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Submitting Your Log

The CQ WPX Contest Committee asks everyone who participates in the contest to submit their log in electronic format. Even small logs are very helpful in the log checking process and are greatly appreciated.

There are several ways to submit your log.

  1. Logs in Cabrillo format can be uploaded and submitted using the Web Log Upload page.
  2. Logs in ADIF format can be converted to Cabrillo format using the adif conversion page.

When your log has been submitted correctly, you will receive an e-mail containing a tracking (confirmation) number. Once you receive the tracking number, your log has been accepted.

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

A Checklist for Submitting Logs

1) Completely fill out the header information in the Cabrillo file.

Your contest logging software may do this for you. See the Cabrillo format page for an example log file with explanations of the fields.

The Web Upload page will give you an opportunity to confirm your information. Please review it carefully.

Whatever is recorded in the header of your Cabrillo file is how we will process your entry.

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

2) Name the Cabrillo log file with the call you used in the contest (e.g., K5ZD.LOG or K5ZD.CBR).

3) Submit your log using the Web Log Upload page to confirm that your log contains all required information.

4) You should receive a confirmation email back from the robot in a few minutes. Your log has been accepted and the process is complete.

Common Errors

Many logs have simple errors that can be easily corrected. It is always a good idea to check the following before submitting your log.

If you have trouble submitting your log, please send an e-mail to questions@cqwpx.com

Software for Typing in Paper Logs

DL8WAA has created a free software application called LM that makes it very easy and fast to type in a paper log and convert it into a Cabrillo file that can be mailed to the log robot. The LM software can also read ADIF files and convert them to Cabrillo format.

Visit the LM web site at http://contestsoftware.com/e/home.htm to obtain the free download.


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