The following are things
I will long remember about
........... Lynette ZLlULM
My first card exchange on Friday
evening with Nozomi JH3SQN and her
OM Ken JH3SQM and many photos being taken
by him. Exchanging cards and gifts with many nationalities.
Meals spent with YLs and OMs
from Korea, Sweden, Japan, Australia.
THE KOREAN YLS SINGING
The Korean YLs singing in the
"cathedral" at Waitomo. Their unique version of Pokarekare Ana at
the dinner at the Novotel.
POINTS FOR THE YL2000 AWARD
On the Sunday giving
points for the YL2000 Award to 20 visitors from nine countries in about
half an hour, Celia ZLlALK or Rosemary ZLlWRO giving them another point
to allow them to receive their award at the dinner. Meeting ZL YLs I had
not met before and exchanging points for the awards,
SIGHTS TO BEHOLD
The floodlit Mormon temple
on the way back from Vilagrad.
THE FOLLOW UP EVENING
AT THE PAPAKURA RADIO CLUB
The excellent follow up evening
at the Papakura Radio Club where over 20 YLs and OMs
who were leaving NZ
the next day came for a meal. It was good to be recognised there by YLs
I had met and also meeting up with others I had missed at the weekend.
PHOTOGRAPHS - KEN JH3SQM
Lots more photographs being taken
especially by Ken JH3SQM.
Speaking on the radio to Ella
GQFIP from England so I had contacted visiting amateurs in ten countries.
With Jacqueline ZLlJAQ giving
Birgitta SMOFIB the necessary points for the
Exchanging addresses with Birgitta and seeing
the various QSL cards from countries she had worked including Russia and
IMPETUS TO UPGRADE MY
I hope meeting the overseas
YLs will give me the enthusiasm to study morse again so I can talk to
those I met.
was the biggest DX event ever held in New Zealand What a celebration!
Thanks to Bev ZLlOS, Biny ZL2AZY, Carol ZL2VQ,
Cathy ZL2ADK, Jill
ZL2DB0, and EVERYONE who came. This Bulletin tries to
capture the special atmosphere of YL2000 that ALL who were