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How to edit your Cabrillo for the UBA DX Contest – 2021 update – ON5ZO ~ OQ5M
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.
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:
The log opens, look for the ‘category’ line in the header:
Then change the category to the abbreviation from the list: A40HP, DXD, AL… I was CH in my example. This gives the following result:
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:
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:
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.
17 replies on “How to edit your Cabrillo for the UBA DX Contest”
Hi om ?
Where in UBA contest modules in writelog ??
Am using in writelog….
Have not N1NM log…Hi ?
Cu agn UBA contest…
G,L de H L 5 Y I CHAE from KOREA…. 73..
Good luck and CU in the contest!
I sent you my UBA contest log ,my call is OK2BLD ,cat.E,and contest robot sent me a message.But my log is not in the list of received logs.
So I am not able to check it.With contest robot is not possible communicate.Hi.
Please advise me what to do. 73 Lada OK2BLD
We received your email: 28 Feb 2012 22:40
UBA website shows: Update 28/02/2012 17:20 UTC
Please be patient – thanks for participation.
All info for the contest goes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
just I sent my log.
I worked only about 4 hours on 40m CW.
Is the Classe AL or A40HP ?? I think AL is only Belgian OMs(Sri)
Wilf – dj6tk –
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Writelog does not produce Cabrillo, so no entry for me. Sorry. Bill VY2LI
TNX for all the multipliers you gave me in many contests!
I am not a WriteLog expert but K9YL apparently is.
Maybe the info on this page helps you:
73, and see you in the next contest.
VERY NICE JOB IT DID HELP ALOT THANKS
ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND THE TEAM
BEST REGARDS FROM QATAR
Thanks for the comment and for the participation.
My log has been accepted as OK. But I don’t see my call in the logs received list. As a matter of fact I only see two US calls, N6XDX and NK3Y. What am I missing?
AB2TC – Knut
My log has been accepted as OK. But I don’t see my call in the logs received list.
de YC1KLL, 73
QRX. The website is not updated in real time. Your call will show in the next update.
There is a timestamp on the website that shows this.
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I Try To Send UBA Contest SSB Log to email twice but failed.
Is the email correct email@example.com
Yes that should work.
I am sorry to resend again my contest log,
Because to replace the Catategory to follow the rule
Regards all the best gl for UBA Contest Committee, de YD6ROA Aris