September 29, 2020

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via the ARRL: SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19

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Despite mid-summer conditions, at least seven US listeners, most of them radio amateurs, were able to copy the 17.2-kHz signal from the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden. The July 5 transmission from the vintage electro-mechanical transmitter commemorated the annual Alexanderson Day. All told, more than 600 reception reports [report updated on 2020-08-07] were received — a new record.

“The odds were not optimal this year, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in the early Sunday morning, the rain was pouring down, and heavy wind gusts made it hard to even take a peek at the antennas outdoors,” the report from SAQ said. “The transmitter hall was empty except for five members of the Alexander Association.”

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/saq-alexanderson-day-in-the-age-of-covid-19

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