SI9AM Information
DIARY 2009
Planning Meeting 2009-01-06

Phone Meeting 2009-01-18

Work at SI9AM 2009-02-06

Work at SI9AM 2009-03-01

Phone Meeting 2009-03-08

Annual Meeting 2009-04-04

Work at SI9AM 2009-04-13
SI9AM QRV and Information in Täby 2009-04-18

Work at SI9AM 2009-05-09

SI9AM QRV 2009-06-13


Liaison mission during the Diggiloo show 2009-07-18

Scandianvian Acitivity Contest CW, 2009-09-19--2009-09-20

Phone Meeting 2009-10-04
CQ World Wide DX Contest SSB, 2009-10-24--2009-10-25

Phone Meeting 2009-11-08

CQ World-Wide DX Contest CW, 2009-11-28 - 2009-11-29


CQ World Wide DX Contest CW, 2009-11-28--2009-11-29

This year's contest team was SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen.

On Friday evening. at 22.00 local time, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen had arrived to SI9AM. They started to update the contest logging program Win Test to a newer version. A few minutes before the start of the contest everything was prepared SM3CER/Janne was the first one to runt the contest, and he began at 160 meters.

We were active during 30 hours of the contest and it became 1.369 QSOs and a total point of 640.000.

See you next year in the 2010 CQ World Wide DX Contest.

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Phone  meeting 2009-11-08

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs:SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3PZS/Per-Erik, SM3GHE/Nils

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the minutes from 2009-10-04
    project list
  • Presentation of the financial report
  • Prices and QSL-cards
  • Celebrations 2010
  • Summary of Diggiloo
  • Next meeting January 3, 2010


CQ World Wide DX Contest SSB, 2009-10-24--2009-10-25

Welcome back!

Once again ON4ACA/Jef and ON6UQ/Marcel operates from SI9AM during the CQ World Wide DX Contest SSB.

They arrived to Stockholm very late on October 21. At midnight, the night between Wednesday and Thursday, they travelled by car from Stockholm Arlanda to SI9AM. In Thursday morning, at half past four they made a short stop at SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3FJF/Jörgen in Njurunda, who had invited them for a cup of coffee and sandwiches.

On October 23, SM3CVM/Lars visited SI9AM to wish they welcome back and handle over the award from last year’s CQ World Wide DX Contest SSB. ON4ACA/Jef and ON6UQ/Marcel was the operators at SI9AM and the winner of First place SSB Multi Single in Sweden.

On the cluster you could see that they have been spotted several times during Thursday and Friday.

On Monday morning they are leaving SI9AM, first they will travel by car to Stockholm Arlanda and then fly to Belgium.

More photos.


Phone  meeting 2009-10-04

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs:SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
rom Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3PZS/Per-Erik and SM3GHE/Nils

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the minutes from 2009-03-08
    project list
  • Presentation of the financial report
  • QSL cards
  • Celebrations 2010
  • Summary of Diggiloo
  • Welcome back ON4ACA and ON6UQ
  • Next meeting November 1 2009


Scandinavian Activity Contest CW 2009-09-19--2009-09-20

This year's contest team were SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen.

SM3DMP/Tomas had also planned to be active from SI9AM and arrived early on Saturday morning but was unfortunately forced to leave and go back home again because their dog became acutely ill and have to go to the vet.

Saturday morning started with data problems when they updated one of the contest log programs. It was the CW keying from the computer that did not work. They tried to find the problems but they didn´t find it. Instead they installed Log4U, and suddenly the CW keying worked again. Because of this, the contest team lose the first important 90 minutes of the contest.

Summary in the class - Multi Operator, Single TX.
1.408 QSOs, 163 multipliers and total points 525.023.

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Liaison mission for SI9AM during the Diggiloo show
at the Thai pavilion

Fifty hams
Also this year SI9AM had a liaison mission during the Diggiloo show. We were fifty hams who work from the early morning to midnight. Our mission was to park all cars on three parking areas. We also helped the "Diggiloo-people" with  different small projects.

Work in the morning
In the morning we built up the HQ-station and a restaurant tent near the Museum.

We had 2-meters hand-held equipment and we
were QRV on separate frequencies depending on the mission we had for the moment. The HQ-station was on 145,450 MHz and distributed information to all of us and answered all our questions.

It was a very warm and fine day with sunshine the whole day. For the hams on the parking areas without trees and no shadow it was very hot. A lot of water was consumed.

Thai festival
During the day there was a Thai festival and the cars began to arrive from about nine a clock. Of course many people also visited the Thai Pavilion.

Sandwiches and food
During the whole day coffee, tea, water, cakes, sandwiches and food was served in our restaurant tent.

They way out
When the show ended about 23.15 we were on the three parking areas to show and help the cars to find their way out. After 30-40 minutes all cars had left the parking areas and we were told that we had done a good job.

Thanks and good night
At 00.30 we ended the day in the restaurant tent with
hot dogs with bread.

A big thank you and “YOU ALL DID A GOOD JOB” to all 50 hams.

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Work at SI9AM 2009-06-13

Hams from Sundsvall
SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3EFS/Lennart and SM3FJF/Jörgen went from Sundsvall to SI9AM in Utanede, to work from
The Visitor´s Amateur Radio Station SI9AM.

SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3CER/Janne worked about 60 QSO:s on 80 meters SSB,  mostly with Swedish Radio Amateurs.  Many Radio Amateurs were happy to run SI9AM. Hopefully some will visit SI9AM in Utanede.

“Indalsledensloppet 2009”
This weekend was also
“Indalsledensloppet 2009”. A relay race where you run along the river "Indalsälven". One of changeover places was at Holmstagården. A music band was playing when the relay runner arrived.

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Work at SI9AM 2009-05-09

A new season has started and this Saturday we met at Utanede to clean up the room and check the antennas and the radio equipment. We also had meeting to discuss the acitivies on July 18, when we have a liaison commission during the Diggiloo show at the thai pavilion

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Activity in Utanede and in Täby 2009-04-18

Report from SI9AM Saturday April 18

I arrive to Utanede at 8 a clock local time. The weather was Sunny and little windy. I took some pictures of the The Pavilion with the sun called from the east (south-east?). Completely different from what you see if you  arrives later. (see below).

80 meter
Very quite on 80 meters and therefore I moved to 40 meters.  Quit here also but I managed to run about 50 contacts.

20 meter
On 20 meters, it was better. Some Japanese and some U.S. long path. A pleasant pile, neither too much nor too little, with a rate of about 110 QSO's per hour when it went as best. Really fun!

15 meter
I moved to 15 meters, but there were only two DL in approximately 10 minutes. I ran auto-CQ while I ate lunch.

30 meter
Then I moved to 30 meters and it went really well, including some Japanese on this band.

This was the first activity on SI9AM instead of being in the The Pavilion Park which we have done for some years. We decided after all to do this because it was so bad with visitors in the park last year. And it feels much better!

402 QSOs in the log. On there was almost as many visitors during the day, just over 350.
The summary is simple, a wonderful day at SI9AM!


Report from Täby Saturday April 18

During Saturday SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3FJF/Jörgen were in the exhibit hall at Täby Park Hotel. It was the SSA's annual radio meeting with visiting radio amateurs from all over the country. We showed a PowerPoint presentation of SI9AM and had information about the Visiting Amateur Radio Station, SI9AM, and tourist information about the Thai Pavilion and the Dead Fall.

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Work at SI9AM 2009-04-13

Still it was more work to do with the computers. A lot of programs has to be update, so SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3CER/Janne, SM3VLC/Tomas and SM3VRG/Karl-Gunnar decided to meet at SI9AM and continue the work.

SM3FJF/Jörgen had bought a new refrigerator with a small freezer compartment. The first thing to do this day was to unpack the refrigerator and put it in place.

Some programs was updated and we also managed to install the program “Skype”. So no you can call us on Skype.

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Annual  meeting 2009-04-04

Radio meeting in Kramfors
SK3IK, Ådalens Radio Amateurs had invited hams in the third call area to a Radio Meeting at “Hola Folkhögskola” in Nyland, Kramfors.
Immediately after the meeting for the third call area, SI9AM held its annual meeting.

SM3CVM/Lars, president of SI9AM, wished everyone welcome and presented the agenda and it that was accepted.

To chairman for the annual meeting we elected SM3CVM/Lars, to secretary we elected SM3LIV/Ulla and we elected SM3YKF/Kent and SM3GHE/Nils to sign the minutes.

The past year
SM3CVM/Lars presented to activityreport for 2008 and SM3LIV/Ulla presented the annual report for 2008. 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 2009-03-08

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Ådalens Radio Amateurs: SM3XKW/Anders

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the minutes from 2009-01-06
    project list
    nomination to the annual meeting
  • Presentation of the financial report
  • President Decision
    buying router
    buying DX4Win
  • QSL cards
  • Diggiloo July 18
  • Next meeting April 4, 2009



Work at SI9AM February 28 and March 1

On Saturday evening SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3CER/Janne arrived to Utanede and started to work with the computers. They continued the work which they started in the beginning of February.

On Sunday morning SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3VLC/Tomas arrived. First we discussed “coming activities”. After that we continued to update the computers.

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Work at SI9AM 2009-02-06

SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3EFS/Lennart and SM3CER/Janne went Utanede and SI9AM to work with the computers. It became a full days work in Utanede for the three guys. It was cold - 14 degrees below zero - and it was snowing while they were there. They went from Sundsvall about two o’clock and they were home again late after midnight.

We have been without internet since the end of November, but now it works again. They tried to install Skype in the computers, but there was no sound card in computers.

Work at SI9AMThey also began to move some log program and some other programs, but they got just a bit. We have a lot more to do, but much was also made. The internet computer and the log computer is now replaced with the "new" computers with Windows XP. The third "extra computer" didn’t they do something about this time.

A summary of the situation:

  • Internet is working again

  • The old computers are replaced by the new (Internet Computer and log PC)

  • The new 22 "flat screens are installed and in place

  • A few programs are ready to use for logging (Win-Test, DX4WIN)

What to do next time at SI9AM:  

  • Ensure that WinKeyer works with programs that support for WinKeyer

  • Obtain and install the sound card

  • Obtain and install a table microphone for Skype (small speakers available)

  • Continue the installation of additional programs

  • Arrange so that the desk lamp is moved - now sits in the way of the new, larger screens

  • Obtain and install the USB hubs (2 pcs. with four USB jacks)

A few more pictures....


Phone  meeting 2009-01-18

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3TIR/Sven
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Gullängets Radio club: SM3WMU/Tomas
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3PZS/Per-Erik
From Ådalens Radio Amateurs: SM3XKW/Anders

During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    The minutes from 2008-07-20
    New member SK3GA
    Meeting for the 3rd call area 2009-04-04
    Planning meeting 2009-01-06
    Celebrations next year
  • Presentation of the financial report
  • President Decision
    purchase of two flat screens
  • Purchase of a refrigerator
  • Grant application
  • Marketing 2009
  • Activity plan
  • Focus
  • Annual meeting April 4, 2009 at Hola Folkhögskola, Kramfors
  • Next phone meeting March 8, 2009



Planning Meeting 2009-01-06

Tuesday January 6, we held a planning meeting on SI9AM.
From Östersund SM3CVM/Lars came from Hammarstrand came SM3EAE/Lasse and from BISPGÅRDEN came SM3VLC/Tomas.
From Sundsvall came SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3CER/Janne and from Järkvissle came SM3BQC/Arne
We had invited
Sune Gissler and Jonny Johansson from Krångede Power museum to inform them about SI9AM and what we have done to market Utanede and the neighbourhoods. They arrived half past nine. During the morning we showthem our visiting amateur radio station and demonstrated amateur radio. The aim is that our respective organizations can cooperate with marketing. We can recommend our visitors to plan a visit at Krångede Power Museum.
After lunch, we started to replace the old Windows 98 Internet computer to a newer upgraded XP computer. During the day SM3CER/Janne worked at number of QSOs.
In the afternoon we made a acitivity plan for the year 2009.

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