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IARU Region III celebrates 50 years with a special call sign!

IARU Region III celebrates 50 years with a special call sign!

50 years ago, on the 12th April 1968 a Regional arm of the International Amateur Radio Union, IARU Region 3, was established in Sydney.

The IARU itself came into existence on the 14th April, 1925, at the Faculty of Science, Paris University, where a congress made up of representatives from a number of world-wide amateur radio organisations met to form a united voice for wireless experimenters.  This was, a truly far sighted move by those involved!

The need for such an organisation was just as great then as it is now.  Then, wireless communications was on the cusp of rapid change, largely brought about by the opening up of the short wave bands and the introduction of broadcasting.  Today we have to contend with even more intense demands, particularly on our spectrum allocations – the very necessary ‘parklands amongst the industrial world’ in which we need to survive!

Region 3 comes into existence.

In April 1968, representatives from Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia met in Sydney to establish a Region 3 organisation.  Other countries, Ceylon, India, South Korea, Thailand, and Hong Kong indicated their support for the meeting but were unable to attend.

 

At this meeting, it was decided to proceed with a Region 3 Association and establish an interim Directorate of five, representing the countries present.  They were appointed to legally act for the Association until the Plenary (all inclusive) meeting which was scheduled for Tokyo in 1971.

Region 3 Today.

Like most amateur radio involvements, the voluminous hard work is carried out by volunteers.  Indeed our hobby would not exist if it was not for dedicated volunteers throughout the amateur ranks who give so freely of their time and expertise for the benefit of all.  Regional activities are no exception and can be even more stressful due to the distances involved, language differences, let alone the often diametrically opposed points of view of some country’s authorities.

 

From the humble beginnings at the Inaugural meeting in 1968, IARU Region 3 now has 39-member countries and to help celebrate the formation 50 years ago, the WIA has been able to secure a special call sign VI50IARU3which will be valid for four months only from 0001UTC 12th April until 2359UTC 31st August 2018.  Should you wish to make use of the callsign please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express interest.

 

Every radio amateur needs the IARU!

 

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Affiliation with MARTS

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018

INAUGURAL MALAYSIAN 40 METER SSB LOCAL CONTEST 2018

INAUGURAL MALAYSIAN 40 METER SSB LOCAL CONTEST 2018

DATE : 3 FEBRUARY 2018

UTC TIME : 01:00 UTC – 13:00 UTC (12 hours)

BAND : 40 METER BAND

MODE : SSB

CATEGORY : SOSB

Details can be obtained from official website www.9MDXC.com.

 

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

To : All Voting Members

 

NOTICE OF  EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that  an Extraordinary General Meeting for Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) will be held as follows :

 

DATE                     :  20TH JANUARY 2018 @ SATURDAY

TIME                      :  9.00 A.M

VENUE                   :   MAIN HALL, MCMC CYBERJAYA (OLD BUILDING),

                                 Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

                                 63000, CYBERJAYA,

                                 SELANGOR

                                 MALAYSIA      

AGENDA              :  To consider and approve the amendment of Constitution

 

BY THE ORDER OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

t.t

Zanirul Akhmal Bin Zanirun

9M2PRO

Honorary Secretary

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
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We now stand on the cusp of a new year. Much has been done by our society for the advancement of the amateur radio in Malaysia.

Our submission to SKMM via the MARPC working group has been accepted and we will see changes being made to the regulations regulating our hobby in the short future. Thanks also to the efforts of past council members and current council members which has enabled the 9W members access to more bandwidth, the opening of the 60m (5 mhz) band amongst others. Internationally the horizons for communication with the world has been opened for the radio stations.

Internally, we have managed to link Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Kuching, Sarawak and soon we will approach the first anniversary of such linking.

Additionally four Yaesu Fusion Digital repeaters have been installed running dual mode at 9M2RKL (Bukit Lanjan), 9M2RUK (Gunung Ulu Kali), 9M4RHE & 9M4RMU (Hotel Equatorial, Melaka). Our 9M2RKL & 9M4RMU is linked to Yaesu Wires-X Internet Repeater Linking Network.

We were invited to participate in the Japan Amateur Radio Fair 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

The future needs to be addressed and we had an outreach program with the Scouts in which participation in their events opened their eyes and minds of the possibility of communication locally and internationally through the usage of amateur radio.

We eagerly look forward to the new year. Planning together for the betterment and advancement of the amateur radio operators.

We will come up with a master plan which will be in line with our motto, TO SERVE TO LEAD.

This I cannot do alone, I will need your undivided support to make it happen.

MARTS will:

1. Continue to provide input to IARU R3 conference 2018 from the regulatory, band plan and spectrum protection.

2. MARTS will plan to install DMR repeaters as there is a demand for it from the members.

3. Upgrade our software so that our membership management system will be improved.

These plans can only be achieved by working together as one.

Last but not least, on behalf of the Council and myself, I wish you a Happy New Year. God Bless.

MARTS - TO SERVE TO LEAD.

9M2IR | 9W2SBS | 9M2PRO | 9W2PD | 9M2CQC | 9W2PRH | 9W2ZF | 9W2WWW | 9M2AGC

 

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SPECIAL CALL 9M29SEAKL FOR 29TH SEA GAMES, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

 

A special event station 9M29SEAKL will be operating from 14th August 2017 until 29th August 2017 in conjunction with 

29th SEA GAMES (KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA). All operators are invited to participate and cheer up the event.

 

IARU Aligns Satellite Coordination Guidelines with ITU WRC-15 Decisions

30 June 2017
For immediate release 

IARU Aligns Satellite Coordination Guidelines with ITU WRC-15 Decisions

As the global federation of national associations of radio amateurs in more than 150 countries, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for many years has provided frequency coordination services for amateur satellites free of charge. Often these satellites are constructed by students at universities and other institutions as a part of their educational experience. In general, they have been licensed to operate in the amateur-satellite service, which is defined by the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as having the "...purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest."

Some administrations have issued experimental licenses for such satellites operating in amateur-satellite frequency bands. The IARU has coordinated these satellites as well, to reduce the possibility of harmful interference that might result from uncoordinated operation. Since 1 July 2014 it has not been possible to coordinate experimental satellites in the 144-146 MHz band because of the high probability of harmful interference in this heavily used band.

Educational satellite projects have grown in popularity as launch opportunities have increased. In 2012 the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference took note of the proliferation of what in Resolution 757 (WRC-12) it called "nanosatellites and picosatellites" and invited WRC-18 (now scheduled for 2019) to consider steps to facilitate their deployment and operation. Two Reports, ITU-R SA.2312 (09/2014) and ITU-R SA.2348 (05/2015), are instructive regarding the characteristics, definitions, spectrum requirements, and notification procedures of and for such satellites, which generally must use spectrum below 1 GHz for operational reasons.

At the following WRC in 2015, in place of Resolution 757 the Member States of the ITU adopted Resolution 659 (WRC-15) in which it was noted that the use of 144-146 MHz and 435-438 MHz by non-amateur satellites is not in accordance with the definition of the amateur-satellite service in the Radio Regulations. Resolution 659 cites the two reports mentioned above and makes it clear that the spectrum needs of what are now called "non-geostationary satellites with short duration missions" should be met either within the service in which the space station is operating or within the space operation service. Further, if new or upgraded allocations to the space operation service are required, studies should be limited to the frequency ranges 150.05-174 MHz and 400.15-420 MHz.

Accordingly, effective 1 August 2017 the IARU will be following revised guidelines for satellite frequency coordination.

The strong preference is for all satellites using spectrum allocated to the amateur and amateur-satellite services to operate under amateur licenses and within the definition of the amateur-satellite service and the service-specific Article 25 of the Radio Regulations. The IARU believes the definition is sufficiently broad to encompass nearly all educational satellite projects that include giving students hands-on experience with radiocommunication and are conducted under an amateur license.

The IARU will only coordinate a non-amateur satellite if an administration directs in writing that it be operated in an amateur-satellite band under an experimental or other non-amateur license.

Satellites with combined amateur and non-amateur missions will continue to be coordinated.

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