Grimeton Radio / SAQ Transmission on July 1st, 2018.

The annual transmission on “Alexanderson Day” with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz with the call SAQ will take place Sunday, July 1st, 2018

This year, three transmission are scheduled as follows:

  • Startup of tuning at 10:15 (08:15 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 10:45 (08:45 UTC).
  • Startup of tuning at 12:15 (10:15 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 12:45 (10:45 UTC)
  • Startup of tuning at 14:15 (12:15 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 14:45 (12:45 UTC)

All three transmission events will be broadcasted live on our YouTube Channel.

Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

QSL-reports to SAQ and SK6SAQ are kindly received via:
– E-mail to: [email protected]
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:

Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen
Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The station will be open to visitors between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

WELCOME!

World Heritage Grimeton Radio station and The Alexander Association

For further details, se grimeton.org or alexander.n.se

SAQ on Air on May 1st

World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station participates in the ERIH event WORK it OUT – Industrial culture, on May 1 and as part of the event we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016.

The transmitter start-up will begin at 11.30 (9.30 UTC) and the transmission will begin on 17,2 kHz CW at 12.00 (10.00 UTC). You can also watch a live video stream of the event on www.alexander.n.se.

No QSL-cards will be given this time and no List of Reports will be constructed but we accept shorter Listeners Report to e-mail [email protected].

We sincerely hope that all the SAQ transmission on 17,2 kHz will go as planned, but as always there is a reservation that the transmission is cancelled with short notice.

//The Alexander association team @Grimeton, Sweden

A bridge on the Vistula river as an element of an antenna – earth dipole tests continued

Encouraged with the outcome of latest earth dipole tests I decided to continue testing of those interesting antennas.

This time, however, I aimed at:

  1. testing the possibility to transmit in 136 kHz
  2. checking how a good quality electrode will impact the antenna
  3. confirming that an earth dipole can work effectively above the ground with low resistance
  4. testing an antenna of this length to be able to receive signals at the lower end HF

I used a 0.6 mm copper plated steel pole (due to cost and no alternatives available). Resistance for the pole was over 1kOhm. The cord was spread across the field lying on the grass or in the bushes at the height of 0 – 2 meters above the ground level.

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