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

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

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SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, OH6EI, LB8DC, and OZ2I

SAC CW is over – submit your logs!

The SAC Robot has received more than 1000 logs so far from participants all over the world. The deadline is on Friday 23:59 UTC. If not done already, 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=CW 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 on support@sactest.net for help and guidance.

SAC CW is this weekend

The Scandinavian Activity Contest on CW is this weekend 19-20 September 12-12 UTC.

Each part of this “Polar Battle” gathers 1000+ contesters from all around the world. As the Nordic hams enter their radio huts en masse, SAC offers non-Scandinavians a unique opportunity to work the propagationally challenged Arctic nations and practice your skills.

Things to check out

Don’t forget to read the rules https://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/. Changes compared to 2019 are marked in red.

We have a tradition of making Results booklets from each SAC. Go to
https://www.sactest.net/blog/sac-booklets/ and read what happened the last years with lot of nice stories and pictures.

Please take a look on our Sponsored plaques program (geographical, special skills, etc.) https://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/sac-sponsored-plaque-program/ Maybe you will earn one this year!

Ham radio and contesting is very much about propagation. Learn about propagation to Scandinavia: https://www.sactest.net/blog/propagation/

Announce your activity and challenge your friends at https://www.sactest.net/blog/announce_form/

73 & CU!
SM5AJV, OH6EI, OZ2I, LB8DC
SAC Contest Committee

Rules for SAC 2020

We have updated the SAC rules for 2020. Biggest news is that we now allow for assistance in all operator categories. We have also clarified the rules about plaques and awards. See the rules for details!

We are still having a pandemic and we urge every participant to pay extra care and follow advice and restrictions regarding Covid-19. Extra care must be taken for participants in the Multi Operator categories and we encourage the use of remote operation. For Scandinavian Multi-Multi operations we allow for “scattered stations”, similar to the HQ-station concept in the IARU HF Championship. If you decide to participate with “scattered stations”, please inform us via email to support@sactest.net.

UPDATE 2020-09-16

Discussions around rule change have continued. After some consideration and by receiving an excellent suggestion, we have decided to flip assisted / non-assisted column around: Instead of marking non-ass. “N” (novice, like someone joked;-), we will mark assisteds A. For this in results will be separate column, and data for this comes from log submission robot. Participant will be asked whether one used cluster etc. or not.

UPDATE 2020-08-21
After publishing the rules for SAC 2020 we have got some reactions on allowing for assistance in all operator categories. The reason behind the change is that we want to reduce the number of operator categories and plaques. The reduction will also make the log handling and checking easier. 
In order to recognize operators that prefer not using any assistance we have decided that you are able to state if you operated without any assistance when submitting the log. Operators who participate  without assistance will be marked with (N) after the call in the ranking lists.

SAC Dates 2020

SAC is soon! Start planning for your best participation ever! Why not announce your activity on CW and SSB to inspire others. Use our Announcement Form!

CW: 19-20 September
SSB: 10-11 October

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SAC Contest Committee

SAC 2019 Booklet

The SAC Booklet for 2019 is here with loads of results and historical anecdotes.

Henning OZ2I has again made the booklet. Thank you Henning! But it is all the contributers who make it worth reading. Thank you all!

Read it here on-line or download the booklet for later amusement! All previous booklets can be found on the SAC Booklet page!