SAQ on Alexanderson Day

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Date: July 3rd, 2022

Why Not Pay Them A Visit This Year?

The Alexander Association welcomes all visitors to Alexanderson Day, Sunday, July 3, 2022, 10-16: The Association stated, “After the pandemic restrictions of the last two years, we are happy to welcome all visitors again. Together with the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, we will offer many activities, for the whole family, during the day.

"We will make two transmitter start-ups with SAQ, but this year without any transmission over the antenna, due to difficulties in obtaining components in the ongoing maintenance work.”

Both transmitter startups will be broadcasted live via the AA’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexanderSAQ

This year, there will be a more in-depth technical presentation of the Alexanderson alternator during the startups.

The program, subject to change, is as follows (All times are CEST):

 

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  • 10:10 Start live broadcast
  • 10:30 Start-up of Alternator.
  • 11:00 Telegraphing of a message.
  • 11:15 Guided antenna walk (Swedish)
  • 11:45 Lecture and movie in the transmitter hall (Swedish)
  • 13:10 Start live broadcast
  • 13:30 Start-up of Alternator.
  • 14:00 Telegraphing of a message.
  • 14:15 Guided antenna walk (English)
  • 14:40 Lecture and movie in the transmitter hall (English)

Lots of other activities are offered throughout the day, including:

  • The Exhibition: Here, you can test your Morse skills, among other things.
  • The Control: An obstacle course for all climbers.
  • Operation Palmquist: Escape room at Grimeton Radio Station during World War II.
  • Kjells Café: Good coffee.
  • The Radio Shop: The well-stocked souvenir shop.

During the day, amateur radio station SK6SAQ will also be staffed and be QRV on the following frequencies

  • 3,535 kHz CW
  • 7,035 kHz CW
  • 14.035 kHz CW
  • 3.755 kHz SSB
  • 7,140 kHz SSB

Here is a link  to a website explaining how our excellent voluntary correspondent Bob Houlston has received SAQ during a previous transmission on 17.2kHz:

http://g4pvb.eu5.net/saq.htm

 

More information can be found at:

www.alexander.n.se  

www.grimeton.org