Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society will be held at the Conference Room , Kompleks Sukan MSN Setiawangsa, Jalan Wangsa Perdana , Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 30th May 2015 at 10.00 am. (GPS 03.11.58 N, 101.44.57 E)


1. Address by the President of the Society

Coffee Break

2. To Receive Council's Report for 2014

3. To receive the Treasurer's Report and the Audited Accounts of 2013 & 2014

4. Election of office bearers for MARTS Council 2015-2017

5. To Discuss any other matters of which at least seven (7) days' notice in writing has been given to the secretary

CM Thiam 9M2CJ


Membership Fee Renewal

The annual membership fee for 2015 is due for payment. Kindly forward your payment to our correspondence address, or direct bankin to our Maybank (A/c No: 5140-9322-0696) and email a copy of the bankin slip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for issuance of receipts.

9M2LR Richard Lye passed away

9M2LR Richard Lye passed away peacefully this morning (13 January 2015) at the Penang General Hospital.

He has been a ham for the last 25 years. Always ever ready to help new hams in their hobby. He was a teacher in Nibong Tebal and was a scout hemaster in the school. Even after retirement he was still active in scouting by helping out in Jota activities. He will be greatly missed in the ham fraternity and may he rest in peace.

Radio Amatur membantu waktu diperlukan

IARU Region 3, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Formalize Relationship

IARU Region 3, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Formalize Relationship

International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3) and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at establishing collaboration between the two bodies in areas of mutual interest. IARU Region 3 Chairman Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, and APT Secretary-General Toshiyuki Yamada signed the MOU on their respective organizations’ behalf. Headquartered in Thailand, APT is one of the six regional telecommunication organizations involved in spectrum-allocation policy, as well as in fostering development of telecommunication services and information infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region. As do CEPT in Europe and CITEL in the Americas, APT’s 38 member administrations hold a series of meetings in advance of a World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) to develop a regional perspective on the conference agenda items. WRC-2015 will be held in Geneva next fall.

IARU Region 3 has been sending a representative and submitting information documents to APT meetings for a number of years. The new MOU formalizes the working relationship between the two regional entities and ensures that the IARU, through its Region 3 organization, will be able to make its positions known to APT.

APT was founded in 1979 on the joint initiatives of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It is the central intergovernmental organization for information and communications technology in the Asia-Pacific Region. It operates in conjunction with telecom service providers, manufacturers of communications equipment, and research and development organizations active in the field of communication, information and innovation technologies.


In support of the new Marts constitution, the present MARTS council under Hj. Aris' leadership considered the life membership scheme, started many years back (initially as a means of accumulating funds for a clubhouse, so we were told), did not get us anywhere near the intended objective.

Although some funds were collected and remain in MARTS' bank account, this had been gradually diluted by the many councils that came into office, used for one or the other purposes. For too many years also, MARTS had been maintaining the same membership fees and with these membership numbers somewhat declined, with some members having resigned, and with some still stubbornly remaining in default of paying their dues till today, the state of MARTS' finances started to look very daunting.


Pupils connect with International Space Station in programme aimed at nurturing future scientists


Sangat Singh holding the radio while SJK (C) Puay Chai 2 pupil Ng Jia Quan, 11, communicates with Wiseman.

Sangat Singh holding the radio while SJK (C) Puay Chai 2 pupil Ng Jia Quan, 11, communicates with Wiseman.

IT WAS an experience of a lifetime for some 20 pupils as they connected with the International Space Station (ISS) via live radio communication at the National Planetarium.

The pupils from SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 1 and SJK (C) Puay Chai 2 has the opportunity to ask ISS flight engineer and American astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman one question each about space and the conditions aboard the station as it passed over Malaysia at 7.14pm on Nov 1.

As the space station approached local skies, the pupils counted down to the point of radio contact and cheered when they heard Wiseman’s chirpy greetings from outer space coming through the amateur radio set in the National Planetarium’s micro-satellite building.

Read more: Pupils connect with International Space Station in programme aimed at nurturing future scientists

Malaysian SET faces propagation, storms and antenna issues

Despite poor weather and bad propagation prevailing in Malaysia, there were lessons learned during the recent simulated exercise on September 27, centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia 9M8, which tested Amateur Radio's preparations for a real disaster.

The exercise, with a scenario of massive power failure triggered by an abnormal solar flare that also knocked out all telephones, was asked for by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Poor propagation hampered the effective use of 7.110 MHz using near vertical incidence skywave propagation (NVIS), emphasising the PSK31 digital mode.

The exercise was to test the effectiveness of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS) and Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS) in setting up local, and east to west Malaysia communications.

Read more: Malaysian SET faces propagation, storms and antenna issues




The MARTS provides a service for its members to exchange QSL cards at a fraction of the cost of sending them direct.

Most national radio societies operate bureaus, some making an extra charge for this service.

The MARTS provides the bureau as part of its membership services, so only members may send cards to the bureau for distribution.

It should be borne in mind that this is a volunteer service and is not necessarily the quickest way of sending and receiving cards.

Although the sending of QSL cards through the QSL bureau is a members only benefit, MARTS offers a card receive facility for non-members, allowing them to collect incoming cards but not send, a free service as a contribution to the community.

A list of Call signs of non-members' QSL cards received by the bureau will be posted on MARTS' Website and the owners of these call signs are kindly requested to contact MARTS' QSL manager to collect them.

All QSL cards from MARTS members destined for distribution for amateurs in all parts of the world are sent to the MARTS QSL Bureau at this address.


Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society
PO Box 10777, 50724 Kuala Lumpur

QSL Manager:
9M2CJ Thiam