23 Jun 2013

SAQ (17.2kHz VLF) transmission June 30th 2013

It is always fun to listen on 17.2kHz for the special test transmissions from the historic Grimeton alternator transmitter in Sweden.  Lars Kalland writes:

"We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmissions on 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson alternator on Sunday, June 30, 2013, “Alexanderson Day", at 09:00 UTC and 11:00 UTC.  We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before message. "

They welcome reception reports for these SAQ transmissions either via info@alexander.n.se , via the Swedish QSL bureau or direct to:

     Alexander-Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
     Grimeton 72
     SE-432 98 GRIMETON,

(NB: new address)

The QSL card from SAQ is something quite special. I was lucky enough to receive one a few years ago.  Also see their website at www.alexander.n.se .

A suitable downloadable software receiver (needs a wire connected to the audio input of a PC sound card - add back-to-back diodes to prevent damage) is available at https://sites.google.com/site/sm6lkm/saqrx/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Received here in Villiersdorp, South Africa (grid JF96pa) with weak signals via ICOM R70 and e-field probe....73 Francois Steyn ZR1AIK