SI9AM Diary
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PunktSaturdy and Sunday, November 24-25, 2001
PunktSaturdy and Sunday, November 10-11, 2001
PunktFriday October 12, 2001
PunktSunday September 30, 2001
PunktWorking meeting September 29, 2001
PunktFriday September 28, 2001
PunktSummary September 2 - 26, 2001
  PunktMeeting August 25, 2001
PunktPhone meeting August 22, 2001
  PunktKing Chulalongkorn Days July 19 - 22, 2001
  PunktTrouble-shooting July 1, 2001
  PunktWorkingevening June 26, 2001
  PunktWorkingmeeting June 17, 2001
  PunktWorkingmeeting June 16, 2001
  PunktLA-SM meeting in Östersund, June 9-10, 2001
  PunktWorkingmeeting June 4, 2001
  PunktWorkingmeeting May 24, 2001
  PunktSI9AM-Weekend and Annual Meeting April 28 -29, 2001
  PunktSSA:s annual meeting in Karlsborg the April 20 - 22, 2001
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DIARY 2001
SATURDAY - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24-25, 2001

ContestPresent during the whole weekend or part of the weekend:
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3EAE/Lars.
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen.
From Ådalens Radioamateurs, SM3DMP/Tomas.

We worked CQ WW DX Contest on CW, November 24 - 25, 2001.

Late on Friday evening November 23, SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen arrived to SI9AM. Besides existing radio equipment we had a Kenwood TS 440S AT with a W3DZZ to listen for multipliers.

At 01.00 on Saturday morning (00.00 GMT) the contest started. Unfortunately there was an unwanted aurora borealis which sometimes made it impossible to hear anything. During Saturday SM3BQC/Arne, SM3DMP/Tomas and SM3EAE/Lars joined us.

At 13.00 on Sunday we finished the contest. When we came home to our own QTH we heard that the aurora borealis was not so strong. In the evening it was much better conditions it was for example open against North America. In spite of the aurora borealis we worked 810 QSO:s on 1,8 – 28 MHz. We all thought that it was very fun and will go one with contests during 2002.

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SATURDAY - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10-11, 2001

TestingPresent during the whole weekend or part of the weekend:
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3URI/Stig-Ove.
From Sollefteå Radioclub, SM3PZV/Bengt and Tommy
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3MQF/Curt.

Saturday and Sunday, November 10 - 11, 2001, we arranged a weekend-meeting at SI9AM. Our aim were to get some experience from different transceivers in the existing environment and to find out which one we are going to buy.

When we tested the transceivers we didn't in the first hand think of technical performances instead we were thinking of an equipment easy to use for the visitors.

During the weekend we tested new radio equipments from ICOM, YAESU and KENWOOD. We started on Saturday at 10.00 GMT and finished at 13.00 GMT on Sunday.

On Saturday during 13.30 - 15.30 GMT we had a boarding-meeting. We discussed what transceiver we should buy and decided to let the members come with their wishes and write a demand specification. The demand specifications from the members will be put together by SM3HFD/Håkan.

SM3CVM/Lars, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3FJF/Jörgen stay the night at SI9AM.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2001

BTSSM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3MQF/Curt have again visited Bispgårdens Technical School, BTS, in Bispgården and talked with the students and the technical teacher SM3JJI/Jan about amateur radio.

During the afternoon SM3BQC/Arne came and some work were done at SI9AM. Draining holes were drilled in the mast. A hole for cables into the house has also been drilled.

SM3CER/Janne was QRV on the frequencies and run 147 QSO:s.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2001

SK5CGWhen the members of SK5CG went back to Stockholm after their visit at SI9AM, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3JVJ/Lars showed SK3BG:s club station in Sundsvall.

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WORKING MEETING SEPTEMBER 29, 2001

DiggingPresent during the working meeting:
From FRO Sollefteå, SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3EAE/Lars
From Kungsgårdens Radioclub, SM3VAC/Magnus and SM3XRA/Bengt
From Sollefteå Radioclub, SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3JVJ/Lars, SM3MQF/Curt and SM3UQO/Björn
Others, Gunnar Höglund

A cold day with a blue sky. (It was not raining!). We dig down all the cables from the house to the mast. To our help we have a excavator but there was although a hard work for all the men who have gathered this Saturday in September.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2001

Bispgårdens Technical School SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3CER/Janne paid a visit to Bispgårdens Technical School, BTS, in Bispgården and met 55 students. They showed digital presentations and informed the students about amateur radio. They demonstrated a QSO on 2 meter. Present during this information and demonstration was also the teacher SM3JJI/Jan Johansson.

In the afternoon in Utanede, SM3BQC/Arne mounted another cupboard that he had built and given to SI9AM. He has also mounted a letter box which he had built. If you visit us but no one can show our club station you can put a message in the letter box outside the front door.

In the evening 5 members of SK5CG "Föreningen Aktiva Synskadade" visited SI9AM, they staid until Sunday.

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SEPTEMBER 2 - 26, 2001

Sunday September 2, 2001
Phone meeting
Present during the phone meeting:
From FRO Sollefteå, SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke
From Gullängets Radioamateurs, SM3WMU/Tomas
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3CVM/Lars and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
From Sollefteå Radioclub, SM3PZV/Bengt and SM3TSZ/Mauritz
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3UQO/Björn
From Ådalens Radioamateurs, SM3EKD/Tore

A phone meeting to discuss were we should place our order for the base of the mast. We decided to place the order to the construction firm "Byggnadsfirma C. Lundström & Co AB" in Utanede.

Thursday September 6, 2001
SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3EAE/Lars had a meeting with the mechanical firm "BIMAB Bispgårdens Maskin AB" and the construction firm "Byggnadsfirma C. Lundström & Co AB". We maid an agreement that we should fix the bolts and "BIMAB Bispgårdens Maskin AB" fix the mechanical welding.

Tuesday September 11, 2001
We had managed to find the right sort of bolts which we sent by bus to Bispgården.

Monday September 17, 2001 Base of the mast
The digging for the base of the mast starts.

Friday September 21, 2001
The base of the mast are now founded.

Wednesday September 26, 2001
Phone meeting
Present during the phone meeting:
From Gullängets Radioamateurs, SM3WMU/Tomas
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
From Sollefteå Radioclub, SM3PZV/Bengt and SM3TSZ/Mauritz
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen
From Ådalens Radioamateurs, SM3EKD/Tore

We informed everybody what had happen lately and discussed what was going to happen during the working meeting on Saturday.

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MEETING AUGUST 25, 2001

DiscussionPresent during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3UQO/Björn
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3CVM/Lars, SM3TIR/Sven and SM3UKE/Henrik
From Sollefteå Radioclub SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke, SM3PZV/Bengt and Tommy

This Saturday afternoon we meet to discuss the work we are going to do during this autumn. The first thing we have to do is dig down the cables and dig and found for the mast. But before we do it we must decide how we will arrange the whole thing. We have a lot of ideas how to do it and we must very soon take a final decision about the best and easiest way to do it. As you all know there is a lot of things to think about. We examined the mast and we had a long discussion with Anders Lundström, who we are going to engage to do some of the jobs.

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PHONE MEETING AUGUST 22, 2001

Present during the phone meeting:
From FRO Sollefteå, SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke
From Gullängets Radioamateurs, SM3WMU/Tomas
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sollefteå Radioclub, SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EX/Christer and SM3FJF/Jörgen
From Ådalens Radioamateurs, SM3EKD/Tore

A phone meeting was held to inform everybody of what have happened lately. We have bought a mast, which have been transported by truck from the northern part of Sweden. We have also been granted money for a EU-project to build up the Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station in Utanede.

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KING CHULALONGKORN DAYS JULY 19 -22, 2001

SM3GSK/ClasseDuring the annual celebration of the King Chulalongkorn Days we had the Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station open to let everyone who was in the neighbourhoods to take a look. The visitors could also run with the special callsign SI9AM without costs. Among other things we also made some work. SM3BQC/Arne mounted the cupboards and the shelves he had build and given to SI9AM. SM3HFD/Håkan worked with the packet radio equipment the whole day.

On July 19, SM3CER/Janne was very active during the whole day with the callsign, and he logged about 600 QSO:s. On July 20, SM3LIV/Ulla was very active with the callsign and made about 400 contacts and on July 22, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik was active with the signal SI9AM.

We had a lot visitors during this days. From came Belgium ON9CLV/Kent (homecall SM0ELV) and his son Björn. From Stockholm came SM0RGP/Ernst with wife Hariet and SM5GHD/Lassse with his daughter. From Strömsund came SM3XCS/Thomas with his parents. From Hudiksvall came SM3FT/Lars, who gave us a packet modem. Of course there came a lot of amateurs from the radio amateur clubs in Sollefteå, Östersund, Kramfors and Sundsvall.

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING JULY 1, 2001

SM3DVN/GunnarWe had noticed some problems with the radioequipment, which we didn't manage to solve ourselves. We therefore asked an expert on radioequipments in Sundsvall, SM3DVN/Gunnar to help us.

This Sunday SM3DVN/Gunnar and SM3FJF/Jörgen went to Utanede to find out what was wrong. After two hours of testing SM3DVN/Gunnar didn't find anything wrong with the rig and he stated that the fault was on the feeder. Than we began to check all connections on the cables from the antenna to the rig. To our help SM3EAE/Lars arrived and after another two hours we discovered that there was loose contact.

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WORKINGEVENING JUNE 26, 2001

Present during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer and SM3FJF/Jörgen
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3EAE/Lars

This evening we made a lot of tests of the antenna system.

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WORKINGMEETING JUNE 17, 2001

Present during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans and SM3LJA/Kent
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3EAE/Lars

This day we arranged the cables and moved the Windom antenna. We took also part in a local Swedish contest on 40 – 80 meters to check the equipment functions.

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WORKINGMEETING JUNE 16, 2001

AntennaPresent during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3JVJ/Lars, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3MQF/Curt
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3IKQ/Tommy and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sollefteå Radioclub SM3PZV/Bengt and Tommy

It was a warm and sunny day. An orchestra was playing outside our QTH when we arrived. Why? The annual ”Indalsleden Loppet” took place this day, and one of the changeoverplaces were outside ”Holmsta Gård”.

We had work to do the whole day, there was a lot of things to do with the beam and with the portable mast. Finally we could put the beam on the mast and hoist up the antenna and everything seemed to function.

Inside the house SM3BQC/Arne fixed some shelves and SM3CER/Janne worked in All Asia DX Contest.

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LA-SM MEETING IN ÖSTERSUND JUNE 9-10, 2001

SM3FJF/JörgenAbout 30 radioamateurs från Norway and Sweden had meet in Östersund. During this meeting SM3CVM/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen informed and showed a computer presentation about SI9AM.

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WORKINGMEETING JUNE 4, 2001

SM3BQC/Arne, SM3MHD/Curt Present during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3MHD/Curt.
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3WYE/Jonas

This Monday, which was a holiday in Sweden the work with the portable mast, went on. Unfortunately we couldn't finish the job but we had however done a lot.

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WORKINGMEETING MAY 24, 2001

SM3ESX/ChristerPresent during the workingmeeting:
From Sundsvalls Radioamateurs SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla
From Jemtlands Radioamateurs SM3CVM/Lars, SMEAE/Lars, SM3UKE/Henrik och SM3WYE/Jonas
From Sollefteå Radioclub SM3PZV/Bengt and Tommy

During 2000 the weather haven't been on our side when we have had our workingmeetings. So we were not surprised when we saw the weather this day. Rain and could about 10 degrees centigrade.

We haven't had any opportunity to get the ordinary mast on the right place so also this summer we have borrowed a portable mast. Our ambitions for this day were to rise the mast with the antenna. But after some hour's work we realised that there were some mechanical works that we couldn't fix this day. But we have learned how the portable mast is constructed.

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SI9AM-WEEKEND AND ANNUAL MEETING
APRIL 28 -29, 2001

Annual meeting During this weekend SK3BG, Sundsvalls Radioamateurs and SK3JR, Jemtland Radioamateurs invited their clubmembers to visit the Amateur Radio Station and work with the special callsign SI9AM. We logged about 130 QSO:s from 3,5 MHz - 145 MHz.

Present during the Annual Meeting:
Jemtlands Radioamatörer
SM3CVM Lars Aronsson
SM3EAE Lars Stöök

Sundsvalls Radioamatörer
SM3ESX Christer Byström
SM3LIV Ulla Norrmén
SM3FJF Jörgen Norrmén
SM3CER Jan Eric Rehn

Ådalens Sändareamatörer
SM3EKD Tore Karlsson
SM3BWJ Kristian Boström
SM3XKW Anders Sahlén

Sollefteå Radioklubb
SM3PZV Bengt Johansson
Tommy Johansson

At the annual meeting we discussed the usual matters such as the annual report and adopt the report and accounts. New in the council are SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke, SM3PZV/Bengt and SM3WMU/Tomas.

After the annual meeting we had a boarding meeting where we set up a technical committee to plan and organise the technical build-up of the Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station. Member in this group are SM3XKW/Anders from SK3IK, SM3TIR/Sven from SK3JR, SM3BQC/Arne from SK3BG and SM3ESX/Christer from SK3BG who also is convenor.

We also set up a marketing group to work with marketing. Member in this group are SM3FJF/Jörgen from SK3BG, SM3CER/Jan Eric from SK3BG and SM3CVM/Lars from SK3JR who also is convenor.

We also discuss the coming work such as digging cables for the antenna.

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SSA´S ANNUAL MEETING IN KARLSBORG
APRIL 20 - 22, 2001

ExhibitionDuring SSA´s annual meeting with the technical exhibition in Karlsborg, we show a computer presentation about SI9AM. We informed about the Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station in Utanede and handed over tourist information about Ragunda and the Thai Pavilion in Utanede. We were represented by the president SM3CVM/Lars and the vice president SM3FJF/Jörgen and the treasurer SM3LIV/Ulla.

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