Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) participated in the 27th edition of the Russian International Amateur Radio Competition (RDXC-2020), organised by the Russian Amateur Radio Union to allow all radio amateurs in the world to participate in the competition.
Mass participation at the association’s headquarters was replaced in this year’s competition with the sole participation of Qatari radio amateurs stations, each from their home, provided that participation from the association’s headquarters is limited to only one participant who co-ordinates with the rest from their homes to work as one team representing QARS in this international competition.
In preparation for this competition, the QARC prepared a special station at the association’s headquarters, allowing participation in several sub-competition categories that range from one operator category with low transmission capacity (100 watts) to one operator category for all bands with a transmission power (5 watts) to several operators with a low transmission capacity as well as a group of several operators for all bands, the association participated in the international call sign of the Qatar Wireless Amateur Association (A73A).
Chairman Board of Directors of QARS, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah emphasised that the association’s participation in this competition for this year is of special importance, especially in light of the conditions the world is going through following the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), adding that the association’s participation is to confirm its continuation with its international activities even in the case of the inability to assemble.
He indicated that the association has prepared a model station with a number of modern devices and high-quality antennas for the participation in this international competition.
The goals of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society are to develop the hobby among citizens and organising its practice in accordance with the laws applied locally and internationally, along with co-operating with the relevant authorities in developing regulations related to granting licences to practise the hobby and operate devices that are used for this purpose within the framework of international agreements that regulate the use of radio frequencies.
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