[Fwd: LF: SAQ transmission]

André Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Tue, 09 Jun 1998 10:31:26 -0400

Alan Gale wrote:

> At 13:36 29/05/98 GMT, you wrote:
> >One correspondent descibed them as Andersson generators. A magazine
> >article called them Alexanderson. Can anyone who knows shed any light
> >on which is correct?
> >
> >It was quite a treat to hear them. One day maybe I'll get over to
> >Sweden and see the museum ...
> >
> >73, Chris Trayner G4OKW
> Hi Chris,
>         You can see a picture and find out more about the Alexandersson
> Alternator (built by Ernst Alexandersson), and the SAQ VLF aerial at the
> Grimeton Radio Museum website at the following URL:
>         http://www.telemuseum.se/grimeton/grimeen.html
> I took down the following message from them, which was sent twice in both
> the morning and afternoon transmissions:
> 1459 UTC        CQ CQ de SAQ SAQ -
> Once again the gentle voice of the Grimeton radio station is heard
> on 17.2 kHz. The reason is that the building with its transmitter
> and huge antenna array has been awarded the prize of Industrial Monument
> of 1997. The prize is being awarded today May 28th by Karin Starrin the
> Governor of Halland County.
> The Swedish Industrial Monument association motivates its choice by
> saying that even a radio station is part of our cultural heritage. The
> Radio Station at Grimeton has also been declared a historic property
> and is protected under the Swedish Cultural Heritage Act.
> Grimeton was built between 1922 and 1924 with the aim of improving
> wireless communications between Sweden and the United States. It was
> fitted with transmitting equipment invented by one of the great pioneers
> of radio engineering Swedish born Ernst Alexandersson.
> Of the about twenty Alexandersson - system transmitter plants that once
> formed a global network only the Grimeton station remains and is still
> going strong.
> In addition to preserving this unique station plans are well advanced
> to develop Grimeton into an International Radio Science Center  WA
> todays prize - awarding ceremony includes an international conference
> which will be a major step in that direction.
>                 73 for now, Alan.
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