SAC Plaques on their way

This week we have started to ship the SAC Regular Plaques. So please look out for some “metal” in the mail.  Sometime it can take more than several weeks, up to a month, before the plaques enters your mailbox. We appreciate an email, as a feedback, to support@sactest.net when your plaque has arrived. 

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The SSA HQ (Sveriges Sändareamatörer) is helping us with the plaques and we are very grateful for all the work they put in. Thanks a lot Therese and Jonas! All plaque winners are presented here!

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SAC CC Committee

SAC Survey 2015 Result

Thanks to all who responded to the SAC Survey. Your input is very valuable to further develop the contest for the upcoming years. The survey has been compiled into a downloadable report, in order to give feedback to everyone interested in SAC.

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One highlight from the survey is that we need to keep up and increase the activity from Scandinavia in order to make SAC more attractive for everyone. Another thing we need to look into is to further clarify some of the current rules. Overall SAC is highly appreciated all over the world, something to be proud of.

Download the sac-survey-results-2015 (PDF) and take some time to read it through. Especially the free text comments are very interesting.

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SAC Contest Committee

Ingemar SM5AJV, team leader
Bjørn LB1GB
Kim OH6KZP
Henning OZ1BII

Reminder: SAC Survey 2015

There are only a few days left before we close the SAC Survey 2015 on the 10th of May. Please take a few minutes of your time and give us some feedback on SAC. Your feedback is important to us!

Go to SAC Survey 2015 now!

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Thanks!
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

SAC 2014 Results Booklet and SAC Survey

The SAC 2014 Results Booklet is now available in PDF format (5 Mb) for your reading pleasure, here. It contains the full contest results, along with contest stories written by participants from different parts of the world. Thanks to all who contributed to the booklet, and to Flemming, OZ8XW, for taking care of the layout!
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We’d also like to invite you to take a survey on SAC.
We are eager to develop the contest in the best possible manner, and obtaining your input is crucial to this process. The previous SAC survey from 2012 led to direct changes as inspired by your input, and we feel that now is an opportune time to measure “the pulse” again.

 

 

sac-surevey-2015Please click here to enter the survey, and spread the word to your friends as well. The survey will be available until Sunday, May 10th, after which we will summarize and publish the results.

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SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

SAC 2014 – FINAL RESULTS

We are now pleased to announce the final results of the Scandinavian Activity Contest 2014, after a number of adjustments to the preliminary results were made during the five-day review period. We’d like to thank you for your observations, and will continue to work on improving the log checking process and the clarity of the rules text. 

Over 2200 logs were submitted on CW and SSB, signifying a healthy SAC! There is still room to grow, and we will keep looking for ways to increase activity both within and outside Scandinavia to ensure a fun time for all. A PDF Results Booklet will be released in the near future, including the tabulated results, soapbox comments, and longer contest stories and photographs collected from a number of SAC participants.

We would like to congratulate the following winners of our regular and sponsored plaques:

Scandinavia — Regular plaques CW

Single operator All band High power — Jukka Klemola, OH6LI (op. at OH0V)
Single operator Assisted All band High power — Morten Kvernmoen, LA9DFA (op. at LI3C)
Single operator All band Low power — Kari Korhonen, OH5TS
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Dan Hultgren, SM5IMO (op. at SG5W)
Single operator All band Low power Rookie — no particpant
Single operator All band Low power Tribander/Single-element — Mats Ericson, SM4EPR (op. at SK4EA)
Single operator All band QRP — Juha Cederlund, OH3RF
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — Bo Andersson, SM6FPG
Multi operator Single transmitter — Teemu Korhonen SM0W, Thomas Carlsson SM0CXU (op. at SM0W)
Multi operator Multi transmitterOH1HS, OH1MM, OH1NOA, OH1RX, OH1TM (op. at OH1F)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques CW

Single operator All band High Power Africa — Bengt Thorbjörnsson, CT9/SM5ALJ

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Vladimir Falshunov, UA9KAA
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia — Yuri Kurinyi, RG9A

Multi operator Single Transmitter Asia — Vladimir Zybaylov, R9IR, Sergey Podmarkov,RU9I (op. at UI9I)

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Vladimir Rybin, RA6GW
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Sergey S. Rebrov, UT5UDX (op. at UT0U)
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W
Multi operator Single Transmitter Europe9A3NM, 9A5CM, 9A5TO, 9A7DX, (op. at 9A5Y)

Single operator All band High Power North America — Allen Singer, N2KW (op. at AA2A @K1TTT)
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — George I Wagner, K5KG

Single operator All band High Power Oceania — John Plenderleith, 9M6XRO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Frank Hunt, ZL2B

Single operator Assisted All band High Power South America — Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power South America — Frank Francisco Buchanan, LU7YWC

Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band High power — Mikael Larsmark, SM2WMV (op. at SJ2W)
Single operator Assisted All band High power — Tapani Nisula, OH5BM
Single operator All band Low power — Jussi-Pekka Sampola, OH6RX
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Martin Bjorkman, SM5XSH(op. at SE5S)
Single operator All band Low power Rookie — Mikael Johansson, SA2CEM
Single operator All band Low power Tribander/Single-element — Jukka Suonpää, OH3JP
Single operator All band QRP — Jan Erik Thomte, LA1DSA
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — Mats Sundin, SM0FPR
Multi operator Single transmitter — Martti Laine OH2BH, Pekka Holstila OH2TA (op. at OH0AM)
Multi operator Multi transmitterSM5PHU, SM3SGP, SM5EPO, SM5AJV, SM0SHG, SA5BJM, SA0BVX (op. at SK3W)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band Low Power Africa — Kari Hirvonen, EA8/OH2BP

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Choigonjav Chadraabal, JT1CO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia — Charilei Ho Chi Ming, VR2XMT
Multi operator Single transmitter Asia— Can Kurtulmus,TA1CR, Tevfik Aydin “Tev” Kazancioglu, TA1HZ (op. at TC2C)

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Mitrut Marius, YO3CZW (op. at YP0C)
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T)
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Rimgaudas Almonaitis, LY3BB
Multi operator Single transmitter EuropeFerenc Kincses HA5MY, Tibor (Tibi) Nemeth HA7TM (op.at HG7T))

Single operator All band High Power North America — Donald Karvonen, K8MFO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — Willliam T Brady, N4LA
Multi operator Single transmitter North America — Donald Edward Moman, VE6JY, Avard Mann VA6MA (op. at VE6JY)

Single operator All band High Power Oceania — Yohanes Budhiono, YB2DX
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Abbas Capr, YC9WIC
Multi operator Single transmitter OceaniaYB3BX, YB3KK, YC3FZ, YD3BND, N1IP (op. at YB3ZCD)

Single operator All band High Power South America — Thomas Carlsson, PY2ZXU
Single operator All Assisted band High Power South America — Vagner Adelino Alvarez, PY5DC

Outside Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques:

Worked most LA — Vladimir Scherbakov, RA3Y (Sponsor: Morten Kvernmoen, LA9DFA)
Worked most OH — Bryn Tinton, G3SWC (Sponsor: Kim Östman, OH6KZP)
Worked most OZ — Mike Bulatov, RT4W (Sponsor: Thomas Andersen, OZ1AA)
Worked most SM — Istvan Vajda, HA3MY (op. at HG3M) (Sponsor: Fernebo Contest Team, SK3W)
Worked most TF — Janis Oskars Vanags, YL3AD (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
Best YL/XYL — Maria Gangl, OE3MFC (Sponsor: Veijo Kontas, OH6KN)
Best AF — Kari Hirvonen, EA8/OH2BP (Sponsor: Jari Talkara, OH1BOI)
Best JA — Rin Fukuda, JG1VGX (Sponsor: Jan Hubach, OH1ZAA)
Best NA — Donald Karvonen, K8MFO (Sponsor: Hans Johansson, SM0IMJ)
Best SA — Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA (Sponsor: Peter Andersson, SM6MCW)
Best Baltic — Rimas Baltusis, LY6A (Sponsor: Jyrki Nieminen, OH6CS)
Best Baltic Low Band — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Best UK + Republic of Ireland — Bryn Tinton, G3SWC (Sponsor: Olof Lundberg, G0CKV)
Best European Russia — Vladimir Scherbakov, RA3Y (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Best Asiatic Russia — Yuri Kurinyi, RG9A (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Most QSOs — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T) (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
Most multipliers — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T) (Sponsor: Rune Wande, SM5COP)
CW: Best BY — Dale Yu, BA4TB (Sponsor: Esa Korhonen, OH7WV)
CW: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Alexander V. Novichikhin, UA3QAM (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ1BII)
CW: Best QRP outside Europe — Alexander Bogachenko, RA9SO (Sponsor: Juha Cederlund, OH3RF)
SSB: Best BY — Huang Jian Peng, BD7IS (Sponsor: Esa Korhonen, OH7WV)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Vladislav Kvapil, OK1JOC (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
SSB: Best HS — Ralph Browne, HS0ZHC (Sponsor: Markku Korhonen, OH8UV)

Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques:

CW: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Henrik K. Moller, OZ6TL (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Martin Björkman, SE5S (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
CW + SSB: Best YL/XYL — Marita Ritmala-Castren, OH5KIZ (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
CW: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Per Eklund, SM2LIY (op. at SJ2W) (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)
SSB: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Mikael Larsmark, SM2WMV (op. at SJ2W) (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)

Everyone may now retrieve their PDF awards for printing by browsing the results page and clicking the number in front of your callsign. Your detailed log check report is available by clicking your callsign.

We look forward to seeing you again this autumn!
Please mark 19-20 September (CW) and 10-11 October (SSB) in you calendars already now.

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SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

 

 

SAC 2014 Preliminary Results

The SAC 2014 preliminary results are ready. This year, the log checking took somewhat longer time than previous years. In some categories the final scores were very tight and we had to do several runs of detailed manual judging.

Please check your score! If you find something is wrong email us: support@sactest.net
After five days from now, we will make the score final and also add a list of the plaque winners.

UPDATE 2015-02-27
The following Scandinavian calls were found being listed in the wrong category and have been moved from SINGLE-OPERATOR LOW TB-WIRES to SINGLE-OPERATOR-ASSISTED  LOW.
CW: OH3KAV, OH6AD, SM0FPR, SM3OMO
SSB: LJ4CD, OH2BAI, SE5S, SM6MVE

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SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

 

Season Greetings from the SAC CC

Season Greetings from SAC Contest Committee! Currently we are in the process of checking all the CW and SSB logs. The plan is to have a final result ready in February.

Currently we have re-checked every log and corrected some logs for Cabrillo format errors and other problems. Now will the “detailed” log analysis begin, looking for busted calls, and other things that will affect the final score.

We are happy to welcome a new SAC CC Member: Henning OZ1BII who will replace Peter OZ3ABE. Thanks for all your work Peter and welcome on-board Henning!

73 & MERRY CHRISTMAS!
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

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