For a long time, SAC has featured the traditional Scandinavian Cup between the Scandinavian nations. All competitor scores from a nation are summed together to form the total score of that nation. This is a great way to encourage activity, as it allows operators and stations of any level to display national pride and excitement by contributing to the national score.
In addition to this Cup, SAC 2013 features a trial in “National Team Contesting”. Similar in idea to the annual local derby in athletics between OH and SM, six top-tier entrants are selected by the national ham radio societies to represent their countries. In an effort to introduce new media-friendly spectator aspects to radiosporting, their race can be followed on-line in realtime, sometimes also through audio and video streams. We tried this in 2012 and will continue to improve the concept in 2013.
Realtime online scoring for the teams is provided in co-operation with cqcontest.net.
The available audio and video streams can be accessed at the same link.
Please see the below screenshot for help in interpreting the score data.
Please e-mail us your feedback and thoughts on the trial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the spirit of the race!