SAC 2015 Result Booklet

SAC-2015-Booklet (PDF) Click to downloadThe SAC 2015 Result Booklet is now ready and available in PDF format. In total 52 pages for you to read, with full contest results, along with contest stories written by various 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.

 

 

 

SAC 2015 – Final Results

We are pleased to announce the final results for SAC 2015. This year we had a small increase in participants on CW, compared to last year. But in the SSB leg we had a drop of almost 300 logs, probably due to the extremely bad propagation. In total we received 1958 logs. sac-award-2015

The SAC award has been re-designed with a new look. Download your own award by simply clicking the rank number in the result listing. To view your or someone else’s UBN, click on the callsign. 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 — Kim Östman, OH6KZP (op. at OH2BH)
Single operator All band Low power — Svein Bergstøl, LA3BO (op. at LA3S)
Single operator All band QRP — Arnfinn Roland, LB1JG
Single operator Assisted All band High power — Gunnar Widell, SM3SGP (op. at SK3W)
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Ingemar Fogelberg, SM5AJV (op. at SE5E)
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — Anders Östlund, SM0THU (op. at SD0T)
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Rookie — Niko Vanhatalo, OH5CZ
Single operator All band High power Tribander/Single-element — Christian Quale, LA8OM
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Tribander/Single-element — Lars-Göran Persson, SM6CUK (op. at SA6G)
Single operator All band High power Wire-only — Hannu Säilä, OH3WW
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Wire-only
— Henning Andresen, OZ1BII (op. at OU2I)
Multi operator Single transmitter
— Timo Klimoff OH1NOA, Timo Pohjola OH1TM (op. at OH1F)
Multi operator Multi transmitterOH2BCI, OH2BEE, OH2LQ, OH2TA, OH5BQ (op. at OH9W)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques CW

Single operator All band Low Power Africa — Toni Betancor, EA8BQM

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Leonid Berezhnoy, RW9JZ
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia —
Valery Zhilyaev, UP4L
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Asia — Igor Khrennikov, RA9CMO
Multi operator Single Transmitter AsiaRW9C

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Igor Pestov, RN4W
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Alex Nudel, UR7GO
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W
Multi operator Single Transmitter Europe — Serge Shepelin RU4W, Mats Strandberg RM2D (op. at RM5A)

Single operator All band High Power North America — Bob Garrett, K3UL
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — Bill Myers, K1GQ
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power North America
— Dave Goodwin, VE9CB
Multi operator Single Transmitter North America — David Robbins K1TTT, Charles Morrison N1RR, Allen Singer N2KW (op. at AA2A)

Single operator All band High Power Oceania — John Plenderleith, 9M6XRO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Knud Jørgen Olesen-Jensen, VK2OXZ
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Oceania
— Gary Hinson, ZL2IFB (op. at ZM4G)

Single operator All band High Power South America — Thomas Carlsson, PY2ZXU
Single operator Assisted All band High Power South America — Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA (op. at PS2T)

Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band High power — Kim Östman, OH6KZP (op. at OH2BH)
Single operator All band Low power — Jukka Suonpää, OH3JP
Single operator All band QRP
— Risto Tiilikainen, OH2BT
Single operator Assisted All band High power
— Timo Pohjola, OH1TM (op. at OH1F)
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Tore Andersson, SC0N
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — n/a
Single operator All band High power Rookie — Bill Søbstad, LA8FTA
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Rookie
— Niko Vanhatalo, OH5CZ (op. at OH5AG)
Single operator All band High power Tribander/Single-element — Claes Carneheim, SM0MPV (op. at 8S0C)
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Tribander/Single-element
— Jukka Suonpää, OH3JP
Single operator All band High power Wire-only — Anton Teterin, OG2K
Single operator All band Low/QRP power Wire-only
— Jan-Eric Rehn, SM3CER (op. at SF3A)
Multi operator Single transmitter — Roy Almedal LA5KO, Thomas Jenssen LB5HG (op. LA2AB)
Multi operator Multi transmitterOG9X, OH5KS, OH5LF, OH5NQ, OH6XX, OH7CW (op. at OH5Z)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band Low Power Africa — Kari Hirvonen, OH2BP (op. at EA8DED) NOTE: LP because there was no High Power entry

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Sergey Podmarkov, RU9I
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia — Michail Vasiliev, R9AB
Multi operator Single transmitter Asia A61BK, A61KM, A61DJ, A61BM, A61SM, A41OO, A41OF, 7Z1TT (op. at A61BK)

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (op. at RM5A)
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Vedran Carapovic, 9A7DX
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W
Multi operator Single transmitter EuropeFerenc Kincses HA5MY, Tibor (Tibi) Nemeth HA7TM (op.at HG7T)

Single operator All band High Power North America — Fred Laun, K3ZO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — Ken Clymer, NK3Y

Single operator All band High Power Oceania
— Vector Aliendry, YB5BOY
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Lee Moyle, VK3GK

Single operator All band High Power South America
— Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA (op. at PS2T)
Single operator All Assisted band High Power South America — Carlos Moreira, PT7ZT

Outside Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques

Worked most LA — Stefan Getzov, LZ2PS (Sponsor: Morten Kvernmoen, LA9DFA)
Worked most OH — Rimgaudas Almonaitis, LY3BB (Sponsor: Kim Östman, OH6KZP)
Worked most OZ — Boris Beznosko, EU6DX (Sponsor: Thomas Andersen, OZ1AA)
Worked most SM — Gennadij Kulikov, UA4PN (Sponsor: Fernebo Contest Team, SK3W)
Worked most TF — Derrick Webber, G3LHJ (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
Best YL/XYL — Helga Ferrante, IN3FHE (Sponsor: Veijo Kontas, OH6KN)
Best AF — Toni Betancor, EA8BQM (Sponsor: Jari Talkara, OH1BOI)
Best NA — Fred Laun, K3ZO (Sponsor: Hans Johansson, SM0IMJ)
Best SA — Thomas Carlsson, PY2ZXU (Sponsor: Peter Andersson, SM6MCW)
Best Baltic — Rimgaudas Almonaitis, LY3BB (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 — Dmitry Bashtavenko, UC7A (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Best Asiatic Russia — Mike Nabokin, R9GM (op. at RD8D) (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Most QSOs — Olivier Seizelet, F1AKK (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
Most multipliers — Olivier Seizelet, F1AKK (Sponsor: Rune Wande, SM5COP)
CW: Best BY — Dale Yu, BA4TB (Sponsor: Mats Ericson, SM4EPR)
CW: Best JA — Masaki Okano, JH4UYB (Sponsor: Jouko Häyrynen, OH1RX)
CW: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Alexander Borozdinov, RT3O (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ1BII)
CW: Best QRP outside Europe (> 150 QSOs) — n/a (Sponsor: Juha Cederlund, OH3RF)
CW: Best HS — Svante Nordenström, HS0ZDY (Sponsor: Markku Korhonen, OH8UV)
SSB: Best BY — Nan Kai, BG8INK (Sponsor: Esa Korhonen, OH7WV)
SSB: Best JA — Tetsuo Kitou, JH1CML (Sponsor: Jouko Häyrynen, OH1RX)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Holger Wendt, DL7SP (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
SSB: Best HS — Ralph Browne, HS0ZHC (Sponsor: Markku Korhonen, OH8UV)

Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques

CW + SSB: Best YL/XYL — Rosel Zenker, DL3KWR (op. at OZ6SYL) (Sponsor: Ulf Melin, SB3W)
CW: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Mika Siira, OH8MBN (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ1BII)
CW: Best Low Power Single Wire — Henning Andresen, OZ1BII (op. at OU2I) (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ1BII)
CW: Highest Scoring Multi Operator Remote — n/a (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
CW: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Per Eklund, SM2LIY (op. at SJ2W) (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Ingemar Fogelberg, SM5AJV (op. at SK3W) (Sponsor: Tomas Vikman, SC3A)
SSB: Highest Scoring Multi Operator Remote — n/a (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
SSB: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Teemu Korhonen, SM0W (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)

SAC 2015 Preliminary Results

The SAC 2015 preliminary results are ready. prel-results-2015

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 2015-11-11
We have now added the UBN-files to the preliminary listings.
Click on the on the Call in the list, to view the UBN-file.

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SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

It’s time to get ready for SAC SSB

microphoneThe Polar Battle continues and it’s soon time for the second round in SAC SSB 10-11 of October.

The SAC CW gather more than 1700 participants. Despite dreadful propagation, you are all heroes that kept our Scandinavian receivers pumping with your CW signals. Now, it’s time get ready for SAC SSB. We will love to hear your voices from all corners of the globe.

Put on your radios, and be sure to set the mode button to SSB!

SAC SSB: 10-11 October 1200 – 1159 UTC

Don’t forget to announce your activity for SAC SSB! Inspire others with you plans!

SAC CW 2015 is over

SAC CW 2015 i over and the poor propagation improved somewhat on Sunday with the possibility to make transcontinental QSO’s even on the 10 meters band. We are happy to see that many of you didn’t give up, but stayed on the air until the end on Sunday. 

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The SAC Robot din’t want us to show his photo, so he sent us this artwork instead.

The first 15 minutes after the contest, we found out that our Log Robot was complaining about the last hours of QSO’s in your logs. The problem was the we had told the Robot wrong end time. This was fixed at around 12.15 UTC. So if you encountered any problems with the Robot, not accepting your last  hours of QSO’s when submitting your log, you can re-submit your log again to get everything correct. If you did not get any complaints from the Robot, everything should be fine, and you don’t need to re-submit your log again. Please check the claimed score listings to check your score. Select your region in the Claimed Score menu above.

The SAC CC will look through the all the submitted logs, to see that everything is OK and correct the Robot’s mistakes if necessary.

UPDATE  (2015-09-24 20.00 UTC)
We have now corrected the claimed scores for those who had “TIME” trouble.

SAC CW is today!

Today Saturday 19th September at 1200 UTC is SAC CW hitting the ionosphere!

Set-up your logging program and tune up you radios for this years Polar Battle on CW. Scandinavians will fill the bands, eager to make lot’s of QSO with all corners of the World.

Why not making the thrill of contesting even more interesting by uploading your summary sheet automatically to real-time scoring board at cqcontest.net ? It’s easy and most logging programs support this very nice feature. Some of the SAC participants even stream real time video and audio from their shack. So be sure to take a look and see how the Scandinavians do contesting.

Start planning for SAC CW now!

voacap-sacSAC CW 2015 is getting closer. It’s only a few weeks left until SAC CW 19-20 September. It’s time to start planning your participation in the Polar Battle. 

Check the updated rules and choose your operator category wisely. Let others know your plans and announce your activity, it will be published immediately on the CW or SSB activity list.

If your are outside Scandinava, why not take to the opportunity to check out the new VOACAP SAC propagation charts by Jari OH6BG. It’s an excellent and simple tool to use. Just enter your QTH Locator and select CW or SSB for making detailed forecasts for each Scandinavian area. Go to http://www.voacap.com/sac/ 

 

 

voacap-prop-plannerIf you are in Scandinavia, you may want to make a detailed world-wide propagation analysis with the VOACAP Propagation Planner! It’s very easy to use. Go to http://www.voacap.com/planner.html

 

 

SAC RULES 2015

The rules for SAC 2015 has been updated. We have added some new things and tried to make the rules easier to understand.

Here are some of the highlights from SAC Rules 2015:

  • UPDATED: Log submission deadline is 7 days. We have decided to keep the 7 days deadline. If you have any trouble submitting your log within the 7 days, please contact support@sactest.net, before the deadline expires. 
  • New OVERLAY for Scandinavian stations:  WIRE-ONLY for stations that uses the same single wire antenna for all bands.
  • OVERLAYS are now handled like overlays and not like own categories.
  • We have redefined station location to: “All transmitters and receivers must be within a single 500-meter diameter circle. Antennas must be physically connected by RF transmission lines to the transmitters and receivers.”

We hope to hear you all on the air in SAC 2015!

  • CW: 19-20 September 12.00 – 11.59 UTC
  • SSB: 10-11 October 12.00 – 11.59 UTC

We recommend everyone to read the rules!
If any questions or comments please contact us by email: support@sactest.net!

SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

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