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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.
[10-Apr-2017] - A17 snapshot
[16-Mar-2017] - A17 operational data snapshot; A17 public data
[13-Mar-2017] - B17 conference webpage in the restricted area
[2-Mar-2017] - A17 Plenary Minutes; A17 coordinated data snapshot; Deadline for A17 operational data: 15 March
[12-Feb-2017] - 16 February, 12:00 UTC - deadline for "co-ordinated data" (results of the A17 conference)
[13-Jan-2017] - A17 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. More info in the restricted area
[9-Dec-2016] - A17 upload opened
[22-Nov-2016] - Wednesday, 23 November, 11:55-13:00 UTC - planned outage of this website
[16-Nov-2016] - Radio World article on Titus II receiver
[2-Nov-2016] - A17 conference webpage including registration and hotel booking forms
[31-Oct-2016] - B16 snapshot
[14-Oct-2016] - B16 operational data snapshot
[19-Sep-2016] - B16 plenary, SB-ITU & GoE minutes
[13-Sep-2016] - Titus II pre-orders open
[13-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 26 September, Operational: 13 October
[7-Sep-2016] - Reference Tables updated: Broadcas, Fmorg, Site
[6-Sep-2016] - Contact List update
[2-Sep-2016] - Presentations and other documents added to the top of the B16 conference page
[1-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 12 September, Operational: 13 October
[17-Aug-2016] - Two new codes in Broadcas.txt reference table (ITU expected to register the update soon)
[3-Aug-2016] - B16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area
[8-Jul-2016] - B16 upload opened. Deadline for B16 initial tentative data: 2 August
[24-Jun-2016] - Global Digital Radio Developments - new e-book from Radio World International magazine editors - contains interesting chapters on DRM. Free, registration required.
[7-Jun-2016] - Most of frequently visited pages on this HFCC website have been modified to meet the Responsive Web Design requirements. Please report pages that still cause troubles on mobile devices.
[15-Apr-2016] - A16 snapshot
[27-Mar-2016] - Public interactive schedule: switching from B15 to A16 season, improved rendering on mobile devices
[15-Mar-2016] - A16 Operational Data
[7-Mar-2016] - Update of reference table Broadcas
[22-Feb-2016] - A16 snapshot
[16-Feb-2016] - HFCC contribution to World Radio Day 2016
[15-Feb-2016] - Update of reference table Site
[13-Feb-2016] - Minutes of the A16 plenary, GoE report
[4-Feb-2016] - A16 and B15 data snapshots. Deadline for A16 operational data: 15 March, 1200 UTC
[2-Feb-2016] - 4 February, 1200 UTC - deadline for data of A16 conference
[22-Jan-2016] - A16 bus schedule on the A16 webpage in the restricted area
[15-Jan-2016] - A16 webpage update in the restricted area
[1-Jan-2016] - A16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area
[15-Dec-2015] - A16 upload opened
[3-Nov-2015] - Minutes of the October 2015 SB meeting
[24-Oct-2015] - Public interactive schedule: switching from A15 to B15 season
[13-Oct-2015] - B15 Operational Data, B15 Public Data
[22-Sep-2015] - B15 and A15 snapshots
[15-Sep-2015] - B15 Plenary Minutes
[11-Sep-2015] - List of IRDR frequencies added to the Members Home page
[4-Sep-2015] - Presentations and other documents added to the top of the B15 conference page
[3-Sep-2015] - B15 coordinated data snapshot. Upcoming deadlines: 22 September, 1200 UTC (update of coordinated data), 12 October (operational data)