History of SEANET
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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 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:
 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

SEANET has no permanent Secretariat as such the devoted net controllers work out a schedule among themselves to run the net. It is through the net controllers that the net has been useful in many such as passing the DX news. Dx-peditions, handling emergency and medical traffic amid assigning frequencies for stations wishing to work each other, although SEANET is not a DX net. Members of this 38 years old network can take credit or many actual life saving communications activities, such as, answering distress calls from yachts and handling traffic for medical emergencies and special medicines.

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