Cabrillo is a universal log submission format created by Trey Garlough, N5KO. But each contest has his own specifications for electronic log. CQMM DX Contest use the Cabrillo version 3.0 only. As best we know, only N1MMLogger Contest Software has full support for CQMM DX Contest and correct log format.
When you send in your log, a software running on the server (called Robot) will check all information as Category, QSO data, Exchange and will send back to you a report “RESULT OF YOUR LOG SUBMITION”, so you will know if your log is fine or has problems.
Bellow, the description for all Cabrillo file fields and specifications for CQMM DX Contest
ATTENTION: DO NOT TRY TO EDIT YOUR LOG FILE BY HAND.
START-OF-LOG: version-number X.X
Must be the first line of the log submission. The cabrillo shall be version 3.0, any other version will not work with the robot!
CALLSIGN: The callsign used during the contest.
CONTEST: The contest-name must be CQMMDX
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: The category-operator must be one of the following
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: The category-assisted must be one of the following, but It doesn’t matter, once DX Alert Network (DXCluster, Skimmer, etc) is allowed to everybody.
CATEGORY-MODE: The category-mode must be CW.
CATEGORY-BAND: The category-band must be one of the following
CATEGORY-POWER: The category-power must be one of the following
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: The category-transmitter must be one of the following
CLAIMED-SCORE: The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 6201383 or 96153 or 192. DO NOT USE COMMAS OR POINTS.
CLUB: Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated.
CREATED-BY: Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file. (This field is optional and fulfil by your log software.)
LOCATION: USA and Canada stations please put your State, Province, or ARRL Section. All others please put DX. (This field is optional, not checked by the Robot.)
EMAIL: A place to put an email address, if desired. If blank, we use the sender email to contact you if needed.
NAME: You full Name. Maximum of 75 characters long.
ADDRESS: Mailing address, each line should be a maximum of 45 characters long. Up to 6 address lines are permitted.
ADDRESS-CITY: City name.
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: State-Province name.
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: Optional fields for providing mailing address details.
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Country of your mailing address.
OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3…]
A space-delimited list of operator callsigns for multi operator stations, or single operator entries who wish to show they operated at another station or a special callsign.
SOAPBOX: Enter as many lines of soapbox text as you wish. Each line is a maximum of 75 characters long and must begin with SOAPBOX: followed by a space.
Note for Column 81 (transmitter number): For the MULTI-ONE category, the last column in the log indicates which transmitter made the QSO. It must be a 0 or a 1. This column is required for other categories with value 0.
Must be the last line of the log submission.
Example of correct format log
START-OF-LOG: 3.0 LOCATION: DX CALLSIGN: ZZ4X CLUB: CWJF GROUP CONTEST: CQMMDX CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED CATEGORY-BAND: ALL CATEGORY-MODE: CW CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE CLAIMED-SCORE: 27 OPERATORS: PY4YY NAME: Marcio Henrique Lopes ADDRESS: Rua Oscavo G. Prata 150 ADDRESS-CITY: Juiz de Fora ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: MG ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 36033-220 ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Brazil EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org SOAPBOX: Excellent opportunity for the world to work in South American stations. CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V11.3.3 QSO: 14000 CW 2011-04-17 1622 ZZ4X 599 SAM KU2M 599 NA 0 QSO: 21000 CW 2011-04-17 1648 ZZ4X 599 SAM DJ4BP 599 NA 0 QSO: 28000 CW 2011-04-17 1653 ZZ4X 599 SAM VQ51V 599 NA 0 END-OF-LOG: