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Since the UBA has its own set of categories, it is usefull for the participants to clearly mark their category. It seems that many participants have troubles doing so. Most of those are from Belgium. ON participants have another problem: they also need to fill in their Belgian province. If they fail to do so, the log will not be processed. Since N1MMLogger is the most used contest logger, I will try to explain how to do so.

FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT REGARDLESS THE SOFTWARE:

First of all, pick your category from the list. The complete list is shown on the rules website.

Overview of the possible categories in the UBA DX Contest

Overview of the possible categories in the UBA DX Contest

Then open your log with your favorite ASCII editor (I use NotePad, which is called ‘Kladblok’ in Dutch). You can do this by clicking on the log file icon with the mouse’s right button:

Right click the icon and look 'Open with...', pick Notepad or whatever ASCII editor you use.

Right click the icon and look ‘Open with…’, pick Notepad or whatever ASCII editor you use.

The log opens, look for the ‘category’ line in the header:

Look for the category field

Look for the category field

Then change the category to the abbreviation from the list: A40HP, DXD, AL… I was CH in my example. This gives the following result:

Change the category into the category you entered (see the list)

Change the category into the category you entered (see the list)

Make sure you leave the ‘CATEGORY:’ intact! Save the file and mail it to us. Please don’t ZIP it or perform other modifications on the log.

 

ONLY FOR BELGIAN PARTICIPANTS USING N1MMLOGGER:

When you open the new contest log and set all parameters, you see this:

Default 'new contest' screen in N1MMLogger. Don't forget to change 'Prov' into the 2 letter abbreviation.

The ‘Prov’ is now changed into VB (my province). Put your own province abbreviation there.

In the ‘sent exchange’ text field, you need to change the ‘Prov’ into the two letter province abbreviation. Possible values are: AN, BW, HT, LB, LG, NM, LU, OV, VB, WV and the region of Brussels: BR. If you fail to do so and keep ‘Prov’ then the Cabrillo output will show ‘??’ where the province goes. This means we cannot process your log.

This gives the following:

The 'Prov' is now changed into VB (my province). Put your own province abbreviation there.

The ‘Prov’ is now changed into VB (my province). Put your own province abbreviation there.

Click ‘OK’ and all is set.

We could of course do all this for you but we’d rather not. We receive a  lot of logs so it would take us a lot of time to edit and fix all the logs. Furthermore we would need to contact you to ask your province of category which in turn is even more work. We hope that prople will pay more attention in the future and this small ‘how to’ guide might help you. 95% of the logs are OK, it’s only the 5% that causes troubles. We hope to be able to reduce this even more in the future.

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