31 August 2008

International Radio Emergency Support Coalition Active During Gustav Emergency

The following is a News Release dated August 28, 2008:

In response to a request for assistance from the VoIP Hurricane Net, IRESC has been placed on activation. IRESC is uniquely placed to gather current information on the effects of hurricanes in several ways. The focus of activity is the IRESC EchoLink conference.

As the unpredictable Gustav sways between Tropical Storm and Hurricane strength, IRESC has maintained EchoLink contact with its members that are positioned throughout "Hurricane Alley" and nearby countries. Also, IRESC has a large and active Spanish section that have been monitoring and translating radio and television broadcasts, as well as official government documentation, generated by the countries of concern. IRESC members in the region have been contacting radio amateurs in the countries affected by Gustav before, during and after the storm. All of the information collected has been placed on the IRESC Information Database and passed to the VoIP Hurricane Net for onward routing to the National Hurricane Center.

As Gustav roared passed Haiti, resulting in 22 deaths, IRESC made contact with Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, and David Farquharson, HH2QCS, who provided instantaneous reports on the situation which proved important to all interested parties. HH2QCS was particularly well placed to report -- his QTH is 4000 feet about sea level in the mountains to the south of Port au Prince.

The IRESC Spanish team provided translations of bulletins generated by Professor Arnaldo Coro Antich, CO2KK, Emergency Coordinator IARU Region II Area C and member of the Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba.

Despite poor HF conditions, IRESC Liaison Officer for Trinidad & Tobago, Julien Dedier, 9Z4FZ, was able to make contact with amateurs in Jamaica and filed a direct report on the hurricane preparations there.

Concern at the growing strength of Gustav now centers on the Cayman Islands. IRESC has been monitoring and transcribing radio broadcasts from several of the islands' stations as they suspend normal programming and move to emergency announcements, including the imposition of a curfew by the Royal Cayman Island Police Service. Efforts continue to try to raise radio amateurs on the islands in order to gather direct reports.

Source: www.arrl.org

26 August 2008

RESULT RAE DAH KELUAR

Result RAE dah keluar boleh surf kat sini
http://www.skmm.gov.my/ViewWhatIsNew.asp?cc=45344181&winrid=8875675

Tahniah yang berjaya dan yang tak berjaya teruskan usaha anda.
ALLTHE BEST de 9W2AAM

24 August 2008

Radio amateurs have a license to ham around

Imagine being able to talk to others across the U.S., in other countries and even the astronauts in space with the push of a button

That's part of the fun, friendship and public service ham radio operators experience every day. Amateur radio operators are not just hamming it up across the airwaves; they play a vital role in Edmond. The members of the Edmond Amateur Radio Society
are called upon during times of emergency. First responders rely on them during severe weather and times of disaster to coordinate information especially when cell phone service and computers are down.

By John A. Williams
Staff Writer

Source: newsok.com

SELAMAT BERPUASA

Bulan Ramadhan bakal menjelang tiba, dengan itu saya mengambil kesempatan kepada semua rakan radio amatur tak kira di mana anda berada, saya ingin mengucapkan 'SELAMAT BERPUASA' semoga persahabatan terus berkekalan dan bertambah ramai kenalan dari segenap pelusuk tanah air ataupun di luar Malaysia de 9w2aam.

16 August 2008

Live Streaming Pertandingan Tarian Peringkat Kebangsaan

Kepada rakan-rakan yang ingin melihat Siaran Langsung Pertandingan Tarian Sekolah-Sekolah Peringkat Kebangsaan yang sedang berlangsung di Stadium Tertutup Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu boleh surf kat sini http://btpntrg.no-ip.org

08 August 2008

WANTING TO JOIN IN ?

Old hams in Malaysia would say "Break" when he wanted to join in. I remember 9M2EG would mention "BREAKER..." before he came in. Today several new hams are saying "contact...contact..". The later is a popular term used by the Indonesian pirates and emulated by 9W2s.

From experience to mention a full callsign seems to be better. It distinguishes between pirate and non-pirate and the station is recognized straight away. The Indonesians like to mention only a part of the callsign like "YC" to break in. This practice is picked up from the pile up. It has to be asked again ,"QRZ ? "

The main problem is the new Malaysian hams were never SWLs. Almost all become ham straight away. There were no experience of keeping logbook, sending QSL cards and of course monitoring stations on HF.

So far calls for emergency on ham band is almost nill in these few years. And emergency station has never been heard to mention "contact..contact"

SOS sent on CW has been the SOS tone character. On phone is the "Mayday". I asked one ham why he picked up the "contact..contact" station. He said it could be an emergency station.

If a Malaysian ham were at sea and his boat is about to sink, it is better to mention "Mayday..mayday" than "contact...contact...". Even a simple "HELP' would call for immediate attention.

Malaysian hams who want to join in a conversation is advised to mentioned his callsign between pause. On the other hand the person who is speaking should not continue to talk on end without releasing the PTT. It is a good practice to release PTT when not talking and press again to talk. 9M2MGL and 9M2AGC has been known to be able to response when he is called while talking.

Once you are in, stay there for a while, not just one over and go away. If the one over QSO is made once or twice it might be accepted but if it is habitual then the others might feel uncomfortable the next time he joins in.

Once again I would like to say that if someone is using a frequency, DO NOT CALL CQ just because we have been using the frequency before.

Source: 9M2AR website