SAQ transmission scheduled for Christmas Eve morning

SAQ antenna tower #1 with its tuning coil. (Photo source: The Alexander association)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kris (G8AUU), who shares the following announcement from SAQ:

SAQ transmission scheduled for Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24th

On Christmas Eve morning, Sunday December 24th 2023, SAQ Grimeton is scheduled* to be on the air, to send out the traditional Christmas message to the whole world, using the 200kW Alexanderson alternator from 1924, on 17.2 kHz CW.

Program and transmission schedule:
08:00 CET (07:00 UTC): The transmitter hall at World Heritage Grimeton is opened for visitors.

Transmission & YouTube Live stream:
08:25 CET (07:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
08:30 CET (07:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
09:00 CET (08:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

Test transmissions
We are planning to carry our some test transmissions on Friday, December 22nd, approximately between 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (15:00 UTC). SAQ will be on the air shorter periods of time during this interval, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to [email protected].

Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
The event can be seen live on our YouTube Channel or by following the link below.

Live video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, scheduled at 08:25 CET (07:25 UTC) on December 24th, 2023

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 December 24th, 2023 until January 14th, 2024.

Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 3517.2 kHz CW
– 7017.2 kHz CW
– 14017.2KHz CW
– 3755 kHz SSB
– 7140 kHz SSB

QSL-reports to SK6SAQ (NOT SAQ) are kindly received via:
– Email to [email protected]
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by postal mail (link to address here)Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

Visiting World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
Visitors are most welcome to World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station on Christmas morning, Dec 24th. The doors to the transmitter hall will open at 08:00 CET.
Pre-booking is recommend. Get your free entrance ticket here.
We will offer all visitors free coffee with Christmas buns and ginger snaps.

Read more about the event on World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station Facebook page.

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2 thoughts on “SAQ transmission scheduled for Christmas Eve morning

  1. Walt Salmaniw

    I tried yet again last night to hear this station, but without any luck into Masset, BC off the NW coast of North America. Darn. In the future, I might try a PA0RDT antenna and my new HF+ Discovery, which is supposed to be very good on the VLF frequencies. Last night I used both a Kiwi SDR and Perseus SDR, and tried 2 antennas: a big ALA100LN aimed 40/220 degrees and a Beverage antenna aimed due north. Nothing heard.


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