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Demonstration of Amateur Radio
in "the White House" and
King Chulalongkorn Day,
 July 17 - 20, 2008


Links  to the photo gallery you will find in the end of this page.

 

Before the demonstration of Amateur Radio in "White House", 2008-07-17

SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla went up to Utanede and SI9AM on Thursday after lunch and put everything in order for the demonstration of Amateur Radio, July 18 - 20.

We set up a FD4 for shortwave and a VHF dipole for 2 meters.

In “the White House”, we worked with a Kenwood TS-440 on HF and a Yaesu FT-225 on VHF. During Sunday we worked with a new Yaesu FT-897 on the HF-bands.

On our exhibition stands, we had information about Amateur Radio, articles from newspaper about what hams can do for example in cases of natural disasters.

For visitors who showed interest in our hobby we also had information leaflets and the newspaper QTC.

During these years we have got a lot of QSL cards from various countries and some of them we showed our visitors.


Thai Market


Outside the Thai Pavilion area there was a small Thai market, with Thai food, cloths and souvenirs.


Friday 2008-07-18

In place on this day were SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3EFS/Lennart, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3PZS Per-Erik.

SM3CER/Janne was active from the Visiting Amateur Radio Station and worked a number of QSO’s.

SM3CVM/Lars was interviewed by a reporter from a local radio station.

Despite the predicted bad weather, it was still many who have chosen to make a visit in the Thai pavilion and who also made a visit in "the White House" to learn more about Amateur Radio.


Saturday 2008-07-19

In place on this day were SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CER/Janne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3FWT/Hans, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik.

July 19 is a great day for the Thai people and this day they have free entrance to the Thai Pavilion Park.

At 10.00, it was the traditional ceremony in the pavilion to the memory of King Chulalongkorn. When everyone had given their flowers and gifts to the statue of King Chulalongkorn you could look at dancers from Khon Kaen University in front of the Thai Pavilion.

This Day is a reminder of the Royal visit in Utanede 111 years ago. This year it was also 10 years since the Royal Thai pavilion finally inaugurated.

At eleven o clock there were speech and delivery of gifts in the Teak Pavilion, among others it was Municipal Commissioner Elisabet Yngström, which began to warmly welcome everybody and than County Governor Britt Bohlin Olsson, followed by a variety of speakers from Sweden and Thailand.

The whole day the festivities continued in the pavilion area. There was the puppet theatre with Joe Louis Theatre from Bangkok. Traditional Thai dance with Khon Kaen University Dance Group. Sword fencing show with Poh Chang College from Bangkok.  Artists from Poh Change College in Bangkok.

We had many visitors in “the White House” who showed its interest in our hobby.


Sunday 2008-07-20

In place on this day were SA3ATF/Tommy and SM3YKF/Kent.

Also on this day, there was an interest to take part of our wonderful hobby.

In the afternoon SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3LIV/Ulla came and took down the antennas, radio equipment and the other things.


Visiting radio amateurs

The visitors who was hams and visited us these days were SA3ARI/Robin, SM3BIL/Ove, SM3HFD/Håkan, SM3VLC/Tomas, SM5AJV/Ingemar and an English ham, unfortunately we missed his call.

Photos from

Part 1, the celebration of "King Chulalongkorn Day" in the park

Part 2, the Thai Pavilion Area

Part 3, the Visiting Amateur Radio Station SI9AM, demonstration of Amateur
          Radio in "the White House" and the restaurant on Holmstagården

 

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