Monday, February 20, 2006

IARU Region 3 Directors visit Ali B and meet MARTS Officials

In conjunction with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Conference, held in the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, IARU Region 3 Directors, Peter Lake (ZL2AZ) and KC Selvadurai (9V1UV), made the time to meet up with MARTS Officials, in Kuala Lumpur.
An informal eyeball was held at Ali Baba, which ultimately left our two visitors, with the experience of 'Palming' the wall of shame.

A very good eyeball, where IARU Region 3, extended their greetings, as well as keeping informed of the Amateur Radio experience in Malaysia. KC Selvadurai, expressed the keen interest of IARU Region 3's realisation of the use of 7.1 to 7.2 mhz for the use of Amateur Radio in Malaysia. Currently, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore have released these bands on a secondary basis for the use by Amateurs there. MARTS was keen to raise the issue to the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in the meeting on the 20th February 2006. Both Peter and Selva will be attending the meeting officially, in support of MARTS agenda. A point to be raised, will also be the removal of CW as a requirement for Amateur Radio Stations, to operate freely across all Amateur Bands.

MARTS stand was obvious, promoting Amateur Radio through its ranks as well as those out of it. It chooses to promote goodwill by supporting IARU's call for the implementation of these resolutions in WRC2003. It will remain a point to note, when the year 2007 comes around!

Both Peter and Selva, will be in Kuala Lumpur until 21st February, where they leave for their respective homeland. We bid them adieu and hope to catch them on the airwaves. will post further information on the outcome of the MCMC meeting at a latertime.

We continue to call for volunteers who think that they might have the time to do so to help out in any areas they may be able to contribute.

p.s AGM 26th February, c u there

73s de

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