The Alexander Association welcomes all visitors to Alexanderson Day, Sunday, July 2, 2023, 10-16.
Together with the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, we will offer many activities, for the whole family, during the day.
The unique Alexanderson alternator from 1924, with the call sign SAQ, is scheduled for two transmissions over the antenna on VLF 17.2 kHz CW.
Alexanderson Day program & transmission schedule:
10:25 CEST (08:25 UTC) Live YouTube broadcast begins.
10:30 CEST (08:30 UTC) Start-up of the Alternator.
11:00 CEST (09:00 UTC) Transmission of a message.
11:15 CEST Guided antenna walk (Swedish). Start by the cooling pond.
11:45 CEST Guided technical tour (Swedish & English). Start by the visitor’s center.
13:25 CEST (11:25 UTC) Live YouTube broadcast begins.
13:30 CEST (11:30 UTC) Start-up of the Alternator.
14:00 CEST (12:00 UTC) Transmission of a message.
14:15 CEST Guided antenna walk (Swedish). Start by the cooling pond.
14:45 CEST Guided technical tour (Swedish & English). Start by the visitor’s center.
Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
Both transmission events can be seen live on our YouTube Channel.
There may be some test transmissions during the days before the Alexanderson Day, July 2nd. Details about the time for the tests will be published on our website, possibly with short notice. During the tests, SAQ will be on air shorter periods of time, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to email@example.com.
QSL Reports to SAQ
QSL reports to SAQ are most welcome and appreciated! For guaranteed E-QSL from us, please report using our ONLINE FORM. Our confirmation of reports by Email / mail / bureau is not guaranteed. Please only send ONE report covering both transmissions. The online form will be open from July 2nd until July 30th.
Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies (updated 2021-06-11): – 3.535 kHz CW – 7.035 kHz CW – 14.035 KHz CW – 3.755 kHz SSB – 7.140 kHz SSB
Two stations will be on the air most of the time.
Visiting World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
In addition to these program items, lots of other activities are offered throughout the day, including: – The exhibition, where you can test your Morse skills, among other things. – The control, an obstacle course for all climbers, where there are different tasks to solve. – Operation Palmqvist, an escape room that takes place on Grimeton Radio Station during World War II. – Kjells café, with good coffee. – The radio shop, the world heritage well-stocked souvenir shop.
Please see grimeton.org for visitor’s information.
Not a member yet ? Then it’s time to join the Alexander team!
We welcome you as a member of the Alexander Grimeton Friendship Association, to support our non-profit activities in preserving, documenting and bringing to life the unique Alexanderson alternator from 1924. As a member You get a 10% discount on World Heritage Grimeton’s shop and café (not ice cream), and free admission to Alexander’s summer evening displays and to the Alexanderson Day, upon presentation of your membership card. Four times per year, you will receive our online magazine “Alternatorn”, exclusively available only to our members.
Members also has access to our on-line library with lots of unique historical documents about SAQ and the Alexanderson alternator. Alexander members also have free admission to the Radio Museum in Gothenburg. Membership costs SEK 125 / year. Apply For Membership Now!
Help us to keep SAQ Grimeton operational.
Just a small donation will be of great help to us, in our work to keep SAQ in operational condition. Your donation will go to the work of maintaining, displaying and running the historical Alexanderson alternator, as well as passing on knowledge to current and future generations. Donate here.
*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be cancelled at short notice.