The second transmission today of the Grimeton base VLF transmitter SAQ was done with my normal HF transceiver. With the help of the Datong VLF converter and the home made ZS6BKW antenna the missiob was easy accomplished.
Okay the converter was a bit overloaded with the ZS6BKW antenna, but I managed to receive them good.
This morning I used FLdigi to decode the cw message, but as you can see in my previous post this was not readable. To be honest software that can decode 100% hand keyed cw are rare…
So now it was Hamradio Deluxe on the test. A bit better :
VVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV VVV VVV DE SRQ SAQ SAQ VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SA*
K 5 H 5 TIEIEATI E V VVV DE SAQ I AQ SAQ VV4 VVV VVV HE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV VVV VVIT DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVH 5VV VEAV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV VV5 VVV DE SAQ SAQ SUQ VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SAGE SAQ VV5 VVV UVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SSQ SAQ VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV VVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ 5VV VVV VVV DE SAQ SA SAQ VVV ITVV VVV DE SAQ SAQ SAQ VVV H VV VVV DE SA<SK> SAQ SAQ
T NQ C* <AR>= DE SA7 SAQ SAQ - THIS IS GRIW ETO N U ADIO/SA Q IN A TRA NST E ISSIO N USING THE ULEXANDERSO N 2 * Ø T TW ET DTEEE NA NTI O N 1 Z .2 CHG = EO NE HUNDREH YEARS AT = , TEIE FIRST COAI T RADIY STATIOD ON THE SPELISH W EST CXAST , G THENBURG RADIO , WAS X<VE>ENED ITH THE CALL HTGN GSG II GSG , LATER SA B II SAB AND FINAL5Y SAG II SAG = SIGNEH : THE A*EXA NDER- GRIM EIZ N VETERSNRAE EIOS VAENNER ASSO CIA TION AEED W OR*D HERITA GE GRIM ETON <AR> FOR QS5 INX PEASE RESD O UR WEBSITE : WWW .ALEXANHER.N.SE II WWW*ALEXANDER.NSE = DE I AQ SA= SAQ <SK>
Here is a screenshot of HRD :
And of course an mp3 : https://on3jt.byze.be/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/SAQ_july3_2011_12_utc.mp3
I also made a small video with my photo camera. It was filmed without tripod, so my excuses for the no so steady images. I uploade the video on YouTube :
You can hear some intermod while SAQ is tuning. The Datong vlf converter is not designed for big antennas.