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  1. Alexanderson Alternator SAQ Transmission Set for Christmas Eve

    A transmission from SAQ at the World Heritage Grimeton site in Sweden, using the vintage 200 kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz will take place on Christmas Eve, December 24. The message transmission will begin at 0800 UTC (transmitter tune-up will get under way at 0730 UTC).

    In addition, Amateur Radio activity from SAQ Grimeton club station SK6SAQ is anticipated on 3,755 kHz SSB, 7,035 kHz ...

  2. Army MARS Public Affairs Officer Bill Sexton, N1IN/AAR1FP, Retires

    Bill Sexton, N1IN/AAR1FP, will step down on December 31 as the US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) public affairs officer, a volunteer position. Now 86, Sexton, who splits his time between Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Sarasota, Florida, has been involved with MARS since the early 1990s, after reading an article about the program in QST. He stepped into a PR role with the organizati...

  3. Special Event Stations OF9X, OH9SCL on the Air from the Land of Santa Claus

    The Santa Claus stations, OH9SCL (“Santa Claus Land”) and OF9X (“Old Father Nine Xmas”) are on the air! As Santa is busy loading up his sleigh preparing for his journey around the world, his elves will be at the controls of Santa Radio and can tell you Santa's whereabouts. Stop by and say hello. Santa’s journey starts from Finnish Lapland, continuing through the dangerously narrow Baltic airspa...

  4. Russian ARISS Team Transmitting Slow-Scan TV from the ISS

    Several stations around the globe reported receiving slow-scan television (SSTV) images from the International Space Station on December 18. The Russian ARISS announced earlier that it would activate the Amateur Radio SSTV “experiment” from the ISS on 145.800 MHz FM (PD180 mode). Additional transmissions are planned for December 20. All of the images commemorate the birth 80 years ago of Soviet...

  5. Annual Christmas Eve Fessenden Commemorative Transmission Set

    Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, will put his 600 meter Experimental Station WG2XFQ on the air for his annual Christmas Eve transmission. WG2XFQ will transmit on 486 kHz from Forest, Virginia, to mark the 108th anniversary of Reginald Fessenden’s first audio transmission. Historic accounts say Fessenden played the violin and read a brief Bible verse. It’s been reported that other radio experimenters and s...

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