|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)|
Categories to Cabrillo Input Fields
|Description||Official Category||CATEGORY-OPERATOR||CATEGORY-MODE||CATEGORY-BAND||CATEGORY-POWER||CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER||NOTES / Comments|
|Single Op All Band High Power||SOABHP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||ALL||HIGH||ONE||Mixed mode only|
|Single Op All Band Low Power||SOABLP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||ALL||LOW||ONE||Mixed mode only|
|Single Op QRP All||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||ALL||QRP||ONE||Power defines the category so any QRP entrant is assigned here for all band or single band. Single mode (CW or SSB) falls into this category as well.|
|Single Op Assiated All Band High Power||SOAHP||SINGLE-OP||ANY||ANY||HIGH||ONE||Any use of assistance with high power regardles of mode or band category.|
|Single Op Assisted All Band Low Power||SOALP||SINGLE-OP||ANY||ANY||LOW||ONE||Any use of assistance with low power or QRP regardles of mode or band category.|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 2M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||2M||QRP||ONE||Power defines the category so any QRP entrant is assigned here for all band or single band. Single mode (CW or SSB) falls into this category as well.|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 6M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||6M||QRP||ONE||Power defines the category so any QRP entrant is assigned here for all band or single band. Single mode (CW or SSB) falls into this category as well.|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 10M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||10M||QRP||ONE|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 15M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||15M||QRP||ONE|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 20M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||20M||QRP||ONE|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 40M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||40M||QRP||ONE|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 80M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||80M||QRP||ONE|
|SINGLE-OP MIXED 160M QRP ONE||SOABQRP||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||160M||QRP||ONE|
|Single Operator All Bands CW only||SOABCW||SINGLE-OP||CW||ALL||ANY||ONE||CW only. Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Operator All Bands SSB only||SOABPH||SINGLE-OP||SSB||ALL||ANY||ONE||SSB only. Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 2M||SOSB-2M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||2M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 6M||SOSB-6M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||6M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 10M||SOSB-10M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||10M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 15M||SOSB-15M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||15M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 20M||SOSB-20M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||20M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 40M||SOSB-40M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||40M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 80M||SOSB-80M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||80M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Single Op Single Band 160M||SOSB-160M||SINGLE-OP||MIXED||160M||ANY||ONE||Mix of high or low power, no spearate classes based on power|
|Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High Power||MOSTABHP||MULTI-OP||MIXED||ALL||HIGH||ONE||Second transmistter allowed for multiplier station as per the rules|
|Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High Power||MOSTABHP||MULTI-OP||MIXED||ALL||HIGH||TWO||Second transmistter allowed for multiplier station as per the rules|
|Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Low Power||MOSTABLP||MULTI-OP||MIXED||ALL||LOW||One||Second transmistter allowed for multiplier station as per the rules. Any QRP entrant that enters as a Multi-Op Single Transmitter will be classified as MOSTLP.|
|Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Low Power||MOSTABLP||MULTI-OP||MIXED||ALL||LOW||TWO||Second transmistter allowed for multiplier station as per the rules. Any QRP entrant that enters as a Multi-Op Single Transmitter will be classified as MOSTLP.|
|Multi-Operator Multiple-Transmitter Any Power||MOMT||MULTI-OP||MIXED||ALL||ANY||MULTI||All MOMT of any power level will be placed in this category. Limit of one transmitted signal per band at any one time.|
Category of entry and Log
The contents of a log that is submitted for a specific category must reflect that category. In the event of a conflict between the actual content of the log and the stated category in the Cabrillo header or contained in other elements of the entry material, the actual contents of the log will be used to determine the category of entry where possible. In the event this cannot be determined or in the event where a log does not identify the entry category, the entry will be classified into the Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter, any authorized power category. Any entrant who wants to enter a specific category (i.e. Single band entry) but who also worked additional contacts outside that category may submit those additional contacts in a separate check log file. Do not include them in the main entered category log file.
|2.) Power class
assigned if not specified
Where the categories have a power class and the submitted log does not clearly identify the power class entered, then the log will be treated as if the highest power class for that category was entered.
New for 2022 - single op assisted categories
for high power and low power
Single operators who receive assistance from a DX spotting system, including Skimmer and similar technologies or any type of Packet Cluster network during the contest must classify themselves in one of the new single operator assisted categories - Single Op Assisted High Power or Single Op Assisted Low Power. Any QRP entranty that is using assistance will be classed as as Single Op Assisted Low Power. Any use of assistance will mean you log must be classified in one of these two categories regardless of single mode use, single band use, etc.
10 minute rule for Multi-Single
In the Multi-Single category only one transmitter and one band are permitted during the same time period (defined as 10 minutes). Exception: One, and only one, other band may be used during any 10-minute period, if and only if the station worked is a new multiplier. In other words, the Multi-Single Transmitter class allows a second station to “hunt” and work multipliers only on a single separate band during any 10-minute period.
Multi-Multi - all band operation
Multi-Multi category stations may operate on all allowed bands simultaneously.
Multi-Multi physical location requirement
For all multi transmitter categories, all transceivers, transmitters and receivers operated by the multi station participants/entrants must be within a single 500-metre diameter circle and the antennas must be physically connected by RF transmission lines to the transceivers, transmitters and/or receivers.
Limitations of Distributed Multi-Multi or Multi-Single
Operators in either the Multi-Multi or Multi-Single categories should note that a distributed contest station is permitted in the RAC contests, however such operations are not eligible for plaques or awards. A distributed station is defined as a station which does not have all transceivers, transmitters and/or receivers operated by station operators/participants/entrants located within a single 500-metre diameter circle of each other. Distributed Multi operations must identify such operations as part of their Cabrillo form log submission., usually in a SOAPBOX comment as the category descriptoin does not exist in the RAC Cabrillo specfications. This classification is an accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic and is not expected to be supported once the situation ends.
SOSB Power Level notes in results
Although there is only one Single Operator Single Band category that qualifies for a certificate or award, it is intended that the published results would show High Power or Low Power. To facilitate this break out of the listings, your entry should indicate the power class you used.
Operating limits for operators who participate in a Multi operation
Operators who have participated in any multi-operator category entries may not contact the station they have participated in if they were to operate as part of another entry in the same contest. In addition, guest operators at any station regardless of entry category may not claim contacts with the station host owner or host station mobile call for points or multipliers.
|11.) Digital modes are not
supported in RAC contests
The RAC contest do not include digital modes like RTTY, PSK, FT8, FT4 or other modes. Traditionally such modes are supported in separate and dedicated contests and are outside the typical mixed mode contest that only supports SSB/CW modes.