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MARTS-ARCS EMCOM EXERCISE – SEPTEMBER 2013, LOCATION: MIRI, SARAWAK

MARTS-ARCS EMCOM EXERCISE – SEPTEMBER 2013, LOCATION: MIRI, SARAWAK

MARTS-ARCS (Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society and Amateur Radio Club Sarawak) will jointly run an emcom exercise in Miri, Sarawak on 14/15 September 2013.

EmCom stations will be transmitting on telephony and digital. They will be on 2m/75cm and the CoA frequencies.

Those who are interested to take part or would like to have an insight of what is EmCom and its procedures, please contact :

Sarawak (ARCS)     : 9W8CH Liew = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9M8WAT Aldrin = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Peninsula (MARTS) : 9M2DA Den = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME (INCLUDES NON-HAMS)

 

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IARU-R1 release new VHF Handbook

IARU-R1 release new VHF Handbook

IARU Region 1 have released edition 6.12 of the free amateur radio VHF Managers Handbook

The handbook has chapters on Band Planning, Contests, Propagation research, Operating Procedures and Satellites. It even defines a standard for the use of circular polarization defining which way helical beam antennas should be threaded.

Download the handbook from

 http://ukamsat.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/vhf_handbook_v6_12.pdf

Silent Key – 9M2KK CHAN FOOK CHOY

Silent Key – 9M2KK CHAN FOOK CHOY

 

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we have to announce that 9M2KK Chan Fook Choy (former Hon. Secretary of MARTS) has gone silent key.

He is one of the many victims that died in the recent bus crash in Genting Highland.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/08/22/Genting-bus-search-called-off.aspx

Those who wish to pay their last respects can do so at the wake to be held at NIRVANA Wisma NV Multi, No. 1 Jalan 1/116A off Jalan Sungai Besi, KL (16 Lotus, FL1) from today.

(GPS 3.08866N 101.696201E)

Please call MARTS’ Hon. Secretary for further information.

THE SAGA OF DUTY EXEMPTION ON AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT

THE SAGA OF DUTY EXEMPTION ON AMATEUR EQUIPMENT

By Sangat Singh, 9M2SS

This is the story of the duty exemption on amateur equipment, and how it was obtained in response to a thread started on the MARTS Blog on 16th September, 2006 onwards.

There were 3 attempts made to obtain the duty exemption. The first one was initiated soon after the MARTS AGM of 1984. The following were the principal officials:

Read more: THE SAGA OF DUTY EXEMPTION ON AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT

NON MARTS SANCTIONED CONVENTION

Let it be known that MARTS is not involved nor intend to attend any amateur radio convention organised in Malaysia as claimed by some party unless it is organized by MARTS. MARTS has no relation in what-so-ever way with the organiser of such convention.

 

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CHINA’S EARTHQUAKE - UPDATE

CHINA’S EARTHQUAKE - UPDATE

The earthquake has killed 179 people and injured 6986.  Hundreds of amateur radio operators went to Ya'an helping disaster relief.

The disaster happened as the Global Simulated Emergency Test was underway headed in China by Station BY3CQ and others - BG8EIU, BG8FCK, BG8DE, BG8FPB, BY8DX, BH8AHU, BA8IK and BG8EBB - who are now either helping on HF, VHF or in the disaster area.

Fan Bin BA1RB contacted this morning Liu Hu BD8AAA who is in the epicenter at Lushan county.

The following updates are available:

Read more: CHINA’S EARTHQUAKE - UPDATE

World Amateur Radio Day 2013

Each year on 18 April, radio amateurs around the world celebrate World Amateur Radio Day.  On that day in 1925 the International Amateur Radio Union was founded.

In 1913 there occurred the first recorded instance of amateur radio being used to provide communications in a natural disaster, during severe flooding in the Midwest of the United States.

Accordingly, the theme of the event for 2013 is “Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Disaster Communications.”

Activities on the occasion of World Amateur Radio Day 2013 can be a great opportunity to spread the word about what the “hams” are doing in the field of disaster communications in the 21st Century.

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