Page created: 9-Apr-2012, updated: 30-Apr-2012, 01-May-2012, 03-May-2012, 14-May-2012, 28-May-2012, 30-May-2012, 10-Jun-2012, 17-Jun-2012, 5-Jul-2012, 3-Aug-2012, 21-Aug-2012, 26-Aug-2012, 2-Sep-2012, 5-Sep-2012, 13-Sep-2012, 24-Sep-2012.
Conference Dates: Monday-Friday, August 27-31, 2012
Location: Montrouge (Paris), France
Conference Hosts: Telediffusion de France (TDF) and the
National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB)
Documents and Presentations:
- Agenda of the Meeting (Members only)
- International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR)
- International Broadcasting - Challenges and New Opportunities
- RFI Presentation
- Sentech Presentation
- Thomson Presentation
- BBC Presentation
- DRM Presentation
- Minutes of the Meeting (Members only) NEW
Invitation, Hotel Booking and Registration:
At the HFCC Steering Board on Friday 25th May, the hosts of the upcoming HFCC conference in Paris informed us that the number of hotel registrations at the conference hotel has been very low so far. The hotel has informed us that they have block-booked enough rooms for participants to the HFCC conference. However, these rooms can only be held until 15th June. After this date, they will be available for general booking. As the hotel only has 130 rooms, participants to the conference are strongly urged to complete their registration by 15th June, in order to secure their room for the duration of the conference. Otherwise they may have to seek alternative, more expensive accommodation elsewhere and still have to pay the daily conference package of 70 EUR per delegate.
- Invitation Letter
- Hotel Booking Form plus Explanation
- Conference Registration Form
- Final version of the List of registered participants
Notes: - If you need an official invitation for visa purposes, contact Jeff White at the NASB
- Please, submit both the Booking Form (directly to the hotel) and the Conference Registration Form.
Conference Hotel: Mercure Porte d'Orleans Hotel in Montrouge, a southern suburb of Paris (exact address: 13 rue Francois Ory, 92120 Montrouge, France).
Incidentally, this is the same hotel where a previous HFCC conference was held in 1994. The hotel is much closer to Orly airport than to Charles de Gaulle airport. There is free wireless Internet access in all hotel guest rooms and meeting rooms.
Hotel Rate: 125 euros per night for a single room (one person), including breakfast, for the nights of August 27, 28, 29 and 30. 105 euros per night for the nights of August 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1. 10 euros extra for a second person in the room.
Conference Fees: The HFCC Conference fee will be only 50 euros, payable in cash to the HFCC Conference registration desk upon arrival. However, similar to the B10 Conference in Switzerland, the hotel charges a daily conference delegate rate of 70 euros per person per day for Monday-Friday, August 27-31 (i.e. a total of 350 euros for the week). This amount will be charged to your hotel bill. The hotel's daily conference delegate rate includes three coffee breaks, a three-course lunch with mineral water and coffee, and the cost of meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, etc.
Deadline for Conference Registration: The Mercure Hotel has a strict deadline of June 15 for conference registration. You must send your hotel registration form by June 15 with credit card details in order to guarantee your reservation. (Reservations can be canceled without penalty until July 10.)
Further details about the conference and the agenda will be published here in the coming weeks. Specific questions may be directed to Jeff White at the NASB (radiomiami9cs.com).
- How do I get from the airport to the Mercure Porte d'Orleans Hotel? - If you fly into Orly airport, the distance is shorter and a taxi costs only around 20 euros. If your flight arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport, the cost of transportation to the Mercure hotel is estimated at 60 euros by taxi. As an alternative, you can use the RER "B" train from CDG airport to the "Gentilly" station. From there, it is 10-15 minutes walking to the hotel (or a short taxi ride if you have heavy luggage). You don't need to take the metro. We estimate a cost of 10 euros by RER from CDG to the Gentilly station, and a travel time of one hour.
- Can my spouse or family members join us for lunch on the conference days? - Yes, they are welcome to join us at the conference lunch Monday through Friday. However, we need to notify the hotel in advance so they will have enough lunches. So please contact us at radiomiami9cs.com to let us know how many extra persons will be attending, and on which day(s). The deadline for notifying us is August 18, 2012. Please note that the price for each additional lunch is EUR 33.71 (including three courses, mineral water and coffee) and this will be billed directly to your room. Once the hotel is notified, these lunches cannot be cancelled.
- Can the hotel provide special meals for my dietary requirements? - The breakfasts are buffet style, so you can take what you want. For the lunches on conference days, there are three types of special meals available: Vegetarian (at no additional charge), fish (at no additional charge), and Hallal (for a slight additional charge which will be billed directly to your room). Please note that you must notify us at radiomiami9cs.com by August 18 if you wish to order these special meals for lunch.
[9-Apr-2013] - A13 snapshot; B12 upload will be closed soon
[20-Mar-2013] - A13 data become public
[19-Mar-2013] - B13 Invitation Letter
[13-Mar-2013] - A13 Operational Data snapshot
[14-Feb-2013] - A13 Tunis Plenary Minutes
[7-Feb-2013] - Presentations added to the Page of the A13 Tunis Meeting
[7-Feb-2013] - A13 Co-ordinated Data snapshot
[5-Feb-2013] - Contact List update
[24-Jan-2013] - A13 snapshot as of 23 January
[14-Jan-2013] - Correct antenna details are needed both for effective use of Wplot2000EX and for the automated collision detection. See more on the page of the Tunis A13 meeting
[11-Jan-2013] - A13 Tentative Data Snapshot. Old data of season A12 (or B12) uploaded for FMOs who did not submit A13 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 28 January 2013
[10-Jan-2013] - B13 Bratislava webpage
[7-Jan-2013] - This Thursday, 10 January, is the deadline for A13 Tentative Data
[21-Dec-2012] - Wplot2000ex course will be held during the Tunis A13 meeting
[21-Dec-2012] - Urgent call for correction of requirement files
[14-Dec-2012] - A13 upload opened
[29-Nov-2012] - B12 snapshot, A13 Invitation Letter and Registration Form
[29-Oct-2012] - B12 snapshot as of 27 October
[16-Oct-2012] - B12 data become public
[5-Oct-2012] - B12 Operational Data snapshot
[24-Sep-2012] - Most of presentations from the B12 Paris Conference have been made public now
[19-Sep-2012] - B12 snapshot
[17-Sep-2012] - B12 GOE report. Processing of next B12 co-ordinated data snapshot planned for Wednesday, 19 September (afternoon CET). Deadline for B12 Operational data: 4 October.
[5-Sep-2012] - B12 and A12 snapshots, final version of the B12 List of participants
[3-Sep-2012] - Contact List update
[19-Aug-2012] - FMO code TDP will change to BRB due to the change of the organisation name to "Broadcast Belgium"
[16-Aug-2012] - B12 snapshot
[07-Aug-2012] - A number of transmitter sites have been added in the SITE.TXT table. The ITU-BR have not processed the submission yet (as of 7 August). Please, kindly download the updated SITE.TXT reference table from our website.
[02-Aug-2012] - B12 initial Tentative Schedule snapshot
[21-Jun-2012] - B12 upload opened; A12 snapshot
[28-May-2012] - The deadline for making hotel bookings for the Paris conference is 15th June. After this date, accommodation at the conference hotel cannot be guaranteed. Read more on the B12 Conference Webpage
[16-May-2012] - The website has been back to normal operation on a dedicated server since yesterday
[30-Apr-2012] - B12 Conference Webpage updated
[24-Apr-2012] - Contact List update
[09-Apr-2012] - Advance information about the B12 conference venue
[27-Mar-2012] - A12 snapshot
[09-Mar-2012] - Antenna Design Frequency Document by Geoff Spells and members of the GOE
[01-Mar-2012] - A12 operational data and B11 updated operational data snapshot
[23-Feb-2012] - Additional information on the extension of HFCC activities added to "About HFCC" page
[15-Feb-2012] - A12 snapshot. Deadline for A12 Operational Data: 1st March 2012
[26-Jan-2012] - A12 and B11 snapshots
[26-Jan-2012] - A12KL GOE Report
[26-Jan-2012] - Major update of the Contact List
[25-Jan-2012] - A12 Plenary Minutes
[23-Jan-2012] - Two new documents on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[22-Jan-2012] - Work on Contact List in progress, updated List should be available in the middle of the week.
[20-Jan-2012] - A12 Co-ordinated Data (results of the A12 Conference) snapshot
[12-Jan-2012] - New documents and presentations on the Page of the A12 Meeting (more will follow)
[2-Jan-2012] - A12 and B11 snapshots
[30-Dec-2011] - Updated registration list on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[27-Dec-2011] - Two new items on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[15-Dec-2011] - Snapshot of A12 Tentative Data. Old data of season A11 (or B11) have been uploaded for FMOs that did not submit A12 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted from the database again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 8 January 2012.
[30-Nov-2011] - A12 upload opened; B11 snapshot
[21-Nov-2011] - A12 KL Hotel Booking Form
[16-Nov-2011] - A12 KL Invitation Letter and Registration Form
[14-Nov-2011] - Report of the GoE Meeting in the Members Area
[11-Nov-2011] - A12 KL, 9-13 JANUARY 2012: Minutes of the preparatory meeting in the Members Area. Deadline for tentative data: 14 December. A11 upload will be closed soon and A12 upload will be opened by the end of the month
[11-Nov-2011] - WPLOT2000EX Video Course in the Software section of the Members Area
[1-Nov-2011] - B11 and A11 snapshots; requirements of Spaceline Ltd. now under FMO code "SPC"
[17-Oct-2011] - More news items on the newly created Content Delivery Debate page
[12-Oct-2011] - B11 Plenary Minutes
[8-Oct-2011] - B11 Operational Data snapshot as of 7 October
[3-Oct-2011] - Contact List Update
[3-Oct-2011] - A number of presentations, remarks and reports were added to the page of the B11 Conference last week
[22-Sep-2011] - B11 Co-ordinated Data snapshot
[15-Sep-2011] - Thursday, 22 September, 1200 UTC - deadline for any updates to be included in B11 "co-ordinated data" (result of the Dallas conference). 7 October 2011: deadline for the B11 Operational Schedule
[14-Sep-2011] - Requirements of Spaceline LTD entered under provisional FMO code "NEW"
[3-Sep-2011] - B11 Collisions experimentally recalculated for SSN values from updated ITU table, the automated system continues with the original values.
[2-Sep-2011] - B11 and A11 snapshots; re-calculation with updated SSN values is in progress
[1-Sep-2011] - New version of the collision detection system: speeds up the calculation and resolves delays in upload of collision files that appeared recently due to problems with FTP transfers.
[26-Aug-2011] - Another snapshot of B11 data planned for the second half of the next week (Thursday). Collisions will be possibly re-calculated for updated SSN prediction.
[18-Aug-2011] - Snapshot of B11 Tentative Data. Old data of season B10 (or A11) have been uploaded for FMOs that did not submit B11 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted from the database again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 11 September 2011.
[10-Aug-2011] - Updated conference registration list, info on transportation from the airport - see the page of the B11 Conference
[28-Jul-2011] - Updated reference tables Site and Antenna may need to be loaded in your software (e.g. Wplot2000ex) from the ITU site
[14-Jul-2011] - List of registered participants on the page of the B11 Conference
[7-Jul-2011] - Contact List update
[1-Jul-2011] - B11 upload opened, A11 snapshot
[23-Jun-2011] - Draft Minutes of SB meeting (B11 preparatory) in members' area
[7-Apr-2011] - A11 snapshot; B10 upload will be closed in about a week
[14-Mar-2011] - A11 snapshot
[10-Mar-2011] - Contact List update
[3-Mar-2011] - Draft Minutes of A11 Plenary
[23-Feb-2011] - A11 and B10 snapshots
[15-Feb-2011] - Page of the B11 Conference
[4-Feb-2011] - Info on airport-hotel transportation added to the A11 Prague Conference webpage (will be updated further)
[31-Jan-2011] - List of A11 Hotel Bookings and some info on money exchange added to the A11 Prague Conference webpage
[28-Jan-2011] - A11 initial tentative data snapshot
[27-Jan-2011] - Update of the A11 Prague Conference webpage
[26-Jan-2011] - A11 PRAGUE CONFERENCE - HOTEL CONTRACT SIGNED, REGISTRATION OPEN
[18-Jan-2011] - Due to the situation in Tunisia it has been decided to move the conference venue from Tunis to Prague
[23-Dec-2010] - Letter of invitation to the A11 Conference has been received.
[22-Dec-2010] - A11 upload opened; upgrade of the uplad application; B10 snapshot
[20-Dec-2010] - Minutes of December 2010 SB meeting
[14-Dec-2010] - Contact List update
[09-Dec-2010] - B10 data snapshot
[22-Nov-2010] - A11 dates and venue have been confirmed: February 14th to 18th 2011, Tunisia (Tunis or Hammamet, Tunis is confirmed to be the flight destination in both cases.)
[02-Nov-2010] - B10 snapshot; B10 Public Data
[07-Oct-2010] - B10 Operational Data and A10 Updated Operational Data snapshots. Next B10 snapshot planned for 2 November.
[29-Sep-2010] - Report RGOE (Group of Experts) B10 Switzerland
[15-Sep-2010] - B10 snapshot. Deadline for B10 Operational Data snapshot: Wednesday, 6 October 2010.
[2-Sep-2010] - B10 and A10 snapshots. Next B10 snapshot preliminarily planned for 15 September.
[17-Aug-2010] - B10 Plenary draft minutes
[11-Aug-2010] - B10 Co-ordinated schedule snapshot