Logs

ELECTRONIC LOGS

Please submit REF Contest logs via e-mail to cdfcw@r-e-f.org for CW and cdfssb@r-e-f.org for SSB. Logs are requested to be in the Cabrillo file format.

If you did not received acknowledgement from the robot within few hours, try to submit your log via this web from.

You can view the current list of logs received:  CW Logs Received or SSB Logs Received.

Cabrillo format logs are received by a log processing robot. If your log has been submitted correctly, the robot will reply with an e-mail. If there is a problem with your log, the robot will send you an error message containing suggestions for how to fix your log. Read this e-mail carefully. Most log submission problems are minor and can be easily corrected. Submit your log as many times as needed.

If your log has been submitted correctly you will find your callsign in the lists of logs received.

Completely fill out the header information in the Cabrillo file. You can do this while you are setting up the contest information in the logging program, or afterward using a well-behaved text editor like Notepad or the DOS editor.
Whatever is recorded in the header of your Cabrillo file at the time you submit your log is how we will process your entry.

Check the Cabrillo file header closely before submitting your log. Items may have been omitted or may be incomplete. If you did not answer all of the questions correctly when you set up the contest in the logging program or have changed your mind about your category, or the operator list has changed and you do not correct these items, the wrong information WILL get posted to the Cabrillo file.

The most common error for a DX station is the “REF-SECTION” which is tagged as “ARRL-SECTION” by some contests software. The good header is “REF-SECTION: DX” in cabrillo V2 ou “LOCATION: DX” in cabrillo V3. (See examples below).

The only way to change your log entry once the robot has accepted it is for you to submit another log.

Cabrillo V2.0 example for a dx station

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CALLSIGN: K3ZO
REF-SECTION: DX
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CONTEST: REF-CW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 21216
NAME: Fred Laun
ADDRESS: P. O. Box 9777
ADDRESS: Lemple Sihls, FL 22767-0012
ADDRESS: USA
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1256 K3ZO     599 001    F6KQV         599 67
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1257 K3ZO     599 002    F6DQZ         599 02
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1258 K3ZO     599 003    F5KEE         599 91
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1258 K3ZO     599 004    TM5Z          599 54
../..
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-27 1701 K3ZO     599 107    F5SDH         599 35
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-27 1704 K3ZO     599 108    F5NQL         599 89
END-OF-LOG:

Cabrillo V3.0 example for a dx station

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: Logging software
CALLSIGN: K3ZO
LOCATION: DX
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 21216
NAME: Fred Laun
ADDRESS: P. O. Box 9777
ADDRESS: Lemple Sihls, FL 22767-0012
ADDRESS: USA
RIG: TS450SAT
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1256 K3ZO     599 001    F6KQV         599 67
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1257 K3ZO     599 002    F6DQZ         599 02
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1258 K3ZO     599 003    F5KEE         599 91
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-26 1258 K3ZO     599 004    TM5Z          599 54
../..
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-27 1701 K3ZO     599 107    F5SDH         599 35
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-01-27 1704 K3ZO     599 108    F5NQL         599 89
END-OF-LOG: