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

SAC 2012 Survey Results

The SAC 2012 Survey Result is now available.

After SAC 2012, a web-based worldwide survey in English was undertaken to gauge the feelings and thoughts of radio amateurs concerning SAC, its current state, and envisioned future development. An invitation to respond to the survey was sent by e-mail to hundreds of former SAC participants and to the CQ-Contest reflector. A total of 219 responses were received, constituting a reliable base for forming a good understanding of how SAC is currently regarded.

The contest committee extends a warm thanks to all who participated in the survey. As a whole, it appears that most respondents appreciate SAC and the efforts that have been undertaken to develop the contest. Criticism and constructive suggestions were also received, and they serve as a valuable aid in the further development of SAC rules, awards, promotion, etc.

Download and read the SAC 2012 Survey Results (PDF)

SAC Contest Committee
Ingemar SM5AJV, team leader
Bjørn LB1GB
Kim OH6KZP
Peter OZ3ABE

 

Awards and plaques are on their way…

The awards and plaques for 2012 years SAC CW and SSB are on their way for the top scoring stations. More than 400 awards will be brought to the post office tomorrow.

All participants are able to download their own award by clicking on the ranking number when in the result lists. Note that only awards for 2012 and 2013 are available. Search for your call in the search form.

What are your plans

It ‘s only a couple of weeks left until SAC CW. What are you plans for SAC 2013? Let others know by announcing your activity.

Go to the Announce Form and add your data! You can submit and change your entry as many times as you like.

Enter SAC 2013 dates into your calender

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.