Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society will be held as follows :-

DATE          :     29th June 2019 @ Saturday

TIME           :     9.30 am until 1 pm (Registration begins at 09:00 a.m) 

PLACE        :     Bayu Melawi Chalet, Kampung Sungai Dua, Pantai Melawi, 16300 Bachok, Kelantan

GPS COORDINATES5.9957711,102.4310533


  1. Welcome speech by the President.
  2. To receive and adopt the minutes of year 2018.
  3. To receive and adopt the Annual Report of year 2018.
  4. To receive and adopt the audited financial statement for the year end 31st December 2018.
  5. To discuss on proposals (if any)
  6. Any other matters.


IARU Region 3 Award – Rules

The IARU Region 3 Award may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur eligible under the
general rules who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in the
required number of countries whose national societies are members of the International
Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Region 3 (Asia – Pacific Region).

Eligible countries are those in Region 3 whose amateur societies are members of IARU Region
3 as follows: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Fiji, French
Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New
Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Singapore,
Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and country credit from US
Territories in the Pacific from Guam, Northern Marianas, American Samoa, Wake Island,
Baker Howland Group, as represented by ARRL or Chagos Archipelago (VQ9), represented by

The requirements for the IARU Region 3 Award from May 1 st , 2019 are as follows:

  1. Contacts with 5 (five) member countries for Basic,
  2. Contacts with 10 (ten) member countries for Silver Endorsement, and
  3. Contacts with 20 (twenty) member countries for Gold Endorsement.

It is possible to apply for the award for contacts made in the following modes:

Contacts can be made on the following bands: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2
meters, 70 and 23 centimeters.

All contacts must be made from the same country using the same call sign that belong to
the applicant (including special licenses for contests or events) and must be bilateral or

Contacts in crossed modes and/or bands will not be accepted, except for Satellite Mode.

QSL cards are not needed for this award.

The IARU Region 3 Award has no cost.

The IARU Region 3 Award will be issued in digital file  (pdf format) and will be sent
directly by e-mail from the IARU Region 3 Award Manager to the applicant.

The application form is available at or by e-mail request to
the IARU Region 3 Award Manager.

Submit a list of countries in Prefix Order, Call, and all QSO details Band Mode etc.

The IARU Region 3 Award Manager ONLY can receive the application through this e-
mail address:

No printed and postal application is required.

May 1 st 2019
IARU Region 3 Award Manager: Gjellani Joostman Sutama, YB1GJS

2019 IARU HF World Championship Contest

Dear Members,

The 2019 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (13-14 July 2019). Both Single and Multi operator stations may operate the entire 24-hour period.

All licensed amateurs worldwide are eligible to participate in this contest. The objective of this contest is to contact as many other amateurs as possible, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Multipliers are the total number of ITU zones plus IARU member society HQ stations worked on each band (not mode). Thus, your Society’s HQ stations participation is very important for the multipliers.

IARU officials represent a maximum of four multipliers per band (AC, R1, R2 and R3). Our two regional AC members have the option of using “AC” or our regional designator “R3”. Regional EC members who are not AC members must use our designator “R3”.

You can find the complete rules at;

Enjoy and good luck!

73 de Shizuo Endo JE1MUI

Secretary, IARU Region 3



Dear Colleagues,

The IARU Region 3 Band Plans have been reviewed at the triennial IARU Region 3 Conferences.

A version using a new format was adopted at the 17th IARU Region 3 Conference, Seoul, September 2018 on condition of further modifications taking into account the comments/corrections raised and approved at the conference.

The IARU Region 3 band plan committee, which was set up in Region 3 in December after the conference and chaired by Sion Chow, 9M2CQC, reviewed the outcome of the Conference  and completed the revised work with the conjunction of Region 3 Chairman and directors.

The revised IARU Region 3 band plan can be downloaded in the IARU Region 3 website.

73 de Shizuo Endo JE1MUI

Secretary, IARU Region 3

MARTS Council Member meet Ministry of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia Minister on Amateur Radio topics.

5th January 2019 @ Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Council members (9M2IR, 9M2PRO, 9W2PD & 9M2CQC)  from Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) met YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo the Minister for Communication And Multimedia Malaysia to discuss on the Amateur Radio way forward and program collaboration with the ministry.

Despite of his busy schedule, we have a fruitful meeting and gave his full support to the radio amateurs.

MARTS believe that radio amateur enthusiasts have made a significant contribution to science, engineering, industry, social and public services.



Change of the Guards IARU Region 3

Dear Colleagues,

Effective on today, 15th October 2018, the new set of IARU Region 3 Directors are now on duty.

The new set of IARU Region 3 Directors and Secretary for next 3 years are given below.

Chairman of Directors

Wisnu Widjaja, YBØAZ (ORARI)


  1. Mohd Aris Bin Bernawi, 9M2IR (MARTS)
  2. Jakkree (Jack) Hantongkom, HS1FVL (RAST)
  3. Katsumi (Ken) Yamamoto, JA1CJP (JARL)
  4. Peter Young, VK3MV (WIA),
  5. Don Wallace, ZL2TLL (NZART)


Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI (JARL)


Other IARU Region 3 Officers are also listed below.

Beacon Coordinator: Joz Sefiriano YD1JZ

Monitoring System Coordinator: Titon Dutono YB3PET

EMC Coordinator: Yong-Seok Choi HL3OB

Chairman ARDF Committee: Yoh Izuta JF1RPZ

Awards Manager: Gjellani Joostman Sutama YB1GJS

Chairman Disaster Communications Committee: Dani Halim YB2TJV

Band Plan Coordinator: Sion Chow Qi Chao 9M2CQC

Vacant IARU Region 3 positions

EMR Coordinator

STARS*** Task Force Convenor

We all look forward to working with you.

73 de Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP

Outgoing Secretary, IARU Region 3


JOTA-JOTI 2018 — 19, 20 & 21 October

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.8 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.  Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

The event has been held the third weekend of October since 1957.  The next JOTA-JOTI is 19th, 20th and 21st October 2018.

Why is there a JOTA-JOTI ?

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement. It is a “travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world.

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