SAC 2023 announcement

After cancelling year 2022 SAC we now come back in 2023 with two fresh contest weekends and YOU are invited to participate.
Right now we are preparing the new ideas that will come with the 2023 SAC tests and we look forward to announce the news on this page during the springtime.

SAC 2022 cancelled

Let us say loud and clearly; No one is more sad of this situation than us, the SAC CC members, who only want to make a good Contest experience.

SAC CC consists of four members from four different Nordic countries and the individual countries’ organizations have different ideas about how to handle the ongoing war in Ukraine in the context of amateur radio contesting often referred as radiosport.

Each of us had to follow the statements of our respective organizations and we had no other solution than to cancel 2022 Contests.

We have no further comments.

On behalf of the SAC CC
OZ2I Henning Andresen

Scandinavian Activity Contests 2022 CANCELLED

The SAC Contest Committee has unanimously decided to cancel this year’s two sections of the Contest.
Our decision has been made due to the ongoing war in the region and in consideration of the IARU declaration about friendship between people. 
We hope that the situation will change for the better, so that we can once again compete against each other as the SAC rules dictate.

From the IARU web page (
“IARU is an apolitical organization focused on promoting and defending amateur radio and the amateur radio services. The amateur radio service is about self-instruction in communications and friendship between people.”

Decided on July 15, 2022 by:

LB8DC Morten Kvernmoen
OH2BH Martti Laine
SM5AJV Ingemar Fogelberg
OZ2I Henning Andresen

SAC Rules

On April 16  2021 SAC-CC announced:
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.

We then invited all participants to take part in a survey that could give us some hints in wich direction you wanted us to go. We got response from more than 250 participants and after review of all input we now we have four main points.

  1. Mixed Mode contest with SSB and CW in the same single weekend.
    SO categories SSB/CW/Mixed. MO categories Mixed.
  2. All stations may contact All stations
  3. Adding 160 meter band
  4. Defining more Overlays
Here are the four questions and how the participants voted

The question about OVERLAY was answered with many different suggestions and since it is technically a question of the way we present the results, we have postponed it until we have found out the categories and which bands we should use.

The next phase will begin after the SAC-CC members meeting later this year.
Keep an eye on this website for upcoming information.

While waiting for results

The SAC Contests are over for this year and your log is being reviewed for errors and omissions. We hope that this work in the Contest Committee will be ready for publication sometime in December 2021.
While you wait for your result, we would very much like to encourage you to write a short post about your experience of this year’s SAC test. It will also be really good to receive some pictures that are related to you and your work as a radio amateur – preferably in connection with SAC. The material will be used in SAC Booklet 2021.

Send your contribution to
Best 73 frm SAC CC

SAC Phone is next in line

The SSB part of Scandinavian Activity Contest will take place
9. October 12 UTC – 10. October 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.
From the CW part in September this year we have received almost 1400 logs and out of the received logs we can see that more than 1500 have participated. This is nearly the same numbers as in CW 2020.

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
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