After an extended period of building maintenance, World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station has scheduled* SAQ to be on air on UN-Day, Tuesday October 24th 2023 at 17:00 CET (15:00 UTC), to send out a peace message to the whole world, using the 200kW Alexanderson alternator from 1924, on 17.2 kHz CW.
Transmission schedule & YouTube Live stream
16:25 CET (14:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
16:30 CET (14:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
17:00 CET (15:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.
There will be some test transmissions on Monday, October 23rd, between 13:00-16:00 CET (11:00-14:00 UTC). During this time, SAQ will be on air shorter periods of time, when we are carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to email@example.com.
Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
The event can be seen live on our YouTube Channel or by following the link below.
QSL Reports to SAQ
QSL reports to SAQ are most welcome and appreciated!
For guaranteed E-QSL from us,
please report using our
ONLINE QSL FORM.
We can not guarantee that reports by Email / mail / bureau will be confirmed.
The online form will be open from October 24th until November 10th.
Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 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
Visitors are welcome to the radio station – free entry to the transmitter hall and the transmitter startup.
Book a ticket where you can also book a UN- coffee ticket. The café is specially open on this day from 15.00 – 16.30 (local time).
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 member, you have 10% discount on the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station gift shop and café (not ice cream) and free entrance to the evening tours and the Alexanderson Day event, by showing 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Members also has access to our on-line library with lots of unique historical documents about SAQ and the Alexanderson alternator.
NEW! Our library now also includes several SAQ educational videos.
Alexander members also have free admission to the Radio Museum in Gothenburg.
Membership costs SEK 125 / year.
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.
*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the longwave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be cancelled at short notice.