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Robots and the Name for ARRL 10 Meter RTTY Contest

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  • Dick Kriss
    Heads-up if you try to get the ARRL tqsl.app to sign your ARRL 10 Meter Cabrillo file for upload to the LoTW robot. The ARRL 10 Meter RTTY contest rules say
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2011
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      Heads-up if you try to get the ARRL tqsl.app to sign your ARRL 10 Meter Cabrillo file for upload to the LoTW robot.

      The ARRL 10 Meter RTTY contest rules say the name of the contest name is "10-RTTY" and that is the name the contest robot wants and expects in your Cabrillo header. 


      6.3. All logs must be submitted in Cabrillo file format.  The CONTEST tag in the Cabrillo header for this contest is 10-RTTY.  

      When I tried to get LoTW's tqsl.app to sign my Cabrillo log, it came back with

      Signing using CALL=AA5VU, DXCC=291
      Error: Signing aborted due to errors
      Error: /Users/dkriss/Desktop/ARRL 10 RTTY 4-DEC-11/aa5vu.log: /Users/dkriss/Desktop/ARRL 10 RTTY 4-DEC-11/aa5vu.log: Cabrillo unknown CONTEST: 10-RTTY

      The easy workaround was to change "10-RTTY" to "ARRL-RTTY" and then tqsl let me create the .tq8 file so it could be emailed or uploaded to the LoTW Robot.

      Yes, I know the tqsl.app could have signed my fldigi ADIF format contest log; however, I find it easier and personally prefer to have tqsl to sign my Cabrillo files for contest logs.

      If tqsl objects to the contest 10-RTTY name for the ARRL 10 Meter RTTY contest, just change the contest name to "ARRL-RTTY" and try again. Just remember you have to use "10-RTTY" for the contest robot.

      73 Dick AA5VU
    • Dick Kriss
      ... After sending the above, I realized I could have gone into the tqsl.app Preferences/Cabrillo Spec panel and created a definition for the 10-RTTY contest.
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 4, 2011
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        On Dec 4, 2011, at 9:04 PM, Dick Kriss wrote:

        If tqsl objects to the contest 10-RTTY name for the ARRL 10 Meter RTTY contest, just change the contest name to "ARRL-RTTY" and try again. Just remember you have to use "10-RTTY" for the contest robot.

        73 Dick AA5VU

        After sending the above, I realized I could have gone into the tqsl.app Preferences/Cabrillo Spec panel and created a definition for the 10-RTTY contest. 

        Dick AA5VU
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