Attending the SSA ÅRSMÖTE 2017 : SG3TXF/1 : April 2017
The ferry across from Gotland to the smaller island of Fårö takes only about five minutes. Eric SM1TDE kindly collects G3TXF at Visby airport for the ride to the ferry and the crossing over to Fårö.
Attendees at the SSA's AGM held in an ex-military barracks on the island of Fårö, off Gotland (SM1). Nigel G3TXF operating as SG3TXF/1 (a special call kindly arranged by Eric SM1TDE and the SSA) on 20m CW.
Hans SM0BYD and Lars SM0OY (wearing a "GRK : Gotlands Radioamatörklubb" tee-shirt). Attendees at the SSA AGM having their group photo taken while sheltering from the pouring rain.
Claes 'Mel' SM0MPV and Bengt SA0BBO in the SL1FRO shack, with L4B amplifier and TS850 transceiver on the desk. The programme for the SSA's AGM for 2017.
SSA vice-president Jonas SM5PHU (r) presents Peter SM4HCF (l) with a pennant for his opening address to the SSA AGM. Esko SM5AKP and Hans SM0BYD who both work regularly at the SSA's QSL Bureau.
There is a Collins KWM-2 (belonging to SM0OTX) at one of the operating positions in the SL1FRO club station on Fårö. Gunnar SM0OTX (who is an avid collector of Collins equipment) outside the SL1FRO club-station hut.
Calle SM5BF helps getting G3TXF's slides set up in his lap-top prior to a DX-slide show on VP6, ZD9 and ZL7. Lasse SM5GLC and Eric SM1ALH sitting at the lunch table with Elisabeth xyl/SM1IRS and Anders SM1IRS standing.
Map in the SL1FRO shack showing the island of Fårö which lies at the northern end of Gotland (SM1). Christina xyl/SM1CQA and Rikard SM1CQA (ex Coastal Radio operator at Slite on Gotland) together with Eric SM1TDE.
Lasse SM5GLC, Eric SM1ALH, Peter SM0BSO and Eric SM1TDE in the SL1FRO shack. Leaving for home at the end of the SSA's AGM : xyl/SM0TAE, Robert SM0TAE, Eric SM6JSM and Eric SM1TDE.
Eric SM1TDE's parents : Margareta xyl/SM1WXC and Christer SM1WXC.
Stop - Ferry!
The tri-bander at SL1FRO (behind the trees) is dwarfed by the telecoms mast!
Driving back to the airport : queuing for the short ferry ride from Fårö back to Gotland. The SAS branded flights between Stockholm and Visby on Gotland island are operated by the UK airline FlyBe.
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