The Arctic Radio Club Radio Van (Source: Arctic Radio Club)
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mick Holland, who shares the following:
This popped up on my Facebook news feed this week. Posted by Giampiero Bernardini in the WRTH – World Radio Tv Handbook Facebook Group:
“Arctic Radio Club in Sweden celebrates the 2017 Convention in Jönköping, Sweden May 6 & 7th. Our radiostation ( the radiovan above) will be on the air with many different type of programs, mostly in Swedish. The transmitter will have a power of 250 W (ERP) on 1593 kHz and the antenna is located on a high hill near lake Vättern. In the evening of May 5th we will start tests. There will be station identifications in English, too.
The official start will be May 6th at 1900 UTC and the programs will be running until 1100 UTC on Sunday noon
On the 7th there will be a program dedicated to the local SR P4 Radio Jönköping that celebrates its 40th year of broadcasting. this year. This program starts at 1000 UTC and will be in Swedish. Until the station signs off at 1100 UTC.
Reception reports are appreciated and a special QSL-card is issued, if you enclose return postage in your letter. Reception reports by e-mail will be answered by an e-QSL. Address: Ronny Forslund, Arctic Radio 1593, Vita Huset, SE-17995 Svartsjö, SWEDEN. E-mail: info(AT)rock.x.se”
Readers of the SWLing Blog might be interested.
Indeed we are! Thank you for sharing, Mick!
(Source: BBC News via Richard Langley)
Ambulances in Stockholm are testing a system that interrupts in-car audio systems to warn drivers that they need to get through.
The solution was developed by students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the city.
It broadcasts a voice warning, while a text message also appears in the radio display.
It uses an FM radio signal to jam drivers’ speakers and stop music playing.
It will only be able to alert cars that have their radios turned on. It can also interrupt CDs and music connected via Bluetooth.
The radio transmission is sent from the emergency vehicle to nearby FM tuners that are equipped with RDS, a communications protocol for embedding small amounts of digital information in FM radio broadcasts. It is most commonly used to display the station or song title.
[…]The city will begin testing the system in a limited number of ambulances and fire engines, with plans to expand across the country later this year.
The warning system can work out how far in advance messages need to be heard depending on the speed of traffic.
Continue reading at BBC News…
In response to our announcement about WG2XFQ, SWLing Post reader, Kimmo, comments:
The Christmas Eve event by Swedish Friends of Veteran Radio on VLF 17.2 kHz and SW may also be of interest to some. See more information here:
The following is a machine translation ofsdxf.se via Google:
There will be a transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th, 2014.
The message transmission will take place at 08:00 UTC (09:00 local time). The transmitter will be tuned up starting around 07:30 UTC (08:30 local time).
There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call SK6SAQ on any of the following frequencies:
- 17.2 kHz CW
- 3755 kHz SSB
- 7035 kHz CW
- 14215 kHz SSB
- 14035 khz CW
QSL Reports on SAQ are kindly received by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner
S-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN
The Radio Station will be open to visitors. No entrance fee. Also read our website:www.alexander.n.se
Update: Elad posted the following video of the Elad FDM-DUO receiving the SAQ broadcast on 17.2 kHz: