2016 NEW YEAR GREETING FROM MARTS
On behalf of Council Member of Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS), I would like to wish all radio operators and listeners and readers a very Happy New Year.
2015 has been a challenging year for all of us, this is the first year for the new council member, since for the first time council member has a three year terms, in accordance with our new Constitution.
Please look at our new Vision and Mission of MARTS for the years to come, and weekly schedule of activities. The weekly activities will cover activities related to “on the air” activities, “licensing, education and training”; “membership”; “regulatory and advocacy”; “technology”; and “public service”. This is to ensure that activities will be implemented all the year around, with those who already committed to help implementing the activities remain alert and prepared. Some activities are ad-hoc, while some others require month of planning and coordination.
We demand support from members of MARTS and member of radio amateur communities, donor and sponsor to complete the eco-system. 2016 should be better year than 2015. We continue to improve activities that have been implemented in the past, and we plan to have new activities added in the year 2016.
Recognizing that relation between member and member, member and council member and member and public is essential to let amateur radio remain relevant, let us narrow the gap between all categories of amateur radio. Hopefully SKMM will accept our proposal to streamline and restructure the certification of radio amateur to be based on knowledge and experience, hence break the barrier to those who want to join radio amateur and those who want to upgrade to higher categories.
As the national society of radio amateur in Malaysia, we remain committed to our mission, which we (council member and members) will do it together. We act, we study and research and we protect radio amateur.
All the best to all radio amateur, and hope to have a very good 2016.
Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society 2015
In line with the objective of MARTS, we aim to be one of the most progressive, enthusiastic and friendly amateur radio society in Malaysia, supporting every ham radio all the time
Reaching out to member
1 To increase more ham radio operators.
2 To create more awareness of amateur radio
3 To increase on-the-air activity
4 To provide backup communications when needed during time of emergency and disaster.
5 To maintain adequate number of volunteers at every state to provide radio communication service when needed, to train each and every one of them periodically.
6 To streamline and strengthen activities with affiliated members.
7 To increase technical expertise and maintain a pool of technical information online.
8 To enhance amateur radio state-of-arts.
9 To foster ham radio innovation.
10 To provide a linking repeater nationwide.
Spectrum Protection and Radio Frequency Interference
11 MARTS will engage with the relevant stakeholders in ensuring that the spectrum allocation for amateur radio remains whilst working for additional spectrum allocation.
IR MOHD ARIS BERNAWI