Monday, December 17, 2007

Thank you to HAM friends from 9W2GL.

I would like to thank 9W2AXE, 9W2ICE, 9W2OBR and 9W2BIL who went out of their way to lend a helping hand in times of my crisis. Without heir help, I don’t think I will be here writing this. Also, I would like to extend my thanks to 9W2XYZ, and those who visited me in the ICU and ward. Lastly, to those who pray and wish me a speedy recovery. Thanks a lot guys. Hope to see you in Alibaba soon.

Wan - 9W2GL

Friday, December 07, 2007

CBO Final Journey Nilai Memorial Park

FOR FELLOW HAM 9W2CBO SILENT KEY 26 NOV
-----------------------------------------------------
Latest Update 12DEC 2007 :

There will be convoy to send off 9w2CBO's ashes to Nilai Memorial Park where his ashes will be placed. Family and fellow friends and relatives who would like to Participate are most welcome to join this send off.

Meeting place : KFC - Sungai Besi Toll Plaza ( Rest area )
Time : 1.pm
Date : 16th December 2007
Convoy leaving at 1.15pm
Calling channel : V36

for further information, kindly contact 9W2AXE OR 9W2ICE. 0192225724 Azhar / 0122830002 bob .

73s
de moderator


Latest Update 11DEC 2007 :

Received QSP from our fellow Ham member 9W2KYC, that the plan for
9W2CBO final journey into the jungle has been changed.

Cynthia now would like 9w2CBO's ashes to be laid to rest at
Nilai Memorial Park this coming Sunday afternoon the
16 of December 2007.

Due to the change in plans, a small group will be at
I-Thai Restuarant, Millenium Square, Section 14,
tomorrow night 12 Dec 2007, for formulating the detailed plans.

9W2SSJ

Friday, November 30, 2007

9W2GL in ICU

Update:

9W2GL has been discharged from UMMC hospital. He is now
resting at home. Thanks to all those who assisted in his time of
emergency, and those that wished him speedy recovery.

9W2SSJ





9W2GL has been warded to ICU at University Hospital. He is still on a respirator after succumbing a a severe case of respiratory distress/asthma.

Please contact 9w2wan or 9w2axe for further information. We pray and hope for a full and complete recovery. Our wishes to the family and Man.

QSP from 9W2XYZ

Monday, November 26, 2007

9w2CBO - Silent key (26th Nov 2007)

Earlier this morning, 9W2CBO (Chris Oh) passed away at his residence peacefully.

For those who like to attend the wake or for more information, please get in touch with 9W2XYZ (Alan)

Rest In Peace...



CHRIS OH BOON HIN 45 YEARS OLD
Passed away peacefully in the morning hours of Nov 26, 2007
In his sleep
“To see the world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wildflower.
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour...”
Chris leaves behind beloved wife Cynthia, children Nick, Megan and Jin
The wake will be held @ the PJ Chinese Cemetery Assoc. Crematorium,
Jln 51A/229, PJ from the 27th -28th November, 2007

Cremation is schedule for tomorrow, 28th November @ 4.pm

Scattering of Ashes is scheduled on the 15th December 2007
for further information of the above ritual, kindly contact 9w2PO (012-2298855 , 9w2xyz (012-3342055), 9w2ice (012-2830002)


For further information, call
+6016 908 7718 / +6019 374 8615





QSP from 9W2XI
Pic by 9W2AXE

Friday, November 23, 2007

RAE Class for 25 Nov cancelled

As stated in this blogpost those that are interested to attend the preparatory class are to register by the 21st November 2007.

As at todate no one has registered for the preparatory class.

As such the class will NOT BE HELD.

QSP from 9W2SBS

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fund collected thus far

As promised , we have clearly indicated that we intend to remain transparent and thus, we acknowledge
your contribution towards this fund raising.
Pls keep the ball rolling and contributors may contact 9w2Boi at 012.3073240 to deposit your contribution.

Towards a efficient repeater environment.

73s

Qsp from 9w2boi

de-moderator







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9w2cpn -50 9m2cj -50 swl duncan lim -10
9w2bsr  -50       9w2trd-20    swl cyc            -10
9w2mik -10       9w2ard-10     9w2sbs - 50.00
9m2cm -10       9w2ccw-50     9w2xi - 50.00
9w2ryz -10        9w2axn-20    9w2xl - 50.00
9w2kj   -10        9w2bkl-50     9w2kyc - 50.00
9m2cf  -10         9w2dtl-30    9w2tqq - 50.00
9w2bpy-50         9w2ssj-50    9w2ice - 50.00
9w2axe-50         9w2yyl-50

9w2seb -50 9w2afy -100

Thursday, November 15, 2007

MCMC RAE exams soon

To all members of the Amateur Radio Community,


MARTS Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor Region will be organizing a RAE Preparation Class for those interested in taking the MCMC RAE exams soon. This is to help the students to better prepare themselves in the RAE examination. Class attendances are on voluntary basis. Participants, who wish to take the RAE exams, are required to arrange on their own for RAE registration with the MCMC.


Details of the class are as follows:


Date:-

Sunday 25 November 2007


Time:

Registration: 8:30 A.M.


Class: 9:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.


Venue:-

Sri Damansara Club, Persiaran Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 KL



Fees:

MARTS Members - RM80.00 (Inclusive of revision materials)

Non-Members - RM100.00 (Inclusive of revision materials)

To ensure your place, kindly bank-in the payment to:-


Name: Aiznin Sairi bin Sulaiman

Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad

Account Number: 1645 8401 2486 (Saving Account)


Please fax bank-in slip to 03-6279 8061.

To enrol please fill up the Class Registration form.

Participation for classes will be based on first come first serve basis, so please submit your application as early as possible. Class is limited to 35 person maximum.

Completed forms can be submitted via online to 9w2sbs@marts.org.my

Deadline for class registration is on 21 NOVEMBER 2007.


Good luck to all candidates


information provided by 9w2sbs.

de moderator.





Monday, November 05, 2007

Calling fellow Hams who are interested in a field trip jointly organise by pg5m@dx.to . Below is the email invitation send to 9W2GU.



Soon I will be back in Malaysia again and I would like to explore if
we could organize a small trip to one of the offshore island of the
west coast for an operation of two days. It would be nice if we could
organize a small group of people that want to come together to make
the trip to the island, setup one or more stations and operate for 24
or 36 hours.



I'm thinking of the IOTA group AS097 which is the Melacca/Johor State
group comprising Pulau Besar, Kukup, Pisang (Having a lighthouse!) and
Sauh. There might be some smaller islands that belong to the same
group and which are uninhabited (Pulau Serimbu, Pulsau Udan, Oulay
Sauh). In such cases, it takes perhaps just 15 minutes by boat but we
would need to have our own power generation (Generator) with us and we
need to build our own shelters. Such an operation would look like a
field-day type of operation which some would like to combine with a
BBQ and fishing.



Could you ask some people if they would be interested to organize such
a trip for a weekend? I could eventually bring my own rig/antenna. As
soon as I know that there are some people interested to join, I could
exchange my availability in Malaysia. For your information, I have
just renewed my 9M2 license.



Regards,
Gerben

This email is send in by 9W2GU

Those interested kindly contact 9W2GU for further information.
He is reachable at +60-12-313-8570 or email 9w2gu.hamid@gmail.com

73s
de moderator

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hari Raya Open House : Rumah Aman Orphanage Shah Alam




Date : 4th November
Time : 11am to 5pm
Address : Rumah Aman, Lot 2A, Jalan Bunga Cempaka 2/11, Seksyen 2 , 4000 Shah Alam
GPS Coordinates : N 03 º 04‘ 21.2” E 101º 30’ 38.5”

We are having another event with 30 orphans aged between 4 and 8 years from Rumah Aman, an orphanage based in Shah Alam. At the same time we will be inviting orphans from other orphanages to join us at the event which is scheduled to start 11 am until 5 pm. There will be activities all day including clowns and magic shows. We will be organizing games with prizes for the children. Food will be served buffet style. Bring your family and kids and come join us celebrate Raya with the orphans.

Inviting all HAMs and friends. If you wish to volunteer your time , sponsor food or prizes, kindly contact 9W2AXE at email 9w2axe@gmail.com or sms 0192225724 Azhar.

Your reply with no of pax would be greatly appreciated.


For a location map, kindly visit http://racesmalaysia.blogspot.com/ which is currently under development.

Friday, October 19, 2007

9M2RKK - Fund raising

Dear 9m2Rkk users,

Charity begins at home; Blessing has been bestowed upon 9w2Boi to be the lead person who will coordinate a fund raising collection to purchase a new antenna, co-axial cable & a new rack. If fund permits, we aim to replace the power supply unit for 9m2RKK setup.

Blessing has been granted by Repeater Regional (9M2CJ ) & Region Manager ( 9W2SBS) to kick-off the fund raising.

To kick-off the pool it will be done tonight at Ali Baba and the aim is to collect RM 5000.00 or more.

This is solely on a voluntary basis as we are users of 9M2RKK.

Looking forward to a more efficient 9M2RKK.

Kindly support us.

9w2Boi can be contacted at 016-3333240

By 9W2SBS

de moderator

Thursday, October 18, 2007

RAE Revision Class

MARTS Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor Region will be conducting a RAE revision/preparation class for RAE 2007-2.

This is to help students better prepare themself to sit for the RAE conducted by the MCMC. Participants who are interested to take the exam are advised to arrange on their own with MCMC.

Details as follows:
Date: 27/10/2007 - 28/10/2007 (Saturday and Sunday, 2 days)
Time: Registration 1:30PM (Saturday only)
Class: 2:00PM - 7:00 PM (Saturday)
9:00AM - 1:00 PM (Sunday)
Venue: Sri Damansara Club, Persiaran Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Fees: MARTS Members - RM80 (incluside of revision materials)
Non members - RM100 (inclusive of revision materials
Revision only - RM70

To ensure your place, kindly bank in payment to
Name: Aiznin Sairi bin Sulaiman
Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Account number: 1645 8401 2486

Please fax in your bank in slip to 03-6279 8061

Please contact 9W2SBS at 9W2SBS@marts.org.my for more info

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Foxhunt in Penang


Date : October 28th, 2007 ( Sunday Morning )
Meet at : 08:15 am, the public car park on the right side of Craft Batik Sdn Bhd
Flag-off at : 09:00 am
Duration : 2 hours.
Beacons : 5 Foxes ( MOE, MOI, MOS, MOH, MO5 )
Antenna : Horizontally polarised, omni-directional dipole
Freq & Mode : 144.5 Mhz , F3A

For more information, do visit the MyARDFSports.com website. Direct link here.

Any stations from Kuala Lumpur would be interested for a convoy up north?

9M2RKK is back up

If you haven been monitoring, 9M2RKK is back up since Friday 12th October 2007 thanks to the Repeater manager and assisting HAM members.

However, there were certain complains that certain grey area that wasn't there before. My receiving from my HomeQ in Subang Jaya is receiving S2 instead of full signal last time. I am sure the Repeater team is aware of it and scheduling a time to fine tune the repeater.

If you have been a frequent user of 9M2RKK, do give us your feedbacks on your transmission before and after. It would help us trying to identify the grey area, and apply counter measures to it.

An additional "feature" that the repeater picked up while in Penang, is that in every 15 minutes (??) it would emit it's own callsign.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Al-fatihah

Our fellow HAM member 9W2ZKI - Zuki lost his 3 son on the eve of Aidilfitri. They were found drowned in Mahang river.

Al-fatihah.

SMS via 9W2ART

Friday, October 12, 2007

Salam Aidilfitri and Selamat Hari Raya

Salam Aidilfitri and Selamat Hari Raya to all martsnews.blogspot.com readers, and all monitoring station.

I am sure many stations would be travelling back to their hometown during this festive seasons, my best regards to those who are celebrating and to those who are enjoying the long holiday.

Drive safe, be aware of your surrounding. Enjoy your weekend and Selamat Hari Raya, maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Yaesu VX170 for sale


For those who is interested, kindly email to earl.ku@gmail.com

Handheld : Yaesu VX170
ownership : 1 owner
Duration : 4 months

Asking for RM 450

Reason for selling : upgrading

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Warm "Thank You"....


THERE WAS FOOD, DONATIONS, EDUCATION AND FUN...
THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE LIMPAHAN KASIH ORPHANAGE IN PUCHONG.


The buka puasa at the Limpahan Kasih orphanage in Puchong was a great success. The operator of the orphanage, as well as the orphans - thank you all for your help and contributions.

As for a "joy ride" organized for the orphans, we were privileged to have as many as 21 offroad 4x4 vehicles taking part! The orphans had so much fun and adventure throughout the ride on the nearby offroad track, that they did not stop talking about it! Many were also eager to know more about our activities. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation is extended to the team from the Offroader Shack or ORS (http://www.offroadershack.com/) for taking the kids on the joyride.

We had also set up a number of radio stations to demonstrate to the kids what radio communication is about. Many volunteers also chipped in to help prepare the food.

Last but not least, many many thanks to all the volunteers, ham and non-ham alike, who joined the 4x4 trip, help to cook, set up radio stations and/or coordinate the event, as well as those that donated cash, secondhand items, toys, gifts and school items (they even got bicycles!).

Thank you for making it a memorable time for the orphans. We hope to do more of such events in the future!

From
9W2AXE

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reminder : RAE 2007-2

To everyone that has the interest of becoming a Amateur Radio operator and yet to obtain the license, you can now take the examination for the second batch in year 2007 from the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

RAE exam is schedule on the 28th November 2007. Closing date of registration 29th Sept 2007

For those who had yet to submit your application form, you have only a couple of days to do so.

Good luck.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rig for sale

For those who is interested, kindly call 9w2igp at 016-3777515.

mobile rig : Yaesu 8800 & mobile antenna
ownership : 1 owner
Duration : 4 months

Asking for RM 1100

Reason for selling : upgrading

73s
de-moderator

Monday, September 17, 2007

CQ World Wide DX Contest

For all Ham members who are qualify to operate HF, Here is some news - click here
and here

Source :- from a active Ham member via SMS.

73s

de moderator

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Berbuka Puasa at Puchong Orphanage




BERBUKA PUASA AT ORPHANAGE IN PUCHONG

A breaking of fast with the orphans at an orphanage in Puchong organized by 9W2AXE with HAM members will be held on 23rd Sept Sunday. There are 60 orphaned boys and girls ages between 4 and 12 years old.

Location :
Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih
Lot 115A, Lorong Bistari 3, Kg Sri Aman, 47100, Puchong, Selangor.


Date: 23 rd Sept 2007
Time: 6.00 pm

Programme :-

4:00pm : Take orphans for joy ride on 4x4 ( Any volunteers please contact below)

7:18pm : Berbuka puasa and Maghrib prayers.

7:45pm : Dinner is served. Demo Radio communications.

On this special evening we will be having BBQ roast kambing and beriani. There is no charge . However, for those who would like to donate can do so by contacting below. They do require used items school stuff, used clothes , furniture , toys and bicycles. Please do not use this as a dumping ground for unusable items. You can check with us for clarification below.

Inviting All HAM members and friends. Volunteers required to help in cooking and those with 4X4 to take the kids for a joy ride that afternoon.
For those who would like to volunteer kindly contact 9W2AXE at email 9w2axe@gmail.com or sms 0192225724 Azhar.

If you can reply with no of pax would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

RAE examination 2007-2

MCMC has publish the following in today's media :-

RAE exam is schedule on the 28th November 2007
Closing date of registration 29th Sept 2007

Those interested , kindly visit MCMC or click here

73s
de moderator

Monday, September 10, 2007

9M2RKK - update

Hi all,
You must be wondering what has happened to 9M2RKK, the equipments is currently being service - duplexer & 2 unit of Motorola GM300. Marts is unable to replace the equipment because Marts do not have a spare duplexer. It is said that the repeater would be available again to folks of Klang Valley in a week or so.

Thank you for your patience.

73s
de moderator

Friday, September 07, 2007

Flea market September '07

here is a Amateur Radio flea market once again at the Mares Club House like the last time.

Date: 9 September 2007
Time : 9 am - 3 pm
Location : Rumah Kelab MARES, 4A, Jalan Tinggi 6/12, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Monday, September 03, 2007

9M2RKK is sick

QSP from our repeater Manager 9M2CJ, the RKK repeater has been
brought down from its perch at Bukit Lanjan today for checking.

Will readvise when it has been reinstalled and back to normal.

For MARTS members in the Klang valley, RUK and RKL are still
available for use, not including the national link.

Source

Friday, August 31, 2007

9M50MN - Port Dickson Merdeka Celebration



CQ CQ 20, CQ CQ 40, CQ CQ can be heard from this station who operated for the past 12 hours and counting. Champion for the event is non other than 9w2kdj who have stayed up all night to monitor all freq. He is still full of energy much like the energizer batteries - as shown in their ad.

Station were handled by 9w2jbj - Jamli, 9w2kdj - Kamal, 9w2eg -Shehan, 9w2ze - Zack , 9w2lim - muslim and till time of publish recorded visitors stood at 22 stations -and 9w2ykp Bernard Ng holding ticket no 22.

Do call us ... 9m50mn , we are listening .


73s
de moderator

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Grand Merdeka Convoy Drive

Calling for all stations who would like to participate on this Grand 50th Merdeka Celebration with fellow Amateur stations , you are kindly invited join the convoy.

The convoy is going to visit 3 location,
1. Negeri Sembilan - Port Dickson ( 9M50MN ) Calling station V22
2. Kuala Selangor - Bukit Melawati ( 9M50MB )
3. Kuala Lumpur - Templers Park ( 9M50MW )

Venue - meeting point :- Restaurant Ali Baba
Time : - 10.30.am
Date : 31st August 2007

Convoy Leader : - Bob - 9W2ICE ( Comm Car )
Convoy channel : V40
Contact no : - 012-283 0002

Come and support your local Ham community & unite all amateurs.

73s
de moderator

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mares Merdeka Field Day

Do visit Mares Merdeka Field day which is On 31 AUGUST 2007, Mares will be helping to promote the 50TH Anniversary of Malaysian Independant day.

For more details , click here

Do support your local Ham community.

73s
de moderator

Saturday, August 25, 2007

PDRM and Amateur Radio members

Due of recent "tontos" activities, our brothers in the PDRM has been targeting cars with transmitter antennas. We speculate that this was because of the much published news of "tontos" attacking politicians and enforcement officers in the papers.

If you have a mobile unit in your car, with an antenna jolting out, it is adviseable to keep a copy of your Apparatus Assignments (AA) in your "jalopy" in case of any checks done by the PDRM.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Personalized Callsign stickers for sale

Each sticker is made of waterproofed material, and with partially reflective. The measurement is 4 inch by 2.3 inch. Picture can be seen here

Any enquiries can be directed to 9W2BSD@gmail.com

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Repeater Manager - appointment

Let us welcome our newly appointed Repeater Manager, 9M2CJ - Thiam. CJ in short as he is popularly known among the Ham community.

9W2PET is appointed to oversee all matters pertaining to Marts repeater. Click here for your dose of updated news and a copy of e-news letter.

Let us not forget the deed of 9W2XYZ who stepped in to hold the 'fort' as the Repeater Manager, he had to step down due to work commitment.

Once again , Congrats to all.

73s de-moderator

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Flea market once again

There is a Amateur Radio flea market once again at the Mares Club House like the last time.

Date: 5 August 2007
Time : 9 am - 3 pm
Location : Rumah Kelab MARES, 4A, Jalan Tinggi 6/12, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

RKK - repeater update

a small crew will be visiting RKK on the 27th July with the intention of performing some test on the repeater, cabling & antenna.
We are looking for riggers who would be able to assist.

Time : 3.pm
Venue : Bukit Lanjan

Pls do not hesitate to contact repeater manager 9w2xyz or leave a comment if you are able to assist.

73s
de-moderator

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bukit Ibam - videos

Yes, this is "historical" stuff - but just to let you know that for those who missed he Bukit Ibam videos are currently being uploaded to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Kindly take cue from www.adelyariffin.net on what you need to do to gain access to the said videos. Gradually getting them up onto the net... over the next few days all should be finally uploaded... (sikit sikit le hehe).... also please spread the word around among the hamsters...

Cheers and have a good day ahead!

Extracted email from 9w2ely


73s
de moderator

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Its Judgement day - RAE Results is out

Hi swls , The RAE results is out . We wish you well and hope to catch you on our local repeaters .
Click here to view your results in pdf format - MCMC website

Thank you SWL for your news scoop.

Things you need to know, what to prepare before going to MCMC.
Article contributed by a swl - click here


73s
de- moderator

Monday, July 16, 2007

35th Seanet convention 2007


All Hams interested to volunteer for local Seanet activity, please stay tune as we are told that there is a local station who will be hosting foreign station for the event. Will keep you posted the minute we have the details.

For a detail description of the event , click here.

Additional info :
For a detailed Seanet contest rules , click here Seanet contest rules - source www.sabah.net.my

73s
de-moderator

Friday, July 13, 2007

Its Friday the 13th

Yup, Its Friday, 13th July 2007. Did any untoward incident happen to you or your beloved rig?
Not that i'm hoping it did , just curious about the myth of Friday the 13th.

If you are just thinking about how to occupy your time, make your way to Klang gates around the vicinity of Taman Melawati. There will be a "Command & Conquer" - a paintball scenario & simulation event, you can catch our very own Ham members in action. Yup, you will be entertain by the popular Killer Beez & Killer Stingerz.

Time : 8.30am - 6.pm
Venue : Klang Gates @ Taman Melawati.
Direction : Look out for banners to camp site.

73s
de-moderator

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Interested volunteers

All those who are interested to help , or bring forth your views and ideas are requested to be at Alibaba , 4th July 2007 @ 7.30pm. This would also kick off the list(s) of action item that will be priortise by 9W2SBS & 9W2XYZ.

You may send them an email at 9w2xyz@marts.org.my - Alan, for repeater related or 9w2sbs@marts.org.my - Aznin, for state related liaison.

Looking forward to your participation.


73s

de-moderator

Monday, July 02, 2007

It is Official - the appointment

Congratulations is in order to both candidates, 9W2XYZ - Alan Tan ( Repeater Manager ) & 9W2SBS - Aznin Sairi ( State Manager ) for accepting the position.

Similar posting is also echoed in www.marts.org.my . Please extend asistance to these 2 lads in anyway we can, towards a better and responsive MARTS.

73s

de-moderator

Monday, June 25, 2007

Kuala Lumpur & Selangor State Manager - reschedule 10.30.pm

Marts will hold a election by 'show of hands' this Friday, 29th June 2007 at AliBaba. This session will be conducted by 9M2NCL @ 10.30 pm. We request your presence to support the current council expansion plan and their activities.

Calling all Marts member and would be members, who would like to contribute in their own way to be present. In conjunction with this election activity, we would be having a recruitment drive to welcome new members.

73s

de-moderator

Friday, June 22, 2007

In Memory of 9W2ACE - 31st May 2006

from an email send to martsnews.comment@gmail.com .. which i have failed to publish

It will be 29 more days before the date marks a year 9W2ACE or known as 'frankie' left us to be with God. Personally, he left me with all the memories that i could never erased from my heart. He was a wonderful person, yet he left us too soon...Dearest Cheng, may your soul rest in peace. love - Dimple@Pearl

Frankie, may your soul rest in peace..

Friends from Alibaba

73s

de- moderator

Ham Flea Market - Mares Club House

There is a Ham Flea Market organise by Mares, Do take the opportunity to visit and perhaps grab an item or two. For further information , kindly contact 9w2bbs@mares.org.my or +6012-235 3769

Date: 1 July 2007
Time : 9 am - 3 pm
Location : Rumah Kelab MARES, 4A, Jalan Tinggu 6/12, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Click here for map : http://www.mares.org.my/files/map-club.jpg

A word of thanks to a swl station & Marts council member for highlighting the event to Martsnews.blogspot.

Keep these news coming ...

73s

de-moderator

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This blogspot still remains

To my surprise, there were a couple of emails send to this blog. Yup! but the emails were of malicious intend - emails hoping that this blog would fold.

The fact is , there is nothing much happening in and around the folks at Ali Baba. Truth to the matter is, Yes! they are alot of activities but i just didn't have the time to update the blog.

Summary of events not in order:-
Among the group of regulars, Man Kapak venture into a small cafe, Boi & Alicia added a new family member to their family, 4x4 kakis website crashed and in the mist of migrating to a new server and have their own meeting place, our very own Iceman came back from India where he meet several hams when he was there in VU2/3....., Killer Beez won numerous event and emerge champions, Big Bear & Francis reallocated their business outlet - which is more cozy, Alibaba restaurant is undergoing some changes too .. and the list goes on , just to name a few.

Some of us had the pleasure to meet Marts committee members - including the President when they were down in KL and we had a dialog which was fruitful. I'm glad to announce that Marts has put in place some action items to reach out to old & new Marts members, so keep a close watch at www.marts.org.my.


I will certainly keep this blog posted and hopefully with regular updates ..

Do send us materials, just about anything and we will be glad to spread the word around. Yup! just about anything.

73s for now

de-moderator

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friends from KK








We recently had the pleasure of visiting stations from "Land Below the Wind ", Sabah who visited us at Ali Baba and off course, not to mentioned they left their hand print on the "Wall of Shame", a tradition for all visiting stations. The stations were 9M6JC, 9W6MLL , 9W6BEN & 9W6TMT. There to greet them were approx 8 stations who are the regulars at Ali Baba.

For more information / activities from the Land Below the Wind , you may check out their website from URL link located at the Home page - Reciprocal Link.

de-moderator

9W2BON 's OM departure

It is with sadness to announce the departure of 9W2BON's fundamental (dad) on the 10th April 2007 down south , JB.
Would like to extend our deepest condolences to Boon & family for their lost of love one. Well wishes may contact Boon at 012-7645613.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

Items left behind from last charity drive

Balance donations from our last charity drive donated to orphanage.


Friday 30 th March 07, the balance donations made of a few boxes of shampoo, talcum power and facial cream was finally donated to an orphanage –Rumah Amal Limpahan Kasih in Puchong. The orphanage opened early 2006 with about 50 orphans living there age between 6 and 12 years old. The place is relatively new, as such they need all the help they can get. Puan Rabaan (Pengurusi) would like to thank you Amateur radio members for the donated items. In addition , they are looking for second hand items such as bicycles (for the kids to go to school), household items, second hand clothes for children, school bags, old furniture, school items etc. We plan to have a "cook up" for the orphans one weekend and will keep you inform as to when. If anyone would like to donate or assist them or participate in the cook up! kindly contact myself 9W2AXE

Submitted by 9w2axe

Monday, April 02, 2007

QSP From 9W2LOO - Call for blood donation

This is 9W2LOO here, i want to say to you all Thank you for your all helping & respont. Yesterday we go to Selayang Hospital Meet the Dr. C.B. Lim, She said our Operation will in 04.04.2007 (Date also not confirm yet) because have another child who from Penang more serious than my daughter, then they must do he first then if have a confirm day i will let u know. Thank you very Much

Have a Nice day & 73.

'God Bless, Ricky. Our prayers are with you and your family'

Thursday, March 22, 2007

BLOOD DONATION FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT ( BLOOD TYPE B POSITIVE)

The daughter of a fellow HAM member 9W2LOO - Mr Lo Chee Hin requires a liver transplant. She is only 10 years old. Her father is donating part of his Liver. The transplant planned for 28 th March 2007 ( date still not confirm) at Selayang Hospital. Blood is in short supply and if complications arise in the operation they require more blood. We are looking for donors for blood type B + to be on standby incase it is required. If you wish to offer your help and donate blood please contact 9W2AXE or Mr Lo Chee Hin - hp 017 7547745 .


QSP from 9W2AXE

Monday, March 05, 2007

CQ CQ CQ..Anyone? YAESU 7100 Display unit

CQ CQ CQ..one of our friends, fellow HAM member, has had the unfortunate experience of having his car broken into! His RIG was partially stolen!
Yup, you heard it right. He had a YAESU FT7100, and the display panel as well as the microphone was stolen along with his golf clubs (from the boot of his car with his CD player)

If you are in possession of a YAESU FT7100 display unit and Microphone, and if your main unit is fried, you may want to contact him to part with your set?

If you do, please forawrd your email to martsnews.comment@gmail.com to obtain his contact.
This is a notice / bulletin

The set we are talking about looks like this -













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Friday, February 23, 2007

Blogger Comments on This Blogsite

Recntly, the Malaysian Blogsphere has been hit somewhat hard by the civil action taken by Local Mainstream Media, New Straits Times Press V Ahiruddin Atan (rockybru.blogspot.com), and New Straits Times Press V Jeff Ooi (Screenshots.com) about their postings.

We carried a short reminder (here). It seems that our blogspot, which is regularly visited by true Ham Radio Operators, mostly in Malaysia, who are of the opinion that esprit de corps is the ultimate goal of a true HAM community, evident in their efforts recently, overcoming differences, as well as combining strength and spirit, have also been regularly visited by anonymous commentators. Bloggers United (view picture logo of this blog's profile) advocates true blogger's ethics, by providing your true identity. (here) A responsible blogger, as pronounced by the Malaysian Prime Minister, in his response to the NSTP suit against Jeff & Rocky.

We here, at martsnews.blogspot would like to support this move.
Especially so in our fraternity, where one who is able to articulate through one's speech, being a broadcast of sort would be able to send his or her message freely without being misinterpreted.
Yet, there are those who are happy to drop in once in a while, and start a reply frenzy through our generous actions.

In order to maintain this blog's intergrity, we shall revert to our comments moderation.
ALL COMMENTS WILL BE PRINTED ON THIS SITE as long as it can be verified from source.
After all, we as the blog moderators would not want to accuse or send the wrong message across.
We acknowledge your support, after all, 24500+ hits in over two years is the show of support that you are getting some information about your interest from this site.
We recommend that you continue posting your comments, responsibly, and by doing so provide your ID, by call sign, or even mobile number, after all your comments are for the improvement of MARTS and HAM in general.

So click away, those of you who are responsible.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Tradition still lives on...9W2IGP one of latest to imprint

Feb 19 2007 - After the CNY 2m Net, which saw almost 50 stations checking in the crowd in Ali B was in their usual element. 9W2ICE- Bob celebrated his 25th birthday, with those present joining in the celebrations with their rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. With a durian cake fit for the occasion and generous servings of Briyani, Rendang, Chicken Kurma, and accompaniments, as well as Domino's Pizza, it was a gathering to be remembered.

And after that, the tradition continued, since 26 May 2005, the practice of having their handprints 'recorded' (rather imprinted) onto the now infamous 'Ali B HAM Wall of Shame' continued. This time, 9W2IGP aside from 9w2MFZ, 9W2ARN, 9W2SXY,9W2DEL and 9W2OOM, are among the latest 'victims' placing their palm print amongst the 100 odd that are already there (apart from 1 foot print courtesy of 9W2GSM!).
The wall of Shame also claims, a Korean, a Singaporean, a New Zealander, 2 part time Brits (he he - Malaysian students in the UK), and a Chinese (9M2-BG7MSM).

Oh...here is wishing you a very merry, and prosperous year of the Boar 2007..
de moderator

Thursday, February 15, 2007

19 Feb at Ali B...See you there?

CNY is here again! So to those celebrating Chinese New Year, have a good one. To those going outstation, do drive carefully. The holidays also brings along casualties on the road! Do be extra careful.
February 19, being the second day of CNY, also see's our fellow HAM celebrating his ?? brithday!
So, for those still in KL and those coming to KL, please treat this as an open invitation to come and celebrate his big day with him. 9W2ICE-Bob request your humble time to spend it at Ali B, as he is also preparing food for at least 50 people. Food will be served between 8.30 and 9.30pm,and will be served until it runs empty! So, come and have a merry good time, eyeballing and making new friends, and also celebrating his 'BIG' day!
Aha...almost forgot....At Ali B, there will also be a 2m Celebration Net celebrating the arrival of the Year of The Oink Oink, and will be kicked of by 9M2DS- Pak Dollah (beginning 10.00pm). Do join in this net too!

p.s if you want to find out how old he is, come on down to AB...or during the net, can tanya tanya...howzat?

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE PEOPLE OF BUKIT IBAM !!

The response was overwhelming with an estimated donated goods worth RM12,000-00 collected. Donations at Alibaba continued to flow throughout the night on 31 January 2007 and we ended up getting a lorry to transport all the goods together with a convoy of 24 cars. (here and here for list of donors)

We made our way to Bukit Ibam at 9 am on Thursday, 1 February 2007 and with the help of Ketua Balai, Balai Polis Bukit Ibam Sergeant Major Rageli bin Asri and the Ketua Kampung (Tok Empat) En Md Zamri, the plan was to repack the donated items with the help of women in the kampong so that the items could distributed equally to the flood victims. They worked hard from 3 pm till midnight to get the job done.

On Friday, 2 February 2007, each vehicle was assigned to load donated goods for a particular village. Despite the plans formulated, some of the drivers wanted to see the affected villages and a decision was made to convoy together. We convoyed and dropped off donations to several villages i.e. Asrama Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Ibam, Kg Buluh Nipis, Kg Aur, Kg Kemara, Kg Plum, Kg Aur Keladang (detailed info can be found below).

Water marks of between 2ft to 5ft from the floods were clearly visible. The Titi Gantung i.e. walking bridge over the river was severely damaged.
By afternoon, another team was formed to assist in community work and to rebuild bridges for the planned trip on Saturday to Kg Jubar, a remote village located northwest of Bukit Ibam. The team managed to rebuild one of the bridges allowing villagers to access the northern region to the nearest main road. i.e. Route 12.
On Saturday morning of
3 February 2007, our team faced the toughest challenge - “the road to Jubar”. The weather was on our side even though dark clouds were hovering above us. We prayed hard that it does not rain. Unfortunately, one of the vehicles in the convoy got stuck in the mud but manage to get out without assistance. Had it rained, the track would have been considered hard core as the dirt track was steep and there were many crevices and gullies to maneuver around.

Our first stop on Saturday was Kg Langkap Lama. The track conditions were very steep and narrow. The assigned cars veered off to Kg Langkap Lama whilst the main convoy stationed themselves on the main track. Later after unloading the donations and upon rejoining the main convoy we proceeded to Kg Jubar.
Arriving at Kg Jubar, we were greeted by the village folks and the Tok Batin who was very happy to see us. Balance of our donated goods were unloaded here. In gratitude the Tok Batin offered their harvest of giant ubi kayu, while En Md Zamri bin Budin, the Ketua Kampong presented a plaque to show their appreciation to our team leader 9W2SBS Aiznin.
Despite the rough trip we had endured, the effort was well worth it. We would like to thank all amateur radio member (HAM) and friends of HAM who have donated and assisted in the charity event and well as those who have sacrificed their time and their own expense to participate in this event. Special thanks also go to the KL crew. We like to also thank HAM friends from Segamat , Bandar Muadzam Shah and PERAMAH (Kuantan) who came to give support. To all, this effort would not have been possible without you!

Finally a special thanks to Land & General Berhad KL Sports Club, The Malaysian Bar Council , FAMA , Kontena National, Time Engineering and Bumihiway for their support and contributions.

Reported by 9W2AXE

Friday, February 02, 2007

IBAM Drive Update


















As informed by 9W2SBS - Aiznin, the convoy made their way to Ibam without any major problems. Escorted by Satria GTI Club convoy marshalls to Nilai, the convoy has now set up base camp and aid is being delivered as intended.
A further 6 boxes of contributions was received today, courtesy of BumiHiway. This was in response to their internal circulation by way of email, and these contribution arrived at AliBaba this evening at around 4.30pm. Handed over by Cik Masliza & En Razali, the 4 boxes of old clothes and 2 boxes of foodstuff, together with all the used clothes, will be dispatched via another lorry load arranged through 9W2BOI - Boi to depart Ali Baba on Saturday, 3rd February 2007, Ibam bound. Thanks to your support, this is the second lorry load of supplies. The first departed Ali Baba with an estimate load of about 3 tonnes of goods (of Mineral Water /Rice / Instant Noodles /MeeHun)

Again, a big thank you for all those who have supported the move by 9W2SBS/AXE and friends of RKK. Keep your eyes posted here for more updates and pictures on the return of the expedition.

de Moderator

Monday, January 29, 2007

PROJECT SAVE KAMPUNG IBAM ROMPIN

Dear Friends!!

Time has come for us to carry on the good work and do another charity drive at Alibaba Restaurant TTDI. This time to 5 orang Asli villages in Bukit Ibam Rompin. We have information that their village are very badly affected by the flood and todate no relief has been sent to them. These are the kind of people that our team of Amateur Radio can be effective in our charity drive. Fully equipped with off-road vehicle we can come in and support those out of reach from government and corporate help.

We have received information from the local Balai Polis that these villages were cut off due to the floods and some were flooded with 6 ft of water and are in dire need of food and clothing supplies.

Again , their problem is just beginning, like most of you have seen in our previous charity drive these people don't even have a house to go back to unlike the city victims. Compared to Segamat Kecil, they are in worst situation and they need your help . We also need volunteers who are professionals in off-roading as theses tracks are challenging. These areas are extremely remote ! those planning to go must be prepared.

We, friends of RKK amateur radio will support our HAM off-road team by having this charity event. We do not accept monetary donations. You can donate items which will be purposeful for the flood victims such as used clothes, school clothes, stationary items for the school children, and dry and basic food stuff amongst others. No perishable items, please. This is purely on a voluntary basis amongst friends of Amateur Radio and we appeal that you donate generously.

So far we have collected many items from members of the public and HAM members. Plus we have balance from previous charity drive.

So, come on down and drop-off your donations at the Ali Baba Restaurant - No. 10 & 12 Jalan Wan Kadir TTDI - Behind the old IBM building. Our collection point will open Wednesday night 31st Jan 2007 at 8.00pm until morning. The convoy will leave by 9 am Thursday morning.

We assure you that items donated will go directly to the villages concern. This is an opportunity for us to join hands and contribute to a worthwhile cause. Those who would like to join the convoy and assist in the handling and distribution of the relief items can join us by contacting organizers below.

These people need your help!.

Thank You

For further information you call Aiznin 9W2SBS at 012-2937837

Or call 9W2AXE Azhar 0192225724 .

email received from 9W2ICE

Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Gentle Reminder

The Internet does not operate in a legal vacuum. This phrase has recently been used more often than not in view of recent developments in the Malaysian Blogsphere. (here for more on this).

This blog was created in good spirit, to serve as a forum for MARTS members initially to air and share their views on the development in the Society. However, its been almost two years now, and we have grown to be known 'as the Blog' or Ali B, or Ali B Junkies, as some would say it.
We remain a group of HAM enthusiast who share common interest, not limited to Amateur Radio, but as most can see, to other interest like Paintball, Off Roaders, etc.

The one thing that still persist though is the numerous unwanted comments, that anonymous bloggers choose to post. This blog did undergo some strict censorship by the moderators, but backed by the numerous calls by regulars, this blogsite has reverted to the previous operating method whereby comments are now loosely moderated, and personal identified attacks are strictly censured, and will continue to do so.

Here, we would like to remind all users gently, that given the developments in recent days, we would like to inform you that this blog, in serving as a forum, will not stand for unwarranted defaming statements to each and everyone of our visitors.
Here, the moderators of this blog would like to inform all who would like to post their comments that all postings and those responsible for it are liable in any event. Such, we hope that you would post comments in spirit of this blog (please refer to Blog Statement).

In the meantime, please continue to send your messages for postings if you so wish, and hopefully you will be able to benefit from this blog.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

FLOOD RELIEF EFFORT by Amateur Radio Operators

Amid news of a second wave of flooding in Johor, a group of Amateur Radio operators along which most are off-roaders put their effort and time together to bring relief ie. essential foodstuff and basic toiletries and necessities to the flood victims of Segamat areas and orang asli settlement. Word was put out to the amateur radio fraternity, friends and family and in no time at all, all forms of donated items from rice to school bags were collected.

On the eve of departure, news were received that road leading to targeted Kg Peta in Kahang was not passable to all traffic due to the incessant rain! It was reported that certain stretches of the off-road track leading to the village was under 10 feet of water! Nevertheless, a convoy of 16 4x4 vehicles gathered at a restaurant in TTDI early Saturday morning to load up the items donated by caring Malaysians.

The convoy made its way south entering Damansara toll plaza and exiting Tangkak via the NSE. Rangkaian Segar, the concession holder of the highway provided sponsorship of Touch n Go Electronic cash cards for the journey.

On reaching Segamat, we made distributions at Kg Batu Badak, Kg Pogoh 3, Kg Pogoh 2 and Kg Tungku 3. The only road to Kg Tungku 3 was inundated with about 0.5 meter of fast flowing floodwater. The convoy managed to cross without any incident. Here, we were greeted with smiling village folks and kids who were happy to see us. To close the day, the last village visited was Kg Sri Sekijang. We went in during night fall to provide the relief.

On second day, the convoy proceeded to Kg. Orang Asli Segamat Kecil traversing dirt roads, off road tracks, oil palm and rubber plantations and muddy trails, accessible only to 4x4 vehicles and motorcycles. This was due to the bridge along the normal access route being washed away. Most of the houses were in low-lying areas and were close to the Segamat River. This village was completely cut off from the mainstream.

We noted they were never short of smiles even when the villagers related the arduous conditions they had endured during the worst of the floods. We were deeply touched.

Many flood victims were still living in poverty and were less fortunate. Some had the ability to reconstruct their lives whilst some cannot afford. They were left to stare abysmally at what was left of their lives, belongings lost, houses wrecked, displaced without basic provisions and having to pick up the parts and pieces left behind by the receding waters.

We also noted houses were swept away leaving only the concrete foundations, trees were uprooted, roads with certain sections eroded and bridges also not spared by the forces of mother nature, personal belongings and household items and even lives was snatched by the power of the water.

The convoy made its way back safely to Kuala Lumpur the next day. We hope this relief effort had created some form of awareness amongst those not affected by the floods and raised their appreciation and understanding of the plight of the orang asli and also the less fortunate. We were humbled by what we saw and were happy that we could provide a little relief to the sufferings they were going through.

The group would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to whom without such, the event will not be successful

A big Thank you to the following:

1. Amatuer Radio Group whom assisted in the initiative
2. Rangkaian Segar for providing pre-loaded Touch & Go cards to the group
3. Restaurant Ali Baba in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail for usage of venue for collection & disembarkment
4. All friends and concerned members of the public whom in one way or another gave a lending hand and or made contribution in kind

from 9W2PO/9W2AFY
click on above link to view more photos courtesy of 9W2AFY

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

AMATEUR RADIO CHARITY DRIVE.

Our plan to transport medical officers and food relief to Kampong Peta in Johor on 13th January 2007 was cancelled due to heavy floods affecting the Keluang to Kahang stretch which had also destroyed 3 bridges linking Kampong Peta.

With the villagers now relocated to higher ground, we decided to convoy to Segamat where we had a few contacts on the ground level. Our plans for medical and relief efforts are now diverted to relief efforts only and donated items have been redirected to other areas as worsening flood situations hampered reach to other parts of Johor.

Our objective was to send donated goods to flood victims who needed them most, especially those cut-off from mainstream government and corporate assistance – and we managed that.

Our group of 16 offroad vehicles comprising 17 Ham and 12 non-Ham members were fully equipped - we even had a boat ready for action. We offloaded half of the load of donations received on Saturday, 13th January 2007, to the worst affected town areas i.e. the 5 villages around Segamat i.e Kg. Batu Badak, Kg. Pogoh 3, Kg Pogoh 2, Kg Tungku 3 and Kg Sekijang.

On the second day, Sunday, 14th January 2007, we made a breakthrough with most effective distribution. We met our objective to distribute your donations to the most needy and neglected flood victims. Through off-road tracks, we were the first to arrive to provide relief efforts to the folks in Kg Orang Asli Segamat Kechil (population of 400) which were cut-off from the main by broken bridges. The balance of our donated goods were unloaded here. Thanks to Tn Hj Abdul Karim bin Hj Harun, the Pegawai Hal Ehwal Orang Asli of Daerah Segamat & Muar who was instrumental in helping us find Kampung Segamat Kechil.

Children and kampong folks came running to greet us. Seeing the people there made all our troubles worthwhile. Houses wiped out by the first flood, even relief shelters was flooded, schools flooded, lost of income due to rain and lost of belongings. The Tok Batin explained that they were the last to get any help and with all the children running to help carry the goods, I noticed Pak Dollah was close to tears. I must say many others tried to hold back their emotions.

We would like to thank all our generous donors - Ham and non-Ham alike – all being united for a good cause. The response was better then we expected with 16 cars packed full. We estimated goods valued about RM7,000 together with bundles of clothing. We were left with one car full of clothes and a bag of 50 kg rice that couldn’t be offloaded to the affected areas. Items are in my possession to be kept for future use.

Thanks to the team effort of our convoy of 4x4 members who went on their own expense and took time off from work for this purpose, especially, 9W2PO, BIL, YZ, BOI, EET, SCM, BON, ICE, SBS, AFY, KYC, CBO, MKK, CBB, KAT, OOM ,VQand finally, our most senior member, 9M2DS. Many wanted to come but couldn’t. Those who didn’t come but helped out with the charity drive – a BIG thank u. Further thanks goes out to Mohd Syahrullaizam Aris (Atan Aris) and 9W2PCK-Choy in helping to identify the relevant villages.

Everyone played a role in this. Our mission accomplished.!!

We cannot do this alone! These people need your help, with all the equipments, off-road vehicles and appropriate gear, we have what it takes to go to the most remote areas. Let us put our differences aside and our hands together and work as a team to achieve our target to bring help to the most needy.
If we have another charity drive join us to help those who need them most.!!

To the person who donated tons of beehoon - Tok Batin says thanks, he loves beehoon!

(Other participants of the convoy include ..Zawalan and Eelyn, Francis & Christine (Ferroza), Sam Lee (XYL 0f 9W2 EET), Foo & Cherlyn, Eric, Madiha (with KAT), Amy and Siow (with YZ)....Also thanks to Amy Leong (friend of YYL) for the food stuff contribution.


Reported by 9W2AXE
Errors omitted thanks to verification from 9W2AXE

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Charity Drive prelude



The start of the journey . . .










The volunteers returned home with a sense of pride, one that they achieved over the past weekend. They brought not only supplies, but smiles to 6 villages that were cut off from assistance. Sound of cheers (and smiles, of course!) greeted the convoy and this is a feeling that speaks a thousand words.

For the full activity report, kindly stay tune.

We are glad to share these few photos with you. Once again, we thank you for your contribution.

YOU MADE THIS POSSIBLE !!!!
(More photos here courtesy of luminox-9W2EET-Francis)




With great power comes great responsibilities

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The Call for Help continues . .

The incessant rain down south has not helped the victims in any way. As of yesterday, (15th January 2007) Kota Tinggi was completely cut off from , with all roads leading in to the town completely flooded out or worse off, caved in!
MEDICASIA (an NGO) continues its call for help (Read here) and hopefully the response will be something the victims can cheer about.

Most of the members of the 17car convoy has now returned to KL. Keep your browser here as soon as we get updates from our assigned reporters and photographers.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Do your part for the Flood Victims

CQ CQ CQ

We would like to make an announcement that we are making a collection for flood victims in the aftermath of recent flooding in the Southern States. A group of concerned Amateur Radio Operators active on 9M2RKK who are also ‘AliBi Junkies’ are putting our hands together for a common cause to assist with relief efforts to the recently affected flood victims in the more remote areas of the south. There are those who have been missed out by help from the mainstream political groups as well as govt aid agencies.(here for pix)

This is an opportunity for any Amateur Radio Operators and their friends to make a contribution towards this cause.
We have gathered a team to deliver medical assistance and food stuff to the flood victims in these areas.

Our group of friends in this initiative are - 9W2PO-Ong, 9W2YZ-Lim, 9W2TQQ-Teoh, 9W2BOI- Boi, 9W2EET-Francis, LOGISTICS- 9W2ZIZ- Aziz, 9W2BIL - Nabil, 9W2ICE - Arshad, and many more.

It doesn’t matter how small the items may be, e.g. a tin of milo, powdered milk , diapers…etc. This is purely on voluntary basis and we appeal that you donate generously.

So far we have collected items worth 3K from generous HAM members.

This is an opportunity for us friends to do our part for the flood victims no matter how small the contribution. We do not accept any monetary donations.

A collection point will be opened at Ali Baba Restaurant on Friday, 12th January 2007 from 8pm.

We also welcome anybody who is keen to convoy together with us for a good cause but cars have to be fully equipped.

Amongst the items needed by flood victims are:-

Personal clothing ie. T shirts, towels, pants, blankets etc in sanitary condition
Food stuff ie. Canned food, rice, milk, sugar salt, instant food, water etc
Hardwares ie. Cooking pots, ‘kwali’ (WOK), matchsticks, etc

However, priority will be given to foodstuff.

‘Towards a good cause, let’s all do our part’ - 9W2AXE- Azhar

THIS MSG IS A QSP FROM 9W2AXE-AZHAR

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

1st 2m Net on MARTS NAT LINK

31st December 2006 marked another milestone for Amateur Radio Operators in Malaysia.
Spearheaded by 9M2DS Pak Dollah, the founder of local 2m Celebration Net, a 2m net was conducted both over the National link frequency of MARTS (first 2m net over National 2m freq) and local to Klang Valley on 9M2RKK.
The event which took place in Ali Baba, a local Amateur Radio community with mostly Marts members, kicked off at 2030 hrs (see 2 postings below with all checked in stations over 2m net)
and ended at about 0200 hrs on 1st January 2007.

At least another 30 stations were on location enjoyng their barbeque which was organised by 9W2AXE/ICE. Each station contributed RM15.00 and they certainly had their monies worth!
Special mention to the chef of the day, 9W2XYZ - Alan, which provided his expertise in that area!
(Unfortunately there were no more evidence of the leftovers to convince those who were not there to taste his handywork!!)

Due to location problem, (too much background noise!) a portable station was set up some 100 meters away to continue the 2m net midway.

well done to those who provided vital logistics and manpower!
(please return here to view photos once the undersea cable is restored. Attempts to post photos at myphotosite failed due to bandwidth problem)

Hari Raya Hj & New Year 2m Net on 9M2RKK

2 METER NET FREQ: 9M2RKK – 147.980mhz 31-Dec-06

OCCASION: RAYA HAJI / NEW YEAR

EVENT CALL: 9M2MRC

Net Controller 1: 9W2ICE – Bob

2: 9W2ELY – Edely

3: 9W2BIL– Nabil

  1. 9W2BIL - Nabil
  2. 9W2BGL - Lim
  3. 9W2CCW - Hassan
  4. SWL ADI
  5. 9W2ZZE - Azizi
  6. 9W2EE – Shahril
  7. 9W2AXN - Adlind
  8. 9W2XI - Wilson
  9. 9W2ZED - Zahari
  10. 9W2MMM - Wong
  11. 9W2SJS - Soon
  12. 9W2ARN - Arin
  13. 9W2MYV - Roslee
  14. 9W2OO - Maarof
  15. 9W2OZZ - Sha
  16. 9W2OMA - Omar
  17. 9M2DS – Pak Dollah
  18. 9W2AXE - Azhar
  19. 9W2MCT - Tony
  20. 9W2SIB - Syahmi
  21. 9W2BBC - Annuar
  22. 9W2MRZ - Zachary
  23. 9W2DTR – Dexter
  24. 9W2ELY – Edely
  25. 9W2ADC – Khairul
  26. 9W2LUD – Halud
  27. 9W2ADR - Adrian
  28. 9W2TKC – Peter
  29. 9M2MMM – Mior
  30. 9W2WHY - Aizah

Hari Raya Hj & New Year 2m Net - MARTS NAT LINK

2 METER NET FREQ: MARTS NATIONAL LINK 31-Dec-06

OCCASION: RAYA HAJI / NEW YEAR

EVENT CALL: 9M2MRC

9M2DS Pak Dollah was in attendance providing supervision

Net Controller 1: 9W2AXE – Azhar

2: 9W2ADC – Khairul

3: 9W2ICE– Bob

  1. 9W2PCK – Choi – Segamat JHR
  2. 9W2TKC – Peter – KUL
  3. 9W2CBL – Richard – SBN
  4. SWL CAB – Abu – Segamat JHR
  5. 9W2ZIZ – Aziz – KUL
  6. 9W2AAX – Hendrix – QTH?
  7. 9W2FCW – Francis MLC
  8. 9W2RXL – Rizal – Temerloh, PHG
  9. 9W2RTT – Raymond- Segamat JHR
  10. 9W2CCB- Colin – Cameron Hgh PHG
  11. 9M2KC – KC – PNG
  12. 9W2RCJ – Richie – PNG
  13. 9W2JOL – Joel – PNG
  14. 9W2PAM – Pam – PNG
  15. 9W2ACC- Robin JHR
  16. 9W2YR – Haron – KGR
  17. 9W2ADR – Adrian – KUL
  18. 9W2ARR – Rahim – MLC
  19. 9W2AXN – Adlind – KUL
  20. 9W2ZMZ – Zakawi LGK
  21. 9W2BON- Boon JHB
  22. 9W2NST – Suffian JHB
  23. 9W2KHY – You PNG
  24. 9W2OKI – Jason PNG
  25. 9W2VVH – Husairi, Tampin JHB
  26. 9W2MTC – Marcus – KUL
  27. 9W2TOO – Too – Frasers Hill PHG
  28. 9W2CLO – Chow Subang SEL
  29. 9M2ARD – Farid Bukit Beruntung SEL