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| February 6, 2015

World Radio Day marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio in 1946, when it first transmitted “This is the United Nations calling the peoples of the world.” World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of broadcast radio. It will be marked at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva on 13 February. The event will be broadcast live around the world from 17.00 to 20.00. This is part of a day full of events, particularly involving young people. Full details of the event can be found on the ITU website.

World Heritage Grimeton Radio in Sweden, callsign SAQ, will have a transmission with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF, 17.2kHz, to celebrate World Radio Day on 13 February. Tuning up from 14.30UTC, a message will be sent at 15.00UTC. No QSL cards will be given this time and no list of reports will be constructed but they will accept short listener reports by email to

The associated amateur radio station, SK6SAQ, will be active with a special callsign for the day. 7S6WRD will be on 7.035 and 14.035MHz using CW and 3.744MHz on SSB. QSL to 7S6WRD via the SM bureau.

Brian, WA1ZMS, licensee of the 3kW ERP 70.005 MHz WG2XPN beacon, reports the experimental licence has been renewed until 1 May 2017. The one-way only beacon operates on 70.005MHz with 3kW ERP from FM07fm. Brian suggests that European amateurs remember to point the beams west during the E-skip season and give a long listen on 70.005MHz.

The MSF 60kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be off the air for maintenance work from 2 to 19 March between 08.00UTC and 18.00UTC. The service will be back on air overnight and at weekends.

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