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Telecom Man of The Nation (1997)

 

King Bhumipol Adulyadej using a handheld radio connected with an aerial known as Suthee    The King using a handheld radio for communications in local areas

The King sending his royal New Year's greetings from a computer using a software program to process the data developed by himself    The King at Wang Klai Kangwon School in Hua Hin, which serves as the centre for disseminating education to schools in rural areas by satellite

 

 Issue Name: The Telecom Man of The Nation
 Thai Issue Name: พระราชอัจฉริยภาพด้านโทรคมนาคม
 Issue Date: 1997/2540-06-09
 Cause: To pay homage to and to publicize the genius of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej in telecommunications
 Catalogue Number: 1997/25-28
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 6 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 6 Baht, 9 Baht, 12 Baht
 Complete Set:  32 Baht (unused), 24 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 45 mm (30 x 48 mm incl. white border)
 Quantity of Stamps: 10,000,000 pieces for design 1; 8,000,000 pieces each for designs 2-4
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Co. Ltd., Thailand
 Subject: Royal Genius in Telecommunication: 1. King Bhumipol Adulyadej using a handheld radio connected with an aerial known as Suthee or Sutih (สุธี), meaning ‘Sage’ or ‘Scholar’, and invented after the King's suggestion to increase the efficiency of radio communications; 2. The King using a handheld radio for communications in local areas; 3. The King sending his royal greetings to his subjects from a computer on the occasion of New Year, with a software program to process the data, developed by himself, which shows his interest in information technology; 4. The King's project to use the THAICOM satellite for tele-education at the Wang Klai Kangwon School in Hua Hin, which serves as the centre for disseminating education at mathayom (secondary) level to schools in rural areas by the use of satellite
 Related Link: Bhumipol Adulyadej, Rama IX, Hua Hin, Wang Klai Kangwon, mathayom, E-Commerce Issue