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I have received the broadcast from 1 may 2018 on the Baltic Sea. On a sailing ship. The distance was not large with about 280KM. Coordinates: 55 ° 8’57.61 “N 9 ° 43’14.58” E. The receiver is a homemade. The box is a smal box. Antenna is a ferriteantenna, mixer is a direct mixer (with quartz). Power supply of a LiPo cell. I was very happy that my receiver worked well. The shema is simple. I expect the next broadcast near Berlin. Greetings and good luck
my first attempt to receive the SAQ today. Signal was good but I expected it stronger.
Antenna : shortwave beam 30/40m which works surprisingly good at VLF
RX: homebrew converter + FT1000MP
German telegraph from 1880 (Gerb. Naglo, Berlin) to write the Morse code to paper strip
Had a lot of noise here around 17 kHz, therefore the decoder was only able to deliver
some fragments of the text but I could hear and write it down manually without big problems.
Your signal was lower than MSF60 from UK, which is > 1000 km from here, much more than
the distance to Grimeton.
Thanks for your effort and the successful transmission today !
Good Signal (RST 468) in Wittenburg/Germany. Locator JO55MM
RX: russian SW-Receiver “P-326”,
VLF-Converter with NE602,
Antenna: square Loop 110 cm dia,
Decoder: Software “Fldigi”
Big thanks to the SAQ team
Received RST 459 in UK.
73 Bob G4PVB
Good evening, your shipment has worked perfectly again.
My reception system:
RX: Telefunken ELK639.
Ant. Mini Whip.
My long wire did not work QRM too big.
RST: 4 7 9
Thank you for your work on the transmitter.
OM: Kueffer Alexander (HE9EFY).
QTH: Solothurn JN37TE.
Vy 73 Alexander
Hej, Many thanks for your VLF transmission on 17.2kHz today.
Strong clear signal here in London, UK.
Looking forward to your next transmission.
Good reception in the Netherlands!
Rprt: 579 in JO21MM (Goirle)
1 square m Loop (160m wire) 8m high
500khz LPF filter
600 ohm audio transformator 1:1
Laptop on accu
Spectrumlab with saqrcvr1.usr
picture : http://www.weerenverkeer.org/PA0BFO/images/SAQ_01_05_2018.JPG
CORRECTION to my earlier post:
SAQ was -55 to -60 dB with noise floor at -80 dB.
Sorry for mistake. My bad.
Nice and strong in JO79KR
Very good signal in JO92fg:
Best 73 de Wald SP3UR
Wolfgang Sprodofsky , DM2SPGuest
Hello dear Team SAQ
I have received your sigs with RST 577 in Berlin-Tegel , JO62PN.
Ant. magnetic loop 55cm dia.
VLF-converter with tubes 0…550khz —> (2000…2550)kHz , home made
TRX FT-897D , cw-filter 300Hz , DSP 60Hz
73 Wolfgang , DM2SP
no signal in rothenburg (east germany). Thank you for operating.
Good signal here in the Midlands UK, IO92CN, using Airspy HF+ with a long wire antenna
Axel Palluch DL2JAPGuest
Hallo Dear Team SAQ
mni tnx for the good sigs!
rprt 5/7/8 in East Germany, Loc. JO60it, qth Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Equipment ICOM IC 7300, Daton VLF – Converter, Antenna Butternut HF9V
Good signal here in the Midlands UK, IO92CN
QTH Vingåker JO79XB.
Using the SAQrx program by SM6LKM and ten meter wire to mic input, sigs from SAQ was -25 to -30 dB with niose floor at -80 dB.
Had strong QRM from what sounded as RTTY very close to 17.2 most of the time. Test transmissions before acctual message was very well readable when in the clear, but the message was hidden by the RTTY.
Null result here in California (San Francisco). Thank you for operating again! Greeting to Ola and the crew! 73 de Bart, K6VK ##
Signal strong and clear in JN73SN RX is a SDR Perseus.
Kryss – F4GUK (Paris)Guest
A big thanks to the SAQ team for the work.
CW Signal received near Paris, France with various antennas : Marconi “Lazy L” ( tuned for 136 KHz), Miniwhip, and my 160m dipole.
I try to post a picture of the SAQ signal during antenna tuning :
See you soon on air !
well done guys.
Signal (RST) was 535 in JN49BU. My receiving equipment: Airspy HF+ with SDR Console V3 and Mini Whip.
Hi good morning
Carlos Mourato CT4RK from Portugal.
Today (1/05/2018) transmission from SAQ Grimton on 17.2KHz was received in Sines – Portugal with 30dBuV signal streng. The RST was 559. No bad for a very active D layer at the moment.. My reception condictions was a receiver Rohde & Schwarz EK070 and an active antenna also R&S HE11. I had some QRM but signals from SAQ received without problem
73 from CT4RK
tnx for the good Signal. 594 in JO54TA.
Vy73 Raik DL9GKJ
Good job guys
Signal was -105 dBm in JN36CE on my 18m vertical.
RX is SDRplay with SDRuno software.