Alexanderson day live stream 1
Alexanderson day live stream 2
Alexanderson day is one of few days when the transmitter in Grimeton is run for its original purpose, to send telegrams on morse code. Back in the days the telegrams were received in New York, USA but today there are listeners in different parts of the world. When the signals are received by the listeners, reports is sent to the World Heritage Site via mail or social media. A listeners report consists of geographic location, audibility and sometimes technical information about the often self-designed equipment. Just like 100 years ago the callsign SAQ is still used, which is well known in the international radio community. The transmissions is made possible thanks to the Alexander Association.
During this year’s Alexanderson day July 4th two messages will be sent with the Alexanderson transmitter, which can be witnessed live on Youtube. The World Heritage Site is held open between 10am-5pm, but with limited access to the transmitter hall. The guided tours are cancelled but the exhibition and the other activities can be experienced as usual – The Morse Hunt, The Radio Phantom, The obstacle course The Examination and The Walk. Kjell´s Café and the gift shop can be visited in the visitor center.
Startup and tuning at 10:30 CET (08:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 11:00 CET (09:00 UTC)
Startup and tuning at 13:30 CET (11:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 14:00 CET (12:00 UTC)