Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ma Ma Mia, Mike Mike Mike meets Mike Mike Mike !

They say, some things are better not planned.
Such was the case, Meor (9M2MMM) who hardly ever comes by, was in AB when Wong (9W2MMM) dropped in at an ungodly time around 8pm! It was certainly not the usual time, but these two stations met and jumpa jumpa by chance!

So, hands up the real Mike Mike Mike....er, ok theres two...

Heres to more eyeballs....

73s de Martsnews.blogspot.com

Ohh...keep reading on, there is a planned Juta event...contact 9W2AXE / 9W2ICE for more details

Monday, November 13, 2006

Jungle On The AIR (JUTA)

A group of "AliBee Junky" who frequent / eyeball at Rest Ali Baba TTDI, will be organizing a jamboree on the air in the rain forest -Jungle on the Air "JUTA".

We will organise a convoy to a hill top location, set up camp and base station to transmit. At base camp a 40 meter / 20 meter / 11 meter & 2 meter will be setup for the QSO JUTA event.

Ham members eyeball
Create awareness / more participating stations via MARTS National Link.
To learn and improve our skills in Ameteur radio.

Working committee members:
9W2AXE - Azhar
9W2XL - Bear
9M2DS - Pak Dollah
9W2ICE - Bob
9W2XI - Wilson
* working committe welcome, pls contact 9W2AXE

Event Details:

Invitation : Alll Amateur Radio members & SWL enthusiast
You do not need a 4WD vehicle to participate!!!!

Date / Time : - tentative - MID January 2007
Duration : 1 night / 2 days
Location : Not firm
(Kuala Kelawang, NS / Frazer Hill - Sg Pisang / Cameron Highlands (Post Tuel) / Ulu Slim (Post Tenau), Gunung Ledang.

Club Callsign : 9M2MRC
Transimission Callsign : 9M2DXX
Repeaters utilised : RKK, MARTS National Link & RUK.

Those who are interested to participate, YES! even those who are not decided but are thinking about this event, kindly drop us a note by posting a comment. Alternatively, you may choose to sent an email to 9w2axe@gmail.com

Kindly indicate the number of pax and the type of vehicle joining the convoy.

Hope to see you all for the eyeball.

de moderator - QSP from AliBee Junky

Wedding Bells was heard !!!

CONGRATS!!!! to our ham'ers 9W2BOI & 9W2AOI ( Boi & Alicie ).
Their memorable day was held on 28th October 2006 in the presence of family & friends held in KL in a posh Italian restaurant, unlike a typical chinese wedding.

A few AliBee junky were there to celebrate their happy occasion with family and close friends.
Once again, CONGRATS!!!

Friday, November 03, 2006


PENANG Nov 1, 2006 - Ham radio users now have wider coverage along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia with the setting up of a free amateur radio network link.
The link spanning Johor Baru to Kangar is jointly established by the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS) and Motorola Technology Sdn Bhd.
MARTS vice-president Abdul Rashid Mohd Sultan said the Motorola-MARTS Amateur Radio Network system was designed to provide nationwide infrastructure for inter-state radio communications.
"The system will benefit about 2,000 licensed amateur radio users in the peninsula."
"It is also the first nationwide amateur radio system in South East Asia," he said at the launch of the link by State Local Government Committee chairman Dato' Dr Teng Hock Nan at Cititel Penang here yesterday.
Abdul Rashid said Motorola spent RM350,000 to provide the system's radio communications equipment and accessories including the system design.
Previously, he said members could only talk with others from within their local area.
"We installed five repeaters on Telekom Malaysia's hill-station buildings on Penang Hill, Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Gunung Ledang, and Gunung Pulai for the new link," he said.
(A repeater is a device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again).
Motorola Malaysia country president Asri Hassan said the radio system would also provide communication up to southern Thailand, Singapore, and Sumatra's east coast area.
It would also be accessible to amateur radio members on ships in the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea, he said.
"This nationwide radio system is very critical during emergencies and disasters," he added.
During the tsunami tragedy, Kuala Lumpur was used as the central ham radio station to bridge communication between Acheh and Medan, he said.
"During the tsunami, the ham radio users in Acheh and Medan could only communicate with Kuala Lumpur and not each other."
"So, our members in Kuala Lumpur acted as the middle party to relay messages between the two," he said.
Abdul Rashid said during the Highland Towers tragedy in 1993, MARTS led a team to provide communication support to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Source: The Star, November 1, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006


The factual account has provided the genesis, or the raison d'ĂȘtre. It is time that this is now filed away into the archives of MARTS if any.

It is time that I slip back into my tranquil obscurity and get on with my work. The last thing I wanted was to be pitched into a controversial situation. This fracas was not one of my doing nor started by me. Anyway I hope the factual account should put this matter to rest once for all.

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group, there was less competition. Probably the second type who usurps the credit takes the short cut and is, of course less trouble. Unfortunately the fame is short lived.
Thanks to the Blogmaster for providing me the space and opportunity to say my piece.

73, Sangat Singh, 9M2SS, 1st November, 2006

this was sent via email to martsnews.comment@gmail.com
Thanks Sangat for your response and clarification