SAC CW is over!

Thanks to everyone for participating in last weekend’s CW leg of SAC. Band conditions were reasonable, with the diminishing presence of 10m being balanced by nice DX openings on many of the other bands. Activity also seemed good on both sides of the Scandinavian borders.

As many of you noticed, the SAC website server crashed during the contest and was then offline for a few days, as if by grand and well-timed design by Mr. Murphy himself! Some 175 logs were submitted by e-mail to a temporary address, but we now encourage you to use only the customary robot at http://www.sactest.net/robot/.

We apologize for the inconvenience and uncertainty during the past few days, as our informational reflector e-mails and Facebook messages did not reach all those affected.

The log deadline for SAC CW has consequently been extended to Sunday 2nd of October, 23:59 UTC.

Now is also a good time to start training your voice and dusting off your best microphones. SAC SSB takes place on 8th-9th October, with plenty of Arctic action available!

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 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.

73
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

73
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.

73
Ingo SM5AJV
SAC CC Teamleader

 

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

73
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!

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.