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  PunktWorking and boarding meeting September 30, 2000
  PunktWorking and boarding meeting September 3, 2000
  PunktThe official opening of SI9AM July 19, 2000
  PunktWork with antennas July 15 - 19, 2000
  PunktShort summary year 2000 until June 24

DIARY 2000


From Sundsvalls Radioamatörer: SM3LIV/Ulla SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3CER/Jan-Erik and SM3BQC/Arne
From Jämtlands Radioamatörer: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
From Sollefteå Radioklubb: SM3PZV/Bengt.

We discussed how the work with the mast should continue and we must to wait until the spring because the winter will soon come and we are not ready to dig and found for the mast.

SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3EAE/Lars worked about 300 QSO:s during some hours in the Scandinavian Activity Contest on SSB.

When we operate from SI9AM we shall try to use following frequencies:
CW 3517, 7017, 14017, 21017 and 28017
SSB 3760, 7060, 14210, 21310 and 28510

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MeetingFrom Sundsvalls Radioamatörer: SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3CER/Jan-Erik and SM3BQC/Arne
From Jämtlands Radioamatörer: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
From Ådalens Sändaramatörer: SM3EKD/Tore , SM3FBM/Rolf and SH3ACW/Anders
From Sollefteå Radioklubb:SM3PZV/Bengt.

This was the first meeting after the official opening of SI9AM. We were all very satisfied with the arrangements and very glad that so many could join us on the celebration day. Now we must go on with the work to get ready with the antennas and the radio equipment. We are looking for sponsors who can help us with money or with equipment.

Caretaker of SI9AM is SM3EAE/Lars who are living in Hammarstrand not far away from the pavilion.

We will help SM3CVM/Lars with the QSL-cards. Hopefully we can send the cards to the QSL-bureau in a few weeks.

After the boarding meeting we worked with the antennas.

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The officially opening of SI9AM was held outside "Holmstagården" in front of the outside door to our radio room. Our president SM3CVM/Lars wished everyone welcome and gave us a short background of SI9AM. Opening The municipal commissioners in Ragunda municipality, Bernt Källström, hold the inaugural speech and also gave a CW-key to SI9AM from Ragunda municipality. SM3CWE/Owe represented Sveriges Sändareamatörer, SSA and hand over a SSA standard and he also hand over a Bencher CW-manipulator to SI9AM from the Radio Company "Produktcentrum". SM3JBS/Sven hand over "en väderpinne" a nature barometer. From "Utanede Utv Ek. Society" we got a beautiful flower arrangement and an enlargement of the first side of the Thai Valley brochure. (We are one of the twelve companies/societies who are part of Thai Valley group.) After that we proposed a toast to SI9AM in Italian champagne, which we had got from IK3GES/Gabrielle who visited us on Monday evening. Everyone was then invited to our radio room.

The weather was not on our side.
Five minutes before the opening it started to rain and during the whole ceremony it was a heavy rain. We estimate the visitors to about 50 persons. Among the visitors were Lars Forslund and Per Sune Holmvall from Ragunda municipality and the editor of QTC, SMØRGP/Ernst with XYL Harriet.

The first QSO was made of our vice president SM3FJF/Jörgen who first contacted SK5SSA and than SK0HQ and SI75A.

It was very crowded in the radio room since everyone wanted to see and hear the first QSO. SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke had arranged with a loudspeaker so everyone outside could hear the first QSO.

We were a little disappointed at the heavy rain during the whole ceremony, but now we are glad that the opening was on the 19th. At lunchtime on the 20th all roads around was closed because of heavy rain in the middle part of Sweden and perhaps we have been forced to cancel the whole inauguration.

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Saturday July 15

On Saturday July 15, we had a working meeting in Utanede. We started with a board meeting and made a break when a reporter from a local newspaper came and made reportage. After the board meeting we started to prepare for the official opening on Wednesday July 19. We were 12 amateurs who worked hard the whole day. Some of us didn't go home until midnight.

We furnished the room. The radio room has now a bunk bed, a table with four chairs and big radio desk. We have also a microwave oven and a coffee maker.

SM3ESX/Christer worked with the radio equipment we have borrowed from SM3URI/Stig-Ove.

SH3ACW/Anders, SM3FBM/Rolf, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3TIR/Sven worked with the dipole- and the 2 meters antennas.

SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM4TYC/Ulf and SM3WYE/Jonas worked with the rotator, rotator box, beam and the portable mast.

SM3LIV/Ulla made warm coffee sandwiches and cleaned the radio room.

The rotator we had borrowed needed repair which was done at the same time that we made a new holder. Unfortunately we hadn't a connection to the portable mast so we had to stop work at midnight.

Sunday July 16

We started again at 3 p.m. This time it was SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM3WYE/Jonas with YL Johanna from Östersund, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3FJF/Jörgen from Njurunda and SM3BQC/Arne from Järkvissle.

We had to do more weld work on the rotator. In the evening when were going to raise to portable mast something happened with the rotator and it was broken in pieces. We worked in heavy rain all the time so it was wet persons who went home.

The only fun we had that day was when IK3GES/Gabrielle and his XYL visited us and handle over a bottle of Italian champagne for the celebrations on July 19.

Wednesday July 19 Work

After the official opening of SI9AM we went on with the work with rotator, beam and the portable mast. When we once again raised the portable mast (about 10 m up) we had to take it down because the ground was waterlogged. We were forced to move to another place. About 5 p.m. the beam was in the air on the portable mast and we had our first contact with the beam on 14.010 MHz. During the whole afternoon it was a heavy rain so everyone was were wet but glad that we succeeded with the beam. The bad propagation made it impossible to have our 21MHz sked with Thailand.

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Meeting in Bispgården February 27, 2000

SM3DOT//Lennart, SM3EKD/Tore and SH3ACW/Anders represented Ådalens Sändareamatörer, SK3IK.

SM3CVM/Lars, SM3LR/Sören, SM3RUJ/Anders and SM3TIR/Sven represented Jemtlands Radioamatörer, SK3JR.

SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Jan-Erik, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3LNM/Mats and SM3MHD/Curt represented Sundsvalls radio Amateurs, SK3BG.

From Ragunda came SM3AQC/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars.

We began the meeting at 13.00 local time with a trip to Holmstagården to take a look at our new QTH i Utanede. After that we went back to conference room at the High School in Bispgården. There was a lot of questions to discuss such as marketing, administration, furniture, radio equipment, antennas and so on. The meeting ended at 16.00 local time.

Radio meeting for amateurs in the third area of Sweden.

April 1, 2000 the annual spring meeting for the third area were arranged by SI9AM. The meeting was held at Holmstagården and Sabaidee Inn.

28 amateurs from the third area had come to listen to SM3CWE/Owe who informed us about motion to the coming annual meeting for all amateurs in Sweden in Malmoe in April. SM3FJF/Jörgen gave us a brief summary of recruiting work in the Swedish Radio Amateur Society – SSA.

After the meeting we had a guided tour to the Thai Pavilion.

Annual meeting SI9AM

The first annual meeting for SI9AM was also held this day. A new council was elected.

The first sod
Activity day in Utanede
May 13, 2000

8 amateurs from the radioclubs SK3JR, SK3BG and SK3IK meet in Utanede to plan the building of Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station.

This day we throw up the first sod for the antenna.

Ham Radio convention in Friedrichshafen
June 22-24, 2000

We have been present in Friedrichshafen during the Ham Radio convention. SM3CVM/Lars stood in SSA:s exhibition case and informed about SI9AM.

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