Qatar Amateur Radio Society

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Qatar Amateur Radio Society
QARS logo.png
Abbreviation QARS
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Advocacy, Education
Region served
Approximately 500[1]
Official language
H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah
Ahmed Al Muhannadi
Affiliations International Amateur Radio Union

The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Qatar. The organization uses QARS as its official international abbreviation, based on the English translation of the organization's name. QARS operates a QSL bureau for those members who regularly communicate with amateur radio operators in other countries.

The QARS represents the interests of amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners in Qatar before national and international telecommunications regulatory authorities. QARS is the national member society representing Qatar in the International Amateur Radio Union.[2]


The organization is headed by Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah. Ahmed Al-Muhannadi serves as the vice-president.[3]


In 2010, the Q-Post issued a stamp commemorating the QARS. This was the first time a postal service in the Middle East paid tribute to an amateur radio organization.[1]

The QARS was involved in a cooperative project with the Qatar Satellite Company in 2014 to help secure the launch of Es'hail 2, a communications satellite that is set to carry analog and digital amateur radio transponders.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Deputy PM unveils stamp to honour Qatar Amateur Radio Service". Al Bawaba. 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  2. ^ International Amateur Radio Union (2008). "Member Societies". Retrieved Aug. 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "Global amateur radio fest begins". The Peninsula Qatar. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Qatari Es’hail 2 Satellite will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders". The National Association For Amateur Radio. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.