Re: Cabrillo file for the ARRL RTTY contest

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below


It means that if JTAlert is going to log contest QSOs in a manner that will enable DXKeeper to subsequently generate a
Cabrillo file, JTAlert must log those contest QSOs in the manner described in

JTAlert is not a Contest Logger. It simply acts as logging bridge between WSJT-X and DXKeeper. There are no attempts to validate the
Contest exchange based on different Contest rules or extract data from the Contest exchange. There is no attempt to include missing
data within the exchange. JTAlert is a bridge, it simply passes through the WSJT-X Contest exchange.

If DXKeeper is not utilising a valid Contest exchange for the Contest enabled within DXKeeper, eg. WSJT-X and DXKeeper are both set
for RTTY Roundup, and a valid Roundup Exchange is passed to DXKeeper, unchanged by JTAlert, there is not point in logging the
exchange, IMO.

+ DXKeeper expects the contest exchange to be recorded in the RX# and TX# items. In the case of "RTTY Roundup", that means the QSO
partner's "US State" abbreviation, "Canadian Province" abbreviation, or serial number must be recorded in the QSO's RX# item; this
approach enables RTTY ops to employ the same gestures to capture their QSO partner's exchange independent of their QSO partner's
location. See Note 16 in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Contesting.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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