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How to edit your log for the UBA DX Contest – 2024 update

1) FOR BELGIAN PARTICIPANTS ONLY who are using N1MMLOGGER: please add your section abbreviation.

I repeat: ONLY for Belgian stations (that is with prefix ON, OO, OP, OQ, OR, OS, OT). Belgian stations: please do it! Do this BEFORE the contest. That is done by changing the ??? into three letters for the correct section abbreviation (AAA, NNV, ZLZ…).

It’s here, in the ‘Sent Exchange’ field in the window where you add a new contest.

For a list of valid abbreviations: check the rules on the UBA website.

I know, reading rules is a controversial concept but try it.

2) FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS: please use the right category!

  • I repeat: this is for EVERYONE, no matter what logging software!
  • ONLY Belgian stations can choose between 6/12/24 hours. Everyone else does 24h. This means:
  • DX (= NOT from Belgium) can only do the full 24h.
  • Belgian stations: please please please please please indicate the right category with respect to time (A = 6h, B = 12h, C=24h) and power (L = LP, H = HP).
  • Result: AH is 6h HP, BL is 12h LP etc.
  • QRP is all band only, there are NO single band QRP categories.
  • Categories are found on the UBA website, under HF > Contest Rules.

Step 1: open the Cabrillo file (*.CBR or *.LOG) and locate the ‘category-operator’ field.

Step 2: change this to ‘CATEGORY:’. Don’t forget the colon (:).

Step 3: add your category code (AH, CLP, CH, DXE…. etc). Please find this in the rules on the UBA website, under HF > Contest Rules.

Save and mail to the right email address. That’s it. That will save ON9TT and me a lot of trouble. Every year we have the same problem, ESPECIALLY WITH BELGIAN STATIONS who don’t seem to understand it. And the same people have been forgetting all this year after year since 2010…

2 replies on “How to edit your log for the UBA DX Contest – 2024 update”

Wat had je gedacht? Belgische logs jaar na jaar het zelfde.
Je kan NIET opmaken 6/12/24. Secties ontbreken. ADIF? PDF? Etc etc…

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