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Discussion in 'OS: Mac OS' started by W1PQO, Oct 8, 2017.

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  1. W1PQO

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    Im new to contesting and am looking for a contest post processor that is compatible with MacBook. I want to convert the Adif file into Cabrillo format.
     
  2. K8AJS

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    For what contest?
     
  3. W1PQO

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    California Qso party
     
  4. K8AJS

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    Well, you didn't say what software you used to log the contest. One possibility is CabConverter, although IIRC it seems to be mostly for users of MacLogger DX, and works with MacLogger DX files rather than true ADIF files.

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cab-converter/info

    ADIF to Cabrillo conversion is difficult because the resulting Cabrillo log format is specific for whatever contest you're entering. State QSO parties, such as CaQP require the inclusion of counties in state, for the counties you work. If you can produce a comma-delimited file of your log, perhaps you could move it into Excel and use Excel to manipulate the data until it's in the proper format and then export the Excel file.

    Another solution would be to generate the Cabrillo file using the form provided on the CaQP web site:

    http://robot.cqp.org/cqp/cabmaker.html

    It seems they've done everything they can to help contesters get their logs submitted.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. K3DCW

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    Depending upon the software you use, it may or may not support CAB output. For example, RUMlogNG supports CAB output for the contests it supports. SkookumLogger (THE dedicated contest logger for Mac) supports CAB output for submission AND ADIF output for inclusion in your normal logbook. MacLoggerDX relies upon an external program (CABConverter) that hasn't been updated in a long time, to the best of my knowledge, atlhough it still works. Even Fldigi can be used for CW or SSB contest logging and supports CAB output for some contests, although you'll likely have to edit the header.

    The CQ contests have an online tool that can help convert ADIF to CAB files for their contests.

    Also, check out http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/ for online forms for creating CAB files. Unfortunately, it doesn't take ADIF and convert them: you'll have to do some manual editing, but at least it shows you what fields you need to include.
     
  6. K3DCW

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    There is also a neat little Windows app called ADIF2CABR.exe that should be able to run in Crossover/Wine. It can take an ADIF file and convert it to Cabrillo, but it is NOT a Mac app.
     
  7. K7GQ

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    Aether, a logging program, can also convert ADIF to Cabrillo (or vice-versa).
     
  8. VE3VRW

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  9. K3DCW

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    Yes, but CabConverter works with the MacLoggerDX log file, not ADIF. That was the point the poster was trying to make.

    The OP doesn't need ADIF, he need CAB files which MLDX does not export, thus the recommendation for CabConverter.
     
  10. VE3VRW

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    This is not correct. Cab-Converter processes the ADIF file from MacLoggerDX
    No Cab-Converter does not work with the MacLoggerDX log file - it works with any logger ADIF File.



    "CabConverter 2 is a ham radio utility for the Macintosh MacOS X platform that allows radio contesters to process ADIF files into Cabrillo files.”
     
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