SI9AM Information
DIARY 2007
January
Phone Meeting 2007-01-07

February
Work at SI9AM 2007-02-10

March
Work at SI9AM 2007-03-10
Phone meeting 2007-03-11
Meeting for the third call area 2007-03-31
Annual meeting 2007-03-31

April
Ham radio exhibition and SSA's annual meeting 2007-04-13/14/15
SSA's Scholarship 2007-04-15


May
Boarding meeting 2007-05-05
Work at SI9AM 2007-05-05
CQ WPX CW 2007-05-26 and 2007-05-27


June
Demonstration of Amateur Radio 2007-06-16
Phone meeting 2007-06-17

July
Demonstration of Amateur Radio 2007-07-07

Amateur Radio near the Thai Pavilion 2007-07-18 -- 2007-07-21
Phone meeting 2007-07-22

Augusti
Liaisson commission 2007-08-04
YL operators at SI9AM 2007-08-24

September
Phone meeting 2007-09-09

Scandinavian Activity Contest  2007-09-15--2007-09-16

November
Phone meeting 2007-11-11


 

PHONE MEETING 2007-11-11

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars. SM3EAE/Lars and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3GHE/Nils
From Ådalens Radio amateurs: SM3XKW/Anders

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    The minutes from 2007-09-09,
    Guestoperators LA5RNA/Erik and OZ1BLO ,
    Temporary antenna
  • Financial report
  • Buying a balun
  • Marketing 2008
  • Working meeting January 12, 2008
  • Next phonemeeting January 20, 2008

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SCANDINAVIAN ACITIVITY CONTEST CW 2007-09-15--2007-09-16


Preparations
In the end of August they started the preparations for the contest and invited hams to join them. Some hams thought is should fun to work from SI9AM but of different reasons they couldn’t make it.

The contest team
Finally it was SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen who joined the contest team.

Packing
SM3FJF/Jörgen had been on a business trip to Stockholm, and arrived to Sundsvall with the train around 20.00 local time on Friday, September 14. A taxi took him home and he immediately started to pack the car with a Kenwood TS-850 AT transceiver, a power amplifier Heathkit SB-200, computers and food. The radio equipment should be used as a multiplier station. SM3CER/Janne was picked up about 22.00 and he brought his G5RV antenna. At 24.00 they arrived to Holmstagården and SI9AM.

A handwritten note
When they went in to their room at Holmstagården they found a hand written note “GOOD CONTEST GUYS” and a queen cake who Tobbe, the cook, at Holmstagården had made to them.

3B7C – St Brandon
Of course they started to eat the cake before they began to arrange for the contest. SM3CER/Janne listened for 3B7C – St Brandon, on 7 MHz and after some call they managed to contact them. When they started the computers they didn’t have any internet connection, so they had to solve to problem on Saturday. SM3FJF/Jörgen had started the day early so he went to bed but SM3CER/Janne operated to 04.30.

T
otally quit
At 09.00 on Saturday they started to connect the multiplier station and now SM3EAE/Lars and SM3BQC/Arne had arrived to Utanede. When they were testing the Kenwood station it was totally quit, something has happened. What to do? SM3BQC/Arne said that they could borrow his equipment. The had to take a trip to Järkvissle, about 30 minutes from Utanede to fetch it.

The newspaper – “Östersunds Posten”
A reporter from Östersunds Posten called and wanted to know what they we going to do during the weekend in Utanede. SM3FJF/Jörgen told her a little and she found it interesting and decided to make a trip from Östersund to Utanede to see and hear more about it.

No internet connection
At 13.00 we are back afater the trip to Järkvissle but still they didn’t have any internet connection. They manage to get in contact with Katarina who works at Thai Pavilion and she found a switch which was off instead of on. Now the time was some minutes before 14.00 local time (12.00 UTC) and now everything was working. During the first hour of the contest we work 140 QSO:s.

The interview
In the afternoon Katarina Franck from ”Östersunds Posten” arrived and SM3FJF/Jörgen showed her the Visiting Amateur Radio Station, told her about Amateur radio and explained how they works a contest. During the whole interview SM3EAE/Lars worked in the contest.

Results
During the contest they compare the number of QSO:s with the contest last year. In 2006 they reached 1.543 QSO:s. When the contest was over they had worked 1.542 QSO:s, one less than last year, but it was 23 multipliers fewer than last year.

The traditional photo
After the contest they took the traditional photo and then they started to pack the equipment, clean the room and then they went home.

Read in the newspaper
On Monday we could read the interview in the newspaper.

Read the article in Östersunds Posten (Swedish).


More pictures.

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PHONE MEETING 2007-09-09

We used Skype during our phone meeting.

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    Diggiloo, SYLRA, CQ WW CW
  • Financial report
  • Marketing
  • New computers
  • Next meeting November 11, 2007

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YL's FROM SYLRA MEETING WORKS FROM SI9AM 2007-08-24.



OZ7AGR Inger

Read more on www.sylra.se

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LIAISON COMMISSION FOR SI9AM DURING THE DIGGILOO SHOW AT THE THAI PAVILION 2007-08-04

Background

After a request from our landlord Reine Svensson, who was one of the organizers of the Diggiloo-show, we had accepted to put up and pull down four tents and have a liaison commission between a HQ-station and liaisons operators on different places in the Thai pavilion area during the show.

Liaison Officer
Chief for this liaison commission was SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, who has a long experience from this type of liaison commissions.

Starting  meeting
At 10.30 local time we had our first meeting. We were 13 hams and it was decided that we should have three permanent stations. At these stations there should be a ham the whole time.

Permanent stations
The HQ-station was establish in ”the White House”. In the museum and at Holmstagården was the other two permanent stations. SM3CER/Janne, SM3FWT/Hans and SM3VRG/K-G began to cover this three stations.

Facts
All amateur radio traffic during this liaison commission was on 145.500 MHz. We had 2-meters hand portable transceivers and all of us were dressed in yellow waistcoats with the printed text “RADIO”.

HQ-station
From the HQ-station we had the full control of were everyone was located from time to time and we could call for everyone and ask them to go to another place were they were more needed.

Putting up
We put up the four tents. Two was located just opposite “the With House”, one to the left of the entrance building inside the Thai pavilion area and one on the parking place near the entrance building.

More hams
At 15.00 local time another four hams and three family members arrived and now the complete group of 20 persons was on place.

Visitors
From 16.00 local time the admission to the Thai pavilion area started. At 18.00 local time the audience could take their seats.

New meeting
At 16.00 local time we hade a new meeting. The schedule for the evening/night was presented.

The stage
During the whole show we hade hams to right and the left of the stage.

Some of our tasks
Helping children to find their parents. Search for the guards and ask them to go to a place. Carry things from a place to another and so on.


The museum

At 19.30 local time we closed the permanent station at the Museum. No more activity was going to take place there.

Diving tower
For the children their was a diving tower and we had hams there to see that no children were heart.

Holmstagården
At  20.00 local time we closed the permanent station. The hams were more needing in the Thai pavilion are.

Before the show ended
At 22.45 local time we hade a meeting before the discuss what we hade to do when the Diggiloo show ended.

Pull down
At 23.30 we started to pull down the tents and to close the HQ-station in “the White House”.

Thanks and good night
At 00.30 local time we gather for the last time and sum up the day.

It was about 5.000 persons who had come to Utanede this day to see the Diggiloo-show.

Liaison operators
SA3ASZ/Sören, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3EFS/Lennart, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3IZR/Leif, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM3VRG/K-G, SM3WUA/Kent, SM3XCG/Inga-Lena, SM3YKF/Kent, SM3YNI/Lie, SM3YRG/Kerstin, Anette, Karin and Ursula

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PHONE MEETING 2007-07-22

We used Skype during our phone meeting.

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla och SM3EFS/Lennart
From Sollefteå Radio club: SM3PZV/Bengt

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    Summer activities and SYLRA
  • Financial report
  • Diggiloo
  • Marketing
  • Next meeting September 9, 2007
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Demonstration of Amateur Radio 2007-06-16


Arrival

We were five hams from Sundsvall who went to Utanede this day. We were going to show amateur radio inside the Thai pavilion area. About ten a’ clock local time we arrived to SI9AM.

Nice weather
It was a wonderful day, the sun was shining and there were only a little cloudy. Of course we started with a cup of coffee, sandwiches and a home baked cake before we started to arrange for the demonstration near the Thai Pavilion.

Preparations
We were going to operate from the “White house”. SM3BQC/Arne and SM3FWT/Hans put up the antenna in the flag staff with the Swedish flag. SM3FJF/Jörgen had brought his own Kenwood TS-440. We had brochures about amateur radio.

“Indalsledensloppet 2007”
Every year there is a relay race along the river Indalsälven. You can choose to run 19,1, 40,9 or 107, 5 kilometres. One of changeover places was at Holmstagården. A music band was playing when the relay runner arrived.

“The White House”
We worked some QSOn from “the White House” and we had some visitors who asked a little about our hobby.

Pile-up
SM3CER/Jane worked from the visiting amateur radio and as usual there became a big pile-up.

 

More photos


 

Amateur Radio near the Thai Pavilion
July 18 – 21, 2007
 


Visit in Utanede
July 19, 1897, King Chulalongkorn of Siam (present-day Thailand) visited Sweden and Ragunda municipality. He had got an invitation from the Swedish/Norwegian King Oscar II to the International Art and Industry Fair in Stockholm and he accepted.

Northern Sweden
King Oscar II also wanted him to see other parts of Sweden than Stockholm, and since the Swedish sawmill industry was interesting for King Chulalongkorn, he chose the middle part of northern Sweden. There was beautiful scenery with bright summer nights and impressive waterfalls. King Chulalongkorn was also interested in the modern Swedish traffic, both on water and on land. 

Memorial Building
Almost exactly one hundred year later, the construction of a memorial building in honour of the King was commenced.

Loved and admired King
In 1868, King Chulalongkorn ascended the throne of Siam. He was a loved and admired King, not least because he abolished slavery in his native country. King Chulalongkorn was the fifth king of his dynasty and was therefore called ”Rama V Chulalongkorn of Siam”.
 


110 years anniversary of the Kings visit to Sweden and Ragunda
This weak it’s a Festival in Sollefteå, Ragunda, Bispgården, Utanede and in Sundsvall. It’s the way the King Chulalongkorn travelled in 1897 with king of Sweden Oscar II.

Cultural Festival at the  Pavilion
All days it were:
- Exhibition showing King Chulalongkorn´s trips to Europe
- Traditional Thai spa and massage
- Exhibition and sale of Thai and Swedish handicraft
- Thai Food Festival
- Demonstration of Thai handicraft

Some of the days there were:
-
Hun Lakorn Lek - Puppet show at the main stage
- Sepak Tak Raw – foot volley ball at the open air arena
- Traditional Thai dance
by troupe from Prince of Songkhla University at the main stage

Outside the Thai Pavilion area there was a Thai Market.


Amateur Radio from the “White House”
We were invited to demonstrate Amateur Radio inside the Thai Pavilion area. During four days hams from SK3JR Jemtlands Radio Amateurs, SK3BG Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs and SK3EK Sollefteå Radio Club who demonstrate Amateur Radio for the visitors in the Thai Pavilion area.

Following hams worked during this days: SA3ASZ/Sören, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EFS/Lennart, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3FZL/Rolf,
SM3IZR/Leif , SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3UMW/Lars, SM3VLC/Tomas, SM3VRG/Karl-Gunnar and SM3YKF/Kent.

The weather
During these days it has been different types of weather. On Wednesday it was cloudy and some rain. On Thursday it was very cold about 14 degrees centigrade’s before lunch. In the afternoon it was about 16 degrees centigrade’s. On Friday and Saturday it was warmer.

Great interest.
We noticed that there were a great interest to know more about our hobby from both young and old people, and a lot of women asked a lot of questions. Perhaps someone will become a ham.



Ministry of Culture

On Wednesday July 18, 2007 M. R. Grienggrai Sampatchalit, Ministry of Culture visited us in the “White House”. We were also glad to see Ms Phinranai Chotikanta again.

Famous puppet theatre
We
were impressed of the famous puppet theatre from Hun Lakorn Lek. The first person controls the head and left hand of the puppet. The second person controls the movement of the puppets feet according to the music. The third person controls the right hand of the puppet.

Dance
Dancer from Prins of Songkhla University showed us traditional folk dance from the northern and the southern part of Thailand.

Sepak Tak Raw
In front of the entrance we could see Sepak Tak Raw – a Thai foot volley ball game.
 


Guest operators
On July 19 to July 20 SM1DVV/Stefan and SM1OII/Harri were our guest at SI9AM.


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DEMONSTRATION OF AMATEUR RADIO 2007-07-07

 

The weather
During a long time it has been a wonderful weather in the northern part of Sweden but on Friday July 06 it ended and became cloudy and rainy.

To Utanede
This morning it was about 12 degrees centigrade's and cloudy when we, SM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla, went to Utanede to demonstrate Amateur Radio in the Thai Pavilion area.

SI9AM rented
When we arrived to Utanede we first said hallo to our guest operator LAØB/Gudrun and LAØBX(TF5SJ)/Sigfus.

In “the White House”
Though it was bad weather we had a lot of visitors in “the White House”. This day we spared the room with Waew who makes and sells handmade jewelleries.

Dinner
In the end of the day we did some work with the computers and then we had dinner at Holmstagården.


More photos

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PHONE MEETING 2007-06-17

We used Skype during our phone meeting.

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla och SM3ZBB/Lars
From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
From Ådalens Radio amateurs: SM3DMP/Thomas


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    WPX, Friedrichshafen, SYLRA, Diggiloo and Summer activites
  • Financial report
  • Next meeting July 22, 2007
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Demonstration of Amateur Radio 2007-06-16


Arrival

We were five hams from Sundsvall who went to Utanede this day. We were going to show amateur radio inside the Thai pavilion area. About ten a’ clock local time we arrived to SI9AM.

Nice weather
It was a wonderful day, the sun was shining and there were only a little cloudy. Of course we started with a cup of coffee, sandwiches and a home baked cake before we started to arrange for the demonstration near the Thai Pavilion.

Preparations
We were going to operate from the “White house”. SM3BQC/Arne and SM3FWT/Hans put up the antenna in the flag staff with the Swedish flag. SM3FJF/Jörgen had brought his own Kenwood TS-440. We had brochures about amateur radio.

“Indalsledensloppet 2007”
Every year there is a relay race along the river Indalsälven. You can choose to run 19,1, 40,9 or 107, 5 kilometres. One of changeover places was at Holmstagården. A music band was playing when the relay runner arrived.

“The White House”
We worked some QSOn from “the White House” and we had some visitors who asked a little about our hobby.

Pile-up
SM3CER/Jane worked from the visiting amateur radio and as usual there became a big pile-up.

 

More photos

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CQ World Wide WPX Contest CW 2007-05-26—2007-05-27

Contest team
SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3DMP/Tomas, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3NXS/Sten and SM3VLC/Tomas.

Class
Multi operator, single transmitter, multi band and high power.

Preparation
SM3CER/Janne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen met at SI9AM on Friday evening about eleven o’clock. They mounted two computers in a network so everyone could follow the traffic.

Saturday
On Saturday SM3BQC/Arne and SM3VLC/Tomas came and on Sunday SM3DMP/Tomas and SM3NXS/Sten arrived. On Saturday SM3BQC/Arne and SM3FJF/Jörgen did some work with the antennas.

QSOs
It was very bad conditions during all the contest so the
2011 QSOs in the log was not so bad.

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WORK AT SI9AM 2007-05-05
 

The hams
SM3BFH/Sten-Åke, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3JVJ/Lars and SM3VLC/Tomas

Several hours of work
First to arrive to Holmstagården was SM3JVJ/Lars, who had brought an axe and a saw to clear up around the antenna. We were impressed how nice it was when he had finished after several hours of work.

Boarding meeting
When all of us had arrived we started with a cup of coffee and then
we had a boarding meeting until lunchtime. We had announced our arrival some days earlier to Reine (the restaurant owner). He had arranged so we could eat at Holmstagården. On the menu it was fired diced meat with onions and potatoes.

Computers
After lunch SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3CER/Janne and SM3VLC/Tomas worked with the computers and made some upgrades. Now we have internet on both computers.

New antenna
SM3BFH/Sten-Åke, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3FWT/Hans made arrangements for a new antenna.

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BOARDING MEETING 2007-05-05

Present during the meeting:

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3BFH/Sten-Åke, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3VLC/Tomas
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans and SM3HFD/Håkan


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
  • Scholarship
  • Financial report
  • Diggiloo August 4, 2007
  • Activities during the summer
  • Marketing 2007
  • Annual meeting and meeting for the 3rd call area
  • Antennas
  • Next meeting 2007-06-10

 

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SI9AM RECEIVED SSA's SCHOLARSHIP

With great gratitude and pleasure we received SSA´s scholarship for real enthusiast at SSA annual meeting in Stockholm April 15, 2007.

The president of SSA, SMØIMJ/Hans handed over the scholarship to the treasures in SI9AM, SM3LIV/Ulla and the vice president in SI9AM, SM3FJF/Jörgen.

 

The motivation:

To have built up a Visiting Amateur Radio Station,

which gives publicity to the Amateur radio hobby,

both nationally and internationally.

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HAM RADIO EXHIBITION AND SSA´s ANNUAL MEETING IN HANDEN,
APRIL 13 - 15 2007

During the ham radio exhibition in Handen, Stockholm, we show a computer presentation about SI9AM. We informed about the Visiting Amateur Radio Station in Utanede and handed over tourist information about Ragunda and the Thai Pavilion in Utanede.

The vice-president SM3FJF/Jörgen, the treasurer SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3WMU/Thomas and SM3ZBB/Lars represented us.

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ANNUAL MEETING FOR SI9AM 2007-03-31
 

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 SM3EXM/Erik and SM3FJF/Jörgen to sign the minutes. SM3LIV/Ulla presented the annual report for 2006. 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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MEETING IN UTANEDE FOR HAMS IN THE 3RD CALL AREA 2007-03-31

More than 40 hams, of which three were YL, met in Utanede this day. The third call-area
in Sweden had their spring meeting and host was SI9AM. The meeting took place at Holmstagården. We started with coffee and sandwich.

The leader for the third call area SM3ZBB/Lars informed us about the new organisation for the Swedish
Amateur Radio Society, SSA. We took a brake for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, local societies in the third call-area informed us about their activities.

The next meeting will be held in Sollefteå in October.

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PHONE MEETING 2007-03-11

We used Skype during our phone meeting.

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars and SM3EAE/Lars
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3LIV/Ulla och SM3ZBB/Lars
From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
  • Financial report
  • Activities during the summer
  • The JAK members bank
  • Marketing
  • Annual meeting
  • Working Day May 5, 2007
  • Next meeting May 5, 2007
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WORK AT SI9AM 2007-03-10

Now a lot of trees have been cleared and we put the dipole antennas back to some of trees that were left. SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen did this work. After that SM3CER/Janne work about 300 QSO:s.

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WORK AT SI9AM 2007-02-10

 The landowner was going to clear some of the trees around Holmstagården. We had three dipole antennas in the trees and we had to take them down. SM3BQC/Arne and SM3FJF/Jörgen did this work. SM3CER/Janne activated of course  SI9AM  before we took down the antennas.

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PHONE MEETING 2007-01-07

For the first time we used Skype during our phone meeting.

From Jemtlands Radio amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3HFD/Håkan and SM3LIV/Ulla
From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
  • Financial report
  • Prices
  • The JAK members bank
  • Marketing
  • Annual meeting
  • Working Day May 5, 2007
  • Next meeting March 1, 2007

 

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