This is to say a big "thank you" to all of you who travelled to Lampang;
everyone's presence last week was a key ingredient in the success of the
35th SEANET convention.
Our webmaster, Godfrey Yin, 9M6GY, says he will
soon be posting some pictures to the web site:
and if anyone has any feedback or comments to add about the convention
they can send them to me I will incorporate them in a report about the
Godfrey also welcomes photos of the convention that
he might put on the site, but asks that they not be too big in size
(Saving them in .jpg format helps, but if you're not sure how to reduce
the file size, you can also send pictures of any size to me at this
Gmail address and I will scale them down and forward them to Godfrey.)
Indeed, if anyone would care to do a "write up" about Seanet Lampang,
that would undoubtedly be better than anything I could say since, as a
member of the organising committee, it would not be appropriate for me
to provide anything more than a summary the facts of what we did, where
we went, etc.
But I will summarise the excellent suggestions made
during the plenary session on Sunday in a separate email message and I
would also like to congratulate and thank Korea on becoming the hosts
I'd also like to thank Gary Woods, VK8GW, and Hu
Song Qing, BA4HU, for expressing the intention of Darwin and Shanghai to
be future hosts.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Kota
Kinabalu next year.
The website for KK should appear at
I trust everyone had a good journey home.
Delegates who attended the 32nd Seanet convention in Bangkok
in November 2004 will remember hearing the tragic news of how Ray Gerrard,
HS0ZDZ, the leader of the Seanet 2004 working committee had suffered a
massive heart attack just a week before the convention was to start.
Doubtless many are wondering how Ray's health has been as he recovered from
the heart attack which had occurred on the highway between his home and
Bangkok on November 11, 2004, during which his heart stopped beating for
Doctors managed to get his heart pumping again upon arrival at Vibhavadi
Hospital in Bangkok but Ray remained in a coma for several weeks, before he
opened his eyes, when his reactions to visitors and family members showed
that he was regaining some of his conscious faculties.
After some weeks of gradual improvements, doctors said that Ray could be
moved from hospital to his home in Nakhon Nayok, about a 90-minute drive
northeast of central Bangkok, where he is now resting and recovering further
under the care of his wife, Lawan (E21UHL).
However, and sadly, Ray has still not regained full consciousness and has
yet to recover his power of speech.
RAST officers and closer friends visit Ray from time to time and ask that
you join them in praying that his recovery continues and that he fully
regains his faculties.