SAQ “Alexanderson Day” Transmissions Set for June 29 and July 2 – ARRL


SAQ “Alexanderson Day” Transmissions Set for June 29 and July 2
ARRL
Amateur Radio activity from SAQ Grimeton club station SK6SAQ will get underway at about 0800 and continue until about 1400 UTC, except during SAQ transmissions.

Source: www.arrl.org

On Sunday, 29 June 2014, at approximately 0900 UTC, radio history will come alive as the SAQ Grimeton club station SK6SAQ puts the 1920s vintage Alexanderson Alternator on the air, using a frequency of 17.2 kHz.  The World Heritage Grimeton site will begin testing at around 0830 UTC.  Amateur Radio activity from SAQ Grimeton club station SK6SAQ will begin around 0800 UTC pm 14/035 <Hz (CW), 14.215 MHz (SSB), and on 3.535 MHz (CW).  The Grimeton station is basically an arc alternator run at extremely high speed.  The station provided long distance communication back in the early 1920s, but is now a historic museum and operates only on special occasions.  You can QSL via the buro.  Last year, more than 300 amateur radio operators received the long-wave signal, with three reports being received from the United States.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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