Amateur Radio near the Thai Pavilion
photo gallery you will find in the end of this page.
July 18 – 21, 2007
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.
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.
and admired King
Almost exactly one hundred year later, the construction of a memorial
building in honour of the King was commenced.
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”.
years anniversary of the Kings visit to Sweden and Ragunda
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:
Lakorn Lek - Puppet show at the main stage
- Sepak Tak Raw – foot volley ball at the open air arena
- Traditional Thai dance
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”
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,
SM3VLC/Tomas, SM3VRG/Karl-Gunnar and
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
before lunch. In the afternoon it was about 16
centigrade’s. On Friday and Saturday it was warmer.
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
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.
Dancer from Prince of Songkhla University showed us traditional folk
dance from the northern and the southern part of Thailand.
Sepak Tak Raw
front of the entrance we could see Sepak Tak Raw – a
foot volley ball game
On July 19 to July 20 SM1DVV/Stefan and SM1OII/Harri were our guest
Pictures from the "White
House" and the Visiting Amateur Radio Station.
Pictures from activities inside and outside the Thai Pavilion area.
Pictures when the Thai Ministry of Culture visit us in the
and pictures from the ceremonial walk on July 19.
If you click on the photos you will see them larger.