February 24, 2024

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Via the ARRL: SAQ Reports “an Incredible Number” of Listeners for July 4 Transmissions

The Alexander Grimeton Friendship Association reports “an incredible number” of listener reports — 524 in all — for its July 4 Alexanderson Day transmissions from SAQ, the Alexanderson alternator very-low-frequency (VLF) station in Sweden. SAQ transmits on 17.2 kHz.

“We are overwhelmed by all the fantastic feedback we have received, from all of you around the world, in listener’s reports and on our YouTube channel,” the association said.

“The weather on Alexanderson Day was sunny, with temperatures around 25 °C. Some approaching thunderstorms could be seen on the horizon,” the report said. “For the first time since the pandemic started, we were able to have a limited, seated audience in the transmitter hall — fantastic! The Alexander Grimeton Friendship Association managed to carry out two successful transmissions to the world from the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ.”

The first transmission was initiated at 0830 UTC, with the startup and tuning of the Alexanderson alternator. The message was sent out a half-hour later, and the transmission event was livestreamed via YouTube.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/saq-reports-an-incredible-number-of-listeners-for-july-4-transmissions