fgentges at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 18 13:46:26 CDT 2009
One of our AMRAD fellows, Sandy, WB5MMB, has gone to the mountains away
from all sorts of noise and has heard SAQ on a good night in the winter.
In the summer, all the sferics cover up any SAQ signal.
He uses a Cubic R3030 receiver which is very good. I doubt he would
have any chance with a sound card.
We would copy LF signals that were very weak with a narrowband spectrum
display like ARGO but SAQ has too much wobble to send through a super
Sandy should be at the AMRAD Hamvention cook out as well as the
Hamvention and the AMRAD spot and you can find out about his adventures
Brian Hawes wrote:
> A bit more information:
> I don't think Grimeton was heard in USA last time they ran it.
> There is a neat purpose written 'no-cost' SDR which may be of interest, and for
> other uses too. Just plug an antenna into your sound card! I may try my AMRAD
> active antenna.
> The section "how does SAQrx work" is useful, for those of us not so familiar
> with the innards of SDR anyway.
> In message <20091017174115.E51A41851F at webmail223.herald.ox.ac.uk> Brian Hawes
> <hawes at herald.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>> Just in case some of the LF enthusiasts consider it worth listening:
>> SAQ diary dates from the Swedish LF station
>> The historic Alexanderson alternator transmitter located at Grimeton, Sweden is
>> preserved as a museum and is operated by volunteers on various special days
>> throughout the year. The station will transmit CW on its usual frequency of
>> 17.2kHz on 24 October at 0900UTC and 24 December at 0800UTC. Listen out for SAQ.
>> These transmissions are well worth listening to if you can rig up some kind of
>> the receiver; the musical sound of the keyed alternator is unique. No reports
>> required and no QSL cards are given for the October transmission but QSLs are
>> available for the Christmas Eve transmission. For more information check out
>> Tacos mailing list
>> Tacos at amrad.org
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