Take a look at this video shot on 3rd September 2010, where we can see that 9W2DI has managed to get contact from Macau, China on (28.495 MHz) 10 meter band! Apparently the 10 meter band is not dead like most people used to say. 9W2DI (Pak Din) is QRP hamradio enthusiast, you can see all his QRP video from his YouTube channel
Visit his blog for more information about his activities : http://9w2di.blogspot.com
Tak-Tenna is a type of compact antenna which is suitable for those who has space constraints on erecting their HF antenna. It is small enough that a 40 meter Tak-Tenna is just about the size of a 4-element Yagi 2 meter antenna. Here’s photographs of 40-meter Tak-Tenna in action. Compare that to the typical 40-meter dipole or Inverted-V configuration ! Thus it has the advantage of space-saving and unobtrusive setup when compared to other design of HF-antenna.
Tak-Tenna is available in 3 models – 40, 20, and 10 meters, with the 40 meter model can be use on 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10 meters with a tuner.
Refer to this article: “The TAK-Tenna™ Review – A Limited Space HF Antenna Review” for further review on Tak-Tenna performance and advantages.
Tak-Tenna can be ordered from the official Tak-Tenna website
Announcement, General, Ham Radio March 2nd, 2009
A seminar on APRS will be held in Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) on 7 March 2009. Details of the talk as follows:
Name: Art Takahashi
Academic Qualification: Satellite Microwave System Engineer
Expert Field: Satellite communication engineer & Hamradio
Experiences: Hamradio licence holder about 40 years
Holder Radio Callsigns
Working for NEC Japan Yokohama & Australia Papua New-Guinia
Professional Bodies Membership:
Rens & Rens , Stedehouwer NERG
The Netherland , Australia Japan
Title: A.P.R.S (Automatic Position Report System)
Explain what is all about APRS, how it works and what do with it.
Main reason about my second visit is to Malaysia is to help radio amateurs in this country, to understand a other side of hobby. So they start building digital electronics project for the radio amateur hobby. (APRS)
Date: 7 march 2009
Time: 10:30 am ~ 1:30 pm the length from the seminar is depends about visitors interest.
Vanue: Lecture Hall, UniMAP Kuala Perlis.
Those interested to learn more about APRS technology are invited to join in the seminar. It’s free of charge!
Current Issues, Ham Radio February 7th, 2009
Radio Amateur Examination (RAE) results is out! Congratulations to those who have passed the examination! Heck even piju passed the test!
You can view the results here : RAE 2008-2 results from MCMC website.
Important Forms to download :
- Letter Of Reference (to be signed by two 9M license holder)
- Declaration of Secrecy
- Application for Apparatus Assignment
- Callsign Application Form
For those who didn’t pass, dont despair.. there’s plenty of time to study for the next RAE!
Ham Radio, Hobbies, Technology June 23rd, 2008
Since 10 meter activities gained popularity lately in Malaysia, I decided to publish 10 meter calling frequency for the benefits of local hams in my region :
28.480 MHz USB
28.485 MHz USB
28.490 MHz USB
28.495 MHz USB
28.500 MHZ USB
Most local and DX activities concentrated on these frequencies with 28.490 MHz being the most popular for calling DX stations.
Tips for newbies hams on HF
Be sure to ask if the intended frequency is unoccupied by asking (“is this frequency in use ?”) at least three times. Then proceed to make a general call, “CQ CQ CQ this is 9W2QSO 9W2QSO 9W2QSO calling CQ CQ CQ, this is 9W2QSO calling any station and standing by” and listen for any call for few moments.
In Malaysia, the best time for 10 meter USB operation is around 4:20pm – 10pm, your milleage may vary though.
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.