A conference on global shortwave coordination will be held in Kuala Lumpur to try to resolve potential interference problems likely to affect shortwave transmissions.
According to the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the February conference will be hosted by VT Communications on behalf of the High Frequency Coordination Conference, the Arab States Broadcasting Union and the ABU.
A new database of frequency requirements for the shortwave radio broadcasting season from March 30 to Oct. 26 will be on the agenda of the conference.
“Delegates will try to resolve, by mutual coordination, many of the potential interference problems likely to affect shortwave transmissions in the ‘A08’ joint global broadcasting schedule,” the ABU reported. At present, “a single global seasonal database of seasonal frequency requirements, compiled by the High Frequency Coordination Conference secretariat, assists in the coordination process.”
Shortwave broadcasting, ABU noted, is unique in that the channels used by international stations are not assigned, but coordinated for two seasons a year. This system is designed for efficient and economical use of the spectrum and improvement of reception.