Deadline for SAC SSB on Sunday 19th of October

The deadline for SAC SSB 2014 is now on Sunday 19th of October 2359UTC.

Please upload your Cabrillo log to our Log Robot now!

All logs are important for the log checking process. Even if you only made a handful number of QSO’s, please upload it! If you have any problems with the uploading, please contact us: support@sactest.net

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SAC Contest Committee

 

Problem with the Log Robot

We are sorry, but the SAC Log Robot  have problem with log in the LOW Power Category. Currently all Low Power logs is handled as High Power.

We will fix this bug shortly and will also reclassify already submitted logs in the Claimed Score listings.

UPDATE 12th of October 19.30 UTC:
The bug has been fixed and we have re-scored all logs. All categories are now updated. If you feel something still is wrong, please send us an email! You may also submit your log again until the deadline on Sunday  19th of October 2359 UTC.

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Ingo SM5AJV
SAC CC Teamleader

 

SAC SSB 11-12 October

The Scandinavian Activity Contest on SSB 11-12 October 1200-1159 UTC. All Scandinavias are excited to hear your voices with or without the Aurora flutter.

Remember to read the rules. Note that we have introduced more operator categories, sponsored plaque program and we have shortened the log submission deadline to 7 days after the contest. So please submit your log directly after the contest has ended.

Aurora is fantastic to view, but can do great harm to the ionospheric shortwave conditions in Scandinavia and it makes every SAC an adventure. Will we be hit or not?

Watch the amazing Aurora Boralis from Finland in this video made by Hannu Hoffrén.

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SAC Contest Committee

SAC CW 2014 is over

SAC CW 2014 is over. Propagation was really nice and we didn’t suffer of Aurora too much this time. More than 1500 stations were active in SAC CW.

CHECKLOGS ARE ACCEPTED A FEW MORE DAYS
The log submission deadline Sunday 28th September 23.59 UTC has passed. But we still accept CHECKLOGS a few more days. Your log is important for the log checking. Please email us your Cabrillo log to support@sactest.net

 

Don’t forget to participate in SAC SSB:
SAC SSB: 11-12 October 2014 1200 – 1159 UTC

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SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OZ3ABE, OH6KZP, SM5AJV

 

SAC CW IS NOW

It’s time to tune up your antennas and amplifiers. The Scandinavian Activity Contest on CW is starting at 1200 UTC on Saturday.

CW:   20-21 September 2014 1200 – 1159 UTC

Last minutes advice:

  • Read the rules ! We have added several new categories in the rules.
  • Plaques. Take a look on our list of Sponsored Plaques. Maybe it’s your turn to earn one?
  • Real-time Score. We encourage all participants to report their real-time score to cqcontest.net. It’s easy to get it going and fun to watch during the contest.
  • Log submission. Remember deadline is now only 7 days. Carefully check that you have the correct category in your Cabrillo log file. Submit your log to the SAC Robot!
  • Have fun!

SAC 2014 hitting the ionosphere soon

It’s time to plan your SAC adventures. The Polar Battle will soon hit the ionosphere with Scandinavian radio waves. Are you prepared?

CW:   20-21 September 2014
SSB: 11-12 October 2014

Note that we have updated the rules with new categories. You may now enter as ASSISTED in all power classes. And if you are very close to Scandinavia propagation wise, you may like the new Single Operator Low Band entry. Check the full rules for all details.

The new Sponsored Plaque Program have more than 27 plaques and we are very greatfull to all donors. Join us in the Polar Battle and earn a nice plaque!

Don’t forget to announce your plans in our activity pages! Use the web-form to make your announcements.

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SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OZ3ABE, OH6KZP, SM5AJV

SAC Rules Changes

The SAC Contest Committee has updated the contest rules for 2014 and are introducing a Sponsored Plaque Program.

Highlights from the new rules are:

New categories for non-Scandinavian stations

  • Single Operator All Band – Low Power Assisted
  • Single Operator All Band – QRP Assisted
  • Single Operator Low Band – High Power Assisted

New categories for Scandinavian stations

  • Single Operator All Band – High Power Assisted
  • Single Operator All Band – Low Power Assisted
  • Single Operator All Band – QRP Assisted

Reduced log submission time period

In order to speed up the results, we have reduced the log submission time period from two weeks to 7 days.

Awards

Awards for all participants will be downloadable for printout from the SAC website. No paper awards will be sent out any longer.

 

SAC SPONSORED PLAQUE PROGRAM

I addition to the rule changes, we have started a new SAC Sponsored Plaque Program. We hope that several SAC enthusiasts are willing to sponsor one or several plaques from the program. Read more on the SAC Sponsored Plaque Program page!

National Team Contesting Trial

We have decided to end The National Team Contesting Trial (for Scandinavian teams). It was hard to form full teams in all countries each year, but the upside was that we got very fine experience from the use of the real time scoring system at cqcontest.net together with live video transmission from the teams. So we encourage all participants to use the cqcontest.net real time scoring service extensively during SAC. Real time scoring adds a lot of excitement during the contest and it’s fun for “the spectators” as well.

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SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OZ3ABE, OH6KZP, SM5AJV

See you in Friedrichshafen

See you all in Friedrichshafen next week! SM5AJV SAC CC Team Leader will be there.

You will find him near the SSA booth, stand number A1-843 . Come and have an eyeball QSO about SAC and contesting! Take some of our promo-cards and spread the word about the Scandinavian Activity Contest among your friends!

SAC-2014-promocard

SAC 2013 Result Booklet

We are proud to present the SAC 2013 Result Booklet, stuffed with all results and interesting stories about SAC 2013. 

Read more about:

  • Contest statistics
  • SAC analysis by OH2BH
  • CW Stories by: VK8AV, DF6JC, OH1F, PJ4/G3TXF, PY2ZEA
  • SSB Stories by: LA3S, PA6SAC
  • CW & SSB soapbox comments

Download your own PDF-copy (PDF 11MB) to your PC, tablet or even your smartphone!

We would like to say THANK YOU! to all contributors and especially to our voluntary editor Flemming OZ8XW!

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SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE and SM5AJV

 

 

Book SAC 2014 now!

Don’t forget to book this years Polar Battle!

CW: 20-21 September 1200 – 1159 UTC
SSB: 11-12 October 1200 – 1159 UTC

The Scandinavians are already planning for this years battle, building new antennas, modifying strategies and planning for two great weekends at the radio.  With some luck propagation will be even better this year. Put both SAC CW and SSB dates in you calendars now!