| Rokiah Mahmud |
TWENTY-four members from the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association (BDARA) yesterday departed the Sultanate to attend the 42nd Southeast Asia Amateur Radio Network (SEANET) Convention in Bali, Indonesia.
A sending off ceremony and the handing over of Brunei’s national flag were held yesterday at Brunei International Airport in Berakas. Attending the ceremony was the Director of Youth and Sports, Haji Abdul Malik bin Haji Mohammad, who handed over the national flag to the president of BDARA, Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman bin Pengiran Haji Damit.
The convention, which is organised by the Organisasi Radio Amatur Republic of Indonesia (ORARI), runs from November 14 to 17.
For this year’s convention, members of the association will be attending several programmes, including seminars on emergency communication, discussions, contest reviews/reporting and other related fields.
The convention also brings together a large number of participants from various countries, each with experience and technical expertise in the field of communication.
The convention also aims to share knowledge on the latest radio equipment and technology, and to provide participants with the opportunity to test their radio equipment.
SEANET was established in 1964, and in its early years acted as medium of radio communication during medical emergencies and sea disasters in Southeast Asia.
Following the years, SEANET’s role also evolved to fostering friendship among its members.