CABRILLO format logs are prefered for your Salmon Run entry, our software can read and score CABRILLO logs quickly and accurately. Other formats require manual analysis and take considerable time. If you submit a non-CABRILLO log, please include a Summary Sheet showing number of QSOs by Mode (CW, Phone, Digital) and Multipliers (WA Counties for non-WA, WA Counties, States, VEs, and DX for WA stations).
Below is an example of a CABRILLO format log. This log was actually made in MS EXCEL, and "Saved As" a Tab-Delimited Text File. Most Logging Programs will export a log in CABRILLO format. You can always use a Text Editor, such as NOTEPAD, to review and edit your CABRILLO log. The first two log entries (KB7HDX) shows how to log a County Line station, using one line in the log for each County. Our scoring software will read one QSO for each line and one Multiplier for each line. Please do not add /KITT or /YAK (in this example) as it will result in an invalid callsign.
Please take a few minutes to review your log in NOTEPAD or some other Text Editor before sending it in – if you can't make sense out of it chances are we won't be able to either. Last year the Log Checkers spent considerable time analyzing logs, counting QSOs and Multipliers, and calculating scores.
EXAMPLE CABRILLO FORMAT LOG:
CREATED-BY: K7WA QUASI-CABRILLO
CONTEST: WASHINGTON SALMON RUN
CATEGORY: ROV-SO MIXED
CLUB: WESTERN WASHINGTON DX CLUB
NAME: FIRSTNAME LASTNAME
ADDRESS: MY ADDRESS
ADDRESS: SEATTLE WA 98100
QSO: 3900 PH 2008-09-21 0300 K7WA 59 LEW KB7HDX 59 YAK
QSO: 3900 PH 2008-09-21 0300 K7WA 59 LEW KB7HDX 59 KITT
QSO: 14200 PH 2008-09-21 2156 K7WA 59 LEW W6AFA 59 CA
QSO: 14200 PH 2008-09-21 2157 K7WA 59 LEW AE5MM 59 OK
QSO: 14200 PH 2008-09-21 2200 K7WA 59 LEW W0BH 59 KS
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-09-21 2203 K7WA 599 LEW N0XR 599 IA
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-09-21 2210 K7WA 599 LEW K4XI 599 FL
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-09-21 2212 K7WA 599 LEW KW4V 559 FL
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-09-21 2213 K7WA 599 LEW K7REL 599 AZ
QSO: 14000 CW 2008-09-21 2213 K7WA 599 LEW VE1WT 599 MAR