Grimeton Radio Station was listed as a world heritage site because its original equipment is an exceptionally well-preserved example of the development of communication technology. In fact, it is still in working order. Grimeton (call sign SAQ) still transmits a message to the world twice a year: at the Alexanderson Day (Sunday at the end of June/beginning of July) and at Christmas Eve. Next transmission is planned to take place on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014.
Groups can also book an exclusive start-up demonstration as part of their visit to the world heritage site. Contact the World Heritage Grimeton for more information.
Transmission on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014
We try to start the alternator on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. We will be on air with test signal about 7:40 UTC and a message will be sent at 8:00 UTC. The frequency is 17.2 kHz CW.
QSL reports can be given via:
– E-mail to: email@example.com
– or via SM bureau
– or direct by mail to: Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, SE-432 98 Grimeton, SWEDEN
Note: SAQ is a member of the Swedish Amateur Association (SSA) and ”QSL via bureau” is OK.
Unofficial transmissions may take place, due to maintenance, training or local events. Reports from unofficial transmissions are normally not confirmed by QSL cards.
Start of alternator without transmission
In summertime, the Alexander Society shows the alternator on Tuesday evenings, combined with a start of the alternator. On these events, there is no transmission from SAQ.