Going on air from Brunei, fostering ties

|     Azlan Othman     |

THE International Amateur Radio delegation is in Brunei to hold an expedition dubbed ‘DXpedition’ to increase cooperation among amateur radios beside instilling the spirit of teamwork and fostering close ties. The expedition also serves to help promote the country’s uniqueness and natural heritage through amateur radio.

The Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio Association (BDARA) held the expedition’s launching event at the Seri Kenangan Beach in Tutong on Saturday joined by 25 International Radio Amateur Expedition members.

Guest of honour Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar launched the event.

Throughout their two-week stay in the Sultanate, the delegation will visit amateur radio stations set up at the beach and will try to connect to other radio stations throughout the world.

Participants are from amateur radio clubs from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Slovenia, Serbia, Malaysia, Mongolia and Brunei Darussalam.

Doing amateur radio as a hobby can help enhance cooperation and relations with teammates from different races and backgrounds, as well as promote the Sultanate’s tourism industry.

Guest of honour Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar in a group photo with the participants and attendees at the expedition‘s launching. – AZLAN OTHMAN