The  17th Regional Triennial Conference of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), region 3, was held at the PJ Hotel in Seoul Korea from 10 to 14 September 2018.

MARTS was represented by the three main committee (9M2IR – President, 9M2PRO – Secretary & 9M2CQC – Asst. Secretary) while 9M2CCO attended as an observer.

Congratulations to the six elected directors which are :

a) Mohd Aris Bin Bernawi (9M2IR)

b) Jakkree Hantongkom (HS1FVL)

c) Ken Yamamoto (JA1CJP)

d) Peter Young (VK3MV)

e) Wisnu Widjaja (YB0AZ)

f) Don Wallace (ZL2TLL)

The directors then elected Wisnu Widjaja YB0AZ as their chairman. While Shizuo Endo JE1MUI was appointed as Secretary.

In order to do the alignment and enhancement towards Region 3 Bandplan, 9M2CQC (Sion Chow) has been elected as Bandplan Coordinator for Region 3.

MARTS appreciates and expressing gratitude to the outgoing directors for all the supports and efforts throughout the years in making amateur radio relevant.



MARTS and JCKL participated in JARL Ham Radio Fair 2018 held on 25th until 26th August in Tokyo, Japan.

Representatives from MARTS are 9W2HH, 9W2HG, 9M6KOM and 9W6FAD.

We encouraging more ham operators from Malaysia could attend next year.

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, MARTS has been able to secure a special call sign 9M50IARU which will be valid from 0001UTC 1st May until 2359UTC 31st October 2018.  Should you wish to make use of the callsign please email to express interest.

Every radio amateur needs the IARU!

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.

Sumber :


MARTS together with Japan Club Kuala Lumpur (JCKL) has been participated and exhibited in JARL Ham Fair 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan on 2nd until 3rd September 2017. It was a significant moment whereby Malaysia and Japan are celebrating their 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic ties between both countries so with MARTS, JCKL and JARL.

That was such a wonderful, successful event and thank you to JARL for including MARTS into this great event.

More than 15 ham operators from 9M land are seen attending the event.

9M2IR, 9W2SBS, 9M2PRO, 9W2PD and 9M2CQC were among the committee members attended the ham fair.


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.



[Official Results for Mobile Fox Hunt & EMCOMM Go Kit Competition 2017]

Mobile Fox Hunt 

1) Pradas Fox’s – 2 hrs 58 minutes (5 beacons found)
2) KRASB 1 – 4 hrs 56 minutes ( 3 beacons found)


Portable Category
1st – REMCOMM 2
2nd – GESS
3rd -KRASB2

Base Category
1st – REMCOMM 1

Mobile Category
1st – KLDX
2nd – REMCOMM 3

The Scout Association of Malaysia recognized MARTS contribution

[16th December 2016 | Olympic Sports Hotel Kuala Lumpur ]

The Scout Association of Malaysia has officially recognized Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society (MARTS) for actively involved in making a significant contribution to scout with a memorable and valuable amateur radio experience. The cooperation between Scouts and MARTS has introduced the science, technology, fun and excitement of amateur radio to the youth. The development in amateur radio Malaysia has greatly increased since 1952.

MARTS appreciates The Scouts Association of Malaysia for the special award received during ceremony held at Olympic Sports Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 16th September 2016. President of MARTS Haji Mohd Aris Bernawi received the award witnessed by MARTS Ex Treasurer 9W2SQ and 9W2ZF council member.

Congratulation to 9M6MZ Datuk Dr Awang Zaini Haji Suntim (President of Sabah Scout Amateur Radio Society) for also received the best personality award.

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.