See you in Friedrichshafen

See you all in Friedrichshafen next week! SM5AJV SAC CC Team Leader will be there.

You will find him near the SSA booth, stand number A1-843 . Come and have an eyeball QSO about SAC and contesting! Take some of our promo-cards and spread the word about the Scandinavian Activity Contest among your friends!


Book SAC 2014 now!

Don’t forget to book this years Polar Battle!

CW: 20-21 September 1200 – 1159 UTC
SSB: 11-12 October 1200 – 1159 UTC

The Scandinavians are already planning for this years battle, building new antennas, modifying strategies and planning for two great weekends at the radio.  With some luck propagation will be even better this year. Put both SAC CW and SSB dates in you calendars now!

SAC 2013

The Contest Committee proudly invites all radio amateurs to the 2013 Scandinavian Activity Contest, which take place as follows:

  • CW: 21 – 22 September, 12:00 UTC – 11:59 UTC
  • SSB: 12 – 13 October, 12:00 UTC – 11:59 UTC

The rules are the same as last year, no changes has been made 2013. But please remember the frequency band rules. “On 3.5 MHz, Region 1 stations must not transmit below 3510 kHz on CW or above 3790 kHz on SSB.” QSO:s made in these regions will be removed when the score is calculated. So don’t go there and waste time.

Closing date for log submission is two (2) weeks after CW and SSB contest respectively. Our Log Robot will take care of your log and if you see anything wrong, you may re-submit your log again.

Share your plans with others by announcing your activity here by filling in the Announcement Form . Both Scandinavians and non-Scandinavians are welcome to inspire your friends by telling your plans. Those who have already signed up can be seen at:

While preparing for this years “Polar Battle” you may want to look at former years results. Continue reading

SAC 2012 Survey Results

The SAC 2012 Survey Result is now available.

After SAC 2012, a web-based worldwide survey in English was undertaken to gauge the feelings and thoughts of radio amateurs concerning SAC, its current state, and envisioned future development. An invitation to respond to the survey was sent by e-mail to hundreds of former SAC participants and to the CQ-Contest reflector. A total of 219 responses were received, constituting a reliable base for forming a good understanding of how SAC is currently regarded.

The contest committee extends a warm thanks to all who participated in the survey. As a whole, it appears that most respondents appreciate SAC and the efforts that have been undertaken to develop the contest. Criticism and constructive suggestions were also received, and they serve as a valuable aid in the further development of SAC rules, awards, promotion, etc.

Download and read the SAC 2012 Survey Results (PDF)

SAC Contest Committee
Ingemar SM5AJV, team leader
Bjørn LB1GB
Peter OZ3ABE


What are your plans

It ‘s only a couple of weeks left until SAC CW. What are you plans for SAC 2013? Let others know by announcing your activity.

Go to the Announce Form and add your data! You can submit and change your entry as many times as you like.

Enter SAC 2013 dates into your calender

A short reminder: This years SAC is taking place 21-22 September on CW and 12-13 October on SSB.

Make a note already now in your calendar for two nice weekends with lot of Scandinavian stations on the shortwave bands. While planning, take a tour the web-site and look for your past results in the results database. We are looking forward to see you again in the Polar Battle 2013.

The Awards for 2012 is now on-line

The awards for 2012 SAC is now on-line.

Select the Results page in the menue above and take a look.
In order to see and download your PDF-award, click the rank number on the left.

SAC CC Teamleader

SAC SSB 13-14 October

It’s time to warm up for the SSB part in the Scandinavian Activity Contest. Over 300 Scandinavian stations with their exotic fluttery signals were on the air in September’s SAC CW, with about 1200 total logs submitted. This promises a large and exciting turn-out on all sides of this popular “Polar Battle” also on SSB!

  • SSB 13 – 14 October 1200 – 1200 UTC

Things To Do:

A reminder from the rules:
The 3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz frequency bands may be used according to the IARU HF Band Plan.
On 3.5 MHz, Region 1 stations must not transmit below 3510 kHz on CW or above 3790 kHz on SSB.

SAC CW 2012 is over

SAC CW 2012 is over. The activity was high and the contest logs are pouring into the log robot. Thanks to all participants, for making SAC a great contesting experience. We are impressed over the big QSO numbers from outside Scandinavia.

The log-robot stood up well with its first pile-up and we saw about 250 logs received the first hour after the contest. If you get trouble with the robot, please check your Cabrillo log. If you logged on paper there are several possibilities to make a Cabrillo log. You may use the PC-program SACMan or you can try WA7BNM’s SAC CW web form for entering your QSO’s.

If your are confused about the different classes in SAC, please take a look at the rules. Note, there are different classes for non-Scandinavians and Scandinavians.

The deadline for SAC CW logs is on Sunday September 30 23:59:59 2012 UTC

Next round…

… in the SAC Polar Battle is the SAC SSB contest 13 – 14 October 1200 -1200 UTC

Announce your activity

We have now added an Announcement page for advertising your activity during SAC CW and SSB.
Go to the form and fill in your data. The entry will show up on the Activity pages for CW and SSB.