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Demonstration of Amateur Radio
in the Thai Pavilion Area
 July 18, 2010

Setting up the exhibition tent
Also this year we demonstrated Amateur Radio in the park in front of the Thai Pavilion. Already on the Saturday we went to Utanede to make preparation in the exhibition tent and putting up antennas. It was SM2GTZ/Tommy, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and Hasse (brother of SM3FJF) who made the preparations. SM2GTZ/Tommy and Hasse also took the opportunity to get a guided tour in the park by Daniel Bergstrom, which was much appreciated.

Wonderful Weather
Both on Saturday and on Sunday the weather was fine. It was nice and warm and no rain but unfortunately in blew a little, which we already noticed on Saturday. On Sunday we put stones on all the brochures we had in the exhibition tent so it wouldn’t blow away.

Power
On Saturday when we were testing the radio equipment, we had no power available, but that's no problem for a ham. On Sunday we took a battery with us. After some hours on Sunday we found a place where we could take power from. It then became easier to show how to run PSK31 for the visitors.

Thai Market
On July 16 to 18 there was a Thai market outside the pavilion area and many tourists visited the Thai market and the Thai Pavilion this weekend.

Performances
The dance group, Kampangpet University's Dance Group from Thailand danced in the teak house and also on the grass in front of the Thai Pavilion.

Thai artists
A group of artists from Thailand have during a month painted inside the Thai Pavilion. The wall painting covers the entire wall behind the statue of King Chulalongkorn. The Thai artists name are Mr. Anurak Inta Wong, Mr.Jatuporn Pang Sang, Mr.Samram Maneerat, Mr. Sow Wayiasrisaeng.

This wall paiting was inaugurated on Sunday afternoon by representatives from the Thai government and Therese Bengard from Ragunda municipal.

SI9AM 10 years
It was not so many who looked into our tent in Sunday morning, so SM3CVM/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik took the opportunity to discuss and plan for 10-year anniversary on Saturday 24 July.

The interest in amateur radio
In the afternoon there was a steady stream of visitors who stopped and wanted to see what we were doing. What pleased us most was that on three occasions, there was former radio amateurs who made a stop at the tent. After listening to PSK31, and in some cases to CW, they started thinking about resuming the hobby. SM3FJF/Jörgen told how they would proceed and also offered to help with contacts with SSA.

We who demonstrated amateur radio
We who were there on Sunday was HS0ZDY/Svante, SM3BQC/Arne, SM3CVM/Lars, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik.

If you click on the photos you will see them larger.

 

Preparations for the demonstration on Saturday July 17.

We started by moving the exhibition tent.

We also moved another exhibition tent.

SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM3BQC/Arne mounted a 12AVQ vertical antenna for 14-21-28 MHz.

Some of the visitors in the park took a boat trip.

Now we are done with the exhibition tent. SM2GTZ/Tommy, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3BQC/Arne.

Lunch break at Holmstagården. SM3BQC/Arne, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM2GTZ/Tommy.

Pork with fried potatoes tasted great!

Vertical antenna 12AVQ.

Now we are done with the exhibition tent. SM2GTZ/Tommy, SM3FJF/Jörgen, SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3BQC/Arne.

Dance show at Teak Pavilion.

Sunday, July 18. SM3CVM/Lars, SM3SZW/Sven-Henrik and HS0ZDY/Svante from Bangkok.

The Thai Pavilion

SM3FJF/Jörgen shows how to run PSK31.

Many of the visitors stopped by our exhibition tent.

Many visitors stopped when they heard the sound from the speakers. HS0ZDY/Svante worked his first QSO on PSK31.

Some pictures from the Thai market area outside the pavilion.

Thai food for sale for hungry visitors.

Wonderful aromas of Thai cuisine.

There were many visitors at the Thai market.

It was easy to see our amateur radio banner.

Thai sword dance

Thai sword dance

Thai dance performance.

Thai dance performance.

The Thai dance group.

Lars Lindgren from Stockholm has been a ham in 1970s. Now he wonders how he can begin with the hobby again.

Volke from Uppsala is very interested in our hobby.

SM3FJF/Jörgen is showing RTTY.

From Thailand, a group of artists painted the inside of the pavilion. The wall painting covers the entire wall behind the statue.

From Thailand, a group of artists painted the inside of the pavilion. The wall painting covers the entire wall behind the statue.

From Thailand, a group of artists painted the inside of the pavilion. The wall painting covers the entire wall behind the statue.

On July 18 it was a opening ceremony for the paintings with representatives from the Thai Government and Councillor Therese Bengard from Ragunda.

SM6UHU/Claes-Göran visited us in the exhibition tent.

A former Radio operator stopped when she heard the sound of CW.

Perhaps it's time to become an ham so I can work CW again.

At 18:00, we said god buy to the Thai Pavilion for this time.

 

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