Tag: Christmas

Via the ARRL: SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1087

Release Date: December 28, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1086

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1086 Release Date: December 21, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Paul Kolacki, K2FX, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, […]

Via the ARRL: Christmas Carols to be Broadcast on HF from Antarctica

A program of Christmas carols will be broadcast from Antarctica on Christmas Eve. The transmissions on 7995 kHz USB will begin on December 23 at 2300 UTC, coordinated by McMurdo Communications Operations (MacOps) — known as “The Voice of Antarctica.” Each year, the station’s residents celebrate the holiday by singing Christmas Carols to those at remote […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1085

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1085 Release Date: December 14, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Paul Kolacki, K2FX, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, […]

Via the ARRL: SAQ, Sweden’s Alexanderson Alternator, Announces Scheduled Christmas Eve Transmission

SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to be on the air for its annual Christmas Eve transmission. SAQ transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz. Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730 UTC, with the holiday message transmitted on December 24 at 0800 UTC. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #983 Expanded Holiday Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #983 – Expanded Holiday Edition Week of December 30, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. December 30, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982

This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982 Week of December 23, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. December 23, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Reports “Successful” Christmas Transmission

The old Alexanderson alternator SAQ at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden was heard by more than 400 listeners on December 24, 2016, setting a new record. SAQ traditionally broadcasts at Christmas with the 1920s-era electro-mechanical transmitter that operates on 17.2 kHz. SAQ has released a report that summarizes the success and a map […]

Santa Turns to Remote Operating to Boost Radio Coverage of North America

The word from Santa Claus World near the North Pole in Finland is that the elves at OF9X will try remote operating to generate more contacts in North America. So far, OF9X has logged more than 20,000 contacts, but only 1,200 of them have been with US radio amateurs. “Efforts are continuing toward doubling that […]

Christmas Eve SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission Set

The Alexander Association has announced that it plans to have Alexanderson alternator transmitter SAQ on the air for its traditional Christmas Eve transmission. The 200 kW Alexanderson alternator will transmit on 17.2 kHz on the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, starting with transmitter tune-up at around 0730 UTC. The message transmission will take place […]

Commemorative Fessenden Christmas Eve 600-Meter Transmissions Set

Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, of Forest, Virginia, will once again put his 600-meter experimental station on the air for a Christmas Eve commemorative transmission. The transmissions from WI2XLQ on 486 kHz will mark the 110th anniversary of Reginald Fessenden’s first audio broadcast on the airwaves. Historic accounts say Fessenden played the violin — or a recording […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #928

Edition # 928 – Release date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #928 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 10, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

Elves at OF9X Bring the Spirit of Christmas to Ham Radio

As in past years, Santa Claus will be spreading the spirit of Christmas via Amateur Radio, but this year the elves are taking over the show. Twelve elves are operating OF9X (“Old-Father-Nine-Christmas”) for the entire month of December, each with a 3-letter identification. Radio amateurs can work OF9X on all bands and modes, from 630 […]