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SEANET 2016
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Hosted by
The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand
Under the patronage of His Majesty the King
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          In November 2016, the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) will be hosting the 44th SEANET Convention at the beach resort of Pattaya.

          This will be the 10th time that our society will be organizing SEANET and we look forward to welcoming you to the region's largest annual get-together for eyeball QSOs, displays of regional culture and sanook – which is the Thai word for “fun”.

          We will also be providing you with the opportunity to visit attractions in and around Pattaya including islands in the Gulf of Thailand and the award-winning SuanNongnooch botanical gardens.


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The main purpose of the SEANET convention is to give participants the opportunity to enjoy eyeball QSOs.

          SEANET 2016 will begin formally on Friday November 18 with a welcome dinner in the evening.  Commercial exhibits will be on display throughout the convention and RAST will provide an HF amateur radio station that delegates may operate from at the convention hotel. Also planned is a US FCC examination by volunteer examiners who will be on hand for anyone who wants to sit for a US  amateur radio licence.



"One of the hottest beach-resort destinations in Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation and nightlife venues.

Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km. southeast of Bangkok - a mere two-hour drive. Pattaya’s pulsating nightlife is well known, but local authorities have, in recent years, improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented the resort as a more family-friendly destination. Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take trips to nearby islands. Other activities include Bungee jumping, cycling, skydiving, go-Karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball. Golfers, both novice and expert, are well catered to as well, with a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya. Another major draw for visitors to Pattaya is the wide selection of restaurants serving some of Thailand's freshest seafood. Due to the high number of expatriate foreigners in Pattaya there is also an excellent selection of authentic foreign eateries serving French, Italian, Swiss, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, English, Indian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine. Drawing such a large number of diverse visitors from across the world, it’s no surprise that Pattaya also boasts an incredible choice of accommodation. Those on a tight budget and those with money to spend are equally able to find rooms to suit their needs. Visitors can always find some peaceful beach time at nearby Jomtien beach, just 3 kilometers south.

Just over one hour from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya is a lively beach town that draws visitors from around the world. With activities that include a wide array of water sports, golf, shopping, cabaret shows, an elephant village, and fascinating museums, it’s impossible not to have an action-packed Pattaya holiday. Unless of course it’s relaxation you crave, in which case there are beach chairs and umbrellas lining the Pattaya shore, where wandering vendors will cater to your every need: from barbequed shrimp to a foot massage. Pattaya is certainly a Thai beach resort that meets the needs of any visitor on any budget."

Informations from http://www.tourismthailand.org/Where-to-Go/Pattaya


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          There will be a performance of Thai classical dancing on Friday night while on Saturday we will have sightseeing tours including a visit to the SuanNongnooch Botanical Gardens and the opportunity to attend a cabaret show. The Gala Dinner on Saturday night will feature cultural performances by visiting delegations (bring your national dress!) along with awards and a raffle with many prizes.

          Sunday morning will feature a conference session with a vote on the convention location for 2018 while there will be a choice of tours in the afternoon when RAST will offer arrangements for shopping, golf and sightseeing tours and island cruises. SEANET 2016 will formally close with a buffet dinner on Sunday evening.


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ARRIVAL: Delegates will be meton arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Bangkok's Don Muang Airport on Thursdayand Friday.

Transportation will be provided from the airports to Pattaya, a journey of less than two hours along excellent highways. The cost of the airport transfers to and from Pattaya areincluded in the registration fee.

Registration for SEANET 2016 will be US$499 (16,820 baht as of June 2015) and this will cover all expenses. The cost of all entertainment, sight-seeing, and convention activities will be covered from a delegate's arrival in Thailand until their airport departure. This includes three nights at the convention hotel along with the cost of breakfasts, lunches and three banquets.
As an added bonus, those who register early will be eligible for a discount.


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The Gala Dinner on Saturday night will feature cultural performances by visiting delegations
(bring your national dress!) along with awards and a raffle with many prizes
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Official addresses for RAST
Mailing address:
G.P.O.Box 2008, Bangkok, 10501 Thailand
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The Office of the RAST Secretary:
8/1 Soi Suksavad 25 Yak 1-1, Bangpakok,
Rajburana, Bangkok 10140
THAILAND
Tel. +668.1814.5515
Fax. +66.2872.0565
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Contact
email: Registration : regn@seanet2016.com
email: Information : info@seanet2016.com
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