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.
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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.
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!
Thanks to all who responded to the SAC Survey. Your input is very valuable to further develop the contest for the upcoming years. The survey has been compiled into a downloadable report, in order to give feedback to everyone interested in SAC.
One highlight from the survey is that we need to keep up and increase the activity from Scandinavia in order to make SAC more attractive for everyone. Another thing we need to look into is to further clarify some of the current rules. Overall SAC is highly appreciated all over the world, something to be proud of.
Download the sac-survey-results-2015 (PDF) and take some time to read it through. Especially the free text comments are very interesting.
SAC Contest Committee
Ingemar SM5AJV, team leader
The SAC 2014 Results Booklet is now available in PDF format (5 Mb) for your reading pleasure, here. It contains the full contest results, along with contest stories written by participants from different parts of the world. Thanks to all who contributed to the booklet, and to Flemming, OZ8XW, for taking care of the layout!
We’d also like to invite you to take a survey on SAC.
We are eager to develop the contest in the best possible manner, and obtaining your input is crucial to this process. The previous SAC survey from 2012 led to direct changes as inspired by your input, and we feel that now is an opportune time to measure “the pulse” again.
Please click here to enter the survey, and spread the word to your friends as well. The survey will be available until Sunday, May 10th, after which we will summarize and publish the results.