King Chulalongkorn Memorial Amateur

Radio Society in Ragunda, Sweden

 

 

DAGBOK OCH BILDER

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2014-07-24 -- 2014-08-13

 

Gästbesökare

ON4AWT/Fons with XYL Ingrid

 

Välkommen tillbaka igen ON4AWT/Fons. Fons har besökt SI9AM flera gånger sedan 2011, men för hans hustru Ingrid är det andra gången som hon besöker Sverige.

 

Den här gången har ON4AWT/Fons och hans XYL Ingrid bilat från Antwerpen till Utande. De åkte med färjan från Kiel tisdagen den 22 juli och anlände till Göteborg på morgonen den 23 juli. Sedan bilade de upp till Mora där de stannade över natten. På torsdagseftermiddagen kom de till SM3LIV/Ulla och SM3FJF/Jörgen i Njurunda. Där bjöds de på fika och fick också nyckeln till SI9AM. De kommer till Utanede och SI9AM sent på torsdagskväll. Det har dagen var det extremt varmt i Njurunda (31 grader) liksom i resten av Sverige. Men Fons har varit i Sverige i slutet av januari och har även upplevt den kalla årstiden.

 

Fons och Ingrid stannade till den 13 augusti. Under dessa tre veckor har de gjort dagsturer till bland annat Sundsvall, Bispgården, Sollefteå och Östersund. Det blev också en kort tripp till Trondheim i Norge. Något besök för att visa Ingrid Hemsö Fästning blev det inte men Fons har berättat mycket om den helgen. Fons var en av deltagarna på weekendlägret på Hemsö Fästning, SF3HF, i maj 2013.

 

Förutom att åka runt och besöka olika intressanta platser och beundra naturen blev det naturligtvis en hel del radiokörande från SI9AM.

 

9 augusti 2014

Email från ON4AWT/Fons till SM3LIV/Ulla, SM3FJF och SM3ESX

 

Hi Ulla, Jörgen and Christer,

 

Our holiday runs slowly on its end ...

 

Today we are slowly getting ready to return to Antwerpen and again take some nice memories with us.

We have really enjoyed our vacation and the hospitality of SI9AM and SK3BG here in Sweden.

Time goes fast when you are on holiday and we regret that we have to leave so soon. :-)))

 

I enjoyd seeing again some HAM`s from the fortress activation in 2013 at SK3BG but it seems there where a lot of them on vacation to...

Anyway I left something to enjoy in december at Jul ... skål ;-]

 

We want to, very specially, thank Jörgen and Ulla for the hearty welcome with coffee and cake at our arrival and even more Jörgen for the help in getting my Telia telephone card fixed in the Telia shop at Birsta shopping center.

 

We had, again, a fantastic stay at the SI9AM station and enjoyd the Swedish nature and landscape. No complains about the weather, but it should have been perfect for us at 20 degrees ... :-))

 

The photos and stories we take home for our friends and family but the memories we keep for ourselves...

 

We hope to se soon again och thanks for the hospitality.

 

Ingrid

73"

ON4AWT (Fons)

 

13 augusti 2014

Email från ON4AWT/Fons till SM3FJF/Jörgen

 

Hey Jörgen,

 

Arrived yesterday around 16:30 in Mora and got to our Hostell ... the weather was not so good but after 20:00 we got it dry ... Not to hot to sleep and nice accomodation here ... nice salon downstairs with TV, internet and even a sauna :-)

 

Lots of activity as there is a rally planned ... the Vasaloppet ... seems popular because I see lots of logistics getting build up. ICA seems to be one of the big sponsors ...

We are completele surrounded by tents and trucks, public toalett and more ... Think it is all going to happen this weekend ... Running, biking or skeeing with the longest distance beeing 90 km ...

 

Around 21:00 hours i tried to contact my friend Gert (ON4GAV/MM) on his sailing yacht in Oostende (Belgian port) but my signal was to weak...

Mobile I use a Yeasu FT-857 with an ATAS-120 antenna on the car...

He is in the port surrounded by other sailing yachts with their mast grounded so very difficult for signals to get out or get in ...

I tried some other stations and could work Greece, France and Switserland but all stations with some bigger antenna and lite more power ... 800 watts :-))

 

Today we went to the birthplace of the Dalarna horse ... Nusnäs ...

Could see how the horses where cut out of wood and the different steps until handpainted by some two beautifull Swedisch ladys ...

We bought some souvenirs and went to the shore on the lake to admire the wonderfull houses built near the lake.

Took a walk along the lake and enjoyed another wonderfull sunny day.

 

We also did some shopping at the lokal ICA for our picknicks tomorrow and around 17:00 h hours we returned to the hostell to prepare for the next 500 km tomorrow to Göteborg.

 

73" to you and Ulla

take care

 

Ingrid & Alfons