In line with the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) efforts and its continuous endeavor to raise awareness of the applicable regulatory framework in the State of Qatar, CRA participates in the 7th edition of "S'hail - Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition”, organized by the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) from 5 - 9 September 2023 in Katara.
CRA’s participation in this year’s exhibition aimed to familiarize falconers and hunting lovers with its procedures related to hunting radio devices licensing and other wireless devices used for hunting purposes, within the limits of its responsibility, which includes regulating and managing all matters related to the use of radio spectrum in the State of Qatar. Also, CRA seeks to raise awareness among the public regarding owning and using wireless devices and the procedures that must be followed for such types of devices before purchasing or importing them into the country.
In line with CRA’s efforts to support the national digital transformation plans pursued to support the provision of e-government services, CRA introduces the exhibition’s visitors to the e-Spectrum Services Portal, which allows them to submit applications, pay fees, and manage their accounts online. Through its booth, CRA provides several services to the public including, but not limited to, providing technical advice regarding the use of wireless devices and their compliance with the specifications approved in Qatar, as well as the possibility of issuing licenses for new devices approved by CRA, and renewing or cancelling expired licenses in accordance with the procedures followed in this regard.
Radio hunting devices are subject to the provisions of Telecommunications Law No. (34) of 2006, which some of its provisions were amended by Law No. (17) of 2017. Also, they are licensed by CRA in accordance with approved standards and specifications and within frequency bands specified in Qatar’s National Frequency Allocation Plan.