Let’s talk about Logging. In short, use whatever logging software makes you happy. But, remember to log all the pertinent information for each contact (ie callsign, time, date, mode, and QTH). Use the proper park abbreviations for Ohio State Parks. OSPOTA has been around since 2008, and we have our own three character abbreviations for Ohio State Parks.

You can find our abbreviations for the Ohio State Parks at https://ospota.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/OSPOTA-Identifiers-2023.pdf.

Whatever logging program you use should be able to generate a Cabrillo file.

ACLog will NOT generate a cabrillo file.
This is not POTA; we don’t accept ADI files.

At the end of the day, as long as you can create a proper Cabrillo file for submitting your entry, we’ll accept it. Each year, I put myself out there to help with logging questions. I will sometimes volunteer AS TIME PERMITS, to try to salvage logs that folks are having trouble with.

Feel free to reach out to me (john@wg8x.net) with questions.

One last thing though, My phone goes into do not disturb mode a couple hours before the contest. That way, I can enjoy the contest too. Please test your logger ahead of time. Also, can we get a round of applause for the rest of the board members that run this contest?

Tom, KB8UUZ (Chairman)
Chuck, W8PT
Joe, W8KNO
John, KB8UHN

73, John Myers, WG8X

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