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Malaysia National Day DX 2014

National list 9m57 2014

DX groups from all over Malaysia will be use the following special callsigns to commemorate the 57th Anniversary of Malaysia independence. DX calls will begin from 0001hrs 30 August 2014 to 2359hrs August 2014. QSL via Bureau... thanks and good luck

SEPTEMBER 2014 CONTESTS

SEPTEMBER 2014 CONTESTS

Sep-14  
+ MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint 2300Z, Sep 1 to 0300Z, Sep 2
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Sep 2
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 3 and
    1900Z-2000Z, Sep 3 and
    0300Z-0400Z, Sep 4
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 4 (CW) and
    1800Z-1900Z, Sep 4 (SSB) and
    1900Z-2000Z, Sep 4 (FM) and
    2000Z-2100Z, Sep 4 (Dig)
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Sep 5
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 5
+ G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest 2300Z, Sep 5 to 2300Z, Sep 7
+ Russian RTTY WW Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 6
+ All Asian DX Contest, Phone 0000Z, Sep 6 to 2400Z, Sep 7
+ CWOps CW Open 0000Z-0359Z, Sep 6 and
    1200Z-1559Z, Sep 6 and
    2000Z-2359Z, Sep 6
+ Wake-Up! QRP Sprint 0600Z-0629Z, Sep 6 and
    0630Z-0659Z, Sep 6 and
    0700Z-0729Z, Sep 6 and
    0730Z-0800Z, Sep 6
+ IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB 1300Z, Sep 6 to 1259Z, Sep 7
+ AGCW Straight Key Party 1300Z-1600Z, Sep 6
+ RSGB SSB Field Day 1300Z, Sep 6 to 1300Z, Sep 7
+ Ohio State Parks on the Air 1600Z-2400Z, Sep 6
+ PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint 2000 local, Sep 6 to 0200 local, Sep 7
+ North American Sprint, CW 0000Z-0400Z, Sep 7
+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Sep 7
+ Tennessee QSO Party 1800Z, Sep 7 to 0300Z, Sep 8
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 10 and
    1900Z-2000Z, Sep 10 and
    0300Z-0400Z, Sep 11
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 10
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Sep 12
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 12
+ WAE DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Sep 13 to 2359Z, Sep 14
+ FOC QSO Party 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 13
+ SARL VHF/UHF Analogue/Digital Contest 1000Z, Sep 13 to 1000Z, Sep 14
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Sep 13 to 2400Z, Sep 14
+ Arkansas QSO Party 1400Z, Sep 13 to 0200Z, Sep 14
+ ARRL September VHF Contest 1800Z, Sep 13 to 0300Z, Sep 15
+ North American Sprint, SSB 0000Z-0400Z, Sep 14
+ Swiss HTC QRP Sprint 1300Z-1900Z, Sep 14
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 17 and
    1900Z-2000Z, Sep 17 and
    0300Z-0400Z, Sep 18
+ NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Sep 18
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 19
+ ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Sep 20 to 2400 local, Sep 21
+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW 1200Z, Sep 20 to 1200Z, Sep 21
+ SRT HF Contest SSB 1300Z, Sep 20 to 1300Z, Sep 21
+ QRP Afield 1500Z, Sep 20 to 0300Z, Sep 21
+ Washington State Salmon Run 1600Z, Sep 20 to 2400Z, Sep 21
+ BARTG Sprint 75 1700Z-2100Z, Sep 21
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Sep 22
+ 144 MHz Fall Sprint 1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 22
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 24 and
    1900Z-2000Z, Sep 24 and
    0300Z-0400Z, Sep 25
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 25
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 26
+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY 0000Z, Sep 27 to 2400Z, Sep 28
+ Texas QSO Party 1400Z, Sep 27 to 0200Z, Sep 28 and
    1400Z-2000Z, Sep 28
+ AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 1400Z-1700Z, Sep 27 (144) and
    1700Z-1800Z, Sep 27 (432)
+ 222 MHz Fall Sprint 1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 30

AUGUST 2014 CONTESTS

AUGUST 2014 CONTESTS

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Local radio ham operators can help in emergencies

MALACCA: Malaysia has 11,626 amateur radio ham operators who can offer help during emergencies or natural disasters.

Head of the Malaysian Commu­nications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) southern region Roszeta Kassim, said of the total, peninsula Malaysia had 9,919 operators.

Sabah had 1,487 and Sarawak had 220, she said. Amateur radio is a scientific hobby that involves construction, study and communication through means of radio waves that brings together fellow enthusiasts who use a set of pre-determined and allowed radio frequencies.

Roszeta said amateur radio operators played an important role in helping the authorities during emergencies and disasters.

“For example, when Johor was hit by the big floods in 2007, a group of amateur radio operators offered assistance as the cellular network was disrupted,” she said.

She said Malaysians aged 14 and above were eligible to become amateur radio operators after passing a MCMC-conducted test.

“Each operator will then be assigned a ‘call sign’ as a unique identity in the amateur radio frequency bands.

“They are allowed to communicate on any subject except politics, religion, commercial dealings and pornography. The operators must self-regulate.

“If other operators were to bring up the issues concerned, they must reprimand them. If the issues are serious, it must be reported to MCMC for further action,” she said. — Bernama

 

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/30/Local-radio-ham-operators-can-help-in-emergencies/

ALERT! Atlantic Hurricane

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

The first Atlantic Hurricane Season alert is on as Hurricane Arthur moves
up the east coast of the USA dumping rain and bringing destructive winds.

As holiday makers gathered for the US Independence Day, July 4, Arthur made
landfall in North Carolina recording 160km/h winds and drenching rainfall
before continuing to head north.

Although rated at category 2, the US National Hurricane Centre said Arthur
had the potential for powerful tidal surges and damage.

Read more: ALERT! Atlantic Hurricane

Silent Key - 9W2JO

9W2JO James Tay @ James Tan Teng Kee, went silent key today 25/06/2014, while in deep sleep. During the days when MARTS' Repeater in Gunung Pulai 9M2RGP was the only active repeater down south. We hear him on air without fail every Thursday at 9pm for the Johor 2m net where the stations from Johor, Singapore and Kepulauan Riau can be heard checking in on the weekly event for many years. Now his friendly voice that brought us together will remain unheard ..... but fond memories of him will forever remain in us. James 9W2JO-SK you're the godfather for many hams, you thought us how to respect others and believe in unity among us. May his soul rest in peace....... DE 9W2BUG

 

Condolences to the family of 9W2JO who went silent key.

 

Takziah buat keluarga beliau....from MARTS members of Cameron Highlands.

MCMC Decision on Proposals from Amateur Radio Community

 

MCMC Decision on Proposals from Amateur Radio Community in Malaysia

No. Proposals from Amateur Radio MCMC Decision   
                
1 To update the amateur radio AA appendix (License Appendix) of class A by adding
a) 7.0MHz - 7.2MHz;
b) 135.7kHz - 137.8kHz; and
c) 472.0kHz - 479.0kHz
Approved
2 To update the Classes of Emission in the license appendix to include digital carrier emissions Approved
3 Allow the Class B amateu station AA holder to use 7MHz band. In consideration.
  Further study is needed to harmonize with Public Protection Disaster
  Recovery and all agencies involved
4 To add a new category called "Senior Class B" before migrating to Class A. Not approved
5 To provide a suitable call sign for the above"Senior Class B" category, if appoved. Not approved
6 To abolish the Morse Code (CW) Test as a requirement to operate all HF Bands. In consideration.
May provide the following options:
i)  Reduced speed with minimum 5WPM; or
ii) Introduce a new written exam on advanced RAE 
7 a) To increase TX power up to 1,000Watts in the HF bands for Class A operators
b) To transmit up to 100Watts (PEP) on HF Band, 50Watt (PEP) on VHF, UHF and higher bands for Class B operators.
In consideration.
Further study is needed - to benchmark against other countries with substantial number of active amateur operators.
8 To allow Class B operators to use all modes of emission and all HF bands allocated for amateur radio services. In consideration.
Further study is needed.
9 To relax written RAE for Class B and to develop a new syllabus with more content on electrical theory, EMI and RFI prevention and mitigation techniques and emergency communications practices and procedures. Approved.
RAE questions will be reviewed to strengthen the focus on governance aspect.
10 To allow the use of IARU Region 3 Band Plan where no SRSPs published by MCMC that deals with such band. Approved.
It must be consistent with the Spectrum Plan
11 To abolish the RM60 processing fee for new or renewal of AA (individual and repeater station). Not approved.
It is a requirement under the Communication and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulations 2000
12 To abolish the AA fee for Amateur Radio Repeater station. Not approved.
It is a requirement under the Communication and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulations 2000.
13 Abolish the 9M referral requirement for amateur station AA application and to allow 9W as the referral. Not approved.
It may create confusion.
14 Introduce a single alphabet call sign for example, 9M2M, for contest purpose. Replace 9M4 prefix to 9M2, 9M6 and 9M8 accordingly for DXing. Not Approved.
It may create confusion.
15 Provide Contest call sign. Approved but it is subjected to Licensing Committee Meeting (LCM).
16 Introduce new Class C for Amateur Station AA. Not Approved.
There is no feasible/significant need to introduce a new class, for now
17 Share ARS frequency with PDRM, BOMBA, JKM, Hospital or other related agencies during special event organized by radio amateur association/club or during an emergency situations. In consideration.
MCMC to coordinate all agencies during an emergency situation, if required.
18 Allocate A1A emission code to 9W. In consideration.
Further study is needed.
19 Update Authorization Notices to facilitate importation of Amateur Radio equipment. Amateur radio practitioners to propose updates - provide details on technical specification / test reports for consideration.
20 Automatic conversion of Class B licence holders to Class A after 2 years without the need to sit for Morse Code Test. Not approved.
All candidates must proof his/her competency for each Class.
21 MCMC to provide training on ARS MCMC to provide assistance, if required.
22 MCMC to establish 24/7 Command Center for disaster/emergency communications on national or regional basis. In consideration.
MCMC to coordinate all agencies involved in an emergency situation, if required.
23 Introduce an SOP for amateur radio repeater use. MCMC to provide assistance, if required.
24 No GST or Customs tax on Amateur Radio Equipment MCMC to provide assistance, if required.
25 Allow amateur radio station call sign to be used as an option for vehicle plate number registration with proper MOU with JPJ. MCMC to provide assistance, if required.

source from: http://www.skmm.gov.my/Media/Announcements/MCMC-Decision-on-Proposals-from-Amateur-Radio-Comm.aspx

Malacca Green challenge 2014 - supported by MARTS' technical team

 

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