Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Alexanderson Alternator Transmission June 30 (UTC)

On Sunday, June 30 (Alexanderson Day), Grimeton Radio (SAQ) will transmit on 17.2 kHz in CW mode using an Alexanderson alternator. The scheduled message times are 0900 and 1200 UTC, with transmitter tuning starting half an hour sooner.

These transmissions are done three times a year, on Alexanderson Day, United Nations Day (October 24), and Christmas (December 24 or 25). While the frequency is low, the power is in the 200 kW range, and the antenna is truly monumental.  It gets out.  Reports typically come from all over Europe, and on occasion from the eastern U.S..

In the past, it has been audible on one of the WebSDRs, which receives VLF.

An amateur special event station, SK6SAQ, will be on 3755 kHz LSB at 0700 on the 30th, and at 0800 on 14035 CW and 14215 USB. Operation will last until 0900. It will also take place 1000 to 1200 UTC.

Reports to:
fax +46-340-674195

Or direct to:

Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Grimeton 72

(NB: new address)

More information about this incredible radio station is at