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Author Topic: Ham Receivers on Longwave. How's your's?  (Read 4019 times)
K0OD
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »

Speaking of SAQ, I presume it will broadcast again this year on Christmas eve.

In most of the US it's not so easy to hear, but I'll try again next month:

"SAQ traditionally broadcasts at Christmas with the 1920s-era electro-mechanical transmitter that operates on 17.2 kHz. SAQ has released a report that summarizes the success and a map that shows the locations of those who heard SAQ. The vast majority of reports came from listeners — many of them radio amateurs — in Europe, but several hams in the US and Canada were among those able to hear the 17.2 kHz transmission."

"Dave Riley, AA1A, at historic Brant Rock in Massachusetts reported “very good” copy, with the SAQ signal at 10 dB above the noise. SAQ was even heard in Alaska, by Laurence Howell, KL7L, in Wasilla, who gave SAQ a 449 signal report. "

Only a handful of USA stations (all hams BTW) are known to have copied it last Christmas as this report shows:
http://alexander.n.se/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SUMMARY-REPORT-ON-SAQ-TRANSMISSION-CHRISTMAS-2016-12-24-1.pdf

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VA3VF
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 11:31:00 AM »

Speaking of SAQ, I presume it will broadcast again this year on Christmas eve.

In most of the US it's not so easy to hear, but I'll try again next month:

"SAQ traditionally broadcasts at Christmas with the 1920s-era electro-mechanical transmitter that operates on 17.2 kHz. SAQ has released a report that summarizes the success and a map that shows the locations of those who heard SAQ. The vast majority of reports came from listeners — many of them radio amateurs — in Europe, but several hams in the US and Canada were among those able to hear the 17.2 kHz transmission."

"Dave Riley, AA1A, at historic Brant Rock in Massachusetts reported “very good” copy, with the SAQ signal at 10 dB above the noise. SAQ was even heard in Alaska, by Laurence Howell, KL7L, in Wasilla, who gave SAQ a 449 signal report. "

Only a handful of USA stations (all hams BTW) are known to have copied it last Christmas as this report shows:
http://alexander.n.se/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SUMMARY-REPORT-ON-SAQ-TRANSMISSION-CHRISTMAS-2016-12-24-1.pdf



No TX this Christmas:

http://alexander.n.se/christmas-transmission-with-saq-radio-cancelled/?lang=en
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K0OD
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »

That's sad. I was looking forward to hearing SAQ for the first time.

"Christmas transmission with SAQ radio cancelled

...Unfortunately we have to inform you that also the traditional Christmas transmission will be cancelled this year since we haven’t been able to finish the maintenance work as planned. Which sometimes can be the case when maintaining an almost 100 year old longwave station.

We deeply regret this and hope for understanding of the situation and also your continued support for the station. We are doing everything we can to get our “old lady” up in the air again!"
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WA9CFK
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 08:22:39 PM »

I have been listening with a Yaesu 747 and a 160 inverted L.

I hear enough signals to tweak my interests in 630 m. I have heard nothing on 137 KHz.


Interesting enough my newer Yaesu switches in  20 db attenuation below 1.7 KHz.

I am looking at a long wire next.
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