SAC CW is coming

The CW part of Scandinavian Activity Contest will take place
18. September 12 UTC – 19. September 12 UTC

Each part of this “Polar Battle” gathers 1000+ contesters from all around the world. SAC offers non-Scandinavians a unique opportunity to work the propagationally challenged Arctic nations and practice your skills.


Things to check out

Take a look on our Sponsored plaques program HERE – geographical, special skills, etc. – You may earn one this year!

We have a tradition of making Results booklets from each SAC telling what happened the last years with lot of nice stories and pictures. Take a look HERE

Ham radio and contesting is very much about Propagation. Learn about propagation to Scandinavia HERE

Announce your activity and challenge your friends HERE

Don’t forget to read the rules HERE


Best 73 from
SM5AJV, OH2BH, OZ2I, LB8DC
the SAC Contest Committee


Welcome to our new member

As you may have noticed, Tomi OH6EI had left the Contest Committee earlier this year and the Finnish CC-member place have been vacant. However, Tomi has not completely left the work with SAC as he, this year again will organize the work with sponsored plaques.
We have just received the uplifting news that a new Finnish member has arrived and we are pleased to welcome Martti OH2BH to the working group. Martti are well known within the contest community and it looks to be an exciting spring 2022 when we again have to work further with new upgraded rules.

Welcome Martti from the rest of the SAC CC Team
LB8DC Morten + SM5AJV Ingemar + OZ2I Henning

SAC Survey May 2021

NOTE: Deadline for responses is May 15, 2021

As a result of the technical developments as well as the more and more advanced operator skills, SAC CC wants to introduce innovations in the rules. There is also a reason for changes due to the many contests that are taking place and to retain a reasonably number of participants in SAC.

Therefore, we want to involve as many of our participants as possible in the process of drawing up new rules. We start by asking you about the overall lines to hear what the mood is around these changes. We look forward to receiving a lot of responses and also comments with your proposals.

When filling in the form, please take an individual position on each question. In that way we get the best overview of your wishes. Please use the note field if you have some ideas for improvement of SAC.

Attention: You may send your opinion more times but only the last input from you will be used.

Later, there may be further questions and proposals about new rules that work towards the wishes that are submitted here.

Survey #1 is closed for now.

Now we will analyze all the answers from you and come up with new proposal.
We will let you know!

73 SAC Contest Committee
LB8DC SM5AJV OZ2I

SAC 2020 Final Results

The final results are now ready and we congratulate all winners.
In total we received 2485 logs when we sum CW (1431) and SSB (1054) – A new record!

You will find scores listings in the Result menu above. If you want to download your award, simply click on the rank number left to your call in the result listing. To view the UBN-file, click on the callsign.

SAC Contest Committee
Ingo SM5AJV, Tomi OH6EI, Henning OZ2I, Morten LB8DC

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – SCANDINAVIA

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – OH0T (op. OH2GEK)
SINGLE-OP LOW ALL – LA2AB (op. LA7MFA)
SINGLE-OP QRP ALL – OH0V (op. OH6LI)
SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL TB-WIRES – OH3RB (op. OH3RB)
SINGLE-OP LOW ALL ROOKIE – LA6M (op. LA6GX)
SINGLE-OP LOW ALL WIRE-ONLY – SF5O (op. SM0EOS) New Record
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – OH0Z (op. OH2N OH2XX OH6DD OH6EI)
MULTI-MULTI HIGH ALL – OH1F (op. OH1HS OH1NOA OH1RX OH1TM)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – OH2BH (op. ES2RR)
SINGLE-OP LOW ALL WIRE-ONLY – SE4E (op. SM4DQE)
SINGLE-OP QRP ALL TB-WIRES – 8S3DX (op. OH6ZR)
SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL TB-WIRES – OH6DX (op. OH6DX) New Record
SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL ROOKIE – LB5GI (op. LB5GI) New Record
SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL WIRE-ONLY – OV7X (op. DL2JRM)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – OH2BAH (op. OH2BAH OH2PQ OH2BMN)
MULTI-MULTI HIGH ALL – OH5Z (op. OH3BKL OH5CZ OH5LF OH5TS OH6XX)

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – AFRICA

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – EA8/OH0XX (op. OH0XX) New Record

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – EA8/OH0XX (op. EA8/OH0XX) New Record

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – ASIA

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – P3X (op. 5B4AMM)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – JA5NSR (op. JA5NSR)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – UA9BA (op. R8AA UA9BA)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – R8WF (op. R8WF)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – R9AB (op. R9AB)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – UA9BA (op. UA9BA R8AA)

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – EUROPE

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – I2WIJ (op. I2WIJ)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – LY2A (op. LY2KA)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – SP8R (op. SP8GQU SP8BRQ)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – IK2YCW (op. IK2YCW)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – LY8A (op. LY8A)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – IT9YVO (op. IT9SSI IT9YVO)

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – NORTH AMERICA

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – AA2A (op. N2KW)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – W3AKD (op. W3AKD)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – WB9Z (op. WB9Z NV9L)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – K3ZO (op. K3ZO)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – AA2A (op. N2KW)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – NV9L (op. NV9L)

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – OCEANIA

CW

SINGLE-OP LOW ALL – YB4HQ (op. YB4HQ)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – ZL2AGY (op. ZL2AGY)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – YB3DY (op. YB3DY)
SINGLE-OP HIGH LOW-BAND – YC5ACD (op. YC5ACD)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – 7E3E (op. YF3CYT YF3CYU YF3CYS)

SAC Plaque Winners 2020 – SOUTH AMERICA

CW

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – PY2ZEA (op. OH2MM)

SSB

SINGLE-OP HIGH ALL – PY5EG (op. PY5EG)
MULTI-ONE HIGH ALL – CE2LS (op. CE2LS)

Sponsored Plaques

For non-Scandinavian single operators (CW + SSB combined, unless otherwise mentioned)

Worked most LA (Sponsor: Morten Kvernmoen, LB8DC) I2WIJ
Worked most OH (Sponsor: Jukka Kulha OH2MA)
I2WIJ
Worked most OZ (Sponsor: Thomas Andersen, OZ1AA)
I2WIJ
Worked most SM (Sponsor: Kurt Brännäs, SE2T)
I2WIJ
Worked most TF (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
I2WIJ
Best combined score (Sponsor Jari Perkiömäki OH6BG)
EA8/OH0XX
Best YL/XYL (Sponsor: Veijo Kontas, OH6KN)
LY5XX
Best NA (Sponsor: Hans Johansson, SM0IMJ)
K3ZO
Best Baltic (Sponsor: Jyrki Nieminen, OH6CS)
LY3BB
Best Germany + Poland (Sonsor: Uwe Dowidat DL8UD)
DL1NKS
Best Italy (Sponsor: Helga Ferrante Picelli IN3FHE)
I2WIJ
Best European Russia (Sponsor: Anton Teterin)
UA5C
Most multipliers (Sponsor: Arto Liimatta OH2KW)
I2WIJ
CW: Best Ukraine + Romania (Sponsor: Zaba Hubach, OH1ZAA)
YO4NF
CW: Best BY (Sponsor: Mats Ericson, SM4EPR)
BG7SSK

CW: Best Lithuania LP (Sponsor Timo Klimoff, OH1NOA/ES1NOA) LY5W
CW: Best JA (Sponsor: Jari Perkiömäki, OH6BG)
JA6GCE
CW: Best accuracy (at least 200 QSOs) (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ2I)
SP2R
CW: First over 1000 QSOs (Sponsor: Jörg Pamp, DF6JC)
No effort
CW: Best HS/E2 (Sponsor: Champ C. Muangamphun, E21EIC/KY1A)
E21EIC
CW: Best Sunday score, 00-12 UTC (Sponsor: Peter Sundberg, SM2CEW)
EU8U
CW: Best low band score (80+40) (Sponsor: Tommy Clemmensen OZ1THC)
LY2KA @ LY2A
SSB: Best BY (Sponsor: Ville Lintervo OH1JD)
BD7BM
SSB: Best JA (Sponsor: Kari Viitamäki, OH6FSG)
JH1OGC
SSB: First over 1000 QSOs (Sponsor: Jörg Pamp, DF6JC)
No effort
SSB: Best HS/E2 (Sponsor: Markku Korhonen OH8UV)
E25KAE

For Scandinavian single operators

CW + SSB: Best SOAB HP NON-assisted Scandinavia (Sponsor: Ville Lintervo OH1JD) OH2GEK @ OH0T

CW + SSB: Best YL/XYL (Sponsor: Ulf Melin, SB3W) DL3KWR @ OZ6SYL
CW + SSB: Best OX/OY/OZ (Sponsor: David Siddall K3ZJ)
OZ1LO
CW + SSB: Best SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden (Sponsor: Tord Julander SM3EVR)
SM0MLZ @ SG0X
CW + SSB: Best SOAB LP Unassisted Sweden (Sponsor: Tord Julander SM3EVR)
SM5IMO
CW: Best SOAB HP Assisted Scandinavia (Sponsor: Tomi Ylinen OH6EI) 
SM2LIY @ SJ2W
CW + SSB: Most multipliers (Sponsor: Kenneth Hemstedt OZ1IKY)
OH2GEK @ OH0T
CW: Best young operator (under 25) (Sponsor: Mika Liimatainen, OH6NVC)
SA7GGO @ SK7AX
CW: Best accuracy (at least 300 QSOs) (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ2I)
OH2MGA
CW: Best SOAB HP Sweden (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)
SM2LIY @ SJ2W
CW: Best Low Power Single Wire (Sponsor: Kenneth Lykke Poulsen, OZ1BIZ)
SM5EOS @ SF5O
CW: Best Sunday score, 00-12 UTC (Sponsor: Peter Sundberg, SM2CEW)
OH2GEK @ OH0T
SSB: Best SOAB HP Sweden (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)
SM0MLZ @ SG0X

For Scandinavian multi operators

CW: Highest scoring Remote station (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M) OH0Z

We need your contribution

Thank you everybody for your participation in the 2020 SAC’s and also for your logs that now have been checked and very soon will the final results be online.

As the editor of SAC Booklet 2020 I ask you to send me some photos and maybe some short stories from your time spend in the SAC tests – or just some pictures of your radio, your antennas and your shack.
Every contribution will be appreciated !

We have reached the deadline for 2020 booklet so no more material this time.
Best 73 de OZ2I Henning

SAC SSB Preliminary Scores

The SAC SSB preliminary scores are now ready. We received 1055 logs, close to the record in 2014 when we received 1088 logs.

Please check your Category, Score and UBN and tell us if anything looks wrong or if you have questions. Send an email to: support@sactest.net.

Click on your call in the listings, to see the UBN result.

SAC CW preliminary scores updated

Thanks for all feed-back on the Preliminary Results. We have found some minor bugs in the log checking program and have now updated the results.

Please check your entry! To see the UBN result, click on your call in the listings.

  • ScandinaviaCW
  • AfricaCW
  • AsiaCW
  • EuropeCW
  • North AmericaCW
  • South AmericaCW
  • OceaniaCW

SAC SSB – Submit your logs!

The SAC Robot has so far received more than 900 SSB logs. The deadline is on Friday 16th October 23:59 UTC. If not done already, please submit your log to the Robot at https://www.sactest.net/robot/ !

Received logs are listed at https://www.sactest.net/blog/received_logs.php?mode=SSB and you may re-submit your log as many times you like until the deadline on Friday.

If you have any trouble submitting, please contact us via support@sactest.net for help and guidance.

SAC SSB 10-11 October

It’s time to grab your microphones and enter round two of the Polar Battle
10-11 October 12-12 UTC.

Please read the rules carefully! We want to remind you of the frequencies to be used: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz.
The log submission deadline is on Friday 16 October 2359UTC.

SAC 2020 CW preliminary results

We are proud to present the SAC CW preliminary results only two weeks after deadline. We have received over 1400 logs, a new record! Thanks to all participants!
Please check your Category, Score and UBN and tell us if anything looks wrong or if you have questions. Send an email to: support@sactest.net.

Click on your call in the listings, to see the UBN result.

  • ScandinaviaCW
  • AfricaCW
  • AsiaCW
  • EuropeCW
  • North AmericaCW
  • South AmericaCW
  • OceaniaCW

SAC Booklet 2020

Please contribute to the popular SAC Booklet with stories, anecdotes and photos. Take a look at former years booklets to get some inspiration. Email your contributions to the booklet editor Henning OZ2I at ha@oz2i.dk

73
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, OH6EI, LB8DC, and OZ2I