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  OCTOBER
PunktPhone meeting Thursday, October 16, 2003
  AUGUST
PunktActivity from the Thai Teak House Saturday August 9, 2003
  JULY
PunktExhibition, Conference and Open House, July 16-20, 2003
PunktPhone meeting July 13, 2003
  JUNE
PunktActivity from the Thai Teak House Saturday June 28, 2003
PunktActivity from the Thai Teak House Sunday June 8, 2003
  MAY
PunktGuest Operators from SKØQO May 29 – June 1, 2003
PunktCQ WW WPX Contest CW, May 24-25 2003
PunktWork with antennas Saturday May 17, 2003
PunktWork at SI9AM Friday May 16, 2003
  APRIL
PunktAnnual meeting April 12, 2003
  MARCH
PunktPhone meeting March 23, 2003
PunktVisit at Södertörns Radioamatörer, SKØQO, Wednesday March 13, 2003
PunktMeeting with the new leaseholder of Holmsta, Saturday March 8, 2003
  JANUARY
PunktPhone meeting January 19, 2003
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DIARY 2003
Phone meeting Thursday, October 16, 2003

Present during the phone meeting.
From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, and SM3LIV/Ulla
From Ådalens Radio amateurs: SM3EKD/Tore

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Amateur radio from the Teak-house
  • Exhibition, Conference and Open House during July 16-20, 2003
  • Articles in the Norwegian newspaper and in CQ DL
  • Renting of SI9AM
  • Award
  • Guest certificate
  • Amateur Radio meeting for the third area in Sweden, April 5, 2004
  • Annual meeting during the same day
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    Activity from the Thai Teak House Saturday Augusti 9, 2003

    SI9AM To show amateur radio for visitors of the Thai Pavilion we operated during five hours from The Thai Teak House. It was SM3BQC/Arne,SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen and who answered a lot of question and showed how we make a QSO.

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    Exhibition, Conference and Open House, Wednesday-Sunday, July 16-20, 2003

    SI9AM July 16 – 20, 2003
    Every year Ragunda Municipality celebrates King Chulalongkorn´s visit in Utanede in July 19, 1897. This year it was 150 years since King Chulalongkorn was born and it was big celebrations on July 19, in the Thai Pavilion area.

    During July 17 – 18 it was a big international conference (Gateway for exchange Thailand & Northern Europe) in Ragunda with participants from Sweden, Thailand and EU Brussels. The purpose of the conference is to build up a centre of culture. Chairmen of the conference were Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture M. R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs and the governor of Jämtland County Ms. Maggi Mikaelsson. M. R. Chakrarot is Chitrabongs for us radio amateurs also known as HS1VRD. SI9AM were invited to inform the participants of how amateur radio relates people around the world. It was a great honour for us to have this possibility to inform everybody about our hobby and of course about SI9AM.

    Ragunda Municipality had also invited us to show amateur radio and inform about SI9AM inside the Thai Pavilion area in an exhibition marquee during July 17 – 19.

    During these days (July 17 - 20) we also showed our Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station SI9AM.

    July 16, 2003
    On Wednesday afternoon July 16, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla met at four o'clock local time to build up the exhibition marquee. It was really warm and a lot of gadflies were irritating us all the time but about nine o'clock local time we were ready with the arrangements.

    July 17, 2003 SI9AM
    On Thursday July 17, SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen went to the conference.

    In the exhibition marquee and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
    SM3ESX/Christer, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3GHE/Nils, SM3PZV/Bengt, SM3LDP/Markku, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and SM3YKQ/Håkan.

    This was also a very hot day with clear blue sky the whole day. A lot of people who were visiting the Thai Pavilion came to our exhibition marquee and got information about amateur radio and of course about our Visitor´s amateur radio station.

    July 18, 2003
    On Friday July 18, SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen went to the conference again.

    In the exhibition marquee and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
    SM3DAL/Owe, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3YFX/Lars-Gunnar, SM3TIR/Sven, SM3UKE/Henrik.

    It's still very fine weather and we hade a lot of visitors in our exhibition marquee and at our Visitor´s amateur radio station. SM7OHS/Nils-Erik and his XYL who followed a bus-trip from the southern part of Sweden up the northern part visited us. SI9AM

    In the afternoon when the conference were finished we were glad when HS1VRD/M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs made a visit in our exhibition marquee and also look at QSL-cards from Thailand.

    July 19, 2003
    In the exhibition marquee and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
    SM3AF/Sten, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3DAL/Owe, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3RMR/Björn and SM3YFX/Lars-Gunnar. SI9AM

    This was the celebration day with a lot of guests from Thailand who wanted to join the celebrations of King Chulalongkorn and see the flower garden.

    July 20, 2003
    In the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked: SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3LIV/Ulla.
    A lot of radio amateurs made a visit and we sometimes hade a great “pile up” on 20 meters when we worked with SI9AM.

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    PHONE MEETING SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003

    Present during the phone meeting.
    From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
    From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
    From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
    From FRO-section in Sollefteå: SM3GHE/Nils
    From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3LIV/Ulla

    During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Guest operators
  • Amateur radio from the Thai Teak-house
  • Planning for the exhibition, conference and “Open House” during July 16-20, 2003
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    Activity from the Thai Teak House Saturday June 28, 2003

    SI9AM To show amateur radio for visitors of the Thai Pavilion we operated during three hours from The Thai Teak House. It was SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3RMR/Björn who answered a lot of question and showed how we make a QSO.

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    Activity from the Thai Teak House Sunday June 8, 2003

    SI9AM To show amateur radio for visitors of the Thai Pavilion we operated during three hours from The Thai Teak House. It was SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars who answered a lot of question and showed how we make a QSO.

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    Guest Operators from SKØQO May 29 – June 1, 2003

    SI9AM A radio amateur group from SKØQO, Södertörns Radio Amateurs had for a long time planed a trip to SI9AM. They arrived on May 29 and were welcomed by SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen. SM3CER and SM3FJF showed the QTH with the radio equipment and antennas and they were impressed and look forward to work a lot of QSO:s and also to visit some of the tourist attractions around Utanede.

    Please visit, Södertörns Radioamateurs visit Jämtland – SI9AM on May 29 - June 1, 2003 (in Swedish).

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    CQ WW WPX Contest CW, May 24-25 2003

    SI9AM Contest team: SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen

    On Friday May 23 at 23.00 local time, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen met to make the last preparations for the contest which started 02.00 local time on Saturday. On Saturday afternoon SM3NXS/Sten arrived and he worked for about four hours and also SM3EAE/Lars joined the group. We worked multi operator, single transmitter. We worked until 24.00 local time on Sunday and had then worked 2.072 QSO:s, 416 multipliers. During the weekend we also had time to plan for the activity on June 8, from the Thai Teak House.

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    Work with antennas Saturday May 17, 2003

    Present during the work:
    From Jemtlands Radio Amaterurs:SM3CVM/Lars and SM3TIR/Sven
    From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3HFD/Håkan

    SM3FJF/Jörgen who is authorized to perform test for amateur radio certifications, let 6 persons from Sollefteå make the test for class 2.

    The other hams worked with a new multi dipole for 80 – 10 meter. We placed the dipole 20 meters up.

    SM3BQC/Arne did some carpentry work and SM3CER/Janne operated with the signal SI9AM.

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    Work at SI9AM Friday May 16, 2003

    Present during the work.
    From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3DVN/Gunnar and SM3FJF/Jörgen

    All cables in the schack are now marked so it will be easier to content the radio equipment, power amplifier, SWR instrument and the antenna switch. We also found a loose contact in a coax on the SWR-instrument which we repaired.

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    ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2003

    SI9AM Present during the annual meeting: SM3BIZ/Curt, SM3BWJ/Kristian, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3GHE/Nils, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3PZS/Per-Erik, SM3PHZ/Lars-Åke SM3PZV/Bengt, SM3TIR/Sven, SM3VRG/K-G, SM3WMU/Tomas, SM3WTZ/Hans-Erik, SM3XKW/Anders, SM3YFX/Lars-Gunnar with XYL and daughter and also Tommy.

    Many hams had come to our annual meeting in Utanede, it was about 25 persons. We met about ten a clock and started with a cup of coffee with an open sandwich. At 11.00 am Lars Forslund from Ragunda Municipality informed us about the plans for the Thai Pavilion and about the official visit Sweden made in Thailand in the end of February this year. He also showed us a DVD-movie which they had showed in Thailand. At 12 a clock we started the annual meeting and during the meeting the annual report and the accounts for year 2002 was presented by SM3LIV/Ulla. And of course we elected some new hams to the council.

    The big surprise this day was the lunch. Astrid Hammargården and her assistants had made a delicious lunch with Thai-food. After the lunch we had a boarding-meeting were we discussed the award-program, the working-meeting April 17 and other coming activities.

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    PHONE MEETING SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2003

    SI9AM Present during the phone meeting.
    From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
    From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
    From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
    From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe and SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3LIV/Ulla
    From Ådalens Radio amateurs: SM3EKD/Tore

    During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

    • New leaseholder of Holmsta
    • The work with the award program
    • Marketing program
    • New member in SI9AM – SK3GM, Kungsgårdens Radioclub
    • Budget for 2003
    • Working meeting on May 17
    • The annual meeting on April 12
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    VISIT AT SÖDERTÖRNS RADIOAMATÖRER, SKØQO, WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 2003

    SI9AM SM3FJF/Jörgen was invited by Södertörns Radio amateurs, SKØQO, to visit them and tell them about the Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station SI9AM. Jörgen started the evening with the story about King Chulalongkorns trip to Sweden and Utanede in 1897. After that Jörgen showed a picture presentation about the construction work with the Thai Pavilion and of course how we have built up a Visitor´s amateur radio station near the Thai Pavilion. There were a lot of questions since the members in SKØQO are planning a trip to Utanede May 29 to June 1. We wish them welcome.

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    MEETING WITH THE NEW LEASEHOLDER OF HOLMSTA SATURDAY MARCH 8, 2003

    SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen met the new leaseholder of Holmsta. Her name is Astrid Hammargården. She has leased the building with restaurant and rooms for overnight during three years. SI9AM´s room is not includes in that contract. We informed her about SI9AM and we talked how we can help each other with the marketing.

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    PHONE MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2003

    Present during the phone meeting.
    From FRO-section in Sollefteå: SM3GHE/Nils
    From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
    From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
    From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
    From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3LIV/Ulla
    From Ådalens Radio amateurs: SM3EKD/Tore

    During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

    • Diary notes and pictures is published on our website
    • The final statement for the EU-project is distributed to the council
    • The annual report for year 2002 is distributed to be signed by the council.
    • The annual meeting will take place on April 12, 2003 at Holmsta Gård in Utanede
    • New prices for renting of room and radio equipment
    • Work with the award program
    • We need an automatic power amplifier
    • Written instructions for using the QTH must be updated
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