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Global Shortwave Conference extends its scope

The 8th Global Shortwave Coordination Conference decided to extend the shortwave coordination process to incorporate other international delivery platforms like the internet and other new media delivery methods.

The conference, which was organized by the ABU 9 – 13 January in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attracted over 95 frequency managers, representing nearly 50 shortwave broadcasters around the globe. The Global Coordination meeting is the joint meeting of the three coordination groups, HFCC from Europe, ASBU from the Arab States and ABU-HFC from the Asia-Pacific region. Together, these groups comprise around 90% of the world’s shortwave radio broadcasters.

Shortwave Coordination is a bilateral process in which the frequency managers adjust their frequencies to accommodate each other’s transmissions and avoid interferences. This process is supported by a complex technical evaluation and validation process, the latter requiring very advanced software tools and fast computing facilities.