Home SAQ Forum SAQ Transmissions Alexanderson Day July 3rd, 2016 transmission

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  • #4317 Reply
    AlexanderSAQ
    AlexanderSAQ
    Keymaster

    REMINDER OF GRIMETON RADIO/SAQ TRANSMISSION
    The annual transmission on "Alexanderson Day" with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz with the call SAQ will take place Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 09:00 UTC (tuning up from after 08:30 UTC) and will be repeated at 12:00 UTC (tuning up from after 11:30 UTC).
    Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
    – 7.035 kHz CW or
    – 14.035 kHz CW or
    – 21.035 kHz CW or
    – 3.755 kHz SSB

    Two stations will be on the air most of the time.
    QSL-reports to SAQ and SK6SAQ are kindly received via:
    – E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
    – or via: SM bureau
    – or direct by mail to: Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
    Radiostationen
    Grimeton 72
    SE-432 98 ROLFSTORP
    S W E D E N

    Also read our website: https://www.alexander.n.se

    The station will be open to visitors.
    WELCOME!
    Yours
    Lars Kalland / SM6NM
    Alexander/SAQ

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  • #4863 Reply

    Rene

    Hello SAQ team,

    Great transmission on July 3rd.
    I was on vacation in Czech Republic near Praha – JN79FW.
    The morning broadcast was a bit better than the noon broadcast (QRM) but both receiving excellent. 449
    Antenna was MiniWhip, homemade VLF converter, IC -7100 .
    Thank you and until the next broadcast.

    73 PC2C, Rene

  • #4843 Reply

    Jan

    Hello SAQ team

    Yesterday I received the SAQ 09.00UTC transmission in the west of the Netherlands. Locator JO22EA.
    The transmission was loud and clear. There was some interference, possibly caused by thunderstorms.
    Equipment used:
    – homebrew miniwhip active antenna, placed well away from my house
    – PC running Windows7 and the SAQ panoramic VLF receiver v0.94 created by Roland Froehlich
    This SAQ panoramic VLF receiver software is truly amazing!
    The antenna was tied directly to the microphone socket of the computer’s on board soundcard.

    Many thanks to the SAQ team for running this transmitter.

    73 de Jan (PE1OSQ)

  • #4838 Reply
    Gerhard Kreuzer
    Gerhard

    Hi,

    tried to receive SAQ for the first time and success. The Transmission in the morning were better than the second one here in Austria near Vienna.
    Used a active antenna and PC with Sound Card.

    Will try at Chrismas this year.

    Thanks for the nice Transmission !!!!!

    73 Gerhard

  • #4834 Reply

    Shawn Williams

    SAQ not received in Cape Town.
    I am sure if the transmission took place in the evening or early morning before sunrise, SAQ would have been heard.

    73’s Shawn

  • #4829 Reply
    Juan Jose De Oñate
    M0WWA
    Participant

    Received SAQ transmissions on West London, strong signal, 5-9
    Thank you for keeping transmissions along the years.
    73s
    Juan, M0WWA

  • #4825 Reply

    Benjamin Grogg (HB3YIW)

    Hi all,

    Very good signal in Bern, Switzerland with minimal equipment.

    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/xQgLfpD3wmg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Vy 73 de HB3YIW (Benjamin)

  • #4821 Reply

    Arnold Goksøyr

    Hi, I heard your transmission today at 12.00 UTC loud and clear RST578. I live between high mountains in the southern part of Norway (Sogn og Fjordane county).

    Equipment: Marconi Atalanta valve receiver 15 khz – 23 mhz. Aerial: Diamond CP6.

  • #4817 Reply
    Vlad Tkachuk
    Vlad Tkachuk
    Participant

    SAQ station report 3 Jul 2016 y:
    utc 08.55-09.05 RST 559 fb copi
    utc 11.55-12.05 RST 449 very strong QRN
    My QTH Zdolbuniv , Ukraine,KO30CM
    Radio DEGEN DE-1103
    Ant: Loop 82 m, up. 7 m
    73! @ Bye

  • #4813 Reply
    Vlad Tkachuk
    Vlad Tkachuk
    Participant

    Hi! My name is Vlad Tkachuk, call UW5KW.
    I rcvd sigs radiostation SAQ heute 3 Jul 2016 in 08.55-09.05 UTC(Part 1) and 11.55-12.05 UTC(Part2):
    Part 1: RST 559, nice copi
    Part 2:RST 449,very strong QRN
    My QTH:Zdolbuniv, near Rivne, Ukraine
    ww-locator KO30CM
    Equipment: receiver DEGEN DE-1103, antenna Loop long 82 m, up 7 m
    73! Bye

  • #4809 Reply

    IW5EDI

    A short Video of today’s reception from Florence Italy.

    Receiving 17.2 kHz SAQ station

    equipment made available by IW5ABF Fernando.

    73
    IW5EDI

  • #4803 Reply
    Vlad Tkachuk
    UW5KW Vlad

    Hi! I rcvd sigs radiostation SAQ 17.2 khz in west Ukraine:
    Part 1, Time 08.55-09.05 UTC, RST 559 , nice copi
    Part 2. Time 11.55-12.05 UTC, RST 449 ,very strong QRN
    My equipment: receiver DEGEN DE-1103, antenna LOOP 82 m, up 7 m
    Vlad Tkachuk (UW5KW)

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    YO8SXX

    YO8SXX – amateur radio
    qth SUCEAVA-ROMANIA, loc. KN37CQ

    Reception report 1

    Date: 03.07.2016
    Frequency: 17,2 KHz
    Mode: CW
    CALL: SAQ
    UTC: start time – (tune up transmitter) 08:40 UTC
    start time – (message) 09:00 UTC
    end time – 09:07 UTC
    Signal report: 579 / QRN, fine signal, easy to copy

    Message received:

    ***********************************************************************************
    vvv vvv vvv de saq saq saq ……
    cq cq cq de saq saq saq =
    this is grimeton radio/saq in a transmission using the alexanderson 200 kw alteae (sn) alternator on 17.2 khz =
    it is now 20 ii 2t years since the alexander association started. then mostly with members of earlier and present employees at grimeton radio/saq. We are now 650 ii 65t members and of (i…) them 26 ii 26 none swedish. the station is nowadays managed by grimeton world heritage foundation. Signed: world heritage grimeton radio station and the alexander-grimeton veteranradios vaenner ri(…) association a^r =
    for qsl info please read our website: https://www.alexander.n.se ii https://www.alexander.n.se =
    de saq saq saq qrx at 12tt utc s^k
    ***********************************************************************************

    Reception report 2

    Date: 03.07.2016
    Frequency: 17,2 KHz
    Mode: CW
    CALL: SAQ
    UTC: start time – (tune up transmitter) 11:40 UTC
    start time – (message) 12:00 UTC
    end time – 12:07 UTC
    Signal report: 559 / vy strong QRN (atmospheric static noise) copy only with headphones

    Message received:

    ***********************************************************************************
    vvv vvv vvv de saq saq saq ……
    cq cq cq de saq saq saq =
    this is grimeton radio/saq in a transmission using the alexanderson 200 kw alternator on 17.2 khz. =
    it is now 20 ii 2t years since the alexander association started, then mostly with members of earlier and present employees at grimeton radio/saq. We are now 650 ii 65t members and of them 26 ii 26 none swedish. The station is nowadays managed by grimeton world heritage foundation. Signed: world heritage grimeton radio station and the alexander-grimeton veteranradios vaenner association a^r =
    for qsl info please read our website: https://www.alexander.n.se ii https://www.alexander.n.se =
    de saq saq saq s^k
    ***********************************************************************************

    – Receiving equipment: VLF converter 10-300 KHz to 10,01-10,3 MHz, Yaesu FT1000 MP transceiver, loop antenna for 40 m amateur band, audio interface for PC recording.

    Congratulations to grimeton radio/saq team.
    Sorry for SK6SAQ radio station but i heard an work them only on 40 m cw. The Dx-clusters have not been reported it in other bands.

    73 / YO8SXX

  • #4795 Reply

    Robert Stahl

    I heard SAQ loud and clear this time. Equipment: MiniWhip and PC with SAQ V094 software. Thanks a lot for your effort.

    vy 73 Robert DM1SR

  • #4791 Reply
    Paul
    Paul
    Participant

    Successful reception of this morning’s SAQ transmission in Northern Luxembourg (jo30bc).
    Equipment: Yaesu FT-817 with simple home-brewed VLF upconverter.
    “Antenna” was one metre of loudspeaker wire.

    73 de Paul PE7B

  • #4785 Reply

    Karsten_DL7AIG

    Hello,
    We received the Signal of the first transmission today very weak and nothing from the second transmission.We had also strong QRN.
    In December 2014 the Reception was much better than today.
    Hope to hear you again at Christmas.
    73′
    Karsten
    DL7AIG
    Equipment :DX1 aktive Antenna and 80m Dipol, Receiver SDRcloud IQ and Soundcard with Spectrum Software.

  • #4781 Reply
    Bob Houlston
    Bob Houlston
    Participant

    Received 439 on PC using method described here: http://g4pvb.eu.pn/saq.htm

    Thank you for your transmissions and 73 Bob G4PVB

  • #4777 Reply
    Kjell Bergqvist
    Kjell Bergqvist
    Participant

    The second pass from SAQ was also received in Boden (KP05vs) in Sweden. The antenna was a dipole (G5RV) connected to an ELAD SDR FDM-DUO transceiver. Distance to SAQ is 1,083 km. Mni tnx to to the SAQ crew!
    73 de Kjell, SM2FOB

  • #4769 Reply
    Christian Rausch
    Christian Rausch
    Participant

    Copied the 12:00 UTC transmission; reception was very clear, 488!
    Location: Near Munich
    Locator: JN58TB

    I was glad that my simple antenna worked very fine; just 5 turns of 26-wire flat ribbon cable (giving 130 wire turns) wound on a quadratic wooden cross (side length 80 cm) made of 2 old broomsticks.
    Just connected the ends of the inductive loop antenna to the MIC input of my USB audio adapter, started the easy-to-use SAQ panoramic VLF receiver V094 and soon after I could hear the transmission.

    Thank you, SAQ team, well done, great work!

    73
    Christian DM1CR

  • #4763 Reply
    Coloru
    Andrea IW3IAB

    Second RX was nice, loud and Clear in JN55TI, My receiver works fine and I’ m happy !!!
    Thanks SAQ !!!
    ’73

  • #4761 Reply

    Steve Sykes

    Too much QRN here in NY. Not a sound was heard at my location.

    73
    Steve KD2OM

  • #4757 Reply

    Claus Møller

    What a wonderful experience to watch the live video transmission and listening via web (WebSDR). What a beauty this world heritage transmitter is.
    Congratulations with the Aleanderson Day, the transmission and you great efforts on making it possible!
    Best regards and 73
    Claus Møller
    OZ1CLM

  • #4753 Reply
    Jean Louis Descombes
    DESCOMBES
    Participant

    Hi ,
    Congratulations SAQ was very healthy and strongly received today in Lyon ( France).
    Both transmissions where 589 dispite some disturbing QRN.
    Receivers : HAGENUK RX 1001M 10 Khz to 30 Mhz , in the cw position with 100 hz filter.
    ” : SIEMENS E401 ” ” ” ” ” ” ”
    Antenna : 5 meters (only) vertical on the roof.

    Thanks again for the Alexanderson association for the nice job done to keep the old machine in perfect working order.

    All the best for you , yours, all members and the visitors.

    73 de F6BNL (waiting impatiently the next transmissions).

  • #4748 Reply

    Joachim Glueder DL1BIB

    This time I finally succeeded receiving SAQ with a crystal radio! Antennea was MiniWhip und BFO an old HP200D signal generator. SAQ was not very loud, but very clear (rst529) in the old magnetic headphone. It’s a great feeling that way…….

    J.

  • #4744 Reply

    David Alloza

    Hi !
    Nice reception in Grenoble ( France ) , +20dB above the noise level.
    I use this antenna : http://david.alloza.eu/electronique/VLF/VLF_Active_aerial/VLF_Active.html

    Here is the sample : http://david.alloza.eu/electronique/VLF/VLF_Active_aerial/SAQ_2016_07_03.wav

    Regards,
    David.

  • #4740 Reply
    Alexander Hahn
    DH2ID
    Participant

    Hejhej from Karlsruhe/Germany JN49ea at 0840 (VVV DE SAQ) and 0900 (Transmission)

    I received your transmission with three stations:
    1. Flex 6500 and longwire RST 458
    2. SDR-IQ and Grahn GS5SE with a power ferrite module RST 579
    3. Siemens D2008 Level Meter and 100 kHz output into a WinRadio G305 with a homebuilt frame antenna RST 599

    I received a very good signal and was quite surprised that my homebuilt frame antenna and the Siemens D2008,
    which is a measurement instrument and can be used as a receiver for VLF (200Hz!!!) to HF.
    I’m very intersted in the second transmission today, which I will receive with new antenna and RX constellations.

    73, Alex DH2ID

  • #4723 Reply
    Kjell Bergqvist
    Kjell Bergqvist
    Participant

    Nice reception in Boden, northern Sweden – Distance 1083 km
    Listen to video:

    73 de Kjell, SM2FOB

  • #4718 Reply

    Dennis Walter

    Hello, we did it! My Son (11) and me (43) did for the first time and we are happy.
    What do we need to do to get one of the nice QSL Cards by Post Mail?
    Thanks
    Dennis

  • #4713 Reply
    Jean Claude F6EJU
    f6eju

    Well received on the French Riviera close to the Principality of Monaco in JN33RV.
    Thanks you for this great cw transmission.
    Warm regards
    jean claude F6eju

  • #4709 Reply
    Coloru
    Andrea

    For me first message was negative in JN55TI with my homemade receiver, I think need some check…… I hope better in second transmission in the afternoon.
    ’73 de IW3IAB

  • #4683 Reply

    Antonín Roll

    In Czech super signal 599.
    73 Tonda 🙂

    • #4698 Reply
      Knut Rothstein
      Knut Rothstein
      Participant

      Strong signal this morning here in the middle of Germany.
      Locator: JN49HR (between Frankfurt and Heidelberg)
      2 x 20m dipole antenna (designed for the 80m band), simple bandpass filter 17 kHz, soundcard, PC with spectrum lab
      Very good job from yourside!
      Thank you.
      Knut, DL1KRT

  • #4679 Reply
    Martin Peters
    Martin Peters
    Participant

    Well received here just west of Reading. Good work! Here’s a video….

    Regards – Martin, G4EFE

  • #4673 Reply
    Dave Smith
    Dave Smith

    July 3rd 09;02 utc
    Very strong signal here this morning. Well done.
    Dave…G4DAX

  • #4669 Reply

    P-A. Asp, sm4inv

    Listening to tune up abt 8:51 UTC, july 3 -16: rst 529 in Torsby with 42 m LW and SRT str2000!
    72/73 de p-a

  • #4614 Reply

    Thomas – DM3TG

    Hi,
    I will not haven the opportunity to receive the transmission with own equipment at the 3rd of July.
    I would love to have the chance to participate via webcam and a live-stream of the transmission.

    Finest greetings – 73
    Thomas – DM3TG

  • #4554 Reply

    hello people, what’s the procedure for visiting the radio station?
    73 de I3GJJ

  • #4545 Reply

    Jesper Eklund

    I’m interested in trying to build a crystal radio able to tune in on the low frequency, and would very much like to try to home in on the signals. I imagine the duration of the first transmission would be used up to locate the signal, and with some luck I’d be able to actually listen to the second one. But then I need to know when it’s supposed to be. Is that information available or do I need to wait for the detailed schedule? (I’m planning a trip that might be on July 3:rd, nothing decided yet, and would like to know before I need to make definite arrangements.)

  • #4533 Reply
    Gerhard Kreuzer
    Gerhard Kreuzer
    Participant

    Hi,
    nice.
    Maybe we can have remainder mails once a day or some Newsletter?

    With best regards

    Gerhard

  • #4349 Reply
    Juergen Brustat
    Juergen Brustat DL2JMB

    On July 2 an 3, 2016 there will be a field day at the Astropeiler Stockert, Germany.
    On Saturday they plan to demonstrate how to build a morse decoder with Arduino + display.
    My idea is to use this decoder for receiving SAQ on Sunday.

    It would be e real great event to have a combined acoustical and Arduino decoding
    plus “public viewing” via a WEBCAM.
    Can it be done ??? Think it over !
    juergen dl2jmb

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