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CQ MALAYSIA INDEPENDENCE DAY AWARD 2016

Malaysia will be celebrating the 59th Independence Day on August 31, 2016. MARTS will be activating 14 special event callsign starting with 9M59Mx.

To encourage ham operator to participate in this event, MARTS will be issuing a special award certificate.

*RULES*
Validity of contacts :
Start : 00:00 MST – 27th August 2016
End : 23:59 MST - 16th September 2016

All amateur HF bands including WARC
Mode : SSB – CW – Digital

Repeater, satellite, eQSO, Echolink or other relay methods are *NOT* permitted

Awards :
Golden Award : 10 (ten) station with 9M59Mx can be contacted
Silver Award : 7 (seven) station with 9M59Mx can be contacted

Award can be applied by submitting valid LOG with details list of QSOs, which consist of callsign of contacted station, date & time in UTC, band, mode and communication report both ways. All awards will be sent in pdf, after the end of this activity via email.

Award submission date no later than 16th October, 2016

QSL Card :
Please do not send your QSL card to MARTS HQ but send it direct to 9M59xx stations.

LOG Submit :
Preferably by email to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please register your station into CLUBLOG.

Manual Post are not preferable

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Structure of the organization of amateur radio in Malaysia

[FROM THE PRESIDENT DESK]

 

We are pleased to share the latest decision of SKMM regarding the proposal of Working Group on the amateur radio certification review.

In the new structure, there will be three classes of radio amateur category, namely Class A, Class B and the new Class C. The Morse Code will be removed as the proficiency skill needed for Class A. Minimum age to obtain certification for Class A, Class B and Class C will be 15, 14 and 12 respectively.

The privileges for each class has been upgraded for class A, expanded for class B. Class C will be the entry level whereby they will allow to use frequency in 2 meter & 6 meter (VHF) and 70 cm (UHF) only. Operator of Class B will be allowed to use the band in VHF and UHF, and almost all amateur radio HF band with maximum power of 50W PEP. Operator of Class A is allowed to use up to 1 KW in all of the HF band except if otherwise indicated.

 

The Working Group is tasked to continue of the pending job before end of second quarter 2016. The said work comprises of:

(a)NEW “Guideline of Amateur Radio Services in Malaysia”

(b)Operation manual for all three class categories;

(c)Question banks.

Detail and consequential changes will be shared when it is available later.

 

2016 the way forward.

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65 members attended the AGM this year. We are indeed excited to witness an increase in attendance at this meeting, including clubs from Penang, the Japan Amateur Club and individual who have come all the way from Germany.

The secretary (and assistant secretary), reported at length the considerable amount of activities that were undertaken in 2015, covering area activities by affiliated members and clubs. National fox hunt and go-box, contest, field days, lighthouse weekend, JOTA, IOTA and Global SET (simulated emergency test) to name a few. MARTS will endeavour to organise more effective events at national and local level, and is seeking greater contribution from clubs to organize events at local level, to satisfy the needs of local ham and improve outreach to members.

He also touched on initiative to work together with other ham and also with SKMM to restructure the certification of amateur radio competencies. We may create another level of competencies of radio amateur below the present level of Class B.  To achieve a higher grade will be through an examination using a dynamically new syllabus.

Members have urged Council Member to revise the record of assets of MARTS, to fully depreciate equipment in use, to write off assets that are practically not usable, and these assets to be completely reviewed before the next AGM. Members also took note of the Council Members presenting a deficit budget for 2016 as to implement the objective of MARTS in accordance with its present Vision and Missions.

All members and all ham are encouraged not to use dialect when in QSO, especially when doing QSO with fellow ham from a different state. Members are also encouraged to communicate in English to improve their fluency in the language so as to ease communication with fellow ham overseas when the need arises.

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