Doha to host amateur radio festival

October 14, 2012 - 2:10:38 am



H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah during the meeting with US Amateur Radio official yesterday.

DOHA: The city will host the Qatar international festival for amateur radio in December.

This was decided during a meeting between H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, who is also chairperson of the board of directors of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) with vice-chairman of the US Amateur Radio Society yesterday.

This festival will include a contest between amateur radios from all over the world. The event dubbed the first of its kind in Middle East will take place in conjunction with the National Day celebrations.

About 100 amateur radios from across the globe will be invited to the festival and the competition, besides a host of officials and experts.

QARS will establish five amateur radio stations in different parts of Doha during the festival, including the QARS office and the festival venue, said a press statement yesterday.

The Peninsula

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