Society of Thai Amateur Radio.
This page is written by k0ip   ex  HS6ADE  at Takhli RTAFB in 1970.

I have very little info about all the inside deals that allowed US persons to operate from Thailand,
mostly military supporting the Viet Nam war from numerous bases in Thailand .

  
HEY guys, if you were there and have any comments, or pictures, documents, etc..   please contact me at
k0ip(at)k0ip.com



Below are the documents that were sent to me.  I operated for about 6 weeks, and then I was transferred to Viet Nam,
ending my HS6ADE operation,   I worked about 800 stations in that 6 weeks.
in fact I was not a DX'er back in Kansas,  and little did I know  Thailand was RARE'er than RARE   HI,  
all I had to do was call CQ and there were hundreds of stations all calling at the same time.

It was mass bedlam   HI HI ..  
many years later I found out that less than a year earlier,  Thailand was removed from the  USA/ITU banned list. 
I didn't operate everyday, but got on and operated often,   sometimes  ragchewing with US stations, 
while the rest of the world was ready to kill me for not working the pileup..  again little did I know how RARE I was.
I also figured I had may more months to operate,   but that transfer to RVN stopped all that.

 

below is a picture of me with my little KWM-1 radio,       (all happening in a galazy far far away, and a long time ago,,,  what fun we had)
we had a Tri-Bander at the PMEL building where I worked ,  Hey a good antenna FREE..  your can't beat free ..
My Personal WEB page is 
https://www.k0ip.com

this page was updated April 2023

 Society of Thai amateur radio    click the photo's to make them big enough to read
Note: the date typed on this letter, should have been  1970 not 72...
HS6ADE, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand 1970,  
  After several  MARS phone patch  from Takhli with my friend WTM (Gary)(sk),
he got me a KWM-1 at Associated Radio (Overland Park, KS). My dad built two
custom wooden boxes,  one for the radio , one for the PS.  He APO mailed them to me..

 
For whatever reason there was a tri-band beam at the PMEL building where I worked,
who knows why it was there?  It was pointed at the USA, no rotor. My boss let me setup
my station on a shelf in the store room, This was actually a perfect place.  I could run in
there for lunch and "work a bunch", or after my shift.
 I was on the air for 6 weeks, working over 800 stations on SSB & CW.   WOW, what pile-ups,, 
If  I had been more industrious I could have worked 8000. But there was other things to do,
including many two legged distractions downtown.. If you've been there you know what I'm saying.
 
$5 short time GI..
 
Then the unexpected,  I was transferred to Viet Nam.. Cutting my operation off Seven month earlier than I would have expected for normal rotation out of SEA. 

Note: the KWM-1 had No RIT or anyway to Split. I worked some  CW  (note: I'm terrible at cw)
because I could actually hear more that the ROAR of thousands of SSB
signals at once. I used the same J-38 Key that I used as a Novice, it's the
same key I use today.

 

https://www.qsl.net/rast/History.html     
This link is quite lengthy and really doesn't cover the history of STAR very well,  


http://hamgallery.com/qsl/country/Thailand/hs3dr.htm
This fellow signed my membership card ,, above , sorry to say he's SK now.

 


Below is a list , which I pulled from the web, listing STAR members Thai calls
I have no idea where this information came from or to its accuracy. or when it was last updated.
This list contains 256 call signs.
            https://www.qsl.net/rast/oldrast/pub/former.html


 

HS1A     WA4UNC
HS1ABA   VK3ZJY
HS1ABB   K3GL
HS1ABC   W0AFR
HS1ABD   K3ZO (SK) Vice Pres of STAR in 1970
HS5ABD   K3ZO (SK) Vice Pres of STAR
HS1ABE   W4MMK
HS1ABF   W4WYK (SK) 
HS1ABG   W3CNC
HS1ABH   W4YIP
HS4ABH   W7FI
HS1ABI   W4UHL
HS4ABJ   K4HWK
HS1ABK   VK3KI
HS4ABL   W5UON
HS4ABM   (SK) (K7ZZ)
HS1ABN   W6QJA
HS1ABO   K5QHS
HS1ABP   WD6CPT
HS1ABQ   WA5HWC
HS1ABR   N6CDA
HS4ABS   W7FNY
HS4ABT   WA6NEQ
HS1ABU   K5OSQ
HS4ABV   W5PJR
HS4ABW   WB6SLF
HS1ABX   W4OCT
HS5ABY   KA5JIX
HS5ABZ   N2GRW
HS2ACA   WA7MEA
HS3ACB   WA6WIX
HS1ACC   W5NPI
HS1ACD   W5COI
HS4ACE   NE0H
HS1ACF   K1RZW
HS1ACG   WA1EXR
HS1ACH   W0OMK/HS0ZAM
HS4ACJ   K5JMY
HS1ACK   (silent key) (W5NW)
HS1ACM   (silent key) (WB6ATM)
HS1ACN   N7GCU/HS0ZAY
HS4ACN   N7GCU/HS0ZAY
HS3ACO   K5CEL
HS3ACP   N9DX
HS3ACQ   W5NRH
HS3ACR   KIJJ
HS1ACS   ZL2BAH
HS1ACT   W9ELR
HS1ACU   W8MEN
HS3ACV   W6PGF
HS1ACW   WA1HCX
HS1ACX   WB4IOH
HS3ACY   WA0VNY
HS3ACZ   K0WIQ
HS4ACZ   K0WIQ
HS4ADB   K0OKB
HS1ADC   W7KMF
HS1ADD   K4CXX
HS6ADE   WADYU webmaster KIP
HS4ADF   WB4HIJ
HS4ADJ   WA2VTL
HS3ADW   K0VIF
HS1ADX   WV5Q
HS1AEB   DL7GN
HS1AEE   W7HWC
HS4AEF   WA7PML
HS3AEN   W6TCD
HS3AET   WB0FAX
HS1AEZ   WA1NZA
HS1AF  W0AFR
HS1AFA   N6QBR
HS3AFB   K0KE
HS4AFD   DK4HI
HS1AFI   KE7XQ
HS5AFJ   N4HX
HS4AFN   KJ6DO
HS1AFP   N7OO
HS1AFS   KM7K
HS4AFT   W5WJQ
HS2AFV   WA9ELV
HS1AFW   VE7IR (SK)
HS2AGF   K4FPF
HS3AGG   W1YFZ
HS5AGG   W1YFZ
HS3AGL   K4UBR
HS4AGN   N5TP
HS1AGO   K6OPG
HS1AGQ   N5ITZ
HS1AGU   WA0SXW
HS4AGY   WA4PUC
HS4AGZ   K5LGL
HS1AHA   N5QGP
HS1AHE   WB5GPS
HS6AHJ   WB6PCA
HS3AHL   KM8Y
HS1AHM   JA8ATG
HS1AHN   (via JA8ATG)
HS1AHR   K4FD
HS1AHS   WA1ZYE
HS1AHT   WA6IKS/HS0ZAG
HS4AHV   W6NYG
HS1AHW   ZL2FG
HS4AHX   K4VOX
HS4AIA   VE6AKV
HS1AID   N6CEG/HS0ZAF
HS5AID   N6CEG/HS0ZAF
HS8AID   N6CEG/HS0ZAF
HS9AID   N6CEG/HS0ZAF
HS1AIE   WA2JJP
HS2AIG   N1DX
HS3AIG   N1DX
HS1AIH   W6AD
HS1AIJ   KA5BWP
HS1AIK   K8DIU
HS1AIM   N7FCK/HS0ZAH
HS1AIP   WA4CGG
HS1AIR   VE7IR (S.K.)
HS1AIT   WA3SLK
HS1AIV   W4EVG
HS2AIW   WB4POB/N4ID/W4EE
HS1AJB   WA2OUY
HS3AJC   KS5A
HS1AJE   WB0IVI
HS5AJH   K5LMA
HS3AJJ   WA8GCW
HS3AJM   K5LMA
HS1AJY   VE1BJJ
HS1AKA   AL7NQ
HS4AKF   WA7CIP now N7ERT
HS3AKK   WB5GNR
HS2AKP   K7VAY
HS1AKT   DK8TJ
HS5AKU   N6CQ
HS1AKW   WB4MHP
HS5AKW   WB4MHP
HS1AKY   W4GWW
HS2AKZ   WB6SCQ
HS3AL    K3ZO
HS1ALA   DK9IB
HS1ALB   DL3VD
HS1ALC   WA4LPZ
HS1ALD   HB9AZX
HS1ALF   W3IMH/HS0ZAN
HS1ALG   DF9SV
HS1ALH  " Anthony J. Kidd, "
HS1ALI   W1GPY
HS1ALJ   KB5JAG
HS1ALK  " Hans Kiesinger,"
HS1ALL   DJ4SU
HS1ALN   W5TQB
HS1ALP   EA4BKA
HS1ALQ   AA6KW/HS0ZBP
HS1ALS   JA2CSJ
HS1ALT   VE3JKD
HS1ALU   KJ4DS
HS1ALV   HS0/SM3DYU
HS1ALW   K8SJP
HS1AM    K4OF
HS4AMA   N8ALV/HS0ZBH
HS1AMB  " Peter Fitzner, OM of HS1DC"
HS1AMC   HB9ANJ
HS1AMD   W0ISK
HS1AMF  " Jack Bailhe, via HS0ZAH"
HS1AMG   KB7YS
HS1AMH   HS0/G4UAV
HS1AMI   VE3FXT
HS4AMI   VE3FXT
HS1AMJ   (silent key) via VE3FXT
HS4AMJ   (silent key) via VE3FXT
HS1AMK   (silent key) OZ2QJ
HS1AML   (SK) VK3IH
HS1AMM   VE3EGD/GD0
HS1AMQ   N7IDI
HS1AMR   WA3NKW
HS1AMS   KA7HGE/HS0ZAQ
HS4AMS   KA7HGE/HS0ZAQ
HS1AMT   K4YT
HS1AMU   KP2A
HS8AMU   KP2A
HS1AMV   via KP2A
HS8AMV   via KP2A
HS2AMX   HB9AMZ/HS0ZBS
HS2AMZ   W0GLP
HS1ANB   Al Eberhardt
HS1AND   (silent key)
HS1ANE   WA2KIO
HS1ANG   HS0ZBD
HS4ANH   HS0/OE2REL
HS1ANI   N6HHY
HS1ANJ   W1RPW
HS1ANM   N3DQX
HS1ANV   KB2MMT
HS4ANX   K4VQX
HS1ANY   via EA4BKA
HS1ANZ   KG6XF
HS1AOA   KJ5A
HS1AOC   WA2WYR
HS1AOD   W5SPK (SK)
HS1AOF   W6YY (SK)
HS1AOG   KB4JA
HS1AOK   AH2AP/HS0ZCC
HS1AOL   AH2AK/HS0ZBO
HS1AOQ   AA4KD
HS1AOX   N3FSH
HS1AT    G3DYY
HS3BA    N7GCU/HS0ZAY
HS1BB    KO2A
HS1BD    W6LCB (SK)
HS1BG    HS0/KA3TDZ
HS1BS    N6CZG
HS1C     W4VC
HS1CM    N6CEG/HS0ZAF
HS3CS    K5CYE
HS1CW    W2BVB
HS1DD    K1RZW
HS3DR    K7ZZ (SK)
HS3ED    I4FGG
HS1EJ    W4LLX
HS1EL    K3FYS
HS1F     DJ7LD
HS1FB    W3EMH
HS1FJ    WA6QJY
HS9FK    9M2FK
HS1GA    G3VPM
HS1HH    JH4RHF
HS1HI    WA3DYE
HS2HS    K5OSQ
HS1I    K8SXH
HS1J    W4IPH
HS1JB    K7ZR
HS1JM    VK6JM
HS2JR    DK1RR
HS3KS    K5VT
HS1L    W7LR
HS1LG    W0OMK/HS0ZAM
HS3LH    W5UON
HS3LJ    N9DX
HS1MD    N6CDA
HS3MJ    K1WXP
HS3ML    WB2DST
HS1MM    WA1EXR
HS1MQ    LU8BF
HS3MW    K5CEL
HS3MY    K8DIU
HS1P    W5QPH
HS3TM    K3LTV
HS3TW    NS7J
HS3ZZ    K3FYS
HS1UF    W2AX
HS1UX    LA5NM
HS1W    WB7CSL
HS1WF    W3WYP
HS3WT    W1UUQ
HS1X    W1OI
HS1XZ    OH2XZ
HS6YY    W6YY (SK)
HS2AKO    K3ZXL