Alor Setar City

Phew, it’s only the first week of June, and yet I felt the heat is already unbearable in Alor Setar (map)

I’ve checked popular weather forecast websites, and most of it gave a readout of 27 °C (80° Fahrenheit), but with the humidity level around 80% (tropical weather) makes it feel like its actually 40 °C (100° Fahrenheit) out there…

Alor Setar City

I don’t have air-conditioning unit, nor I’m planning to get one, but I do hope the heat doesn’t last very long…

Oh dear, I missed September….

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Here is a video of my flying experience with 9M-BAH in Royal International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010.

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Late this few weeks I’ve been hunting and finding Solar Panels which can be use to power up various items. Among the Solar Panel that I’ve found is listed below.

solar panels collections

1. 14 volt panel – obtained from a hobby shop
2. 4.5 volt panel – scrapped from a damaged garden light
3. 2 volt panel – scrapped from some car accessories

Why would I need solar panel for?
Just to satisfy my hobby in electronics. The place where i’m staying (Alor Setar, Malaysia) always receives equal amount of sunshine, (near the equator), except for monsoon season of course. So I’m thinking that, it’s kinda shame if I let it waste.

Among of my plans would involve of hooking up one of these panels with a regular car battery and inverter to power up my backyard lamp and various electronic projects that depends on solar power. I’m looking for any good schematic to aiding me, not too complex, but good enough for a beginner.

I would appreciate any of your suggestions, btw.

Thanks!

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Here’s a video that shows how my hometown, Alor Setar looked like.

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I don’t know if any of the readers have gone to the Main Post Office in Alor Setar (Malaysia), but during the last few months, I’ve noticed the parking space in the place has exceeded its designated capacity.

This prompted post office customers to double park, park in a non-designated spot or even recklessly driving into the already crowded lane in order to spot an empty parking space. Not only this would be time consuming, but it would also poses danger to the passengers as well as the passer-by. I doubt I’ll be seeing any improvement pretty soon, the Post Office was built without any consideration for future expansion, especially with the kind of traffic it attracts.

However come to think about it, the worst Post Office in this category probably should go to Kangar Main Post Office, which offer virtually no parking spot, even for motorcycle, and people has to deal with almost an hour long of vehicle queue to conduct their businesses (pay bills, send package) through its ‘convenient’ drive-thru counter. Heck, the Main Post office doesn’t even handle Pos-Laju and Pos Express on their own, due to the location restriction.

Welp, guess any new govt building now should consider the parking space factor, they should build an undegroung parking lot as well as multi-storey ones.

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repeater astra gunung keriang

Here’s the detail of Kota Setar Amateur Radio Repeater Information :

Frequency : 145.525 MHz
Shift : – 0.600 MHz
Tone : 103.5

Apart from the surrounding Kota Setar area, the repeater is triggerable from Perlis, Langkawi and Sungai Petani, the repeater was erected and maintained by Kota Setar Amateur Radio Club

All licensed ham are welcomed to use this repeater.

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Sukacitanya dimaklumkan forum Komuniti Radio Amatur Kota Setar (Kota Setar Amateur Radio Community) secara rasminya telah dilancarkan minggu lepas. Forum ini memberikan ruang kepada rakan rakan ham dan peminat Radio Amatur untuk berkongsi pendapat dan juga berbincang mengenai hobi berkaitan komunikasi radio.

Repeater Gunung Keriang

Jom kita pakat meramaikan forum ASHamradio !

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Here’s a panoramic view of a paddy fields taken from Nikon Coolpix 5200 camera. This is my first attempt in taking panoramic photograph, so please excuse me for the imperfection

This photo was taken in the outskirts of Alor Setar in a place called Batu Lima near Simpang Empa, Alor Setar. The Geo coordinates of this place are – ( 6.0356 N, 100.3617 E )

This photo is shot within Bandaraya Alor Star area, near Lebuh Raya Utara Selatan (Alor Setar Utara Exit). Geo Coordinates : 6.1344N, 100.3897E

Photographs are shot using a tripod and combined using Hugin – an open source panorama maker application in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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