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11th GLOBAL SHORTWAVE COORDINATION CONFERENCE
1-5 FEBRUARY 2015, MUSCAT
SULTANATE OF OMAN
Host Country: The Sultanate of Oman is located in the south-eastern part of the Arab semi-peninsula, between latitudes 16.40 and 26.30 and longitudes 51.50 and 59.40. Its shore extends from Hormoz in the north to Yemen republic in the south, so it is open to three seas: the Gulf, Oman sea and Arab Sea. Bordered by UAE and Saudi Arabia in the west, Republic of Yemen in the south, Strait of Hormoz in the north, and Arab sea in the east. This location has given Oman its historical role in connecting Gulf states with these countries. Muscat is the capital of Oman, and it is considered the pulsating heart of Oman. It is linked to Port Sultan Qaboos by Muttrah Corniche where the visitor to Muscat can view the wonderful variety of nature: golden beaches, mountainous heights, and golden sand dunes (Bawshar Sands). Perhaps what is striking about Muscat Governorate and its states is the breathtaking intermingling of ancient cultural heritage and modern style. You will see houses, gates, old markets, small shops, and winding roads redolent of authentic history, side by side with modern markets, shops, buildings and streets stamped with modern architecture. This allows Oman to preserve its historic character, and at the same time enjoy its contemporary spirit. Muscat is renowned as one of the cleanest Arab capitals, and has gained the honor of winning the Cleanest Arab City Contest several consecutive times. Muscat as a city has played a prominent historical role due to its strategic location. For more information about the Sultanate of Oman, please visit www.mot.gov.om
Hotel Venue - City Seasons Hotel Muscat: City seasons Hotel Muscat is located on Al Sultan Qaboos Street and is situated in the heart of the city’s diplomatic area and commercial business district. The luxury hotel consists of 269 rooms and suites and is connected to the soon-to-be-open Bin Ham Boulevard, a new and unique shopping destination in Muscat. A variety of restaurants are nearby. Government buildings, ministries and shopping centers are less than two kilometers away.
Room rate: Superior Rooms are available for 60 OMR (Omani rials = about 124 euros) per night, single or double occupancy. A limited number of superior rooms are available. After they are booked, deluxe rooms are available for 65 OMR (about 134 euros) per night, single or double. Reservations made for Superior rooms will be automatically changed to deluxe rooms after Superior rooms are full. Rate includes buffet breakfast. Free wireless Internet is accessible in all rooms. Hotel rate includes VAT. Please note that 50 Superior rooms and 50 deluxe rooms are guaranteed by the host, First come first served. For more information please visit the Hotel webpage
Hotel Conference Package Rate: The conference package fee will be borne by the host.
HFCC Conference Fee: A conference fee of EUR 100 per person will be charged by HFCC, payable in cash upon arrival.
Deposit/Guarantee: As usual, delegates will be asked to guarantee their room reservations with a credit card. Cancellation Policy: Room reservations may be canceled without penalty until 25 January 2015. One night's room revenue will be charged for each room cancelled after 25 January 2015.
Airport arrangements: Transportation will be provided for all participants who provide travel information. Otherwise airport taxis are available outside the arrival hall. A booth for airport taxi is located immediately outside the arrival hall on the right hand side. The cost of the taxi is 8 OMR.
Business visa is needed: see info on visa applications at the top of this page.
- Conference Registration Form - please, kindly fill in both the Hotel booking form and the Conference Registration Form
- Presentation about A15 Conference by Salim Al-Nomani, Public Authority for Radio and Television-PART
- Pre-registration for WPLOT seminars of Norbert Schall - see schedule below
Tentative schedule for the workshops on WPLOT by Norbert Schall:
Sun 1.2. 1330-1630 Propagation and coverage considerations and basic functions of WPLOT
Mon 2.2. 1330-1630 Collision detection and analysis
Tue 3.2. 1330-1500 Find Free channels
Wed 4.2. 1330-1500 advanced use of WPLOT, additional functions analysis and statistics
Norbert will be available every day during the morning sessions for questions.
[13-Nov-2023] - A24 registration and hotel booking opened on the A24 Conference Webpage in the Member's Area
[13-Nov-2023] - eHFBC - new ITU online platform for HF broadcasting
[30-Oct-2023] - B23 GOE report
[20-Oct-2023] - B23 plenary minutes
[9-Oct-2023] - B23 operational data snapshot
[10-Aug-2023] - Follow up on the questionnaire on transmitter tubes and table by CPI
[8-Aug-2023] - B23 initial tentative data snapshot
[26-May-2023] - Encompass Digital Media Ltd are broadcasting Democratic Voice of Burma (DVOB) 1230-1300 UTC (daily) from Dhabayya utilising IRDR frequency 21840kHz transmitting from 29th May for approximately 1 month, providing special programming to Myanmar in response to the recent cyclone
[20-May-2023] - Sad news about Tom Lucey
[1-May-2023] - Encompass Digital Media Ltd are broadcasting Agricultural Voices Syria 0300-0330 UTC (weekdays) from Dhabayya utilising IRDR frequency 11840kHz transmitting from 24th April for 2 weeks of special programming educating farmers on how to grow and manage crops within the disaster zone
[9-Mar-2023] - Deadline for answering the Questionnaire on Transmitter Tubes has been extended
[1-Mar-2023] - A23 GOE report
[28-Feb-2023] - A23 plenary minutes
[20-Feb-2023] - Reference tables updated (new station RAC)
[10-Jan-2023] - A23 initial tentative data snapshot
[15-Dec-2022] - A23 upload opened. Please review and confirm your contact details prior to uploading the initial version of your A23 data.
[17-Oct-2022] - FMO code FPU changing to JRC
[12-Oct-2022] - A23 Tunis and B23 Australia registration opened
[11-Oct-2022] - B22 operational data snapshot
[31-Jul-2022] - HFCC Announces the Passing of Dr. Jerry Plummer
[27-Jun-2022] - B22 upload opened. Please register for B22 coordination prior to uploading the initial version of your B22 data. This applies to all FMOs, including those already registered for B22 conference.
[18-May-2022] - B22 registration and hotel booking opened
[8-Mar-2022] - MBR will act as FMO for DWL from April 1st onwards. Migration of A22 schedule will proceed on March 9th
[24-Jan-2022] - RFP - Radio For Peace International have applied for membership. ITU Reference Tables updated
[17-Jan-2022] - A22 Coordination starts today with the Opening Plenary Meeting. An invitation link has been sent to participants registered.
[13-Dec-2021] - A22 Upload opened
[13-Dec-2021] - Please register for A22 coordination here
[8-Dec-2021] - You will be asked to register for A22 coordination prior to uploading the initial version of your A22 data. This will apply both to those coming to A22 conference and to those coordinating on-line. A simple registration form as well as the A22 upload itself will be opened on 13 December.
[15-Nov-2021] - A22 registration and hotel booking opened
[9-Sep-2021] - B21 data snapshot
[6-Sep-2021] - GoE Report B21
[29-Aug-2021] - B21 data snapshot
[16-Aug-2021] - Basic practical information to manage data for the HFCC Conference document available on the Basic Technical Reference webpage
[27-Jul-2021] - B21 and A21 data snapshots
[24-Jun-2021] - EUR Radio Europe Netherlands, Offshore Music Radio and ICON BV have applied for membership. ITU Reference Tables updated
[21-Jun-2021] - HFCC Report on Shortwave International Broadcasting 2020
[10-Jun-2021] - B21 upload opened
[8-Jun-2021] - B21 upload will be opened on Thursday, 10 June
[26-Apr-2021] - Please register for B21 coordination on the B21 webpage in the Members' area
[8-Mar-2021] - A21 operational data snapshot
[18-Feb-2021] - A21 coordinated data snapshot. Deadline for A21 Operational Data: 8 March
[25-Jan-2021] - A21 tentative data snapshot. Old converted A20/B20 data removed from main combined schedule
[21-Jan-2021] - A21 webpage in the Members' area has been updated
[8-Jan-2021] - A21 tentative data snapshot. A20/B20 data uploaded for some FMOs.