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17th IARU R3 Conference 2018

General Information

 

The Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) has the great honor to host the 17th IARU Region 3 Conference to be held in Seoul, Korea from the 10th to 14th September 2018.

We hope that you consider seeing more of our country during your visit and some suggestions may be found at the end of this General Information.

The following details will assist you in your planning to participate.

 

1. Conference Registration Form

 

Participants are asked to complete the Registration Form attached to this General Information.

Please remember that participants must be those nominated as Delegate and Observers from Region 3 member societies; and similar positions from the IARU and IARU Regions 1 and 2; that meet the requirements of the General Regulations of IARU Region3 and accreditation by the Credentials and Elections Committee. More details are given in the separate Formal Invitation letter from the Secretary of IARU Region3.

 

2. Venue

 

Hotel PJ Myeong-Dong

71 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

Phone : +82-2-2280-7007~8

Website: http://www.hotelpj.co.kr

 

3. Conference Accommodation  (until 20 August, 2018)

 

Standard room single for IARU R3 Delegates

Standard twin room for IARU R3 Delegates

Premier twin room only (limited and reserved for IARU President, IARU Vice President, IARU Secretary, IARU R1/R2/R3 Presidents, IARU R3 Directors and IARU R3 Secretary ASAP)

Conference Registration

The Conference Registration includes:

  - Buffet dinner 9th September 2018,

  - Buffet lunch from 10th to 13th September 2018

  - No Airport transfer support to and from the Hotel.

Tour and farewell dinner on 14th September 2018

Hotel bookings must be made direct to conference committee (KARL) by email (info@iarur3conf2018.org) with attachment complete registration form.

 

The Room Rate includes:

 Service charge and buffet breakfast

 Free in-room, conference room and hotel public area Internet (Wi-Fi)

 Free of charge Shuttle Bus Service for local between hotel and city market

 

 Check-in time is from 14:00 (No early check-in)

 Check-out time is before 12:00

 

4. Visa and Entry Requirement

 

Foreign nationals entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa issued by the Korean embassy or consular offices in their country. However, citizens from many countries are now permitted visa-free entry for a limited period under certain conditions. In order to check whether you are allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact a Korean embassy or consular office in your country or visit the following websites to confirm.

Further information is on https://www.visa.go.kr/

The Conference Committee is unable to facilitate the procurement of VISA.

If a letter of accreditation is required to obtain a VISA, please email to info@iarur3conf2018.org or choicne777@naver.com

All participants are urged to ascertain whether or not they require a visa and if they do, applying for visa at as early a date as possible.

VISA sample 

<Visa information>

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

- http://www.mofa.go.kr (Korean, English)

Korea Immigration Service

- http://www.immigration.go.kr/HP/IMM80/index.do(Korean, English)

Hi Korea

- http://www.hikorea.go.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)

 

4-1. Countries under Visa Waiver Agreement

The 104 countries listed on the web site linked below, in addition to Mozambique, which was added in February 2017, are under a Visa Waiver Agreement with Korea. Depending on nationality and passport type, citizens from these 105 countries can visit Korea with the purpose of tourism without a visa for 30 to 90 days.

(Website: https://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/main_en.pt (English))

 

4-2. Designated Countries & Regions Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea

(Listed countries without a specified period have a limit of 30 days)

Countries with visa-free entry for general, diplomatic & official passport holders (refer to below table).

Continent

Countries

Asia

Japan (90 Days), Hong Kong (90 Days), Macao (90 Days), Taiwan (90 Days), Kuwait(90 Days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain

North America

United States (90 Days), Canada (6 Months)

South America

Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador (90 Days), Guyana

Europe

Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia (90 Days), Slovenia (90 Days), Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia (90 Days), Montenegro

Oceania

Australia (90 Days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga

Africa

Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt

 

4-3. Customs

All visitors who enter Korea must submit a written baggage declaration to a customs officer upon entry. If a passenger declares non-duty free articles voluntarily, the declared amount will be accepted and the clearance procedure will be expedited, unless the declared price of articles is questionable. More information about customs allowances and currency regulation can be found at the website below.

<Korea Customs Service>

- http://www.customs.go.kr/kcshome/index.jsp (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

 

4-4. Duty Free Allowance

For items that are taxable, US $600 per capita from the total dutiable value shall be exempted from imposition of duty tax. Additional duty free exemptions are: 1 bottle of liquor (less than 1 liter, not over US $400), 1 carton of cigarettes (200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco) and 2 ounces of perfume (about 60㎖). For amounts that exceed the duty exemption, duty on the amount over will be charged per capita. Also, the liquor and cigarette exemptions are only permitted for those over 19 years of age.

 

4-5. Entry Procedure

A. Entry Requirements

A foreigner who plans to enter the Korea has to meet the entry requirements as below:

- You must possess a valid passport.

. Immigration officials will reject your entry if you present him/her an expired or fake/false passport.

- You must possess a valid visa.

. You must enter before the expiry date of your visa. Moreover, immigration officials may reject your entry if your Visa type does not match with your entry purpose.

 

B. Immigration Clearance

From January 2012, any inbound foreign visitor of age 17 or older entering Republic of Korea (herein after Korea) through any port or airport in Korea is required to go through a mandatory fingerprint and facial recognition registration process. The mandatory information registration process is waived for the following persons: foreign government officials and international organization representatives, as well as their family members; and visitors with an official invitation from the central government of Korea.

 

<Immigration Clearance Procedure>

Wait at the Immigration Clearance Counter for Foreigners → Submit arrival card and passport to immigration officer → Immigration clearance complete

 

<Document Preparation>

You can expedite your arrival process by completing the required forms handed out by the flight attendants during your flight.

Arrival Card(sample)

① Arrival Card

Visitors entering Korea are required to submit an arrival card. Foreigners staying for more than 90 days and have completed registration with the Korea Immigration Service are not required to submit arrival cards.

 

Customs Declaration(Sample) ② Customs Declaration Form

All visitors entering Korea are required to fill out a customs declaration form. Individual travelers are required to fill out one form each, while only one form per family is required when traveling with families.

 

③ Quarantine Questionnaire

Passengers who have been to countries that have had reported outbreaks of cholera, yellow fever, or pests must fill out a quarantine questionnaire form.

 

For More Info on Immigration

- Incheon International Airport Immigration Guide: http://www.airport.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

- Korea Immigration Service website: http://www.immigration.go.kr (Korean, English)

- Korea Customs Service website: http://www.customs.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

 

 

* This page was last updated on September, 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

( https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/TRV/TV_ENG_2_1.jsp# )

 

5. Arrival and Transfer to Hotel PJ Myeong-Dong

 

After arriving at Incheon International Airport, you should move to take for Limousine Bus(Seoul Bus) or AREX Train station (not recommend KTX).

Station location map of ICN Terminal 1

<Station location map of ICN Terminal 1>

 

Station location map of ICN Terminal 2

<Station location map of ICN Terminal 2>

 

The attendees/partners are recommend to fly to In Cheon International Airport (ICN) at Korea, and transferred to the Hotel PJ Myeong-Dong using public subway or Airport Limousine Bus.

 

□ When using AREX train and metro subway

. Take the subway line AREX and transfer Line #4 at Seoul station and get off the Chungmuro station [Exit #8]. If you have lot of luggage, please using the escalator located Exit #1.

 

AREX Express fare is 8,000KRW (from ICN to Seoul station), but regular fare is 4,750KRW(from Terminal 2) or 4,150KRW(from Terminal 1). ( http://www.arex.or.kr )

- Based on transit card fare, 100 KRW charge when you purchase a single-trip transit card.

AREX Train route

After arriving the Seoul station, you should be ticketing for subway Line 4 with fare 1,250KRW(using T-money card) or 1,350KRW(cash).

 

□ Seoul Metro Subway System ( http://www.seoulmetro.co.kr/en/ )

- Transportation card for Tickets

A RF transportation card is a noncontact, payment card utilizing a radio frequency method and is divided into a prepayment card and a deferred payment card based on the payment method.

A prepayment card can be used by charging a certain amount of money in advance to use and recharging for continuous use when the money runs out.

- Single-use transportation ticket

Subway Tikecting

 

 

Train Route

 

□ When using Airport Limousine Bus #6001 or #6015.

.Get off the bus at Hotel PJ bus stop next to Chungmuro subway station.

.The bus time interval is 20~25 minutes, and the time required is 40~45 minutes.

We recommend to use the limousine bus and transfer to the Hotel PJ Myeong-Dong without transit. The airport limousine cost is about ₩15,000KRW.

Limousine Bus Route

※ Please book your airline tickets as early as possible. Seoul is a very popular international tourist destination, and flights can be fully booked out.

 

□ Route map from Bus stop/Subway Station to Hotel PJ by walk.

-Get off at Chungmuro Hotel PJ stop and take ~ 3 min. by foot(150m).

 

Route map to Hotel PJ

<At Airport Limousine Bus Stop at Hotel PJ Station>

 

Route map to Hotel PJ

<At Subway Line #4 Chungmuro Station Exit #8>

 

6. About Seoul

Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of history. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is home to many old historic sites like Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, and places of traditional culture like Bukchon Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market. The shopping and entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong, and Asia's largest underground shopping center COEX Mall also draw a large number of tourists every year. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is also a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens.

For more information of Korea, please refer to website below;

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto )

 

Local Time Zone

Local time in Seoul Korea is GMT+9 hours.

 

Climate

The autumn season in Korea is between September and November. The weather is cool and crisp, and the sky is blue with few clouds. Koreans refer to autumn as the season of cheongomabi*. The heat of summer still seems to linger in September with the daytime being hot, but the weather is cool in the morning and evening.

* Cheongomabi : Literally meaning "the sky is high and horses get fat," cheongomabi is often used to describe the autumn season. In this season, the sky is particularly blue and clear, so it is great for outings, and the harvest season makes for plenty of food to eat.

 

The average temperature in September is 21°C (70°F); while the average low is 17°C (63°F), and the average high comes in at 25°C (77°F).

Daily high temperatures is from 81°F(27°C) to 73°F(22°C), rarely falling below 66°F (19°C) or exceeding 87°F(30°C).

Daily low temperatures is from 69°F(20°C) to 58°F(14°C), rarely falling below 52°F (11°C) or exceeding 74°F(23°C).

( https://www.accuweather.com/en/kr/seoul/226081/september-weather/226081 )

 

Dress: Autumn clothes are suitable in Seoul.

 

Tipping

Tipping is completely no.

 

Currency

The local currency used in Seoul Korea is the Won(₩). The rate of exchange is about 1 USD to about 1,127 Won (July 2018). The currency in South Korea is called won (KRW). Banknotes come in denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000 KRW. Coins are available in 10, 50, 100, and 500 won. There are plenty of options for exchanging money in Korea. Carry cards and some cash. ( https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDKRW:CUR )

 

Credit cards

Credit cards are generally use for day-to-day travel and living expenses, as there are many numbers of the hotels, restaurants and shops that accept them. However, they are very useful in Seoul for major purchases like airline tickets and some restaurants. Master Card and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards. Credit cards can be a convenient way to access money, especially if you always keep your account in the bank. Cash advances on Visa and Master Card can be obtained over the counter at many banks (as well as from ATMs), though some charge transaction fees.

Banks often charge transaction fees for the use of credit cards overseas, often much higher than the 1% commission charged on travellers cheques; check this with your bank.

 

Money Changers

Korea is one of the few countries in the world where we can get good exchange rates from banks. You can rely on bank’s service while being in Seoul.

The advantage of exchanging money in banks is that there are staff speaking English and Japanese to serve us at the counter. You will surely enjoy this specialized service at banks like KEB Hana Bank, Shinhan Bank, and Woori Bank, which is particularly designed to cater for visitors.

The only downside to bank service is their limited business hours (standard bank hours are 09:00 – 16:00 from Monday to Friday).

Besides banks, there are also good individual money changers for us to stock Korean wons for our fashion and cuisine adventures. You can find them at Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, and Itaewon. Apart from these famous tourist areas, you seldom find a service provider with advantageous rates in other parts of the city.

Although most of the money changers in Seoul are authorized, visitors are advised to avoid the quirky currency exchange stalls with huge umbrellas on the sidewalks.

Traveler’s cheques can be exchanged in banks and at some service booths. Just remember to only sign the bottom section (of the cheque) in the presence of the teller. Otherwise, your cheque will not be accepted.

AC Power Socket Also, make sure to bring a valid ID because some banks will ask for one when making transactions.

 

Electricity

AC power voltage in Seoul is 220 V, frequency 60 Hz.

Euro plug power socket outlets (see right) are widely used in Korea. Please prepare and bring your plug adapter.

 

 

Telephone Calls

For calls from all countries to a number in Seoul, Korea the dialling code is +82.

For international calls from Seoul, Korea the dialling code is +the country code.

 

Emergency numbers

112 – Police Department

119 – Fire Department

1339 – Medical Emergencies

182 – Lost and Found Information

Korea Travel Hotline;

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto  (English, Japanese, etc))

Diplomatic Missions in Korea(Ministry of Foreign Affairs);

(Website: http://www.mofa.go.kr  (Korean, English))

 

7. Internet Access

Internet access will be available in the main meeting room and your room during the conference.

 

8. Conference Attire

Attire during the duration of the conference is business casual.

 

9. Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and indoor areas. At the Conference, all meeting rooms and seated functions are non-smoke. All accommodation is non-smoke. If you want to smoke must go out the hotel.

Korea enforced strict smoking bans in public places since July 2013, with fines of ₩100,000 won on any spotted smoker and up to ₩5 million won on shop owners not following the law. It is illegal to smoke in all bars and restaurants, cafes, internet cafes, government buildings, kindergartens, schools, universities, hospitals, youth facilities, libraries, children's playgrounds, private academies, subway or train stations and their platforms and underground pathways, large buildings, theaters, department stores or shopping malls, large hotels and highway rest areas. The strict bans came into force gradually beginning with a ban on places larger than 150 square meters in 2012, extended to 100 square meters in 2014, with a full-fledged complete nationwide ban on 1 January 2015

 

10. Doctor and Medical Treatment

For all emergency medical requirements please contact the Hotel Reception. A 24 hour medical center is just a short walk away from the Hotel.

 

11. Insurance

Due to the procedural difficulties and budgetary constraints, the KARL Organizing Committee is not able to bear the cost of insurance for the participants, any medical expenses or any other expenses. The KARL Organizing Committee, therefore, requests the attendees/partners to kindly make necessary arrangements for insurance and medical coverage of your participants before travel.

 

12. Registration

Early registration would be appreciated. Please visit the official conference web site at www.iarur3conf2018.org for more updated information.

Cancellation of hotel room, dinner, conference and tour registration after 01st September 2018 will be subject to all night room charge and all registration charge.

This penalty will be charged to the attendee’s/partner’s payment.

As deadline for registration and payment is 20th August 2018, the KARL Organizing Committee may not be able to guarantee special group room rates and room availability after 20th August 2018.

 

13. Tour Day and Farewell Dinner

We plan an exciting full day tour including lunch and farewell dinner for the day following the formal closing of the Conference and we hope that all participants will be able to join us.

We plan a full day excursion on Friday 14th September 2018 to the National Museum of Korea at Yong-san and Korean Folk Village Park at Yong-In.

The cost will be USD 110 per person and you will be able to book in advance on the conference registration form.

 

□ The National Museum of Korea, Yongsan

( https://www.museum.go.kr/site/eng/home )

It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era. The National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to collection, preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, intercultural exchange programs, concerts, and more. Visitors of all ages get the opportunity to participate in a number of educational events and quality cultural programs. For those who prefer to tour at a leisurely pace, the museum grounds have a number of environmentally friendly spaces and rest areas.

- Prehistory and Ancient History Gallery

The southern part of the Ancient Hall consists of 10 exhibition rooms, each of which features a different era from the ancient Paleolithic Age to the era of the Balhae Kingdom. Here, mainly masterpieces and historic items from prehistoric eras or ancient times are on display. (10 exhibition rooms: Paleolithic Age, Neolithic Age, The Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Proto-Three Kingdom Era, Goguryu Kingdom Era, Baekje Kingdom Era, Gaya Kingdom Era, Unified Silla Kingdom Era, Balhae Kingdom Era)

- Medieval and Early Modern History Gallery

The northern part of the History Hall consists of 9 rooms, each of which is under a different theme, including traditional ideologies, kings and Dynasties of Goryeo to the Joseon Dynasty. Historical documents and items on display are interesting and easy to understand for visitors. (9 exhibition rooms: External Exchanges, Traditional Ideologies, Society & Economy, Kings & Nations, Documents, Epigraph, Maps, Hangeul, Printing)

 

□ Korean Folk Village, Yong-In

( http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/multi/english/ )

Korean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes experience, shaman faith, seasonal customs and others. Also, the village shows various places with unique features such as a farming village, private house, official districts, Confucian academy, seodang (village school), and a village street in realistic descriptions, as well as, a nobleman’s house and traditional workshop.

Performances including nongak (farmer’s music), martial art on horseback, traditional wedding ceremony, and other special events are available by season. In particular, ‘Welcome to Joseon’, held every May is a performance featuring time travel back to the olden days. In addition, a large family park where the eruption of a volcano site, ice sledding site, and markets are located. Visitors can enjoy Korean traditional rice cake like jeungpyeon (steamed and fermented rice cake), injeolmi (rice cake coated with bean powder), bukeo-gui (grilled dried pollack), or pajeon (green onion pancake) along with dongdongju (traditional Korean liquor).

 

14. Tourism and Alternative (Partner) Program

The hotel is located in the heart of Seoul city, so it is very convenient for you to access historic palaces, large shopping malls and various cultural facilities.

There will be shuttle bus to take you around Myeong-Dong area provided by the hotel.

Please refer to the following website for popular sightseeing spots in Seoul.

( http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto  by Korea Tourism Organization)

 

□ Gyeongbokgung Palace

(WEB http://english.visitseoul.net/attractions/Gyeongbokgung-Palace_/73# )

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

The Korean government has invested much time and effort into rebuilding, restoring, and maintaining the palace for future generations. These efforts include work to rebuild and restore the buildings that were destroyed during the Japanese occupation. Visitors to Gyeongbokgung can also visit the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea as they are located on the palace grounds.

 

□ National Folk Museum of Korea

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=268152 )

Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.

The National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent exhibitions and two special exhibitions as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.

 

□ Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=292962 )

Deoksugung Palace has held a guard-changing ceremony since 1996 after thorough historical research by leading historians. The ceremony, which is held in front of the Daehanmun Gate of Deoksugung Palace, is a tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture. The royal gate is opened and closed at pre-determined times, and the gatekeepers in charge of guard duty and patrols hold a shift ceremony three times a day.

As the ceremony begins, the changing of the guards commences replete with traditional musical instruments, and exchanges a password for verification. An eight-minute guard ceremony ensues, followed by a seven-minute change ceremony, and finally a patrol that completes the ceremony. The procedure takes a dramatic turn when 18 guards in six official positions beat a drum and bellow some orders.

Major Highlights: The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene. Be sure to bring a camera. The guards’ splendid costumes, with their brilliant primary colors, are a pleasure to view. While you cannot take pictures with the guards during the changing of guards, you can take a background picture of the guards and palace. You can also take photographs with the gatekeepers after the ceremony is over. Visit the palace and enjoy the beauty of Korean palaces following the ceremony.

 

□ Insadong Seoul

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SH/SH_EN_7_2_2_1.jsp )

*Insadong: Culture and Crafts Aplenty

Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.

*The Deep Roots of Insa-dong Street

Insa-dong Street stretches over 700 meters between the Anguk-dong Rotary and Tapgol Park (Jongno 2-ga). During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the street was dominated by Dohwawon, a place of study for painters. The area is still a center for the arts, and painters, craftsmen, and art lovers continue to set up shop along the narrow alleys, making it a unique place full of folk crafts, pottery, and paintings. The street offers rich opportunities for visitors to experience Korean traditional culture and arts. Various art events and festivals are regularly held along the street.

*From Expensive Ceramics to Daily Use Items

Approximately 40% of Korean crafts are exchanged in Insa-dong. Some products even trace back to the Three Kingdom Period (57 B.C.-668 A.D.) The most popular items are Korean ceramics ranging in price from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. Other items sold in Insa-dong include earthenware, calligraphy materials, antique furniture, hanji, hanbok, teas, souvenirs, and cute accessories. Nearby shops include cafés, restaurants, ateliers, and galleries specializing in a diversity of items.

*Vehicles are not permitted on the street during weekends, making it more amenable for visitors to look around. Insa-dong is also close to other tourist attractions such as Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gyeongbokgung (the royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty).

 

□ Namdaemun Market

(Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=273760 )

Opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with shops selling various goods. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets.

Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. Namdaemun Market is even open overnight, from 11:00pm to 4:00am, and is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy shoppers bustling around the market creates a unique scene that attracts tourists worldwide. Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods.

 

□ Yongsan Electronics Market

(website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=273805 )

The Yongsan Electronics Market is an enormous wholesale electronics market located near the Yongsan Train Station, where all needs relating to computers, imported audio systems, game utilities and more are aptly answered. This mall first open in 1988 as part of city's rehabilitation project, and since then provides all the specialized in electronic parts including computers, DVDs, CDs, and many other types of consumer goods. There are more than 3,000 stores currently operating in this area, and shoppers will find all their electronics needs at prices 15 to 30% cheaper than at general retail stores.

 

15. Conference Special Amateur Radio Station and Guest Operating Permit

KARL plans to conduct a special event station from the 09th to the 14th September 2018 with a special call sign DT17IARU.

You can book on registration form and operate the station without any fee.

If you would like to operate as a guest operator HL1/your own call sign during your visit please contact us to help you complete and lodge the application form(with $45 USD before two weeks ago). For applying, refer to https://www.karl.or.kr/eng/03/01.php . Currently guest operating permits are allowed for amateur radio operators from Japanese only.

Documents required for a guest operating permit are as follows;

        Copy of a applicant’s radio amateur license showing name, call sign, class and expiration date

 Copy of a valid passport page which includes a photo of applicant

 Color passport size photo

 

A table which shows permissible maximum output power and allowed frequency bands by class in applicant's licensed country.

 

This is required because we issue a permit to a similar (or equivalent) operating privilege of your license.

Please submit all the documents via email to info@iarur3conf2018.org and choicne777@naver.com before 15th August 2018.

The original papers must be shown to the KARL organizing committee when you arrive in Seoul.

 

If you have any question or any concerns about the Conference or your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Ms. Angela PARK  DS1SOT

Conference Committee

Phone : +82 (2) 575-9580 ~ 1

E-mail :  info@iarur3conf2018.org

Address : Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL)

1584 Chungbudae-ro, Cheoin-gu

Yongin, GyeongGi, KOREA 17144

 

Thanks to all of you in advance.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you in September in Seoul, Korea.

It will be a great event!

 

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