On the United Nations Day, October 24 2015, the SAQ transmitter in Grimeton will again send out a message on 17.2 kHz CW to the whole world. Start-up of the transmitter begins approximately at 09:30 UTC and  at 10:00 UTC a message will be transmitted, which this year has been written by Påskbergs School in Varberg.

If you want to be at site during the transmission, the World Heritage Grimeton is open on UN day between 10.00 and 15.00 (CET). Free entrance. A special 2nd World War exhibition will also be open.


4 thoughts on “SAQ transmission on the UN-day 2015

  • 1 November, 2015 at 22:15

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

    Date: 24.10.2015
    Frequency: 17,2 KHz
    Mode: CW
    UTC: start time 10:00, end time 10:09
    CALL: SAQ Grimeton Suedia
    Signal report: 579 / 599, slight QSB, loud QRN from artificial source

    Message received:

    vvv vvv vvv de saq saq saq……
    cq cq cq de saq saq saq
    this is grimeton radio/saq in a transmission on united nations day using the alexanderson 200 kw alternator on 17.2 khz ; the message is written by paskberg ii paskberg school in varberg . =
    ; understand the rep(?)ugees situation . not their choice , not their fault . refugees are an asset . refugees are also human beings . treat the refugees the way you want to be treated . all countries must help . war separates families . fight war , g ii not refugees . fight terrorism . learn to live with other cultures . eu (sn) everyone has the same value . help out , next time it could be you . =
    signed : world heritage grimeton and the alexander-grimeton veteranradios vaenner association a^r =
    info : we do not require any qsl reports on this transmission =
    de saq saq saq s^k

    receive and written by: Radu Chisalita/YO8SXX

    – This report includes attached audio files containing the recording of parts of the issue and the whole final message.
    – Receiving equipment: VLF converter 10-200 KHz to 10,01-10,2 MHz, yaesu FT1000 MP transceiver, inverted V antenna for 80 m amateur band, audio interface for PC recording.

    YO8SXX, op. Radu Chisăliţă (Radu)
    Str. Gheorghe Doja nr. 18A loc. Suceava RO720074 Romania
    Email: raduchisalita@yahoo.com
    See detail on http://www.qrz.com/db/yo8sxx

    This Report and attached audio files was sent to SAQ Grimeton Suedia

  • 25 October, 2015 at 14:11

    Very heavy static S9+60 covered most of the transmission this time. 100ft LW, VLF converter to FT2000.
    Disappointing but glad the Old Lady did her stuff again.

    73 Victor G3JNB>

  • 24 October, 2015 at 18:46

    Heard the Old Lady with +28db over noiselevel,RX computer+soundcard,antenna half Square 10Mhz.
    73 de SM1CJV/Bert

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