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2014-05-01 -- 2014-05-07



SI9AM activities associated with

SF3HF radio camp at Hemsö Fortress



The 2 to 5 May 2014 SK3BG, Sundsvall Radio Amateurs arranged a radio camp at Hemsö fortress on Hemsön, north of Härnösand (IOTA EU-087). The signal was SF3HF. A short-time award was issued and besides SF3HF you had do work SK3BG and SI9AM.


Thursday, May 1

On Thursday SM3FJF/Jörgen and SM5SIC/Göran went up to Utanede to prepare working QSOs for the award.


Friday, May 2

Friday, May 2 they updated the log program. They also discovered a bad connection in a coaxial cable, which was fixed by SM5SIC/Göran. Then they began to work with callsign SI9AM and there were several who needed the callsign to later apply for the award.


In the afternoon they made a visit at Krångede Hydro electric Powerplant Museum and met Sune Gissler who guided them around the museum. SM3FJF/Jörgen needed material for a forthcoming advertising and needed information and pictures.


On Friday afternoon, SM5SIC/Göran went to Hemsö fortress to participate in the radio camp SF3HF. SM3FJF/Jörgen continued to work from SI9AM. In the evening SM3VRG/K-G visited SI9AM on his way home to Östersund.


During Friday and Saturday SM3FJF/Jörgen at times had pile-up on 40 and 80 meters from radio amateurs who wanted to get the SF3HF award.


Saturday to Wednesday

On Saturday afternoon SM3TLG/Hans arrived and SM3FJF/Jörgen went home. Hans continued to activate SI9AM for the SF3HF award until Sunday evening. Hans stayed until Wednesday, May 7 and was QRV on the bands.



Totally about 450 QSOs were worked from SI9AM for the SF3HF award.

SM3TLG/Hans worked another 350 QSOs and Hans also worked from three SMFF areas near Utanede.


Quote from our guestbook May 2014

“I can highly recommend that you rent a place at SI9AM! Moreover, there are still many un-worked SMFF areas here in eastern Jämtland!"

73/44 de Hans – SM3TLG”