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Present as the guest of honour to hand out the new team jackets was Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Dato Paduka Awg Hamdillah Haji Abdul Wahab.
Organised by the Organisation of Indonesia Amateur Radio (ORARI), the festival that is scheduled to take place from July 25 to July 27 is held once every two years on a rotation-based system. This year, the state of Kalimantan has been selected to host the event.
The festival represents an opportunity for Amateur Radio associations from around the Malay Archipelago to exchange ideas and discover their individual skills in taking part in the contest.
The event is also scheduled be held in conjunction with ORARI's 40th year anniversary.
The organisers have arranged a host of activities that includes Eye Ball QSO, Walking Fox Hunting, Trouble Shooting, Merkit Pemancar and ARDF Slalom Test.
Prizes such as trophies and cash will be given to the first, second and third-placed winners. A"HF Special Call" will also be set up with YB40AR, in addition to an exhibition.
by Ben Ng