Contesting

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DXKeeper supports Contesting by

Generating a Cabrillo log requires that 

Making a few test QSOs before the contest and verifying that a proper Cabrillo log can be generated is strongly recommended.

Support for contesting is enabled when you check the Contest-mode box on the Configuration window's Contest tab, or when you check the contest-mode box on the Capture window. Enabling contest-mode also enables  Run-mode. With contest-mode enabled, DXKeeper displays the word Contest followed by the Contest ID in the Main window's title bar; if no Contest ID is specified, DXKeeper displays Contest: ?

In the Capture window

With Contest-mode enabled and a Contest ID specified,

DXKeeper can export Cabrillo files for the contests listed in the following table. Setting the Contest ID selector to one of the contests on this list

Contest ID Increment TX serial# Cabrillo Template Transmit Exchange Receive Exchange
ANARTS-RTTY Anarts recorded RST sent
Location CQ
recorded begin time
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 5)
AP-SPRINT a APSprint

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

ARRL-10  (note 15) ARRL-10

recorded RST sent
recorded TX# (note 15)

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 15)

ARRL-160 ARRL-160

recorded RST sent
recorded TX# (note 13)

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 13)

ARRL-DX-CW
ARRL-DX-SSB
ARRL-DX

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

ARRL-RTTY  (note 16) HF

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#  (note 16)

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#  (note 16)

ARRL-SS-CW
ARRL-SS-SSB
a Sweepstakes

recorded TX#
Location Section
TX Exchange setting (note 3)

recorded ARRL
recorded RX# (note 4)

ARRL VHF ARRL-VHF

Location Grid setting

recorded Grid

BARTG-RTTY a BARTG

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#
recorded begin time

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#
recorded notes (UTC time)

CA-QSO-PARTY
a CAQP

recorded RST sent
TX Exchange
setting (note 1)
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 2)

CQ-160-CW

CQ-160-SSB

HF recorded RST sent
recorded TX#
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#
CQ-VHF CQ-VHF

Location Grid setting

recorded Grid

CQ-WW-CW
CQ-WW-SSB
HF

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

CQ-WW- RTTY CQ-WW-RTTY recorded RST sent
TX Exchange setting (note 9)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 10)
CQ-WPX-CW
CQ-WPX-RTTY
CQ-WPX-SSB
a HF

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

DARC-WAEDC-CW
DARC-WAEDC-RTTY
DARC-WAEDC-SSB
a WAE

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

EPC-PSK63 EPC-PSK63 recorded RST sent
TX Exchange setting (note 11)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 12)
EPC-WW-DX a EPC-WW-DX recorded RST sent
recorded TX#
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#
IARU-HF IARU

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

JIDX-CW
JIDX-SSB
JIDX

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

LZ DX LZ DX Contest recorded RST sent
recorded TX# (note 14)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 14)
NAQP-CW
NAQP-RTTY
NAQP-SSB
a NA

recorded TX#
First name
setting
Location ST/PR setting

recorded RX#
recorded name
recorded state

NA-SPRINT-CW
NA-SPRINT-RTTY
NA-SPRINT-SSB
a NA

recorded TX#
First name
setting
Location ST/PR setting

recorded RX#
recorded name
recorded state

OCEANIA-DX-CW
OCEANIA-DX-SSB
a HF

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

FL-QSO-PARTY
FLQP

recorded RST sent
TX Exchange
setting (note 1)
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 2)

GA-QSO-PARTY
IL QSO Party
MI-QSO-PARTY
NEQP
OH-QSO-PARTY
ON-QSO-PARTY
QC-QSO-PARTY
Virginia QSO Party
WA-State-Salmon-Run
WI-QSO-PARTY
a NEQP recorded RST sent
TX Exchange
setting (note 1)
recorded TX#
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 2)
RAC, CANADA DAY, CANADA WINTER  (note 17) RAC

recorded RST sent
recorded TX# (note 17)

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 17)

RSGB-IOTA a IOTA

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#
Location IOTA
setting

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#
recorded IOTA

SAC-CW
SAC-SSB
a HF

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

STEW-PERRY Stew

recorded RST sent
recorded TX#

recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#

UK-DX-RTTY  (note 18) UK DX RTTY recorded RST sent
recorded TX#  (note 18)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#  (note 18)
UK-DX-BPSK63  (note 18) UK DX BPSK63 recorded RST sent
recorded TX#  (note 18)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX#  (note 18)
UKSMG UKSMG recorded RST sent
TX Exchange setting (note 7)
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 8)
VOLTA-RTTY a Volta recorded RST sent
recorded TX#
Location CQ
recorded RST rcvd
recorded RX# (note 6)

Note 1:  In State QSO Parties, the TX Exchange should be set to a state, country, or state-and-county abbreviation per contest rules.

Note 2: In State QSO Parties, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain both a received sequence number and a received state, county, or state-and-county abbreviation. These two sub-items can be immediately adjacent, or separated by one or more spaces; DXKeeper will properly separate them for use in generated Cabrillo records.

Note 3: In Sweepstakes, the TX Exchange should be set to the Precedence and Check, separated by a space. The ARRL Section must also be selected for a valid Cabrillo log to be generated.

Note 4: In Sweepstakes, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain a received sequence number followed by a Precedence character followed by a two-digit Check followed by an ARRL section; these sub-items can be immediately adjacent, or separated by one or more spaces; DXKeeper will properly separate them for use in generated Cabrillo records. If the recorded RX# item does not include an ARRL section, the recorded ARRL will be used (if recorded with the QSO).

Note 5: In Anarts RTTY, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain a one-digit or two-digit CQ zone followed by a space character followed by the UTC time.

Note 6: In Volta RTTY, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain a sequence number followed by a one-digit or two-digit CQ zone.

Note 7: in UKSMG, the TX Exchange should be set to the four-character grid locator followed by a space character followed by the UKSMG membership number

Note 8: In UKSMG, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain a four-character grid locator followed by a space character followed by the UKSMG membership number

Note 9: in CQ WW RTTY,  the TX Exchange should be set to the two-digit CQ zone followed by a space character followed by one of the following:

Note 10: In CQ WW RTTY, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain a one-digit or two-digit CQ zone and, optionally, a 2-character area indicator: a state abbreviation, a province abbreviation or DX. If no area indicator is present, DX is assumed. The zone and area indicator can be in any order, with or without a space separator. Thus the following are all acceptable receive exchanges:

Note 11: in EPC contests, the TX Exchange should be EPC followed by your five-digit EPC membership number, e.g. EPC02640.

Note 12: In EPC contests, the recorded RX# item is assumed to contain either a five-digit EPC membership number, e.g. EPC02640, or a serial number, e.g. 007.

Note 13: in the ARRL 160m contest,  set TX serial#  to your ARRL section abbreviation, e.g. STX; each QSO's the RX# item should be set to your QSO partner's ARRL section abbreviation, e.g. LAX.

Note 14: in the LZ DX contests, Bulgarian operators set TX# to their Oblast code and capture Bulgarian Oblast codes or ITU zones in the RX# item; operators outside Bulgaria set TX# to their Oblast code and capture Bulgarian Oblast codes or ITU zones in the RX# item

Note 15: in the ARRL 10m contest

Note 16: in the ARRL RTTY Roundup

Note 17: in RAC contests,

Note 18: in the UK DX RTTY contest,

Note 19: in the UK DX BPSK63 contest,

 

 

 

 

 

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