On the 22nd April 2006, round about 1200hrs, there was a call, identifying itself as 9MV5, over the airwaves of 9M2RKK, Bukit Lanjan. A while later, 9W2XL-Bear identified himself and declared that the 147.980 mhz frequency was specifically for the use of Amateur Stations.
At this point the operator using 9MV5 then identified himself, as 'Lt.Sairi' of the 'KD Seri Kelang' , classified as a 'Stone Brigade', based at Pulau Indah, Klang. It was also then, the 'station' stated its intentions to test Amateur Airwaves using Naval equipment for the intentions of 'Emergency' situations. 9W2XL, then informed 9MV5 of the other 'main' Amateur Bands which would be useful, referring to MARES and ASTRA frequencies.
As this was out of the ordinary, and it is at this time that we would like to inform all bloggers, that indeed, a verification is required before replying to calls, but common sense prevails! It could well have been a life and death situation. Until clear and precise instructions from the authorities prevail, as well as blogs/websites/or other means, that could provide vital up to date information to all, calls of this nature should have at least been given some respond.
The source of this particular comment, further states that verification with the Issuing Authorities, clarifies that such a call was indeed made over the Amateur Band.
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