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CQ WW RTTY Contest

Submitting Your Log

The CQ WW RTTY 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.

The preferred method of submitting the log is using the web upload option as that will provide immediate feedback on possible errors or inconsistencies:

  1. RECOMMENDED METHOD. Logs in Cabrillo format can be uploaded, checked and submitted using the Log Check page.
  2. Logs in ADIF format can be submitted through the adif conversion page.

All logs submitted are received are acknowledged by e-mail. If your log has been submitted correctly, you will receive an e-mail containing a tracking (confirmation) number.

If you can't get an error-free response from the robot, ask for help by sending an email to questions@cqwwrtty.com.

You can view the current list of logs received: WW RTTY Logs Received

A Checklist for Preparing Your Electronic Log

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 your entry will be processed.

The only way to change your log entry once it has been accepted is for you to submit another log. Only the most recently submitted log will be used in log checking.

A Checklist for Sending E-mail Logs

All logs submitted are received by a log processing robot. If your log has been submitted correctly, the robot will reply with 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.

To help filter out spam, the robot expects to find an amateur radio callsign as the only item in the Subject line of the email. 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 may be rejected by the robot.

You can view the current list of logs received: WW RTTY Logs Received

Cabrillo format logs are received by a log processing robot which always returns an email response to your submission. That response can be one of the following three types:

  1. If your log has been submitted correctly, the robot's an e-mail response will contain a tracking (confirmation) number.
    • If there are no comments about potential problems or questions with your log, you're done!
    • However, if there is a problem that the robot corrected, then be sure the correction is really "correct" and what you want. If not, correct your Cabrillo log and resubmit. An example is the omission of the CATEGORY-POWER: line in the Cabrillo header. If missing, the robot inserts CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH, so if your entry is actually LOW, you will want to add that to your header and resubmit the log.
  2. If there is a problem with your log that the robot does not fix, then the robot's e-mail will have suggestions for how to fix your log. Read this e-mail carefully. Most log submission problems are minor and can be corrected in one pass. Submit your log as many times as needed. Once you get the tracking number, your log has been accepted ... but, with the caveat of 1.b. above that the robot may have made corrections that you don't want!

Completely fill out the header information in the Cabrillo file. This is typically done when you are setting up the contest information in your logging program. However, the header can be modified or completely created after your logging program creates the Cabrillo format file of your log. Just use a well-behaved text editor like Notepad or the DOS editor to edit the Cabrillo file directly.

Web Form for Typing in Paper Logs

WA7BNM has created a web form where you can type in your paper logs and submit them electronically in Cabrillo format. Click here to go to the web form. Select CQ WW RTTY Contest.

Paper Logs

Electronic logs are encouraged. If you can not send an electronic log, you may mail your log to CQ WW Contest, Box 481, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344, USA. Please mark the envelope plainly as CQ WW RTTY.

 

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