A short reminder: This years SAC is taking place 21-22 September on CW and 12-13 October on SSB.
Make a note already now in your calendar for two nice weekends with lot of Scandinavian stations on the shortwave bands. While planning, take a tour the web-site and look for your past results in the results database. We are looking forward to see you again in the Polar Battle 2013.
The awards for 2012 SAC is now on-line.
Select the Results page in the menue above and take a look.
In order to see and download your PDF-award, click the rank number on the left.
SAC CC Teamleader
The results from SAC SSB 2012 are now published.
This years SSB contest will go to the history and tales of bad propagation and I think everyone suffered a lot. But lot of people hang in and made the contest a good one to remember.
Kudos to Finland! The Finish ‘sisu‘ showed the other Scandinavian countries, that you have to have stamina and lot’s of good antennas to withstand bad propagation. The Scandinavian Cup was won by Finland with a big margin, leaving Sweden on second place and Norway on the third.
Even abroad the Finns made fantastic scores. Kim OH6KZP traveled to the LX7I station and made a new European record in the SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED category, while Ville OH2MM went to Brasil and PY2ZEA with a new South American Record in the SINGLE-OP class.
In the SINGLE-OPERATOR LOW POWER Category RV9CBW at RF9C broke the new Asian record.
DF3FS was at CR3L and was the first one to get a record in the SINGLE-OPERATOR-ASSISTED category for Africa.
The MULTI-ONE team of LZ5R with operators LZ1UK, LZ3RR and LZ4UU broke the new record for Europe.
Go to the Results menu (see above) and check your result. All UBN logs are public, click on a call to view a specific UBN.
73 and see you in 2013 again!
SAC CC Teamleader
The results for SAC CW 2012 are now published.
We are happy to see that the interest for SAC CW is still going strong with more than 1200 submitted logs. The Polar Battle victory found its way to Finland again, leaving Sweden on the second place, followed by Norway and Denmark.
In an effort to increase transparency, the checked 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. Please send questions, information on any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Downloadable PDF Awards will be available after the SSB result is ready.
This year we 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.
Currently we are working with SSB logs and hope to publish them in a couple of weeks.
Currently the SAC Contest Committee is doing the final checking of the CW part. Hopefully we will be able to present the CW result soon.
While waiting for the final result, we suggest that you take some minutes to fill in our Feedback Survey for SAC 2012. It only takes a short while and your opinions are valuable in order to develop SAC further.
Go to the feedback form!
The SAC SSB 2012 is over and we suffered from extremely bad propagation during the weekend. Still many stations kept up the spirit and endured the whole race.
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 email@example.com.
Log deadline is the 28:th of October 23:59 UTC.
GIVE US FEEDBACK
In hopes of continually developing the event, the contest committee is looking for your feedback.
Please go to Feedback SAC 2012 and tell us about your opinions before November 18, 2012.
It’s time to warm up for the SSB part in the Scandinavian Activity Contest. Over 300 Scandinavian stations with their exotic fluttery signals were on the air in September’s SAC CW, with about 1200 total logs submitted. This promises a large and exciting turn-out on all sides of this popular “Polar Battle” also on SSB!
- SSB 13 – 14 October 1200 – 1200 UTC
Things To Do:
A reminder from the rules:
The 3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz frequency bands may be used according to the IARU HF Band Plan.
On 3.5 MHz, Region 1 stations must not transmit below 3510 kHz on CW or above 3790 kHz on SSB.
SAC CW 2012 is over. The activity was high and the contest logs are pouring into the log robot. Thanks to all participants, for making SAC a great contesting experience. We are impressed over the big QSO numbers from outside Scandinavia.
The log-robot stood up well with its first pile-up and we saw about 250 logs received the first hour after the contest. If you get trouble with the robot, please check your Cabrillo log. If you logged on paper there are several possibilities to make a Cabrillo log. You may use the PC-program SACMan or you can try WA7BNM’s SAC CW web form for entering your QSO’s.
If your are confused about the different classes in SAC, please take a look at the rules. Note, there are different classes for non-Scandinavians and Scandinavians.
The deadline for SAC CW logs is on Sunday September 30 23:59:59 2012 UTC
… in the SAC Polar Battle is the SAC SSB contest 13 – 14 October 1200 -1200 UTC
Up to six top-tier entrants have been selected by the Nordic ham radio societies to represent their countries in a team contesting trial. In an effort to introduce new media-friendly spectator aspects to radiosporting, their race can be followed on-line in realtime, sometimes also through audio and video streams. In addition to these stations, the band will be filled with other signals from the Arctic region.
See the teams and follow the live scoreboard (and audio/video for some) here:
We have now added an Announcement page for advertising your activity during SAC CW and SSB.
Go to the form and fill in your data. The entry will show up on the Activity pages for CW and SSB.