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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.



Liga Radio Amatur Jepun iktiraf Pergerakan MARTS

Wartawan Sinar Harian
26 Januari 2018

CYBERJAYA – “Liga Radio Amatur Jepun (JARL) mengiktiraf Pertubuhan Pemancar Radio Amatur Malaysia (MARTS) sebagai wakil induk dan pertubuhan radio amatur paling lama di Malaysia.”

Demikian kata Presiden MARTS,  Ir Mohd Aris Bernawi dalam Mesyuarat Luar Biasa MARTS  atau juga dikenali Malaysia Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society di Auditorium Akademi Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia, Cyberjaya, baru-baru ini.

“MARTS tidak menerima sebarang bantuan tetap dari mana-mana pihak kecuali pendapatan melalui yuran keahlian.

“Setiap tahun MARTS telah membayar yuran kepada badan Kesatuan Radio Amatur Antarabangsa yang beribu pejabat di Jepun dan ini membuktikan bahawa sesiapa yang menjadi ahli MARTS adalah ahli yang berdaftar kepada badan dunia itu,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, semasa pelancaran Festival Radio Japan (Hamfest) yang lepas, beliau diberi penghormatan dan kepercayaan untuk memotong riben di pembukaan acara tersebut bersama-sama Presiden dan jawatankuasa JARL yang lain.

Pada tahun ini juga MARTS bercadang menghantar beberapa orang wakil ke Kejohanan Radio Amatur Mencari Arah (Amateur Radio Directional Finding Championship) Peringkat Dunia yang akan diadakan di Gangwan dan Geonggi, Seoul, Korea pada bulan September nanti.

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MARTS would like to extend our appreciations and congratulations to Perak Ham Radio Fair 2017 organizing committee which was held at RTC Gopeng Perak on 1 and 2 April 2017.

Many thanks to the Perak State Government through Dato’ Nolee Radzi as a Chairman for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia Perak along with Tourism Perak, RTC Gopeng, FAMA PERAK , PWD, and all government agencies and non-governmental organizations for their supports and cooperation given.

It’s clearly illustrated the solidarity when the program received full cooperation from active association of amateur radio nationwide.

Not forgetting all the sponsors who have contributed in the form of money or goods.

The program also recognizes the contribution of Elmers (9M2RR, 9W2NB and 9M2CW) in the development of amateur radio Perak.

In addition, two meetings were held during the event to discuss on further collaboration between the MARTS, REAKSI, AMSAT-MY and USM in amateur radio satellite program and collaboration with Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur for exhibition in Japan Ham Fair 2017 this year.

Hopefully this program can be implemented each year and provide positive impact on society and the country in particular.

Thanks to all who attended and gave support.


What’s Next After RAE (WNAR) 2016

MARTS AND KLDX has organized ‘WHAT’S NEXT AFTER RAE 2016’ program at International Youth Center, Cheras on 1st October 2016.

This program led by MARTS Education Council Mr Azlan Aziz (9M2AGC) and fully assisted by most progressive DX Team called as KLDX.

Participants were exposed to most basic operation in amateur radio, logging system, basic soldering and many more exciting activities.

Source from KLDX Facebook @kldxteam.



Congratulations to our new (and returning) Council members.


Results from the election for the 2015-2017 term are:

PRESIDENT           9M2IR




TREASURER          9W2PD


COUNCIL 1           9W2WWW

COUNCIL 2           9W2ZF

COUNCIL 3           9M2AGC

Malaysian SET faces propagation, storms and antenna issues

Despite poor weather and bad propagation prevailing in Malaysia, there were lessons learned during the recent simulated exercise on September 27, centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia 9M8, which tested Amateur Radio’s preparations for a real disaster.

The exercise, with a scenario of massive power failure triggered by an abnormal solar flare that also knocked out all telephones, was asked for by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Poor propagation hampered the effective use of 7.110 MHz using near vertical incidence skywave propagation (NVIS), emphasising the PSK31 digital mode.

The exercise was to test the effectiveness of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) and Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS) in setting up local, and east to west Malaysia communications.

It was designed to show the value of 40 metres for QRP emergency communications, but the results this time were less than ideal.

Coordinator Johnny Tan 9M8DB said all Sarawak stations adhered strictly to the 5W output limit. The exercise further proved that, especially for PSK31, and in spite of QRN, that was more than sufficient.

Johnny 9M8DB said, the robustness of PSK31 under difficult conditions is undeniable. Through practice, many more will be thoroughly conversant in this digital text mode, especially when volunteering for emcomm duties.

He said some stations needed to re-think their antennas, make their portable stations safe during lightning and rain, but remain at the ready for the next exercise or disaster.

Propagation was very poor between East and West Malaysia. Johnny Tan 9M8DB said, “While the test failed to some West Malaysian stations, we did hear 9M4CMN quite well and also 9M4MIA but obviously, reception was not equally good in both directions.

“We also tried 40m, 20m, 15m but failed to a major extent or, signals were well into the noise to be able to have any reliable copy.”

In the past 40 metres has been found suitable for state wide coverage in Sarawak, but poor propagation at the time is suspected to be due to storms causing high atmospheric noise.

The worth of the possible future 5 MHz allocation on the 60 metre band was discussed, and it was agreed it should more useable for NVIS propagation.

MARTS claimed the exercise further reinforced its request that 40 metre access be given to the country’s Class B licences to greatly increase the human radio amateur resources for emergency communications.

It was expected to discuss the issue with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, which was to monitor the exercise.

On the whole, the exercise showed what worked well, and where some further improvement is needed.

Johnny 9M8DB will send a detailed report to those involved as they prepare
for the next simulated emergency test.


– Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.


The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have asked for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise on September 27, 2014 centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia.

The IARU member society, the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) and the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS), will jointly run the exercise.

It will use the centre of activity emergency frequency 7.110 MHz, near vertical incidence skywave propagation and emphasise the PSK31 digital mode.

The scenario is the failure on the Sarawak electricity grid triggered by an abnormal solar flare which also knocks out all telephones. The exercise is to test the effectiveness of MARTS and ARCS in setting up local and east to west Malaysia communications.

To give authorities a better understanding of the message handling capabilities with accuracy and urgency being important, the IARU message format will be used, as it would should a real life event occur.

MCMC Chairman Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi from Kuala Lumpur has been invited to witness and take part in this exercise. MARTS asks that the frequency of 7.110 MHz be kept clear for the exercise on Saturday, September 27 2014.


CoA frequencies are as below :

Emergency CoA frequency 3.600 MHz ( All Modes ± 5 KHz )

Emergency CoA frequency 7.110 MHz ( All Modes ± 5 KHz )

Emergency CoA frequency 14.300 MHz ( All Modes ± 5 KHz )

Emergency CoA frequency 18.160 MHz ( All Modes ± 5 KHz )

Emergency CoA frequency 21.360 MHz ( All Modes ± 5 KHz )