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 Changes compared to 2019 are marked in red.

We have a tradition of making Results booklets from each SAC. Go to 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.) Maybe you will earn one this year!

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

Announce your activity and challenge your friends at

73 & CU!
SAC Contest Committee

It’s soon time for SAC SSB

There are only a few days left until it’s time to grab the microphone and turn on your radio for SAC SSB October 12-13.

The CW part was a great success with more than 1700 participants. Almost 1300 logs with a total of 300.000 log lines was uploaded to the SAC Log Robot! A new record! Thanks to all participants!

60 years and still going strong

Our beloved SAC is 60 years old, and for this anniversary we offer special diplomas:

  • Bronze – to those whose first SAC was 1980-1989
  • Silver – to those whose first SAC was 1970-1979
  • Gold – to those whose first SAC was 1960-1969
  • Platina –  to those who were in the first SAC 1959

To get this you only need to report your first SAC-year when uploading your log.


Please read the rules carefully .

Frequency limits:
​SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz.
Remember, QSO’s outside the frequency limits will be scored zero points.

The “zero rule”:
If the station worked does not send a serial number, log the contact with number 0. QSO’s with zero in the received serial number field will not give QSO points nor multiplier points.

Sponsored plaques

Thanks to a multitude of generous sponsors we have a large program with sponsored plaques. Go and take a look and start planning!

Learn about propagation to Scandinavia

Propagation to and from Scandinavia can sometimes be challenging. Do your own planning by visiting our propagation page!

Announce your activity!

Fill in the announcement form and your plans will be on the Announced Operations in SAC SSB page.

Please be kind to forward this info to mailing lists or other internet media of your contest club, national league or other contest-oriented group.

73 & CU!
SAC Contest Committee

SAC CW 2015 is over

SAC CW 2015 i over and the poor propagation improved somewhat on Sunday with the possibility to make transcontinental QSO’s even on the 10 meters band. We are happy to see that many of you didn’t give up, but stayed on the air until the end on Sunday. 


The SAC Robot din’t want us to show his photo, so he sent us this artwork instead.

The first 15 minutes after the contest, we found out that our Log Robot was complaining about the last hours of QSO’s in your logs. The problem was the we had told the Robot wrong end time. This was fixed at around 12.15 UTC. So if you encountered any problems with the Robot, not accepting your last  hours of QSO’s when submitting your log, you can re-submit your log again to get everything correct. If you did not get any complaints from the Robot, everything should be fine, and you don’t need to re-submit your log again. Please check the claimed score listings to check your score. Select your region in the Claimed Score menu above.

The SAC CC will look through the all the submitted logs, to see that everything is OK and correct the Robot’s mistakes if necessary.

UPDATE  (2015-09-24 20.00 UTC)
We have now corrected the claimed scores for those who had “TIME” trouble.

Start planning for SAC CW now!

voacap-sacSAC CW 2015 is getting closer. It’s only a few weeks left until SAC CW 19-20 September. It’s time to start planning your participation in the Polar Battle. 

Check the updated rules and choose your operator category wisely. Let others know your plans and announce your activity, it will be published immediately on the CW or SSB activity list.

If your are outside Scandinava, why not take to the opportunity to check out the new VOACAP SAC propagation charts by Jari OH6BG. It’s an excellent and simple tool to use. Just enter your QTH Locator and select CW or SSB for making detailed forecasts for each Scandinavian area. Go to 



voacap-prop-plannerIf you are in Scandinavia, you may want to make a detailed world-wide propagation analysis with the VOACAP Propagation Planner! It’s very easy to use. Go to