via the ARRL: Antenna Fire Puts SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Off the Air

An early October fire in the SAQ Alexanderson alternator long-wave antenna is under investigation by the Grimeton World Heritage Foundation, which owns and manages the station in Grimeton, Sweden. The fire, attributed to arcing, was quickly extinguished, and no injuries occurred. The Foundation said that determining the extent of damage and completing repairs could take a while.

“There is a risk that the incident will affect the planned transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ for some time to come,” a Foundation announcement said. The fire will keep SAQ off the air for a scheduled UN Day transmission on October 24. SAQ, which operates on 17.2 kHz, also typically schedules transmissions on Christmas Eve and other occasions.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2e3t7RG

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