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  SEPTEMBER
PunktScandinavian Activity Contest SSB September 18-19, 2004
  AUGUST
PunktActivity from the "White House" August 7 and 28, 2004
  JULY
PunktGuestoperators from LA, July 23-25, 2004
PunktOpen House, Exhibition and Conference July 16-19, 2004
PunktPhone meeting Monday July 5 , 2004
  MAY
PunktActivity from the Thai Teak House Monday May 31, 2004
PunktCQ WPX CW May 29-30, 2004
PunktWork at SI9AM May 15, 2004
  APRIL
PunktPreparing meeting April 25, 2004
PunktBoarding meeting April 3, 2004
PunktAnnual meeting April 3, 2004
  FEBRUARY
PunktPhone meeting February 19, 2004
PunktA little refrigerator February 13, 2004
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DIARY 2004
 
Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB September 18-19, 2004

SI9AM SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3WMU/Tomas had decided to work SAC, Scandinavian Activity contest on CW. They worked as Multi operator, Single transmitter and 1.348 QSO:s were logged. This is fun contest for Scandinavians so we need to give priority to this contest and we welcome more amateurs to join us next year.

Visitors during the contest were SM3AQC/Lars, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3VRG/K-G and SM3YRG/Kerstin.

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Activity from the "White House" August 7 and 28, 2004

To show amateur radio for visitors of the Thai Pavilion we operated during some hours during two Saturdays from the “White House”. It was SM3CVM/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and SM3VRG/Karl-Gunnar who answered a lot of question and showed how we make our QSOs.

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Guest Operators from LA, July 23-25, 2004

SI9AMMail from LA7FW/Tor to SM3CVM/Lars

Monday, July 26, 2004

Hei Lars!

TNX FR MAIL!

Nå er vi vel tilbake i LA-land igjen, bortsett fra 2 stykker som åker rundt i Jämtland fortfarande, HI!

Vi fikk utmerket service fra Lasse SM3EAE! Lett å finne etter beskrivelsen. Vi ringte også en halv time på forhånd, i tilfelle han skulle stenge butikken. Han kjørte foran oss, og loset oss fram til Holmstagården. Der traff jeg en bekjent! Jeg hadde spurt Lasse om det var flere som het Astrid H. Det trodde han ikke, og da alderen passet, og gården likeså, skjønte jeg at det måtte være samme Astrid jeg hadde lekt med i 1964!!!, under et familiebesøk, som kom istand etter at min mor og Astrids mormor hadde brevvekslet gjennom MOROKULIEN i lang tid... Astrid ble bortimot chockad, når jeg viste fram 40 år gamle bilder, med henne i mine armer! Det ble flere gode kramar og hilsner til hennes morsa. Astrid m/familie kommer på gjenvisitt, senere i sommer! Dette ble rene solskinnshistorien, HI!

Vi har hatt en trevlig helg, og blitt kjent med hverandre. Det var jo det som var det primære. XYL's & harmoniske og flere av HAM-sen, hadde f.eks. bare hørt røster i høgtalarne. Nå kan de også se ansikten foran seg. Lisensinnehaverne er jo også relativt ferske som HAMs, og vi syns at det sosiale er vel så viktig som å sitte ensom i radiorommet.

Som du sier, conds was poor! Men noen kontakter ble det. Alle QSO's, bortsett fra den første som står i loggboken, ligger på PC!

Vi spiste godt, og humøret var på topp. På lørdag i regnværet, oppfylte vi XYL's ønsker om shopping. Noen dro til Sundsvall, og andre til Hammarstrand. Var også innom flere "loppisar", og gjorde fynd! De er ikke så vanlige i Norge.

Vi tok en god del dig. bilder, så jeg legger ved bare et par eks. På søndag kveld hadde jeg et kort referat på vår lokale QST-Fosen sending. Du skal ikke se bort fra at vi tar en tur et annet år! Kanskje med flere deltagere, HI!SI9AM

Bildet på trappen viser alle deltagerne. Bak til venstre er LA3RLA Kai Rune. Så kommer LA3WMA m/XYL Norunn og datter Hilde (maskotten vår, HI!) Helt til høyre LA6VNA Tom Rune, og med familien foran seg: Kristian 5 år, XYL Linda og Petter 7 år. Foran til venstre med hver sin hund, LA3TMA Morten og XYL Nina. I midten LA3XMA Odd og LA7FW Tor.

Reparasjon av mikeconnector foretas av uheldige LA3WMA til venstre, og LA3TMA Morten som var parat med verktøy og kunnskap. LA3RLA Kai tar nærbilde. SI9AM

Hilde foran Paviljongen.

Vil sende flere bilder når jeg mottar de andre fotografenes "blinkskudd".

Har vært innom SI9AM WEB. Finner bilder og tekst fra forrige helg, men det går uvanlig langsomt å få sidene fram. Forstår at dere hadde besøk av LB1AF Per-Olav! Han ble tilfeldigvis vår første QSO!

På vegne av LA2U FOSENGRUPPEN av NRRL, vil jeg få lov å takke for at vi fikk besøke SI9AM, og at alt var lagt så fint til rette for oss.

Tor Hoff

PS: Har ikke noe imot at du fritt kan legge ut det du ønsker på SI9AM WEB. Jeg kommer også til å sende noe stoff til NRRL's medlemsblad AMATØRRADIO etter hvert.

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Exhibition, Conference and Open House, Thursday-Monday, July 16-19, 2004

SI9AMExhibition, Conference and Open House, Thursday-Monday, July 16-19, 2004

Every year Ragunda Municipality celebrates King Chulalongkorns visit in Utanede in July 19, 1897.

During July 16 – 17 it was a conference “Gateway for exchange Thailand & Northern Europe” in Ragunda with participants from Sweden and Thailand.

Ragunda Municipality had also this year invited us to show amateur radio and inform about SI9AM inside the Thai Pavilion area during July 16 – 19. During these days we also showed our Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station SI9AM.

July 15, 2004
SI9AMAt lunchtime on Thursday SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans and SM3LIV/Ulla went to Utanede to build up the exhibition inside the Thai Pavilion area. This year we had our exhibition in the “White House”, a little white building near the Thai Pavilion.

July 16, 2004
SI9AMOn Friday July 16, SM3CVM/Lars took part in the Gateway Conference in Ragunda.

At the exhibition inside the Thai Pavilion are and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
SM3DAL/Ove, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3TIR/Sven.

This was a nice day, and we showed amateur radio and of course informed about our Visitor´s amateur radio station.

Among the visitors at our exhibition we found SM3HKN/Kenneth, SM3BCS/Eskil and SM3GUE/Mats.

July 17, 2004
SI9AMOn Saturday July 17, SM3CVM/Lars took part in the Gateway Conference in Ragunda.

At the exhibition inside the Thai Pavilion and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
SM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3JVJ/Lars and SM3LIV/Ulla.

It's was still very fine weather. Among the visitors at our exhibition we found SM3YVP/Peter who arrived on his motorbike and SM5WPT/Roger and SM3YCW/Walter also known as DJØKAR and his daughter Katharina, SM3SDD/Bengt and SM3ZTU/Lars.

July 18, 2004
On Sunday July 18, SM3CVM/Lars took part in the Gateway Conference in Ragunda.

At the exhibition inside the Thai Pavilion and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
SM3BIL/Owe, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3DAL/Owe, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3GSK/Clas-Olof, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3TIR/Sven and SM3YKF/Kent.

Among the visitors at our exhibition we found SN3UNK/Roger, SM5CQR/Rolf with Inez, SM3PZV/Bengt with his family.

At 10.05 local time there was ceremony at King Chulalongkorn Memorial building in memorial of King Chulalongkorns visit 107 years ago.

SI9AMThai Minister of Culture H.E. Minister Anurak Chureemas made a visit at our exhibition and signed our guestbook and also the special “Congratulation book” that now have send to Queen Sirikit, HS1B on the 72nd birthday.

SI9AMSI9AM celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special contact HS72B were we send our greetings to Queen Sirikit, HS1B on her 72nd birthday. From SI9AM, Maggi Mikalesson, Governor Jämtland County, and Elisabet Yngström, Chariman Execuite Board, Ragunda Municipality, Vanida Granli, President of Thai Society in Östersund and other radioamateurs send their messages to the Queen. In Thailand Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Culture in the Royal Thai Government, M. R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs, HS1VRD, and Mayuree, HS1YL, President of RAST sends greetings to us.

From RAST, Radio Amateur Society of Thailand's website.

Commemorative QSO with SI9AM takes place July 18

A special commemorative QSO between Thailand and northern Sweden is scheduled for the evening of Sunday, July 18, one that will mark the fifth anniversary of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Amateur Radio Station.

This HF radio contact is to be made from the newly-completed HS0AC club station at the Asian Institute of Technology using the callsign HS72B will be with the memorial station in Sweden that uses the special callsign SI9AM.

RAST will welcome three special guests coming to the event, M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs HS1VRD (Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Culture in the Royal Thai Government), Mr Tsuneo Hara JA8ATG, President of the Japan UNICEF Ham Club, and member of the JARL Board, and his daughter Sachai.

On the Swedish side we will have the County Governor and other dignitaries, including many Thais present for the celebration of the 107th anniversary of King Chulalongkorn's visit to northern Sweden. They will exchange greetings with our special guests and RAST officers. Unfortunately RAST President Mayuree Chotikul, HS1YL, is in hospital for some urgent medical treatment, and will not be able to attend the event. She hopes to be out of hospital in about a weeks time. Everyone at RAST wishes her a speedy recovery.

The 20 metre QSOs between SI9AM and HS72B (14275 KHz primary, 14283 KHz secondary) will start at 9pm Thailand time (1400 GMT) and will be relayed by 2m VHF on to the HS1AB repeater in central Bangkok. The repeater output (RX)frequency is 145.6750 MHz and the input (TX) frequency is 145.0750 MHz. We are grateful to the Station Manager and VRA for permission to use the repeater during the evening. After the special QSOs are completed there will be an opportunity for Swedish HF stations to work HS72B, and then Thai HF stations to work SI9AM or HS72B. After that we will try to cross band QSOs from 2m to 20m via the HS1AB repeater. Major Narissara HS1CHB will control the QSOs.

If this process is not challenging enough, we will then attempt with the help of Khun Joe HS2JFW to connect echolink QSOs via HS1AB into HS72B.

It is difficult to fix the exact timing of each stage since it depends on radio conditions, the number of stations involved, and the technical complexity and success of the hook-ups. So please monitor the frequencies to hear announcements, and stay around to hear the fun. We expect to be at HS72B at least until midnight.

Frequencies to check:
14.275 or 14.283 MHz for SI9AM and HS72B (located at HS0AC)
145.6750 HS1AB Repeater output in central Bangkok.

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A pavilion and shrine in a small Swedish community of Utan Ude in Ragunda municipality just south of the Arctic circle marks a visit there by King Chulalongkorn slightly over 100 years ago. July 18 will mark the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the memorial to the Thai king.

Every year Ragunda Municipality celebrates King Chulalongkorn's visit to Utanede in July 19, 1897 and last year it was 150 years since King Chulalongkorn was born and there were big celebrations in the Thai Pavilion area. This year was also celebrated in a big way. For more information, see the SI9AM website.

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SM3CVM/Lars, President of SI9AM, (left) welcomes HS1VRD, M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs from Thailand. To the right SM3TIR/Sven. M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs represents the Secretary General Office of National Culture Commission in Thailand.

On July 17 – 18 last year there was a big international conference (Gateway for exchange Thailand and Northern Europe there) in Ragunda with participants from Sweden, Thailand and the European Union. The purpose of the conference was to build up a centre of culture and conference chairmen were Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture M. R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs, HS1VRD, and the governor of Jamtland County Ms. Maggi Mikaelsson. Ragunda Municipality had also invited SI9AM to demonstrate amateur radio and inform people about SI9AM inside the Thai Pavilion area in an exhibition marquee during July 17 – 19, 2003.

July 19, 2004
SI9AMAt 10.00 local time there was ceremony at King Chulalongkorn Memorial building in memorial of King Chulalongkorn, with lot of flowers and gifts.

At the exhibition inside the Thai Pavilion and at the Visitor´s amateur radio station following radio amateurs worked:
SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans SM3GHE/Nils and SM3LIV/Ulla.

Among the visitors at our exhibition we found LB1AF/Per-Olav who also visited us last year.

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Phone Meeting Monday July 5, 2004

SI9AMPresent during the phone meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3DAL/Ove, SM3EAE/Lars und SM3TIR/Sven
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3LIV/Ulla

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Open House, Exhibitions and Gateway during July 16 - 19.
  • Renting of SI9AM
  • The Guest Award

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Activity from the Thai Teak House Monday May 31, 2004

SI9AMTo show amateur radio for visitors of the Thai Pavilion we operated during five hours from The Thai Teak House. It was SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen and who answered a lot of question and showed how we make a QSO.

Visiting amateurs this day was SM5DCO/Conny and SM3OJR/Jonathan.

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CQ WPX CW from SI9AM May 29 – 30, 2004

SI9AMEarly in the evening on May 28, SM3EAE/Lars arrived to SI9AM for a sked with Thailand. Later SM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3TLA/Anders and Andrea arrived to SI9AM to prepare for the contest. The log program was tested and an extra multibands antenna was placed in the threes. They worked 2.476 QSOs.

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Work at SI9AM May 15, 2004

SI9AMPresent during the work.
From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3EAE/Lars, SM3GHN/Jan-Bertil and SM3YKU/Håkan
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt and Tommy
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3MQF/Curt

This Saturday it was not so warm but we were glad the there was no rain. We mounted down the borrowed mast. It was a hard work and it was not so easy to find out where everything should be, but at least we managed to what we thought was the right thing. Inside two electrician installed more switches and made everything more practicality.

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PREPARING MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2004

Present.
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne and SM3FJF/Jörgen

Before the working meeting in May we went to Utanede and checked what we have to do before our guest arrives. We also did some cleaning work.

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BOARDING MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004

SI9AMPresent during the boarding meeting.
From FRO-section in Sollefteå: SM3GHE/Nils
From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3CWE/Owe, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla

After the annual meeting we had a boarding-meeting.

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • The budget for 2004
  • How shall we market SI9AM?
  • The working meeting on May 15, 2004
  • Amateur Radio Demonstration at the Teak House four times during the summer
  • Guest certificate

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ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004

SI9AMMany hams, about 27 persons, had come to our annual meeting, which this year took place in Sundsvall. We met at about fourteen a clock. Before the annual meeting for SI9AM a meeting for the third call area had taken place in the same place. It was Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs, SK3BG, who had arranged the both meetings.

We started the meeting with a DVD-movie about the Thai Pavilion. SM3CVM/Lars president of SI9AM wished everyone welcome and presented an agenda that we accepted. To chairman for the annual meeting we elected SM3CVM/Lars, to secretary we elected SM3ESX/Christer and we elected SM3WMU/Tomas and SM3XRA/Bengt, to sign the minutes. SM3LIV/Ulla presented the annual report for 2003. Then some elections for the new council was made and then the meeting was closed and SM3CVM/Lars thanked all who hade come.

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PHONE MEETING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004

SI9AMPresent during the phone meeting.
From FRO-section in Sollefteå: SM3GHE/Nils
From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars und SM3EAE/Lars
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: 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
  • Working-meeting on May 15, 2004
  • Articles in the Norwegian newspaper and in CQ DL
  • Renting of SI9AM
  • The Award
  • Annual meeting April 03, 2004 in Sundsvall

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INSTALLATION OF A LITTLE REFRIGERATOR,
FEBRUARY 13, 2004

SI9AMWe have bought a little refrigerator. SM3CER/Janne and SM3FJF/Jörgen went to SI9AM and installed it. Now we can put our milk and butter in the refrigerator or drink cold drink during warm days.

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