Missouri QSO Party Log Submission

NOTE: Log submission for the 2020 MOQP CLOSED at 05:01 UTC on May 6, 2020

 

Log Files

What do we need in the a log file submitted for the Missouri QSO Party?  The rules state that Cabrillo format is  requested, and it is the best format to use.  More information on the Cabrillo format is available on the ARRL website: http://www.arrl.org/cabrillo-format-tutorial.

Here is the order of preference for log formats:

  1. Cabrillo format (.log, .txt or .csv) - 100 point bonus this year for submitting a valid Cabrillo format file!
  2. Our MOQP_log.xls form - Save this filled in file in .csv format to make it a Cabrillo file!
  3. Logs in other plain text formats – Summary Sheet required.
  4. Paper log entry – Summary Sheet required.

Each log submitted must contain Operator callsign(s), name, address and e-mail address and category designations in the Cabrillo header. Each QSO entry must contain:

  • Frequency (in KHz),
  • Mode,
  • Date,
  • Time
  • Full exchange for each QSO. See example:
    • 7220 PH 2019-04-07 1426 W0MA  59 SLC AD0WX  59 STC

Log File Submission Tips

  1. A CABRILLO format logfile is preferred and encouraged. Most logging programs will output your file in Cabrillo format. If yours does not, visit the ARRL website page: http://www.arrl.org/cabrillo-format-tutorial for information and conversion tools. Here are a couple of resources to help you create a Cabrillo format log:
    • DF3CB's Fast Log Entry program. It looks like a simple way to rapidly enter a paper log
    • Our MOQP_log.xls form. Saving this form as a .csv file, then using a text editor to remove the comma (,) characters should result in a Cabrillo format file. 
    • There is a 100 point bonus this year for submitting a valid Cabrillo format file, it's worth the extra time to convert it!.
  2. The CABRILLO log file should have as many of the Cabrillo HEADER tags filled in as possible, but most importantly the CALLSIGN: and EMAIL: fields must be filled in, or it will not be accepted as a CABRILLO file. Most logging programs do this automatically or you can fill in the missing data using a text editor.
  3. Name your logfile with your callsign. Example: W0MA.LOG or W0MA.TXT or W0MA.xls or W0MA.csv.
  4. When submitting by e-mail, make the subject of the e-mail your callsign and nothing else, or the robot may reject your e-mail as SPAM.
  5. Leave the '/x' designators out of the file name and e-mail title (W0MA.LOG instead of W0MA/M.LOG for a filename, W0MA instead of W0MA/M as an e-mail title). The '/' symbol cannot be used in a file name.
  6. Check Logs Received list after submitting. Within 20 minutes of submission (and acceptance) of a CABRILLO format log your call sign  should appear in that list. If it doesn't appear, check the file over again to make sure the CABRILLO headers are filled in, recheck the file name and e-mail title as listed above and submit it again.
  7. Files submitted in other formats other that CABRILLO need to be reviewed and processed by the MOQP log processing team.Your call will not appear in the Logs Received list until approved by the log procesing team. This can take 24 hours or more, depending on how busy our volunteer team of log processors happen to be.

Thanks again to all of you for making the MOQP fun this year!