Congreso URE 2007 - San Fernando - Spain - Dec 2007
Over 160 EA radio amateurs attended the Spanish national society's (URE) congress in San Fernado near Cadiz in southern Spain. Family members and friends brought the total number of delegates to well over 500. Sunday (the third day of the three day congress) was mainly devoted to DX. There was a series of lectures in Spanish covering several DX related topics. Speakers on DX topics included CT1BWW, EA3GHZ, EA5BWR, EA5KY, EA5YH, F6EXV, G3TXF, HQ2ALJ and N4GN (with NW6P and W6OAT). The DX sessions were chaired by Juan EA9IE. The programme closed with a Congress Dinner on the Sunday evening attended by some 400 delegates.
The 2007 URE Congreso was held in the Bahia Sur resort on the coast in San Fernando (EA7) near to Cádiz. The 2007 URE Congreso special event station AM7SF was operated on 20m and 40m using wire dipoles on the hotel roof.
Bahia Sur is a large hotel, conference centre and bungalow complex in San Fernando on Spain's south-west (Atlantic) coast. Manuel EA7AJR and Fran EA7FTR, two of Andalucia's top DX'ers at the 2007 URE Congreso.
URE President Diego EA7KM presents Pekka EA8AH (OH1RY) with a plaque during the 2007 URE Congreso dinner. José EA5BWR, Angel EA1QF, Alvidio HQ2ALJ : magnificent talk about radio equipment saving lives in a Honduras hurricane.
Paul F6EXV and Juan EA9IE following Paul's presentation on Kan JA1BK and on the first ever Swains Island operation KH8SI.
Juan EA9IE presents NCDXF speakers (Tim N4GN, Tom NW6P, Rusty W6OAT and Steve) with plaque following their presentation.
Tim N4GN takes a drink of water during the multi-lingual NCDXF presentation. Steve (Tom NW6P's hispanohablante son) at mike. Top contester Pekka EA8AH (OH1RY) lines up the EA7 multipliers during the pre-dinner drinks at the URE Congreso.
"URE's 21st Congress attracts some 650 delegates" - excellent double-page spread coverage in the local Spanish press. Nigel G3TXF with Manolo EA8ZS, the well known contest operator and DXer from Gran Canaria.
URE round-table : Pere EA3CUU (Vice-President), Paco EA4BT (Awards), José EA4DB (Secretary), Maite EA5EG (Auditor)... ... Juan EA9IE (URE Treasurer), Vicente URE, Angel EA1QF, Diego EA7MK (URE President) and Pere EA3CUU (again!)
Across the roofs at the Bahia Sur complex. Joe ZB3D : Gib was just one hour away! Impressive collection of vintage CB radios.
Marq CT1BWW asks a question from the audience following the NCDXF presentation during the DX-day at the URE Congreso. Diego EA7MK URE President with Tom NW6P and Rusty W6OAT of the NCDXF on the podium in the background.
Nigel G3TXF collects a plaque from Juan EA9IE following a presentation which included mention of the G3TXF QSL Collection. Congreso Dinner: Drinks 9.30pm, Dinner 10.30pm, Dinner ends at 1.30am. A great event to round off an excellent URE Congreso.
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