Page created: 5-Nov-2012, updated 10-Jan-2013, 21-Feb-2013, 19-Mar-2013, 15-May-2013.
HFCC-ASBU B13 Coordination Conference
- Invitation Letter
- Hotel Reservation (See also "Hotel Reservations" paragraph below)
- Conference Registration (See also "Conference Registration" paragraph below)
Message circulated to HFCC ITU Mailing List May 15th, 2013:
The Sheraton in Bratislava - that has been chosen as the B13 Conference hotel - is a recently built, new hotel. It is situated in an attractive and newly developed part of the city and the Conference is held during the peak tourist season.
The Sheraton have just expressed their concern over the fact that so far only a couple of rooms have been booked by B13 Conference participants. Jeff White, HFCC Conference Co-ordinator, has blocked eighty rooms. According to the past experience we may even need more rooms than have been blocked. It is now an urgent need to speed up the conference registrations and Sheraton hotel reservations. Otherwise it will be difficult to resist the pressure of the Sheraton to reduce the number of blocked rooms for the Conference, and a definite danger that - in the long run - we will not be able to accommodate all participants.
This is a serious situation. The Conference deadline for hotel reservations is June 24th 2013 but we would like to urge you strongly to make your hotel booking as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
P.S. A copy of the present version of the B13 Conference Agenda has been just uploaded to the Conference website
- Draft Agenda - NEW
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia (60 km from Vienna, 200 km from Budapest, 300 km from Prague)
Conference Organizer: the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, in cooperation with Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) and its external service Radio Slovakia International
Dates: 26-30 August 2013
Hotel: The five-star Sheraton Bratislava, located in downtown Bratislava (www.sheratonbratislava.com). The hotel is 10 km from Bratislava International Airport (www.airportbratislava.sk) and 45 km (30 minutes by motorway) from Vienna International Airport (www.viennaairport.com). Bratislava is 55 minutes by train from Vienna (www.slovakrail.sk). There is also a boat (75 minutes) from Vienna to Bratislava (www.twincityliner.com). Perhaps the best way to get from the Vienna Airport to the Sheraton is by bus (www.slovaklines.sk) as it leaves directly from the Vienna Airport and arrives at the main bus station in Bratislava, which is a short taxi ride from the Sheraton.
Eurovea Complex: The Sheraton Hotel is part of the Eurovea shopping center complex, directly on the Danube River, a 10-minute walk from the historical city center. The Eurovea Galleria has 200 shops, over 20 indoor and outdoor riverfront restaurants (including Slovak, Czech, Brazilian, Asian, French, Italian and international cuisine), pharmacies, supermarket and cinema.
Hotel Amenities: French brasserie with summer terrace, spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, cafe with coffee, cakes, salads, bagels, sandwiches and pastries.
Room Amenities: Separate shower and bath, walk-in rainshower, plasma TV with satellite/cable channels, coffee- and tea-maker, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, minibar, high-speed Internet.
Meeting Room Amenities: Ballroom (300 square meters), mineral water, pens, notepads, flipchart, data projector, screen, sound system with microphone, WiFi Internet.
Conference Guest Room Rate: EUR 110 per night single, EUR 120 double, including buffet breakfast and VAT. The hotel conference fee package and the HFCC conference fee are in addition to the hotel guest room rate.
Hotel Conference Fee Package: Package price of EUR 300 euros for the week will be added to your room account. It includes hotel conference fees, mineral water, morning coffee break, lunch buffet with soft drink, afternoon coffee break, free WiFi Internet in meeting rooms and guest rooms. If you do not stay at the Sheraton, the hotel conference package fee must be paid to the Sheraton when you arrive.
HFCC Conference Fee: EUR 100 per delegate, payable in cash upon arrival
Conference Registration: In addition to the hotel reservation (above), you also need to fill out the online conference registration form, which can be found here: http://apps.wrmi.net/webform/?event=form.show&formId=9746&key=A69407BB1D
External Event: Radio Slovakia International will offer a station tour one afternoon after the conference program to the famous upside-down pyramid building housing Slovak Radio.
How to get to Bratislava: There are flights to Bratislava from some cities in Europe, but most people will probably fly to Vienna.
Hotel Parking: If you arrive by car, there is parking at the Eurovea center for 3 euros per hour or 30 euros per 24 hours.
[9-Apr-2013] - A13 snapshot; B12 upload will be closed soon
[20-Mar-2013] - A13 data become public
[19-Mar-2013] - B13 Invitation Letter
[13-Mar-2013] - A13 Operational Data snapshot
[14-Feb-2013] - A13 Tunis Plenary Minutes
[7-Feb-2013] - Presentations added to the Page of the A13 Tunis Meeting
[7-Feb-2013] - A13 Co-ordinated Data snapshot
[5-Feb-2013] - Contact List update
[24-Jan-2013] - A13 snapshot as of 23 January
[14-Jan-2013] - Correct antenna details are needed both for effective use of Wplot2000EX and for the automated collision detection. See more on the page of the Tunis A13 meeting
[11-Jan-2013] - A13 Tentative Data Snapshot. Old data of season A12 (or B12) uploaded for FMOs who did not submit A13 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 28 January 2013
[10-Jan-2013] - B13 Bratislava webpage
[7-Jan-2013] - This Thursday, 10 January, is the deadline for A13 Tentative Data
[21-Dec-2012] - Wplot2000ex course will be held during the Tunis A13 meeting
[21-Dec-2012] - Urgent call for correction of requirement files
[14-Dec-2012] - A13 upload opened
[29-Nov-2012] - B12 snapshot, A13 Invitation Letter and Registration Form
[29-Oct-2012] - B12 snapshot as of 27 October
[16-Oct-2012] - B12 data become public
[5-Oct-2012] - B12 Operational Data snapshot
[24-Sep-2012] - Most of presentations from the B12 Paris Conference have been made public now
[19-Sep-2012] - B12 snapshot
[17-Sep-2012] - B12 GOE report. Processing of next B12 co-ordinated data snapshot planned for Wednesday, 19 September (afternoon CET). Deadline for B12 Operational data: 4 October.
[5-Sep-2012] - B12 and A12 snapshots, final version of the B12 List of participants
[3-Sep-2012] - Contact List update
[19-Aug-2012] - FMO code TDP will change to BRB due to the change of the organisation name to "Broadcast Belgium"
[16-Aug-2012] - B12 snapshot
[07-Aug-2012] - A number of transmitter sites have been added in the SITE.TXT table. The ITU-BR have not processed the submission yet (as of 7 August). Please, kindly download the updated SITE.TXT reference table from our website.
[02-Aug-2012] - B12 initial Tentative Schedule snapshot
[21-Jun-2012] - B12 upload opened; A12 snapshot
[28-May-2012] - The deadline for making hotel bookings for the Paris conference is 15th June. After this date, accommodation at the conference hotel cannot be guaranteed. Read more on the B12 Conference Webpage
[16-May-2012] - The website has been back to normal operation on a dedicated server since yesterday
[30-Apr-2012] - B12 Conference Webpage updated
[24-Apr-2012] - Contact List update
[09-Apr-2012] - Advance information about the B12 conference venue
[27-Mar-2012] - A12 snapshot
[09-Mar-2012] - Antenna Design Frequency Document by Geoff Spells and members of the GOE
[01-Mar-2012] - A12 operational data and B11 updated operational data snapshot
[23-Feb-2012] - Additional information on the extension of HFCC activities added to "About HFCC" page
[15-Feb-2012] - A12 snapshot. Deadline for A12 Operational Data: 1st March 2012
[26-Jan-2012] - A12 and B11 snapshots
[26-Jan-2012] - A12KL GOE Report
[26-Jan-2012] - Major update of the Contact List
[25-Jan-2012] - A12 Plenary Minutes
[23-Jan-2012] - Two new documents on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[22-Jan-2012] - Work on Contact List in progress, updated List should be available in the middle of the week.
[20-Jan-2012] - A12 Co-ordinated Data (results of the A12 Conference) snapshot
[12-Jan-2012] - New documents and presentations on the Page of the A12 Meeting (more will follow)
[2-Jan-2012] - A12 and B11 snapshots
[30-Dec-2011] - Updated registration list on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[27-Dec-2011] - Two new items on the Page of the A12 Meeting
[15-Dec-2011] - Snapshot of A12 Tentative Data. Old data of season A11 (or B11) have been uploaded for FMOs that did not submit A12 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted from the database again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 8 January 2012.
[30-Nov-2011] - A12 upload opened; B11 snapshot
[21-Nov-2011] - A12 KL Hotel Booking Form
[16-Nov-2011] - A12 KL Invitation Letter and Registration Form
[14-Nov-2011] - Report of the GoE Meeting in the Members Area
[11-Nov-2011] - A12 KL, 9-13 JANUARY 2012: Minutes of the preparatory meeting in the Members Area. Deadline for tentative data: 14 December. A11 upload will be closed soon and A12 upload will be opened by the end of the month
[11-Nov-2011] - WPLOT2000EX Video Course in the Software section of the Members Area
[1-Nov-2011] - B11 and A11 snapshots; requirements of Spaceline Ltd. now under FMO code "SPC"
[17-Oct-2011] - More news items on the newly created Content Delivery Debate page
[12-Oct-2011] - B11 Plenary Minutes
[8-Oct-2011] - B11 Operational Data snapshot as of 7 October
[3-Oct-2011] - Contact List Update
[3-Oct-2011] - A number of presentations, remarks and reports were added to the page of the B11 Conference last week
[22-Sep-2011] - B11 Co-ordinated Data snapshot
[15-Sep-2011] - Thursday, 22 September, 1200 UTC - deadline for any updates to be included in B11 "co-ordinated data" (result of the Dallas conference). 7 October 2011: deadline for the B11 Operational Schedule
[14-Sep-2011] - Requirements of Spaceline LTD entered under provisional FMO code "NEW"
[3-Sep-2011] - B11 Collisions experimentally recalculated for SSN values from updated ITU table, the automated system continues with the original values.
[2-Sep-2011] - B11 and A11 snapshots; re-calculation with updated SSN values is in progress
[1-Sep-2011] - New version of the collision detection system: speeds up the calculation and resolves delays in upload of collision files that appeared recently due to problems with FTP transfers.
[26-Aug-2011] - Another snapshot of B11 data planned for the second half of the next week (Thursday). Collisions will be possibly re-calculated for updated SSN prediction.
[18-Aug-2011] - Snapshot of B11 Tentative Data. Old data of season B10 (or A11) have been uploaded for FMOs that did not submit B11 requirements yet. These old data will be deleted from the database again unless the responsible FMOs re-upload or update their entries before 11 September 2011.
[10-Aug-2011] - Updated conference registration list, info on transportation from the airport - see the page of the B11 Conference
[28-Jul-2011] - Updated reference tables Site and Antenna may need to be loaded in your software (e.g. Wplot2000ex) from the ITU site
[14-Jul-2011] - List of registered participants on the page of the B11 Conference
[7-Jul-2011] - Contact List update
[1-Jul-2011] - B11 upload opened, A11 snapshot
[23-Jun-2011] - Draft Minutes of SB meeting (B11 preparatory) in members' area
[7-Apr-2011] - A11 snapshot; B10 upload will be closed in about a week
[14-Mar-2011] - A11 snapshot
[10-Mar-2011] - Contact List update
[3-Mar-2011] - Draft Minutes of A11 Plenary
[23-Feb-2011] - A11 and B10 snapshots
[15-Feb-2011] - Page of the B11 Conference
[4-Feb-2011] - Info on airport-hotel transportation added to the A11 Prague Conference webpage (will be updated further)
[31-Jan-2011] - List of A11 Hotel Bookings and some info on money exchange added to the A11 Prague Conference webpage
[28-Jan-2011] - A11 initial tentative data snapshot
[27-Jan-2011] - Update of the A11 Prague Conference webpage
[26-Jan-2011] - A11 PRAGUE CONFERENCE - HOTEL CONTRACT SIGNED, REGISTRATION OPEN
[18-Jan-2011] - Due to the situation in Tunisia it has been decided to move the conference venue from Tunis to Prague
[23-Dec-2010] - Letter of invitation to the A11 Conference has been received.
[22-Dec-2010] - A11 upload opened; upgrade of the uplad application; B10 snapshot
[20-Dec-2010] - Minutes of December 2010 SB meeting
[14-Dec-2010] - Contact List update
[09-Dec-2010] - B10 data snapshot
[22-Nov-2010] - A11 dates and venue have been confirmed: February 14th to 18th 2011, Tunisia (Tunis or Hammamet, Tunis is confirmed to be the flight destination in both cases.)
[02-Nov-2010] - B10 snapshot; B10 Public Data
[07-Oct-2010] - B10 Operational Data and A10 Updated Operational Data snapshots. Next B10 snapshot planned for 2 November.
[29-Sep-2010] - Report RGOE (Group of Experts) B10 Switzerland
[15-Sep-2010] - B10 snapshot. Deadline for B10 Operational Data snapshot: Wednesday, 6 October 2010.
[2-Sep-2010] - B10 and A10 snapshots. Next B10 snapshot preliminarily planned for 15 September.
[17-Aug-2010] - B10 Plenary draft minutes
[11-Aug-2010] - B10 Co-ordinated schedule snapshot