This documents the founding meeting of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand that was held on August 22, 1963.
PROCEEDING OF THE SOCIETY
An amateur radio symposium was held at the Kawachiya Restaurant on the evening of August 22,1963 at 19:00 hours. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the possibility of forming an amateur radio organization in Thailand, the exchange of ideas pertaining to the amateur service in Thailand and the fabrication of solution regarding amateur radio problems existing at the present time. Those in attendance were Mr. Sangiem Powtongsook of the GPO, Lt. Col. Kamchai Chotikul of the Royal Thai Army Artillery Center. in Lopburi, Mr. Jonas Eddy of the G.Simon Radio Company Ltd., Messrs. Robert Leo and Frank Phillips of Stanford Research Institute and Captain kenneth Irish of the U.S Army Signal Corps. Among the many subjects discussed at the random were, amateur radio activity in the past, prior licensing in Thailand, official attitude toward an amateur service, Thailand's recorded objection to international communications with amateurs of other countries, action needed to foster amateur activity in Thailand and the logical approach to the solution of the many problems now existing. One of the main issues discussed was the contacting of government officials who might be in a position to aid the cause of amateur radio in Thailand. As a consequence, it was solved that Mr. Sanguim was the proper official due to his position with the Engineering Division of the GPO. Mr. Eddy made the motion that the first critical item of business on the agenda was to form an organization for amateurs and it being unanimously agreed, several names were submitted for study. As a result, the name RADIO AMATEUR SOCIETY OF THAILAND was adopted as official and hereinafter referred to as the Society. It was further agreed, that the people present be the charter members of the Society. The next order of business was the formation of a working body for the Society. The following duly elected officers are noted:
Mr. Sanguim President Col. Kamchai 1st Vice President Mr. Leo 2nd Vice President Mr. Phillips Secretary Mr. Eddy Treasurer Capt. Irish QSL Manager