SI9AM Information
DIARY 2011

January

Phone Meeting 2011-01-09

ON5RZ/Raf, ON7DS/Dirk and ON4AWT/Fons 2011-01-26--2011-01-31

February
Phone Meeting 2011-02-06


March

Phone Meeting 2011-03-13


April
Annual Meeting 2011-04-09
Boarding Meeting 2011-04-09
Phone Meeting 2011-04-25

May

Working Days 2011-05-07 and 2011-05-08

June
Antenna work at SI9AM and visit from DB5WC/Gerd with XYL 2011-06-08
Antenna work at SI9AM 2011-06-11
Guest Operaters ON4AWT/Fons with XYL

July
King Chulalongkorn Day 2011-07-19

September
Antenna work at SI9AM 2011-09-10
Guest Operaters DL7ULF/Axel and DL7VMM/Peter
Scandinavian Activity Contest CW 2011-09-17 and 2011-09-18

October

Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB 2011-10-08 and 2011-10-09
Antenna work at SI9AM 2011-10-23
DD2CW/Jef och ON6UQ/Marcel 2011-10-27 -- 2011-11-02

November
CQ WW DX Contest CW 2011

December
Skype meeting 2011-12-11


 

Skype meeting 2011-12-11

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio
Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
From Sundsvalls Radio
Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils
District leader for the third district: SM3GDT/Hans


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:
 

  • Reports
    previous protocol
    financial report
  • Some decisions were made
  • Looking back year 2011
  • Application for a grant
  • Diggiloo 2012
    July 14, 2012 Diggiloo in Utanede
  • Some other questions

 

CQ WW DX CW Contest,
November 26, 2011


On Friday evening, November 25 SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EAE/Lars and SM3FJF/Jörgen arrived to SI9AM. The first thing they did was to do some updates on some of the computer programs.

On Saturday morning
01:00 o'clock (00:00 UTC) the conteset started. It was good condition, so they had a  "great start" on the different frequencies.

On Saturday while SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3EAE/Lars worked in the contest, SM3BQC/Arne worked outside with antennas.

At 15:00 (14.00 UTC) on Saturday, they had to close the station because both had other commitments for the rest of the weekend. During the fourteen hour they worked  900 QSO: s of 1.8 to 28 MHz.

There were three happy guys who went to their home and they will activate SI9AM again in other contests during 2012.

More pictures.


 

DD2CW/Jef and ON6UQ/Marcel rent SI9AM
from October 27 to November 2, 2011


Once again we had the pleasure to welcome DD2CW (ON4ACA)/Jef and ON6UQ/Marcel to SI9AM. It is the fourth time they rent SI9AM for about a week in October. The main reason is to work CQ WW DX Contest on SSB and of course work some ordinary QSOs. It´s a long trip but they think is fun to have work with the special call sign SI9AM.

As usual they flew from Brussels to Skavsta Airport in Sweden. This year, Wednesday October 26, ON6UQ/Marcel flew from Eindhoven to Skavsta and DD2CW/Jef from München to Arlanda Airport. Marcel rented a car and drove to Stockholm/Arlanda and picked up Jef and they started their trip north up to Njurunda and Utanede.

Early on Thursday morning they made a stop in Njurunda to meet SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3FJF/Jörgen. They got the key to the Visiting Amateur Radio Station and of course a cup of coffee and sandwiches. On their way to SI9AM they also made a short stop at supermarket to buy food for the next days.

It did not take many minutes after the arrival at SI9AM before they were QRV on the frequencies. You could follow them on the cluster, where they were spotted a lot of times.

On Saturday at 00.00 Z the CQ WW DX Contest on SSB started. During these 48 hours they worked 3019 QSOs, 99 zones, 232 country multipliers, total 1.965.120 score.

They did a very good job and now we hope that they also this year will win the first place in the class Multi Operator/Single Transmitter.

Thanks for visiting SI9AM and welcome back again Jef and Marcel!

More pictures.


 

Antenna Work at SI9AM 2011-10-23

The goal this Sunday was to mount Spiderbeamen on the antenna mast. Unfortunately we did not manage to fix some details that we needed for the work. Our technical advisor SM3VRG/KG gave us some tips on how we still could mount up Spiderbeamen on the antenna mast. It is now mounted temporarily, but in May 2012 we will rent a 15 meter Sky Lift and complete work.

This day it was SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EAE/Lasse, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM3VRG/KG and SM3IZR/Leif who was in Utanede.

More pictures.


 

Scandinavian Acitivity Contest SSB from SI9AM 2011-109-08 --2011-10-09

SM5SIC/Göran was active from SI9AM during SAC SSB.
On place 35 in Scandinavian, in the class - Single Operator - with 930 QSO:s, 165 Multipliers and a total score of 342.705.
 


 

Scandinavian Acitivity Contest CW from SI9AM 2011-09-17 --2011-09-18

SM3CER/Janne and SM3EAE/Lars was active from SI9AM during SAC CW.
On place 9 in Scandinavian, in the class - Multi Operator, Single Transmitter - with 1.552 QSOs, 158 Multipliers and a total score of 526.456 points.

 


 

Guest operators  at SI9AM 2011-09-08 --2011-09-12

During September 8 to September 12 DL7ULF/Axel and DL7VMM/Peter rent SI9AM.
Read what they wrote in a mail dated October 2, 2011.


DL7ULF and DL7VMM 8. Sep - 12. Sep 2011

On 8th of September we arrived SI9AM.
The helping hand of Lars, SM3EAE, was a
good start for our stay.
We activated the bands with the excellent equipment.
The antennas brougt signals from all continents.
We participated us on WAE-SSB contest.
The total qso number is 636.
On 10th of September we had some eye-ball contacts
with members of the clubstation. We was glad about
nice talks.
A visit of pagode we made on Sunday. A very beautyfull site.
Also a walk across the forest is relaxing.
The stay at SI9AM was a good event.
We recommend all hams a visit to SI9AM.

Axel and Peter
 


 

Antenna Work at SI9AM 2011-09-10

Saturday, September 10, Workday

This Saturday we continued our work with the Spiderbeam. At 09.00, local time, Sune, who owns a backhoe, arrives. SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EXM/Erik,
SM3EAE/Lasse, SM3VRG/KG, SM3IZR/Leif, DL7ULF/Axel and DL7VMM/Peter had already arrived to Utanede.

Sune began to lift the antenna mast with the associated 30-pound mounting box and moved the parts, to where they should be installed. We dug down a antenna rod for the guy ropes. After that, Sune plowed down both the antenna cable and the rotor cable. A job which was done in a few minutes.

SM3VRG/KG
were our technical advisor and gave us good advice how to raise up the antenna mast. The uprising went well and when we meet next time, the rotor will be mounted.

More pictures.
 


 

Guest operators  at SI9AM 2011-06-17 --2011-06-21

During June 17 and June 21, ON4AWT/Fons with XYL rent SI9AM.

ON4AWT/Fons will come back in January 2012.



 


 

King Chulalongkorn Day 2011-07-19

Background
On 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.

King Oscar II knew that king Chulalongkorn of Siam was interested to see the Swedish sawmill industry, 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. 

In the middle of 1992, a Thai folk-dancing troupe visited Ragunda, and they heard about the road that had been named after their king. They visited the location and were quite fascinated. In 1993, an association was formed, Föreningen Chulalongkorns Minne (FCM) which took the first steps on the project. Ragunda municipality took the initiative and in 1994, a committee was formed to ensure the progress of the work. This committee consisted of representatives of Swedish and Thai interests. The construction work started in 1997.

The construction costs amounted to about 7,000,000 SEK. This does not include 3,000,000 SEK worth of decorations, such as the gilded sceptre. The project has been financed through fund-raising and sponsorship in Thailand and Sweden. The decorations have been made by the present Thai king's own craftsmen, while the rest of the building has been projected and constructed by companies in Jämtland.

The floor-surface is 75 square metres. The internal height is 7 metres (23 ft.) and the entire building, including the sceptre, rises no less than 26 metres (85 ft.) into the air. A stone wall made of Jämtlandic limestone frames the magnificent white building (each stone weighs 20 kgs or 44 lbs.). Inside the pavilion is a bronze life-size statue of King Chulalongkorn. This is the only pavilion of its kind outside Thailand.

King Chulalongkorn Day
The project laid a new foundation for the development of Thai/Swedish relationships among them political, cultural and commercial. Contacts were made on government level, in national and regional administration, defence, universities, trade and commerce. Among other things, this has led to the forming of a Thai-Swedish chamber of commerce. King Chulalongkorn Day is celebrated every year the 19th of July in Ragunda.

Celebrations
 The sun was shining from a clear blue sky when the procession from the entrance building to the Thai Pavilion started. All Thai women were dressed in their beautiful costumes and most of the procession had gifts or flowers to put in front of the statue of the King. Those who had no flowers to give, got Thai paper flags to put down.
 
 
On SI9AM
 This day we hade "Open House" at SI9AM, to show our Visiting Amateur Radio
 Station. We were active on 20 meters and worked mostly European stations.

More pictures.
 


 

Antenna Work at SI9AM 2011-06-11

Saturday, June 11 Workday
This Saturday SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lasse and SM3GHN/Jan-Bertil went to Utanede and SI9AM to continue the antenna work. They prepared a 30 meter long sheathed antenna feeder and assemble two special coaxial connectors on the feeder. They also prepared a 50-meter long rotor cable to be mounted on the rotor and into the cabinet on the existing antenna mast.


 

Antenna Work at SI9AM and visit from DB5WC/Gerd with XYL 2011-06-08

Work in the Evening at SI9AM
This summer evening SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EAE/Lasse, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen and DB5WC/Gerd did some preparation for coming work with the Spiderbeamen.

SM3ESX/Christer
did SWR measurings and SM3EAE/Lasse trimmed the Spiderbeamen a little, to get the perfect SWR on the frequency bands of 10-18-24 MHz.

The evening ended with a coffee break with our newly arrived German guests DB5WC/Gerd with XYL.

More pictures.
 


 

Working Days at SI9AM 2011-05-07 and 2011-05-08

On Saturday, May 7th 2011, there were six hams who met in Utanede to do a Working day on SI9AM.
 
It was SM3CVM/Lars, SM3GHN/Jan-Bertil and SM3VRG/K-G from Östersund, SM3BQQ/Arne and SM3FJF/Jörgen from Sundsvall and SM3EAE/Lars from Hammarstrand.

 
 
The whole day they worked with the Spiderbeam. A tractor had been hired to dig four pits for the coming antenna mast.
 
 There was a lot of work to do with Spiderbeam. They had to continue the work on Sunday, when SM3EAE/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3VRG/KG made the final preparations on Spiderbeam. It now remains trim work before it can be mounted on the rotor so that we finally can get the mast in place.

More pictures.
 


 

Phone  meeting 2011-04-25

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils, SM3YKF/Kenth


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    ON6DC has visit SI9AM
  • Planning the work at SI9AM
    Spiderbeam
    Antenna mast for WARC
    Antenna rotor for WARC
  • Next meeting Mai 29, 2011

 


 

Boarding  meeting 2011-04-09

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3EFS/Lennart, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils, SM3YKF/Kenth


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    SM3GDT/Hans has accepted to be a member of SI9AM
    The lottery at SSAs annual meeting
  • Planning the work at SI9AM
    Spiderbeam
    Antenna mast for WARC
    Antenna rotor for WARC
  • Next meeting April 25, 2011

 


 

Annual Meeting 2011-04-09

Notice to the Annual Meeting
The day for the Annual Meeting was decided a long time ago and the notice to the Annual Meeting was sent out by mail and were also on our website.

Place and time
This year, we once again had chosen Holmstagården for the meeting and time was 09:30 local time.

Coffee and sandwiches
We started with coffee and sandwiches.

Today's guest
The president of SI9AM, SM3CVM/Lars, welcomed everyone and directed a special welcome to the council of Ragunda Municipality, Terese Bengard. Terese told us about the municipality's plans and thoughts on the development of the Thai pavilion and pavilion area.

SkypeQSO
We contacted ON6UQ/Marcel via Skype and he told us about his and ON4ACA/Jef visits to SI9AM and how they appreciate the Visiting Amateur Radio station and also the surroundings and environment in Utanede.

Slide show and demonstration Visiting Amateur Radio station

We showed a slide show of last summer's 10-year anniversary for those who stayed in the meeting room.

SM3CVM/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla took the opportunity to show Terese Bengard the Visiting Amateur Radio station. We worked some QSOn and one of the QSOs was with HB9BHD/Erik who lives in
Switzerland. The microphone was handed over to Terese who worked her first QSO with HB9BHD/Erik. Terese thought it was both funny and interesting with hamradio.

Liden Newspaper
During the demonstration for Terese Bengard, Arne Johansson arrived, he writes for the “Liden Newspaper”. In one of the next number of the newspaper there will be a story about SM3BQC/Arne and our Visiting Amateur Radio Station.

Lunch
At noon, we were served a delicious lunch consisting of pork and potatoes.
 

The annual meeting begins
At one a' clock the annual meeting started.


Elections
To chairman for the annual meeting we elected SM3CVM/Lars, to secretary we elected SM3ESX/Christer and we elected SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3EFS/Lennart to sign the minutes.

SM3CVM/Lars presented to activity report for 2010 and SM3LIV/Ulla presented the annual report for 2010. Then some elections for the new council was made and then the meeting was closed and SM3CVM/Lars thanked
everyone for the fine work over the past year.

Lottery
We had a small lottery which was much appreciated.

The day ended with a short boarding meeting.


Present during the Annual Meeting
SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EFS/Lennart, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3EXM/Erik, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FZL/Rolf, SM3GFN/Ingvar, SM3GHE/Nils, SM3GHN/Jan-Bertil, SM3LIV/Ulla, SM5SIC/Göran, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik, SM3YKF/Kent.

More pictures.


 

Phone  meeting 2011-03-13

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils, SM3YKF/Kenth


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the last minutes
    invitation to SI9AM annual meeting send March 1st
    Financial report
  • a price to SSA HF Cup
  • The lottery at SSAs annual meeting
  • Planning SI9AM Annual meeting in April 9th
  • Next meeting in Utanede April 9th, 2011

 

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Phone  meeting 2011-02-06

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils, SM3YKF/Kenth


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the last minutes
    visit
    ON5RZ/Raf, ON7DS/Dirk,ON4AWT/Fons
    the Grant application
  • The lottery at SSAs annual meeting
  • SI9AM Annual meeting in April 9th
  • Next meeting March 13, 2011

 

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ON5RZ/Raf, ON7DS/Dirk and ON4AWT/Fons visit SI9AM
2011-01-26 -- 2011-01-31

They arrived on Wednesday evening January 26 and stayed until Monday morning January 31.

During the weekend they worked the UBA DX Contest SSB

During the days in Jämtland they went dog sledding, visited Östersund and SK3JR's clubhouse and made a trip around the lake "Storsjön". During the UBA Contest they worked about 1000 QSOs from SI9AM.

During the trip from Bromma airport in Stockholm to SI9AM in Utanede they made a short visit at SK3BG, Sundsvall Radio Amateurs in Sundsvall. SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3JOS/René show them the club station and served coffee and sandwiches. Also on the return trip they made a stop at the radio club in Sundsvall for breakfast.

You can also see some picture on SK3BG:s website
http://galleri.sk3bg.se/#16.0

Read more about Rafs last visit at http://www.si9am.se/diary10.html#100713

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Phone  meeting 2011-01-09

Present during the meeting.
From Jemtlands Radio Amateurs: SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EAE/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik
From Sundsvalls Radio Amateurs: SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3ESX/Christer, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla
From Sollefteå Radio Club: SM3GHE/Nils, SM3YKF/Kenth


During the meeting following was discussed/reported:

  • Reports
    the last minutes
    visit ON4ACA, ON6UQ
    next visit in January -
    ON5RZ/Raf, ON7DS/Dirk,ON4AWT/Fons
  • Financial report
  • A new Grant application
  • Annual meeting in april
  • Planing for spring
    spiderbeam
    checking the amateur radio equipment
  • Working day May 7
  • SK3BG visit SI9AM in the evening May 3
  • SSA-bulletin from SI9AM
  • Contact from SI9AM to SI9AM in the SSA HF-cup
  • Next meeting February 6, 2011

 

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