SAC CW 2014 is over

SAC CW 2014 is over. Propagation was really nice and we didn’t suffer of Aurora too much this time. More than 1500 stations were active in SAC CW.

CHECKLOGS ARE ACCEPTED A FEW MORE DAYS
The log submission deadline Sunday 28th September 23.59 UTC has passed. But we still accept CHECKLOGS a few more days. Your log is important for the log checking. Please email us your Cabrillo log to support@sactest.net

 

Don’t forget to participate in SAC SSB:
SAC SSB: 11-12 October 2014 1200 – 1159 UTC

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SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OZ3ABE, OH6KZP, SM5AJV

 

SAC CW IS NOW

It’s time to tune up your antennas and amplifiers. The Scandinavian Activity Contest on CW is starting at 1200 UTC on Saturday.

CW:   20-21 September 2014 1200 – 1159 UTC

Last minutes advice:

  • Read the rules ! We have added several new categories in the rules.
  • Plaques. Take a look on our list of Sponsored Plaques. Maybe it’s your turn to earn one?
  • Real-time Score. We encourage all participants to report their real-time score to cqcontest.net. It’s easy to get it going and fun to watch during the contest.
  • Log submission. Remember deadline is now only 7 days. Carefully check that you have the correct category in your Cabrillo log file. Submit your log to the SAC Robot!
  • Have fun!

SAC 2014 hitting the ionosphere soon

It’s time to plan your SAC adventures. The Polar Battle will soon hit the ionosphere with Scandinavian radio waves. Are you prepared?

CW:   20-21 September 2014
SSB: 11-12 October 2014

Note that we have updated the rules with new categories. You may now enter as ASSISTED in all power classes. And if you are very close to Scandinavia propagation wise, you may like the new Single Operator Low Band entry. Check the full rules for all details.

The new Sponsored Plaque Program have more than 27 plaques and we are very greatfull to all donors. Join us in the Polar Battle and earn a nice plaque!

Don’t forget to announce your plans in our activity pages! Use the web-form to make your announcements.

73
SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OZ3ABE, OH6KZP, SM5AJV

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.

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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!

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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 …