Log by Sean Kutzko KX9X, ARRL Contest Branch Manager (PDF). Includes an introduction to Cabrillo.

Cabrillo Definitions and Standards by Trey Garlough N5KO, Cabrillo's creator

 

Cabrillo Templates

  • About Cabrillo Templates

    Use these templates to ensure your log files are correct. 

     

  • November Sweepstakes Templates

    Cabrillo 3.0 Templates for ARRL November Sweepstakes

     

    The following Cabrillo header templates are designed for use in the ARRL November Sweepstakes. An example of how QSO information should be presented is at the bottom of this page.

     

    Note: These templates are pre-loaded with W1AW's call, address and other information as an example.

     

    Be sure to enter your own call sign, contest exchange and name/address when using these templates.

     

    CW TEMPLATES

     

    Single Op Low Power CW (Precedence “A”: 150 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: LOW

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    Single Op High Power CW (Precedence “B”: 1500 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     

    Single Op QRP CW (Precedence “Q”: 5 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: QRP

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    Single Op Unlimited CW (Precedence “U”: 1500 watts or less, spotting assistance allowed)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Multioperator CW (Precedence “M”: 1500 watts or less, spotting assistance allowed)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW, W1HQ

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    School Club CW (Precedence “S”: 1500 watts or less, must operate from school club, spotting allowed – see rules for complete details.)

     

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW, W1HQ

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: CW

    CATEGORY-STATION: SCHOOL

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     


    PHONE TEMPLATES

     

    Single Op Low Power Phone (Precedence “A”: 150 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: LOW

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    Single Op High Power Phone (Precedence “B”: 1500 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Single Op QRP Phone (Precedence “Q”: 5 watts or less)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: QRP

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    Single Op Unlimited Phone (Precedence “U”: 1500 watts or less, spotting assistance allowed)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Multioperator Phone (Precedence “M”: 1500 watts or less, spotting assistance allowed)

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW, W1HQ

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

    School Club Phone (Precedence “S”: 1500 watts or less, must operate from school club, spotting allowed – see rules for complete details.)

     

    START-OF-LOG: 3.0

    CONTEST: ARRL-SS-SSB

    CALLSIGN: W1AW

    LOCATION: CT

    CLUB: ARRL

    OPERATORS: W1AW, W1HQ

    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP

    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE

    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED

    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL

    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH

    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB

    CATEGORY-STATION: SCHOOL

    CLUB: ARRL

    NAME: Hiram Maxim

    ADDRESS: 225 Main St.

    ADDRESS: Newington, CT 06111

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QSO DATA TEMPLATE:

     

    Guide:A        B     C                D       E                    F G H  I     J                  K L M N

     

    QSO: 14000 CW 2009-11-07 2100 W1AW          1 M 38 CT K8MM        1 Q 92 MI

    QSO: 14000 CW 2009-11-07 2101 W1AW          2 M 38 CT K3TX          1 A 59 EPA

    QSO: 14000 CW 2009-11-07 2104 W1AW          3 M 38 CT W4DAN      1 A 77 TN

    QSO: 14000 CW 2009-11-07 2106 W1AW          4 M 38 CT K1BG          2 U 68 WMA

    QSO: 14000 CW 2009-11-07 2106 W1AW          5 M 38 CT K5AF         10 A 60 STX

    END-OF-LOG:

     

    A= Operating frequency. Use the following generic abbreviations:

                1800

                3500

                7000

                14000

                21000

                28000

    B= Mode. In the CW Sweepstakes, use CW; in the Phone Sweepstakes, use PH.

     

    C= Date, in YYYY-MM-DD format. November 7, 2009 is typed as 2009-11-07.

     

    D= Time, in UTC format.

     

    E= Your call.

     

    F= Your QSO #.

     

    G= Your precedence.

     

    H= Your check (the last two numbers of the year you were first licensed).

     

    I= Your ARRL Section

     

    J= The call of the station you worked.

     

    K= Their QSO number to you.

     

    L= Their precedence.

     

    M= Their check.

     

    N = Their ARRL Section.

     

     

     

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