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SEANET

The South East Asia Amateur Radio Network (SEANET) was established in 1964 on 20m (14.320 MHz plus or minus QRM). The objective of this Net is to promote international understanding and fellowship among hams and to relay emergency, medical, urgent or priority traffic. This on-the-air meeting which has taken place without fail daily at 1200 UTC has strengthened unity and co-operation among Hams around the world, especially those within the region. The net also provides Hams a facility for testing their equipment and propagation conditions on the 20m band.


The Convention

The first convention or eyeball QSO of SEAnet took place on the island of Penang, Malaysia, in December 1971 when about 30 amateurs met. Present at that historic meeting were the first Net Controller Paddy Gunasekera 4S7PB of Sri Lanka and stalwarts ‘Big John’ van Leader 9M2IR, 9V1OQ, HS1AIR, Ebbey Lucas 9V1QG of Singapore arid Eshee Razak 9M2FK of Malaysia.

The subsequent Conventions were held in the following countries:

1st 1971 Penang
2nd 1972 Bangkok  
 3rd 1973 Singapore  
 4th 1974  Manila  
 5th  1975 Kuala Lumpur  
 6th  1976 Jakarta
 7th  1977  Bangkok
 8th 1978 Singapore  
 9th 1979 Penang
10th  1980  Manila  
11th  1981  Jog Jakarta  
12th  1982  Bangkok  
13th  1983  Singapore  
14th  1984  Penang  
15th  1985  Cebu  
16th  1988  Bangkok
17th  1989  Singapore
18th  1990  Kuching, Malaysia
19th  1991  Chiang Mai, Thailand  
20th  1992  Darwin, Australia
21st  1993  Dhaka, Bangladesh  
22nd  1994  Malacca, Malaysia
23rd  1995  Koh Samui, Thailand
24th  1996  Madras, India
25th  1997  Darwin, Australia
26th  1998  Singapore
27th  1999  Bandar Sari Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
28th  2000  Pattaya, Thailand
29th 2001 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
30th 2002 Perth, Australia
31st 2003 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
32nd 2004 Bangkok, Thailand
33rd 2005 Bangalore, India

 

34th 2006 Osaka (Kansai), Japan  


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