Tag: Sweden

SAQ Transmission on Alexanderson Day Cancelled

There will be no Alexanderson Day over-the-air VLF transmission on July 2 from SAQ, the Alexanderson alternator station in Sweden. SAQ periodically schedules transmissions with the nearly century-old behemoth that operates on 17.2 kHz from the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station. SAQ said the event was cancelled due to ongoing maintenance work at the site. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #942

This Week in Amateur Radio #942 Week of March 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR942 Running Time: 1:06:49 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #942 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 18, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, […]

Swedish Regulator Rejects Entry Level Amateur Radio License

Sweden’s telecommunications regulator PTS in February rejected the idea of an entry-level Amateur Radio license. According to Sweden’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member society SSA, the PTS “categorically rejected” the proposal, and that SSA must now find new ways to motivate prospective radio amateurs. “Amateur Radio’s future in Sweden is an urgent issue that […]

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 […]

60 Meter News from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Dominica

The 60 Meter DX Group reports that Swedish Post and Telecom is issuing temporary (6-month) “experimental” licenses for access to 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, replacing four channels, 5,310, 5,320, 5,380, and 5,390 kHz. There is a fee. The WRC-15 recommendations regarding 5 MHz have not yet been implemented, but that may happen by January 2018, when the […]

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 […]

via the ARRL: Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Receives Nearly 300 Reports

Lars Kalland, SM6NM, at the SAQ Grimeton Heritage Site station in Sweden issued a preliminary report on July 12, noting that 297 listener reports were received, and most listeners were able to copy at least part of the July 3 “Alexanderson Day” commemorative transmissions on 17.2 kHz. The vast majority of the reports were from […]

ARRL: VLF Transmissions, Amateur Radio Activity Set for Alexanderson Day on July 3

VLF enthusiasts, take note: The SAQ Alexanderson alternator will be on the air for “Alexanderson Day,” Sunday, July 3, for a full-day event that includes both VLF transmissions and Amateur Radio HF activity from SK6SAQ, the ham station at the Grimeton heritage site in Sweden. The Alexanderson alternator — an electromechanical radio transmitter — is […]

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