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.

73
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!

73
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!

SAC SSB 2013 Results

The results for SAC SSB 2013 are now published

We are very pleased to see that the interest in SAC SSB has increased from last year and we had 1046 submitted logs this year. The number of participants from outside the Scandinavian region reached a new high: 708.

Congratulations to all winners!

We are also happy see that several score records were broken:

SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH North America: K3ZO
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW Africa: SU9AF
MULTI OPERATOR ALL BAND North America: VA6MA

The UBN-logs of all SAC participants are open to the public. They are just a click away. Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN-file. If you click on the rank number you will be able to download a PDF award. Use the Results menu above to see all listings.

Please send questions, information on any problems to support@sactest.net.

SAC Contest Committee

LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE, SM5AJV

SAC CW 2013 Results

The results for SAC CW 2013 are now published

We are very pleased to see that the interest in SAC CW has increased again and we had 1327 submitted logs this year.

Congratulations to all winners!

We are also happy see that several score records were broken:

SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH North America: AA2A
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW Scandinavia: OH0V
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW North America: VE3DZ
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH ASSISTED Asia: RG9AA
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH ASSISTED Oceania: VK2OXZ 

The UBN-logs of all SAC participants are open to the public. They are just a click away. Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN-file. If you click on the rank number you will be able to download a PDF award. Use the Results menu above to see all listings. Please send questions, information on any problems to support@sactest.net.

This year we continued to enforced the rule that forbids operation below 3510 kHz and each QSO found in that region has been given zero points and no multiplier credit, but no further penalty.  We have also moved a handful of Single Operators All Band to ASSISTED after we detected the use of Dx Cluster and/or Reverse Beacon Net.

Currently we are working with SSB logs and hope to publish them in a couple of weeks.

SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE, SM5AJV

Thank You!

Thanks to all who particpated in SAC CW and SAC SSB. We are now doing the logchecking with full steam. This year the log submission records for CW and SSB were broken. This year we received 1327 (+11%) CW logs and 1046 (+14%) SSB. 

More than 300.000 QSO-lines for CW and  240.000 for SSB will be checked rigorously by the SAC Contest Committee. Stay tuned for the results …

Time to submit your SAC SSB Log!

The SAC SSB 2013 is over and we are happy that the propagation this year was fantastic compared to 2012. Lot’s of stations made large amounts of QSO’s on the higher bands. 

One week after the contest, we have received more than 900 logs. But we still want more submissions, no matter how many QSO’s you made! So please send in your log, if you haven’t done it already.

CHECK YOUR CATEGORY
Before you submit your log, take extra care and check that you have entered the correct category according to the rules. Note that there are different sets of categories within or outside Scandinavia. If you are outside Scandinavia you may use the DX-cluster, but if you do, you must enter the Assisted category as a Single Operator.

USE THE ROBOT
Please submit your log, using our log-robot at http://sactest.net/robot
If you encounter any problems, you may submit your log again. If problems persists, contact us by email support@sactest.net. If you have logged on paper, a good tool to use is WA7BNM Cabrillo Manual Log Entry.

DEADLINE
Log deadline is the 27:th of October 23:59 UTC.

 

SAC SSB 12-13 October

SAC CW is over and logs are received by the log Robot. Today we have received more than 1100 logs. But we still need more logs. Deadline is  6th of October, so please upload your log if you haven’t done it already.

The SAC SSB is 12-13 October 1200-1159 UTC and all the Scandinavians are eager to meet new and old friends on voice also! Inspire others to get on the air by announcing your activity by filling in a simple form. Go to: http://www.sactest.net/blog/announce_form/

Check out the rules at http://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/. And no we are not kidding: Read the rules! You will maximize your fun by knowing the rules. For instance, remember not to transmitt in the 3790-3800 kHz frequency window. All QSO’s made there will be worth zero, so don’t go there and waste your time!

Check out last years results and set up a new personal goal! Look at http://www.sactest.net/blog/result/searchscore.php to see both your own and your friends scores.

Finnally, we encourage you to connect your logging program to the site http://cqcontest.net for realtime scoreboard. It will make your participation even more exiting! It’s easy to get it going, just follow the instructions for your software.

73 & CU in SAC SSB
SAC Contest Committe

 

 

SAC 2013

The Contest Committee proudly invites all radio amateurs to the 2013 Scandinavian Activity Contest, which take place as follows:

  • CW: 21 – 22 September, 12:00 UTC – 11:59 UTC
  • SSB: 12 – 13 October, 12:00 UTC – 11:59 UTC

RULES
The rules are the same as last year, no changes has been made 2013. But please remember the frequency band rules. “On 3.5 MHz, Region 1 stations must not transmit below 3510 kHz on CW or above 3790 kHz on SSB.” QSO:s made in these regions will be removed when the score is calculated. So don’t go there and waste time.

Closing date for log submission is two (2) weeks after CW and SSB contest respectively. Our Log Robot will take care of your log and if you see anything wrong, you may re-submit your log again.

ANNOUNCE YOURSELF
Share your plans with others by announcing your activity here by filling in the Announcement Form . Both Scandinavians and non-Scandinavians are welcome to inspire your friends by telling your plans. Those who have already signed up can be seen at:

CHECK LAST YEARS RESULTS
While preparing for this years “Polar Battle” you may want to look at former years results. Continue reading