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AITI to Organise Public Seminar on 'Awareness On Amateur Radio Usage' and 'AITI Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Competition 2012'

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AITI to Organise Public Seminar on 'Awareness On Amateur Radio Usage' and 'AITI Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Competition 2012'
03/02/2012

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) is a statutory body established on 1 January 2003 by the AITI Order 2001. AITI is responsible for:

 
(i) Telecommunications and Radiocommunications regulation,
(ii) Radiofrequency spectrum planning and management, and
(iii) Promotion of ICT industry development
 
AITI will be organising the two events, the ‘Awareness on Amateur Radio Usage’ Seminar and the ‘AITI Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Competition 2012’. These events are jointly supported by Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association (BDARA) and Persatuan Gemilang Daerah Tutong.
 
The objectives of these events are to:
(i) provide education and knowledge to amateur radio licensees and the public on its rules and regulations, and ethical use.
(ii) serve as an event to promote the use of amateur radio service in Brunei Darussalam.
(iii) harmonise and network among radio enthusiasts.
 
The seminar will be held on Sunday, 4th March 2012 at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, Empire Hotel & Country Club.
 
AITI will be inviting a speaker from the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3 who will be presenting on the Code-of-conduct of Amateur Radio. There will also be representatives from AITI and local clubs presenting topics related to local and international amateur radio activities including licensing, etiquette and its technical aspects.
 
Whereas the ARDF competition will be held on Sunday, 26th February 2012, at Sungai Basong Recreational Park, in the Tutong District. The competition is also known as “Fox Hunting” among amateur radio enthusiast and the participants have to find the hidden ‘foxes’ or beacons. For radio enthusiast interested to join the competition, each team must have (3) members and one of them must hold a valid amateur radio licence.
 
Registration forms and terms and conditions for the above event can be downloaded from AITI website www.aiti.gov.bn/amr_awareness2012.
 
For further information, please contact Haji Hadi Iskandar bin DP Haji Muhammad at 2323232 or email iskandar.mohammad@aiti.gov.bn.