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CQ World Wide VHF Contest

Submitting Logs

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

The preferred method of submitting the log is using the web upload option, that will check for possible errors or inconsistencies:

  1. RECOMMENDED METHOD. Logs in Cabrillo format can be uploaded, checked and submitted using the Log Check page.
  2. Submit CQ WW VHF Contest logs by e-mail to cqvhf@cqww-vhf.com.

Logs are requested to be in the Cabrillo file format.

You can view the current list of logs received here.

Log Submission Checklist

Make sure that your log conforms to the standard Cabrillo format with the fields required for the CQ WW VHF Contest. In particular the following requirements to avoid having the robot reject your log:

Most recent version logging programs conform to the Cabrillo format, but check your version!

Log Processing

All logs submitted are received by a log processing robot. If your log has been submitted correctly, you will receive an e-mail containing a tracking (confirmation) number. If there is a problem with your log, the email will contain error messages and 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. Each log submission will replace the previous one. Once you receive the tracking number, your log has been accepted.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE CALLSIGN YOU USED IN THE CONTEST (THE ONE IN YOUR LOG) APPEARS IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE E-MAIL. If this information is not there, your log will be rejected by the robot.

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.

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. Whatever is recorded in the header of your Cabrillo file at the time you submit your log 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.

Web Form for Typing in Paper Logs

WA7BNM has created a web page where you can type in your paper logs and convert them into Cabrillo format.

Click here to go to the web form.

The form will allow you to enter your log and have it submitted directly to the robot at cqvhf@cqww-vhf.com.


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