25 April 2008
MARES will be organizing a short briefing session on Introduction to
Amateur Radio and Preparation In Becoming A HAM. You are cordially
invited to the program and please find the program details below:
Program : Introduction to Amateur Radio & Preparation In Becoming a HAM.
Date : 26th April 2008 (Saturday) - Tomorrow!!
Time : 10.00am - 11.30am
Venue: MARES Club House - Jalan Tinggi Petaling Jaya
Topic to be delivered :
Introduction to Amateur Radio
1. History, Functionality & Purpose
Preparation In Becoming a HAM
1. Before - RAE Exam, preparation,syllabus, type of questions, revision
2. After - Call Sign Application, 9M2 recomendation, AA
Introduction to MARES & its functionality.
We hope to see you tomorrow and please bring along as many friends you
could to this knowledge sharing session.
Source: Website MARES
A BBC News report highlights work being done to create antennas which can work in three 'planes' with a claimed gain of 33% gain in efficiency.
The BBC report says:
Engineers at Isis, a technology transfer spin-out company of the University of Oxford, have found a way of creating antennas which can work in three "planes" but that are small enough to fit in hand-held devices.
Existing antennas for consumer electronics only track a signal as it moves from side to side between its origin and the receiving unit, but the Isis antennas will allow for up and down signal motion to be detected as well.
"There is a requirement - and demand - to make these antennas compact enough to allow you to basically emit and transmit in three dimensions," Rakesh Roshan, one of the Isis engineers, told BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme.
"Basically you to slap it on the back of a mobile phone, or laptop, and you can gain the critical advantage of saving space and making it more efficient," he added.
Read the full BBC News story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7358719.stm
When I went searching for good lightening protection information, there were lots of articles that also had a lot of misconceptions as well. After a lot of research, I settled on three QST articles that thoroughly, but clearly, described what needed to be done.
The articles describe three phases to lightening protection:
- Identify your inside protection needs. This is a block diagram of all (all…) your equipment in the shack. This includes radios, amplifiers, tuners, telephones, computers, rotor boxes — all of it along with the type of connection it makes to the outside world.
- Create your “Single Ground Point Ground Panel,” the place where all of your inside equipment is grounded.
- Implement your antenna ground system outside the house.
Creating a lightening protection system is painstaking in that unless every piece of the puzzle is in place, your protection will fail. Any failure could result in serious harm to your equipment. By following this protection process, you’ll be minimizing your risk from a lightening strike.
Lightening Protection for the Amateur Station — Part 1
Lightening Protection for the Amateur Station — Part 2
Lightening Protection for the Amateur Station — Part 3
22 April 2008
untuk membantu dan memberi sokongan pada pameran ini. Dan
beberapa stesen seperti 9W2EDS, 9W2ITC, 9W2ZMG, 9W2RTM, 9W2MWI serta SWL turut membantu memeriahkan pameran ini.
19 April 2008
Bila QSO kita cuma sebut ZZZ callsign yang dihujung saja-Kita sebut Sufix tapi Prefix 9W tak kita sebut,callsign kita perlu sebut selengkapnya.
Apa tu Prefix? Prefix klik sini untuk lihat.
Apabila dalam group ramai-balik-balik sampai turn kita, kita pass kat rakan sorang tu sahaja,anda perlu tahu siapa giliran selepas anda,kalau dah ramai dan pening kepala signout 73.
Kalau kedudukan anda dan rakan yang anda QSO dapat dipantal uplink,ajaklah rakan ke simplex frekuensi.
Q Code-RST Untuk signal mana ada Q1,2,3,4,5 untuk hujan
R-Readability S-Strength T-Tone ( Kalau mode Cw saja orang guna)jadilah ham yang berektika jangan jadi ham yang suka-suka.
Kita cerita pasal nak jual barang itu dan ini siap sebut harga nak cari buyer-Dalam Ham tak dibenarkan,ham tak gunakan radio untuk tujuan menjana keuntungan.
Bila dah pegang PTT jangan lupa diri pulse 3-5 second untuk rakan mencelah masuk.
Kalau tak pun "Berikan laluan kepada mana-mana rakan yang ada urgentcy traffic"
Tak perlu sebut"Contact"/"Contact-contact"sebut callsign paling elok bila break in masa sesuatu QSO sedang berlangsung,nampak lebih sopan dan berkesan.
Jangan on radio terus panggil rakan-monitor dahulu seketika dan sekiranya dalam tempoh tersebut tiada sesiapa yang menggunakan frekuensi tersebut bolehlah digunakan,rasanya 20-30 saat memadai untuk anda pastikan.
Untuk QSO di linking repeater tekan ptt seketika kiraan 1,2,3 kemudian baru bercakap dan lepaskan ptt dalam tempoh yang sesuai 40-50 saat below 1 minute "repeater TOT" seminit.
Jangan ber QSO terlalu ringkas dan lepaskan ptt dan jangan terlalu lama sehingga repeater "TOT"
Sebagai ham kita seharusnya majukan diri dalam bidang ini-belajar mahirkan diri anda dengan berpandukan SOP yang sedia ada,jadi ham yang disegani.
Sesuatu yang baik elok dijadikan ikutan dan yang negatif jadikan pengajaran.
Dipetik Dari Website 9M2MGL
16 April 2008
National Hurricane Center Director: Hams Give "Valuable" Reports (Apr 7, 2008) -- Director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Bill Read, KB5FYA, praised Amateur Radio at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando earlier this month. "Ham radio has always played a critical role in emergencies," Read said. "What goes out when you have a high wind event or major flooding is the communications system, so you lose even cell phones, landline phones, commercial radio and TV. In those cases, ham radio operators that can put up emergency transmitters and antennas in the wake of a storm can give us reports that are valuable. They also help in the search and rescue efforts in the aftermath." The NHC has a dedicated amateur station on-site -- WX4NHC -- and has worked closely with hams for decades. -- Thanks to Dan Musten, KD4RAA, and John Van Pelt, K4JVP, for the information
on Saturday May 3rd, 2008 at 18.00 – 22.00 UTC.
The operation will take place on or near the emergency Centre-of-Activity (CoA) frequencies on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres (+- QRM).
The objectives of the test are:
1 increase the common interest in emergency communications.
2 test how usable the CoA frequencies are across ITU regions.
3 create practices for international emergency communication and
4 practice the relaying of messages by voice and data modes.
Further information available at
Untuk mendapatkannya, anda boleh muat turun buletin tersebut di laman berikut:
Tahniah kepada sidang Editor, dan selamat membaca.
73 de MARES.
10 April 2008
Bay Area News Group
Ross Peterson has trained more than 2,000 amateur radio operators using a method most high school teachers would frown upon: cramming.
With his one-day crash course, Peterson trains local residents to pass the Federal Communications Commission's licensing test, helping them through an initial barrier to becoming self-sufficient radio operators.
Of course, there is much more to learn about the hobby beyond the multiple-choice test, which covers on-air conduct, laws governing radio use and technical information.
But Peterson, 59, said amateur radio is best learned through practice with the guidance of a seasoned "ham," as radio hobbyists are called. The San Mateo resident draws an analogy to the DMV's driving tests.
"Having the piece of paper that says you know how to drive really is where you start learning really how to drive," Peterson said.
Peterson will be honored Tuesday by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for his training program, credited with expanding the county's network of hams.
He started doing the all-day study sessions in 1998 with his friend and fellow ham John Portune, then a Foster City resident, who had casually been running a crash course on the FCC test for several years.After Portune moved to Southern California in 2001, Peterson, who also runs a bakery equipment business, took over the program. He formed the non-profit Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society and still teaches a class every three months to about 60 students a session.
Officials say hams provide a back-up system to disperse messages during a disaster, when cell phone towers and public safety communications are overloaded.
The next course is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the College of San Mateo. The cost is $30 and reservations are required. For more information, visit www.baears.com.
Source : eHam.net
Planning permission was granted for the mast to enable members of the school's radio club to send signals further.
The young radio boffins have been chatting to other radio stations around the globe from their broom cupboard since 2003.
A new mast will boost their signal, clear interference and enable the children to send messages into space.
The club, which meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays was set up by former BBC engineer David Mackinder.
"I was involved with radio for 17 years so when I came into teaching I thought it was a nice thing to do because it's something I know about and there are so many different aspects they can get involved with," he said.
With help from NASA, which is actively encouraging school pupils to use satellites for communication, the radio club will soon be able to track a satellite and talk to astronauts working on space stations.
To become an amateur radio entrepreneur, members must pass the Amateur Radio Foundation Licence training course administered by the Radio Communications Foundation and the Radio Society of Great Britain.
For more on the radio club, the new mast and what the pupils think, see Saturday's Lincolnshire Echo.
Source : eHam.net
08 April 2008
Satu TechTalk akan diadakan pada sesi FleaMarket yang akan berlangsung pada:
Tarikh: 13 April 2008 (AHAD)
Masa: 09:00 - 10:00 pg
Lokasi: Rumah Kelab MARES, Petaling Jaya.
9M2AU Abdul Aziz
Pengenalan kepada Icom IC-706 MKiiG HF Transceiver dan Penggunaan Manual Antenna Tuner Unit (ATU).
Semua rakan MARES dijemput hadir ke sesi ini. Jumpa di sana!
73 de 9W2BBS
Menarik ni de 9w2aam, rugi kalu tak pegi
Tarikh : 12 hingga 14 April 2008
Tempat : SK. Tok Randok, Hulu Terengganu.
Satu booth pameran Radio Amatur akan di adakan, sehubungan itu diminta rakan-rakan radio amatur berkunjung ke booth Radio Amatur anjuran group BTPNT dan PKG dengan kerjasama MARES.
07 April 2008
7 April 2008SKMM will be conducting Radio Amateur Examinations (RAE 2008-1) throughout Malaysia on 24 June 2008. For further details and examination application form please click on the links below.
RAE 2008-1 Notification
RAE 2008-1 Examination Application Form