SAC CW 2018 – PRELIMINARY SCORES

The SAC 2018 CW preliminary results are now ready. 

Please check your category, score and UBN!
Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN result.

  • Scandinavia: CW
  • Africa: CW
  • Asia: CW
  • Europe: CW
  • North America: CW
  • South America: CW
  • Oceania: CW

If you find that something is wrong or have questions, please e-mail us: support@sactest.net.

73
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, OZ1BII, OH6EI and LB8DC

SAC SSB is over – Please submit your log

Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB is over and the log Robot is ready to receive your Cabrillo log.

Deadline for log submission is on Friday 19th of October 23:59 UTC.

Go to the Robot!

If you have any trouble with your log or the Robot, please contact us via email: support@sactest.net

 

 

SAC SSB is today -Clear your voice!

Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB starts today on Saturday 13th October 12.00 UTC!

It’s time ladies and gentlemen, to connect your microphones, adjust your speech processor and enter the airwaves with your voice. Turn on your radio and bring your HF signals towards Scandinavia! We are eager to hear your voices on you every band possible, so don’t be surprised if you are asked to make a quick QSY to another band.

Don’t forget to read the rules!

73 & Have fun!
SAC CC
SM5AJV, OH6EI, OZ2I and LB8DC

Morten LB8DC new member in SAC CC

We are happy to welcome Morten LB8DC (ex. LA9DFA) as a new member in the SAC Contest Committee.

After several years of not having a representative from Norway, Morten LB8DC is now entering the committee. Morten is working in the IT industry, so his computer skills together with being a seasoned contester and DX:er will be very valuable for the committee.

73
Ingo SM5AJV
SAC CC Teamleader

 

SAC CW Today -Turn on your radio!

Scandinavian Activity Contest on CW starts today on Saturday 15 September 12.00 UTC!

It’s time ladies and gentlemen, to enter the airwaves with your diths and dashes. Turn on your radio and bring your HF signals towards Scandinavia! We are eager to work you every band possible, so don’t be surprised if you are asked to make a quick QSY to another band.

Don’t forget to read the rules!

73 & Have fun!
SAC CC
SM5AJV, OH6EI, OZ2I

SAC 2018 Rules Clarification

We have had some questions regarding our new rule addition in §6. Contest Exchanges. Please read our clarification:

  • Use zero (000) as received serial number if you work and log a station that doesn’t send a serial number.
  • Do not enter a “fake” number if you log a station that doesn’t send a serial number.
  • QSO’s with zero in the received serial number field will not give QSO points nor multiplier points.
  • QSO’s that we find with “fake” numbers will be lost, and may also lead to further penalties.Please use fair play and good sportsmanship during SAC!

    SAC CC
    SM5AJV, OH6EI, OZ2I

SAC Polar Battle – Round One

The contest committee is pleased to invite you to the first round in the SAC Polar Battle 2018.

The first round is on CW:

15-16 September, 12:00 UTC – 11:59 UTC

Please take a look in the updated rules and choose a suitable entry category. The updates include changes in the Multi Operators Single Transmitter category and how you should deal with stations not sending a serial number in their report. All updates are marked with red. Please read the rules before the contest!

Announce your activity
Don’t forget to announce your own activity. Doing so will inspire others to join and make their own challenges. Those who have already signed up can be seen at Annouced operations CW and SSB. If you need to change your entry, just email us at support@sactest.net.

Sponsored Plaques
Thanks to the generous contributions of many individuals, there are several Sponsored Plaques available for both Scandinavian and non-Scandinavian operators to pursue. Please take a look at the last years sponsored plaque program and pick your target.

Frequency Limits
We would like to remind you about the frequency limits that was implemented last year:
CW : 3510-3560, 7000-7040, 14000-14060, 21000-21070, 28000-28070 kHz
SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz
Note: QSO’s outside these limits will be given zero points and no multipliers in the log checking.

Invite your friends
This website functions as the SAC information hub, but SAC also has a social media presence, and you can “like” the SAC Facebook page. Please invite your ham friends!

Propagation predictions
Make your own VOACAP predictions! Jari OH6BG have refurbished his site and it’s easier than ever to make predictions. Give it a try!

73 & CU!
SAC Contest Committee

Ingemar SM5AJV, Team leader
Tomi OH6EI
Henning OZ1BII

Rules 2018

The rules for SAC has been updated for 2018 and we have only made two minor changes in the rules this year.

The first change, is in the MULTI OPERATOR SINGLE TX category.  We have now removed the 10-minute rule for the Multiplier Station. The RUN-station still have to remain at least 10 minutes on the band after a change of frequency band. It’s also important to indicate RUN and MULT station in the log. We hope this change will make Multi-Single category more attractive, allowing for serious multiplier hunting.

The second change, is how to deal with stations that don’t give out a serial number. We want you to put 000 into the log, not 001, 073 or some other random number.

Clarification (added 2018-09-11):

  • Use zero (000) as received serial number if you work and log a station that doesn’t send a serial number.
  • Do not enter a “fake” number if you log a station that doesn’t send a serial number.
  • QSO’s with zero in the received serial number field will not give QSO points nor multiplier points.
  • QSO’s that we find with “fake” numbers will be lost, and may also lead to further penalties.

Frequencies to be used
We would also like to remind everyone of last years rule change regarding allowed frequencies. In 2017 a couple of participants missed the rule and lost all QSO’s that was made outside the allowed frequencies. 

CW : 3510-3560, 7000-7040, 14000-14060, 21000-21070, 28000-28070 kHz
SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz.

As always, read the rules before the contest!
The changes in the rules are marked with red.

SAC CC
SM5AJV, OZ1BII, OH6EI

SAC 2017 Plaque Status

We would like to inform about the current plaque status for SAC 2017.

All the sponsored plaques should now have reached all happy winners, if not please tell us, support@sactest.net. The regular plaques are unfortunately delayed, and will be shipped later, hopefully within a couple of months. So please be patient.

In the meantime, prepare for this years Polar Battle. The CW part takes place 15-16 September and the SSB is on 13-14 October.

73
SAC Contest Committee
OH6EI, OZ1BII, SM5AJV