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.
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 (https://www.iaru.org/2022/statement-from-iaru/) “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
OnApril 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.
Mixed Mode contest with SSB and CW in the same single weekend. SO categories SSB/CW/Mixed. MO categories Mixed.
All stations may contact All stations
Adding 160 meter band
Defining more Overlays
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.
Now the 2021 version of our Booklet is published and ready for you to read. We hope you will find some interesting information this year and as something new, we have tried to list the results across all categories – read more on page 70 and forward.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Best 73 frm SAC CC
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.
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
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
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!
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