It is always fun to listen on 17.2kHz for the special test transmissions from the historic Grimeton alternator transmitter in Sweden. Lars Kalland writes:
"We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmissions on 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson alternator on Sunday, June 30, 2013, “Alexanderson Day", at 09:00 UTC and 11:00 UTC. We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before message. "
They welcome reception reports for these SAQ transmissions either via firstname.lastname@example.org , via the Swedish QSL bureau or direct to:
Alexander-Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
SE-432 98 GRIMETON,
(NB: new address)
The QSL card from SAQ is something quite special. I was lucky enough to receive one a few years ago. Also see their website at www.alexander.n.se .
A suitable downloadable software receiver (needs a wire connected to the audio input of a PC sound card - add back-to-back diodes to prevent damage) is available at https://sites.google.com/site/sm6lkm/saqrx/.