31st South East Asia Net Convention [SEANET2003]
Thank you for coming to 31st SEANET Convention. The Convention held on 27th - 30th November 2003 at Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru was a big success. Everybody had a good time during this eyeball QSO which further strengthen the spirit of cooperation and friendship among HAMS of the world. Contest result is posted in Contest Page under Contest Results. Photos of the activities posted under Link [Morning After].
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PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2003
0830 HRS ASSEMBLE AT THE LIFT FOYER FOR KT
THIS TOUR IS BY COMPLIMENTS OF THE JOHOR STATE GOVERNMENT AND IS FREE, EXCEPT FOR THE BOAT TRIP FOR WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY RM10/ EACH. EVERYTHING ELSE IS ON THE HOUSE. (PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE STOCKED UP WITH SOME BEERS ETC.)
1030 HRS ARRIVAL IN KOTA TINGGI TOWN TOUR
PROGRAM FOR 29TH NOVEMBER 2003 SEANET 2003
0900 HRS CITY TOUR STARTS PICKUP BY BUSSES AT
CQ World-Wide CW Contest
There will be stations set up by courtesy of Yani YB0US so that we can have a chance to take part in the CQ World-Wide CW Contest during SEANET2003 convention. Those interested are advice to register by sending own particulars to Ray HS0ZDZ at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can draw up a roster of operators using a special event call sign 9M4JB.
End of November will be too cold up North and too warm down under. I am sure the best place to be is Johor Bahru. In order to make your stay a pleasant and memorable, the organizing committee requires your registration before the 15th November.
Although we have reserved a large number of rooms for the convention, but November & December are High Season for The Eden Hotel, they need your confirmation before the 30th October. Once the rooms are fully booked, an alternative hotel may have to be used.
Please register as soon as you can so that the organizer is able to make the necessary Food and Tour arrangement. Tour Coaches and Tour guides need to be booked in advance and for that we need to know the number of Participants by the 15th November.
For this reason, we regret in inform here that registration received after the 15th will not be given the scheduled Tour.
Best 73 de QWM
There has been a concern that due to SARS we should postpone the Seanet in Johor Bahru. I had gone to Perth and met up with last years organizers and also got all the updates from the Malaysian Health Ministry. There have just been 2 deaths of SARS in Malaysia and they were found very early when the outbreak started. The rest 8 of them were suspected but recovered and are discharged. To date we have had no new cases for months except for the Singapore PR that was transferred to Malaysia.
My view is that SARS is here to stay and as all precautions are being taken here in Malaysia there is no real danger from SARS in Malaysia. I will advice everyone to travel vial Kuala Lumpur and get a connecting flight to Johor Bahru. It is easy to get a TAXI from the Airport to Eden Garden Hotel. I would urge all SEANET MEMBERS to support the SEANET CONVENTION fully and we have had the backing of the Johor Government who will have a Dinner in your honor complete with the entertainment that you have been accustomed to over all these years.
I am sure I will get support from all the members and those from Perth will come in numbers to support the SEANET. I hope my friends from Madras and Thailand support in Large numbers and I have hope that some may come from Indonesia as well. I hope the Japanese do come and support this and the fellowship that we all have once a year. I will urge you all to stop worrying about SARS and if the situation does change, I will be the first person to cancel it.
The present situation can only IMPROVE day by day and I am sure come November this will be behind us. It is strange that SARS deaths have only numbered less than 200 in South East Asia. Malaria claims 200,000 thousand and Dengue another 100,000. Yet we are not so concerned about Malaria and Dengue because they are not highlighted in the press and so do not concern us.
I hope to see all of you here in Malaysia this year and you can look forward to a great time my friends. Please forward this message to everyone that is not on my list.