SAC 2014 – FINAL RESULTS

We are now pleased to announce the final results of the Scandinavian Activity Contest 2014, after a number of adjustments to the preliminary results were made during the five-day review period. We’d like to thank you for your observations, and will continue to work on improving the log checking process and the clarity of the rules text. 

Over 2200 logs were submitted on CW and SSB, signifying a healthy SAC! There is still room to grow, and we will keep looking for ways to increase activity both within and outside Scandinavia to ensure a fun time for all. A PDF Results Booklet will be released in the near future, including the tabulated results, soapbox comments, and longer contest stories and photographs collected from a number of SAC participants.

We would like to congratulate the following winners of our regular and sponsored plaques:

Scandinavia — Regular plaques CW

Single operator All band High power — Jukka Klemola, OH6LI (op. at OH0V)
Single operator Assisted All band High power — Morten Kvernmoen, LA9DFA (op. at LI3C)
Single operator All band Low power — Kari Korhonen, OH5TS
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Dan Hultgren, SM5IMO (op. at SG5W)
Single operator All band Low power Rookie — no particpant
Single operator All band Low power Tribander/Single-element — Mats Ericson, SM4EPR (op. at SK4EA)
Single operator All band QRP — Juha Cederlund, OH3RF
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — Bo Andersson, SM6FPG
Multi operator Single transmitter — Teemu Korhonen SM0W, Thomas Carlsson SM0CXU (op. at SM0W)
Multi operator Multi transmitterOH1HS, OH1MM, OH1NOA, OH1RX, OH1TM (op. at OH1F)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques CW

Single operator All band High Power Africa — Bengt Thorbjörnsson, CT9/SM5ALJ

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Vladimir Falshunov, UA9KAA
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia — Yuri Kurinyi, RG9A

Multi operator Single Transmitter Asia — Vladimir Zybaylov, R9IR, Sergey Podmarkov,RU9I (op. at UI9I)

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Vladimir Rybin, RA6GW
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Sergey S. Rebrov, UT5UDX (op. at UT0U)
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W
Multi operator Single Transmitter Europe9A3NM, 9A5CM, 9A5TO, 9A7DX, (op. at 9A5Y)

Single operator All band High Power North America — Allen Singer, N2KW (op. at AA2A @K1TTT)
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — George I Wagner, K5KG

Single operator All band High Power Oceania — John Plenderleith, 9M6XRO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Frank Hunt, ZL2B

Single operator Assisted All band High Power South America — Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power South America — Frank Francisco Buchanan, LU7YWC

Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band High power — Mikael Larsmark, SM2WMV (op. at SJ2W)
Single operator Assisted All band High power — Tapani Nisula, OH5BM
Single operator All band Low power — Jussi-Pekka Sampola, OH6RX
Single operator Assisted All band Low power — Martin Bjorkman, SM5XSH(op. at SE5S)
Single operator All band Low power Rookie — Mikael Johansson, SA2CEM
Single operator All band Low power Tribander/Single-element — Jukka Suonpää, OH3JP
Single operator All band QRP — Jan Erik Thomte, LA1DSA
Single operator Assisted All band QRP — Mats Sundin, SM0FPR
Multi operator Single transmitter — Martti Laine OH2BH, Pekka Holstila OH2TA (op. at OH0AM)
Multi operator Multi transmitterSM5PHU, SM3SGP, SM5EPO, SM5AJV, SM0SHG, SA5BJM, SA0BVX (op. at SK3W)

Outside Scandinavia — Regular plaques SSB

Single operator All band Low Power Africa — Kari Hirvonen, EA8/OH2BP

Single operator All band High Power Asia — Choigonjav Chadraabal, JT1CO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Asia — Charilei Ho Chi Ming, VR2XMT
Multi operator Single transmitter Asia— Can Kurtulmus,TA1CR, Tevfik Aydin “Tev” Kazancioglu, TA1HZ (op. at TC2C)

Single operator All band High Power Europe — Mitrut Marius, YO3CZW (op. at YP0C)
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Europe — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T)
Single operator Assisted Low band High Power Europe — Rimgaudas Almonaitis, LY3BB
Multi operator Single transmitter EuropeFerenc Kincses HA5MY, Tibor (Tibi) Nemeth HA7TM (op.at HG7T))

Single operator All band High Power North America — Donald Karvonen, K8MFO
Single operator Assisted All band High Power North America — Willliam T Brady, N4LA
Multi operator Single transmitter North America — Donald Edward Moman, VE6JY, Avard Mann VA6MA (op. at VE6JY)

Single operator All band High Power Oceania — Yohanes Budhiono, YB2DX
Single operator Assisted All band High Power Oceania — Abbas Capr, YC9WIC
Multi operator Single transmitter OceaniaYB3BX, YB3KK, YC3FZ, YD3BND, N1IP (op. at YB3ZCD)

Single operator All band High Power South America — Thomas Carlsson, PY2ZXU
Single operator All Assisted band High Power South America — Vagner Adelino Alvarez, PY5DC

Outside Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques:

Worked most LA — Vladimir Scherbakov, RA3Y (Sponsor: Morten Kvernmoen, LA9DFA)
Worked most OH — Bryn Tinton, G3SWC (Sponsor: Kim Östman, OH6KZP)
Worked most OZ — Mike Bulatov, RT4W (Sponsor: Thomas Andersen, OZ1AA)
Worked most SM — Istvan Vajda, HA3MY (op. at HG3M) (Sponsor: Fernebo Contest Team, SK3W)
Worked most TF — Janis Oskars Vanags, YL3AD (Sponsor: Thorvaldur Stefansson, TF4M)
Best YL/XYL — Maria Gangl, OE3MFC (Sponsor: Veijo Kontas, OH6KN)
Best AF — Kari Hirvonen, EA8/OH2BP (Sponsor: Jari Talkara, OH1BOI)
Best JA — Rin Fukuda, JG1VGX (Sponsor: Jan Hubach, OH1ZAA)
Best NA — Donald Karvonen, K8MFO (Sponsor: Hans Johansson, SM0IMJ)
Best SA — Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA (Sponsor: Peter Andersson, SM6MCW)
Best Baltic — Rimas Baltusis, LY6A (Sponsor: Jyrki Nieminen, OH6CS)
Best Baltic Low Band — Saulius Zalnerauskas, LY5W (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Best UK + Republic of Ireland — Bryn Tinton, G3SWC (Sponsor: Olof Lundberg, G0CKV)
Best European Russia — Vladimir Scherbakov, RA3Y (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Best Asiatic Russia — Yuri Kurinyi, RG9A (Sponsor: Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR (RM2D))
Most QSOs — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T) (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
Most multipliers — Marko Zivkovic, OU5A (op. at YT2T) (Sponsor: Rune Wande, SM5COP)
CW: Best BY — Dale Yu, BA4TB (Sponsor: Esa Korhonen, OH7WV)
CW: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Alexander V. Novichikhin, UA3QAM (Sponsor: Henning Andresen, OZ1BII)
CW: Best QRP outside Europe — Alexander Bogachenko, RA9SO (Sponsor: Juha Cederlund, OH3RF)
SSB: Best BY — Huang Jian Peng, BD7IS (Sponsor: Esa Korhonen, OH7WV)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 200 QSOs) — Vladislav Kvapil, OK1JOC (Sponsor: Contest Club Finland)
SSB: Best HS — Ralph Browne, HS0ZHC (Sponsor: Markku Korhonen, OH8UV)

Scandinavia — Sponsored plaques:

CW: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Henrik K. Moller, OZ6TL (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
SSB: Best accuracy (> 300 QSOs) — Martin Björkman, SE5S (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
CW + SSB: Best YL/XYL — Marita Ritmala-Castren, OH5KIZ (Sponsor: Ojojoj Music AB, SM2DMU)
CW: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Per Eklund, SM2LIY (op. at SJ2W) (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)
SSB: SOAB HP Unassisted Sweden — Mikael Larsmark, SM2WMV (op. at SJ2W) (Sponsor: Mikael Larsmark, SJ2W)

Everyone may now retrieve their PDF awards for printing by browsing the results page and clicking the number in front of your callsign. Your detailed log check report is available by clicking your callsign.

We look forward to seeing you again this autumn!
Please mark 19-20 September (CW) and 10-11 October (SSB) in you calendars already now.

73
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

 

 

SAC 2014 Preliminary Results

The SAC 2014 preliminary results are ready. This year, the log checking took somewhat longer time than previous years. In some categories the final scores were very tight and we had to do several runs of detailed manual judging.

Please check your score! If you find something is wrong email us: support@sactest.net
After five days from now, we will make the score final and also add a list of the plaque winners.

UPDATE 2015-02-27
The following Scandinavian calls were found being listed in the wrong category and have been moved from SINGLE-OPERATOR LOW TB-WIRES to SINGLE-OPERATOR-ASSISTED  LOW.
CW: OH3KAV, OH6AD, SM0FPR, SM3OMO
SSB: LJ4CD, OH2BAI, SE5S, SM6MVE

73
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

 

Season Greetings from the SAC CC

Season Greetings from SAC Contest Committee! Currently we are in the process of checking all the CW and SSB logs. The plan is to have a final result ready in February.

Currently we have re-checked every log and corrected some logs for Cabrillo format errors and other problems. Now will the “detailed” log analysis begin, looking for busted calls, and other things that will affect the final score.

We are happy to welcome a new SAC CC Member: Henning OZ1BII who will replace Peter OZ3ABE. Thanks for all your work Peter and welcome on-board Henning!

73 & MERRY CHRISTMAS!
SAC Contest Committee
SM5AJV, LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ1BII

SAC 2013 Result Booklet

We are proud to present the SAC 2013 Result Booklet, stuffed with all results and interesting stories about SAC 2013. 

Read more about:

  • Contest statistics
  • SAC analysis by OH2BH
  • CW Stories by: VK8AV, DF6JC, OH1F, PJ4/G3TXF, PY2ZEA
  • SSB Stories by: LA3S, PA6SAC
  • CW & SSB soapbox comments

Download your own PDF-copy (PDF 11MB) to your PC, tablet or even your smartphone!

We would like to say THANK YOU! to all contributors and especially to our voluntary editor Flemming OZ8XW!

73
SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE and SM5AJV

 

 

SAC SSB 2013 Results

The results for SAC SSB 2013 are now published

We are very pleased to see that the interest in SAC SSB has increased from last year and we had 1046 submitted logs this year. The number of participants from outside the Scandinavian region reached a new high: 708.

Congratulations to all winners!

We are also happy see that several score records were broken:

SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH North America: K3ZO
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW Africa: SU9AF
MULTI OPERATOR ALL BAND North America: VA6MA

The UBN-logs of all SAC participants are open to the public. They are just a click away. Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN-file. If you click on the rank number you will be able to download a PDF award. Use the Results menu above to see all listings.

Please send questions, information on any problems to support@sactest.net.

SAC Contest Committee

LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE, SM5AJV

SAC CW 2013 Results

The results for SAC CW 2013 are now published

We are very pleased to see that the interest in SAC CW has increased again and we had 1327 submitted logs this year.

Congratulations to all winners!

We are also happy see that several score records were broken:

SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH North America: AA2A
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW Scandinavia: OH0V
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND LOW North America: VE3DZ
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH ASSISTED Asia: RG9AA
SINGLE OPERATOR ALL BAND HIGH ASSISTED Oceania: VK2OXZ 

The UBN-logs of all SAC participants are open to the public. They are just a click away. Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN-file. If you click on the rank number you will be able to download a PDF award. Use the Results menu above to see all listings. Please send questions, information on any problems to support@sactest.net.

This year we continued to enforced the rule that forbids operation below 3510 kHz and each QSO found in that region has been given zero points and no multiplier credit, but no further penalty.  We have also moved a handful of Single Operators All Band to ASSISTED after we detected the use of Dx Cluster and/or Reverse Beacon Net.

Currently we are working with SSB logs and hope to publish them in a couple of weeks.

SAC Contest Committee
LB1GB, OH6KZP, OZ3ABE, SM5AJV

SAC SSB 12-13 October

SAC CW is over and logs are received by the log Robot. Today we have received more than 1100 logs. But we still need more logs. Deadline is  6th of October, so please upload your log if you haven’t done it already.

The SAC SSB is 12-13 October 1200-1159 UTC and all the Scandinavians are eager to meet new and old friends on voice also! Inspire others to get on the air by announcing your activity by filling in a simple form. Go to: https://www.sactest.net/blog/announce_form/

Check out the rules at https://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/. And no we are not kidding: Read the rules! You will maximize your fun by knowing the rules. For instance, remember not to transmitt in the 3790-3800 kHz frequency window. All QSO’s made there will be worth zero, so don’t go there and waste your time!

Check out last years results and set up a new personal goal! Look at https://www.sactest.net/blog/result/searchscore.php to see both your own and your friends scores.

Finnally, we encourage you to connect your logging program to the site http://cqcontest.net for realtime scoreboard. It will make your participation even more exiting! It’s easy to get it going, just follow the instructions for your software.

73 & CU in SAC SSB
SAC Contest Committe

 

 

SAC SSB 2012 Final Results

The results from SAC SSB 2012 are now published.

This years SSB contest will go to the history and tales of bad propagation and I think everyone suffered a lot. But lot of people hang in and made the contest a good one to remember.

Kudos to Finland! The Finish ‘sisu‘ showed the other Scandinavian countries, that you have to have stamina and lot’s of good antennas to withstand bad propagation. The Scandinavian Cup was won by Finland with a big margin, leaving Sweden on second place and Norway on the third.

Even abroad the Finns made fantastic scores. Kim OH6KZP traveled to the LX7I station and made a new European record in the SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED category, while Ville OH2MM went to Brasil and PY2ZEA with a new South American Record in the SINGLE-OP class.

In the SINGLE-OPERATOR LOW POWER Category RV9CBW at RF9C broke the new Asian record.
DF3FS was at CR3L and was the first one to get a record in the SINGLE-OPERATOR-ASSISTED category for Africa.
The MULTI-ONE team of LZ5R with operators LZ1UK, LZ3RR and LZ4UU broke the new record for Europe.

Go to the Results menu (see above) and check your result. All UBN logs are public, click on a call to view a specific UBN.

73 and see you in 2013 again!
Ingo SM5AJV
SAC CC Teamleader

SAC CW 2012 Results Published

The results for SAC CW 2012 are now published.

We are happy to see that the interest for SAC CW is still going strong with more than 1200 submitted logs. The Polar Battle victory found its way to Finland again, leaving Sweden on the second place, followed by Norway and Denmark.

In an effort to increase transparency, the checked logs of all SAC participants are open to the public. They are just a click away. Click on your call in the listings to see the UBN-file. Please send questions, information on any problems to support@sactest.net. Downloadable PDF Awards will be available after the SSB result is ready.

This year we enforced the rule that forbids operation below 3510 kHz and each QSO found in that region has been given zero points and no multiplier credit, but no further penalty.

Currently we are working with SSB logs and hope to publish them in a couple of weeks.

We need your opinion

Currently the SAC Contest Committee is doing the final checking of the CW part. Hopefully we will be able to present the CW result soon.

While waiting for the final result, we suggest that you take some minutes to fill in our Feedback Survey for SAC 2012. It only takes a short while and your opinions are valuable in order to develop SAC further.

Go to the feedback form!