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 the Alexanderson Day Sunday 29 June 2014.
Additionally, the old transmitter is also turned on for the benefit of the general public several times a year.
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.
Alexanderson Day 2013
Both transmissions were successful. On the first transmission we lost the speed control for a short while, but after re-start the alternator worked well.
Final summary of listeners’ reports from the Alexanderson Day 2013, click on the link below:
QSL reports can be given via:
- E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or via SM bureau
- or direct by mail to: Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, S-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.