Following the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) Engineering Committee recommendations, A23 Global Coordination Conference is being held in Tunis, Tunisia from 5-9 February 2023. Participants of high frequency coordination groups, representing around 90% of the shortwave frequencies used for broadcasting in the world are taking part in this conference to coordinate shortwave frequency schedules for the A-23 (Summer) season. Actually, the conference witnesses the presence of about 50 participants from 26 countries from the continents of America, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The A23 Global Coordination Conference is organized jointly by ASBU and the High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC). The host, ASBU, continues to support this conference to coordinate the radio broadcasting service via shortwave believing in the importance of this service. In fact, the frequency channel situation for shortwave radio is always changing because of the 11-year solar cycle and seasonal effects, as well as because of new or changed frequencies of shortwave broadcasters around the globe.
The Coordination Conference provides broadcasters with a valuable opportunity to coordinate their frequencies directly with the frequency managers of other broadcasters and prevent interference occurring in your radio services.
ASBU also holds seminars and training meetings that contribute to the process of sensitizing member organizations to the importance of choosing appropriate frequencies and times for broadcasting in order to obtain the greatest possible protection for their broadcasting services.
At the closing session of the conference, Eng. Abdelrahim Suleiman, ASBU Director General, welcomed the participants in the conference at ASBU Hotel in Tunis, recalling the long-standing partnership relations between ASBU and HFCC, which extends back to 1998.