Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Penang R.A.C.E.S. opening for registration. All HAM are welcome to register as R.A.C.E.S. volunteer. PLS email Daniel 9W2DCY details below for registration :
IC # :
House Tel # :
Office Tel # :
Email Address # :
Home Address :
Please email the detail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remarks : Volunteer to become a committee members also are welcome. TQ
Thursday, November 27, 2008
R.A.C.E.S (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) Meeting
All are welcome.
Pls confirm your attendance asap to Daniel Chng (9W2DCY) 012 - 427 8030 or email to : email@example.com
Thursday, November 13, 2008
For more information you can call
En. Rizduan Hassan 012-474 0001 / 013-474 9816
En. Harun Rahman 019-506 3535
Day 1 - Saturday 22nd. November 2008
8.00pm - RACES briefing session.
9.00pm - Demo drill - team deployment, station set-up and communicate.
12.00pm - Good Night
Day 2 - Sunday 23rd. November 2008
9.00am - Demo drill continue.
11.00am - Q & A.
This demo drill open to ALL Amateur Radio Operator.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Time : 8:30 pm
Venue : JJ Cafe , Pulau Jerejak Jetty, Penang (click for map )
GPS coordinates : N5.34241 E100.31190
Monday, September 29, 2008
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Monday, August 11, 2008
As being a beginner... i manage to finish the hunt in time. However, for first time it was a quite hard to find the foxes... Running at all direction as all 3 foxes start to transmit their signal. The first Fox i manage to find was just next to me. The signal was strong even my handy that i remove the antenna also can recieve the signal. After looking around back and forth.. finally i found the first FOX.
Again looking for the second fox also very tricky. The signal coming very strong even after the attenuator is put at the max. After going through the bushes, go down the cliff even the small river.. still can't find it... later after walk abit then saw the 2nd FOX behind the tree
Finally go to the next fox. this 1 also tricky. But manage to located it after awhile just before the time is up. It was a very fun n exhausting. I will surely join for another Amatuer Radio Direction Finding - FOX Hunting...
73... de 9W2ACY
Some pic taken by SWL Jeffri...
Briefing by 9M2LC before flag off...
Me n Uncle Khoo 9W2KB after finishing the hunt...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Has graciously agreed to organise an ARDF hunt on (Sunday) August 10th, 2008.
Date: August 10th, 2008
Flag-off: 9:00 am
Venue: Meet at the car park next to Craft Batik, at Jalan Ayer Terjun.
(Our usual ARDF meeting site)
Please be there at 8:30 am for registration and briefing.
No. of foxes: 3
Mode: F3A on 144.5 Mhz
Hunt duration: 1 ~ 1.5 hrs. (To be confirmed by fox master)
See you there!Sourced from : MyARDFsports Website
MORE INFO KLIK HERE
Monday, July 14, 2008
Last week got my self another 1 2nd hand (condition like new) mobile rig for my base setup. At first it was intended to replace my current running rig. I thought my rig kaput already bcoz it cannot transmit on low n midlow power output. If i do so it will "Hang" like a pc which u can do anything on it. After turn it off n turn it on back then it can be use. All this while i thought i was my rig is faulty. Previously i did ask few elmers bout this. They said this is the first time they heard bout it. Then i thought it was my own modded pc power supply that causing it. Then i get myself a modded by a fren PC power supply. The problem occuring. It give me a headache. Later i bought a power supply from HS Land by the Brand Hammax and change the coax. Still got problem.
So i thought my rig is faulty n got a 2nd mobile rig. After change the rig... The problem still persist. Then i make up my mind, there is somthing wrong with the antenna. then i saw an old broom stick made from soft steel pipe. tried to bend it to make it 90° at both end. At 1 end going upward and on the other end going downward. (pic will come later). This boom will be a temporary boom. I'm getting a proper steel pipe (exhaust pipe) to make the permanent boom. Later i will joint it with a satellite dish stand to make it swingable. As for the temporary setup, now i can transmit at low power n midlow power output. now can even monitor station qso from Sungai Petani which is previously can even hear anything. I haven't fully tested the new setup. I just worked a few station on simplex with Low Power. 1 from bayan baru (5 2), 1 from permatang Binjai (5 9) n 1 Mobile station at Permatang Pauh (5 9).
That's all for now. Will add pic later. havent got time to take pic...
thanks for reading...
Monday, July 7, 2008
This year i'm celebrating my birthday wif new hobby. Well actually i've been intersted wif this radio quite somtime already... but only this year i started to get myself into Amatuer Radio seriusly. However still alot that i need to learn about Amatuer Radio eventhough i've got my ticket to "Fly on the Frequencies"...
Next.. i want complete my radio shack with all that is needed as a HAM. now i only got a mobile VHF transciever, 2 handy talkie. Which is 1 use in my jelopy. while my mobile rig use at home base. Looking forward to get a HF set to further explore the band that is permitted on my B class licence n to listen to all other HF band available.
1 day i will upgrade my 9W to 9M... however it is along way to go and soon it will be...
thanks for visiting n reading... well Happy Birthday to Me n to all those celebrating their birthday today...
73.. de 9W2ACY
Thursday, July 3, 2008
`Recently, on an Internet news group, someone posted an article contending that the Internet and online computer services such as Compuserve and Ameria On Line will soon kill off amateur radio. This came within a month of a newspaper wire-service story recounting the use of electronic mail in getting messages into the earthquake-ravaged city of Kobe, Japan. This newspaper story quoted someone who said, essentially, that e-mail was the modern means of disaster communications, replacing ham radio "of the old days."
No one making these claims is a ham. Anyone who contends that using a commercial online computer service rivals the excitement of amateur radio communications obviously has no experience with our hobby. Still, others similarly unfamiliar with the amateur radio service might give some credence to such claims. That makes it worthwhile to point out some of the reasons why they're wrong.
The Internet article said that the world-wide communications capability of the online services and their ability to retrieve vast amounts of information render amateur radio obsolete. This contention overlooks the principal difference between such services and amateur radio. When using an online service or the Internet, you are a consumer; when using amateur radio, you are a participant.
A couple of weeks ago, I worked stations in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. I was using a 5-watt transmitter and a wire antenna. That was enjoyable, rewarding and satisfying. Now, I could have sent e-mail to most of those countries, looked at World Wide Web pages from many of them, or picked up the telephone and talked to someone in each of them. As any ham knows, that just wouldn't be the same thing. As long as people find it exciting to do such things with equipment in their own homes, without the benefit of untold thousands of technicians maintaining their network links, amateur radio will have a place as a rewarding pastime.
Any non-amateur who cannot understand the difference between amateur radio and use of commerical communication services should find a local ham and ask to sit in while the ham makes some contacts, perhaps on HF, VHF weak-signal, or via amateur satellites. I'm sure that few people will go away from such an experience without knowing the difference. If you know any non-amateurs who think ham radio is obsolete, offer to give them a demonstration....More reading click here...
All credit goes to the writer...
-- Dave Finley, N1IRZ
* Socorro (NM) Amateur Radio Association
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
So got nothing much to say here. Lately been bz with saltmining task. Will come back n posting more soon.. there has been a few things happen, new project regarding my radio coming soon. I will post it up after everything is ready n succesful. So watch out for it... HI HI HI...
Monday, June 9, 2008
Maybe someone has post this somewhere.. Thanks to 9W2MUC for the information...
MEGA EYEBALL ‘MORIB’
CALLING CHANNEL : V40 (145.500 MHz)
Mega Eyeball anjuran Biro Rekreasi ASTRA Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur ini adalah berkonsepkan ‘Pot Luck’ di mana rakan-rakan adalah digalakkan untuk membawa makanan & minuman sendiri.
Walau bagaimanapun, Biro Rekreasi ada menyediakan ‘hasil tangkapan laut’ yang dibekalkan oleh para nelayan di Morib. Kemudahan BBQ juga ada disediakan untuk kegunaan rakan-rakan. Terdapat juga gerai-gerai makanan yang terletak berhampiran dengan tapak perkhemahan Mega Eyeball bagi kemudahan rakan-rakan dan keluarga untuk menjamu selera.
Sebarang maklumat lanjut akan di tambah dari masa ke semasa di dalam laman web ini & juga di repeater Transnasional ASTRA. Sebarang pertanyaan boleh diajukan kepada 9W2MUC Syahrul Nizam di talian 012 336 7735 atau firstname.lastname@example.org
SYAHRUL NIZAM BIN MD THAKHRIM
ASTRA Selangor/Wilayah Persekutuan
+60 12 336 7735 / +60 16 680 4114
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
On that day, at first we check what equipment does we have. everyone brought their equipment and share it in order to make the communication with Amatuer Radio is possible. this including bringing the antenna, poles, mobile rig, handy talkie, cables, connector, etc..etc.. Then get ourself into group n the set up station in certain areas. Then we start to sent messages, relay messages from other station.
The training is good for us amatuer radio operator. Amatuer radio is not just to ragchew n talk with other. We can put it into a good use to mankind. I will put up the pic during that day. It was a fun activity. I'm looking forward to join more of this kind of activity. thanks for reading...
73, de 9W2ACY
Friday, May 16, 2008
As for yesterday i did qso with 2-3 station on the UHF repeater that is 9M2RPP. Just using my handy i can trigger the repeater (i was in a jelopy driven by my fren). However i forgot to ask for the audio report. next time i got chance sure i'll ask for the RST.
So to me it is a good handy as for now. i've still need to exlpore more on handy. Setting up the handy is not so hard. Just read the manual u should be able to nput the frequencies or setup the handy for simplex use or repeater use. Ok thats all for now. More review coming after this...
73, de 9W2ACY
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
- What is Coaxial Cabling?
Coaxial cable is a two conductor electrical cable consisting of a center conductor and an outer conductor with an insulating spacer between the two.
- How is Coaxial Cabling used?
Primarily, coaxial cables are used for the transmission of Radio Frequency energy. The system offers tight control over electrical impedance. This yields excellent performance at high frequencies and superior EMI control/shielding.
- Where is Coaxial Cabling used?
A broad range of applications exist for coaxial cabling. The two primary impedance values of 50 and 75 Ohms determine specific applications with 50 Ohms primarily used in data signal applications and 75 Ohms used in video signal applications.
Terms regarding coaxial usage.
Attenuation (Insertion Loss): Loss of power. Attenuation is usually measured in dB loss per length of cable (ex. 31.0 dB/100Ft.). Attenuation increases as frequency increases.
BALUN: An acronym for BALanced/UNbalanced. A device commonly used to change one cabling media to another (ex. coaxial to twisted pair balun).
Center Conductor: The solid or stranded wire in the middle of the coaxial cable. The conductor diameter is measured by the American Wire Gauge (AWG).
Coaxial Adaptor: A device used to change one connector type to another or one gender to another (ex. BNC to SMA Adaptor).
Coaxial Cable: A two conductor cylindrical transmission line typically comprised of a center conductor, an insulating dielectric material and an outer conductor (shielding). Coaxial cable can be flexible (typical of L-com assemblies), semi-rigid or rigid in nature.
Coaxial Connector: The interconnection device found at each end of a coaxial cable assembly. There are many common types of coaxial connectors such as: BNC, SMA, SMB, F, etc.
Dielectric: The insulating material that separates the center conductor and the shielding.
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): Electrical or electro-magnetic energy that disrupts electrical signals.
Frequency: The number of times a periodic action occurs in one second. Measured in Hertz.
Impedance: The opposition to the flow of alternating or varying current. Measured in Ohms. Two common impedance values are 50 Ohms used primarily for data and 75 Ohms used to transmit video signals.
Jack: The female connector usually containing a center socket.
Plug: The male connector usually containing a center pin.
RF (Radio Frequency): A frequency band from 3 MHz to 3 GHz. Primarily used for transmission of radio and television signals.
RG/U: Symbols used to represent coaxial cable that is built to U.S. government specifications (R=Radio Frequency, G=Government, U=Universal Specification)
Shielding: Conductive envelope made of wires or metal foil that covers the dielectric and the center conductor
Twinaxial: An offshoot from coaxial cabling. Two center conductors with one dielectric and braided shielding.
VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio): The ratio of the maximum effective voltage to the minimum effective voltage measured along a RF transmission line. This value generally increases with frequency and higher values are not desirable.
Source : http://www.l-com.com/content/Article.aspx?Type=L&ID=204
Saturday, May 10, 2008
9W2YZU BLOG CLICK HERE
Friday, May 9, 2008
73, de 9W2ACY...
Pls Click the link below for the callsign search widget. By the way its not the same as the callsign search that im using now. It was the old version. Have got the chance to make a new 1. Will up date if there is a new 1.
thanks, 73, de 9w2acy
Monday, May 5, 2008
As i read from the user manual, a few factor can affect the SWR reading as location antenna being mounted, coax condition, coax terminating and etc. I dont know what wrong, but i might relocating may antenna to the rooftop of my apartment or make a new mount for it at the balcony. well i just need some times off from other thing :D n some colorfull paper with YDP Agong picture. hi hi hi.
Back to the SWR meter. To me as a new ham, at first i thought we only need to have radio n antenna to start to transmit. but now, everything has change. We need the rig, proper power supply which i dont have yet, soon getting 1. Currently using a modified computer PSU. SWR meter for monitoring the SWR. the swr that i'm using now also got power output meter. it is good that we know how much is exactly the power that we r transmitting. eventhough we know our rig spec n power output.
So i concluded that these gadget is not just somthing to be there. they are important so that we wont damages our equipment which later will make us spent more... ok that all for now. Pls do comment or give me guidance or point out to me the right path. i'm still learning to be a better person in life n a better HAM. Sharing is caring...
73, de 9W2ACY...
Monday, April 28, 2008
Later at night, just b4 i went for dinner had a little QSO wif Cikgu Rahman 9M2AR n Poh 9W2POH. eventhough it just a short QSO. It is a very meaningful QSO.. y?? later i'll blog about it. just wait.. hi... hi... hi...
Thats all for now... thanks for reading my blog. Pls leave your comment if u got any.
73, de 9W2ACY
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Keesokan harinya, albert - 9W2RAY dan Jeff SWL-WOC mengajak aku menziarah Pak Ishee di rumahnya. Petang itu kami bertiga ke rumah Pak Ishee. Pada kali ini kami dapat melihat shack Pak Ishee. Dalam pada itu sempat juga kami berbual-bual dan juga melihat pak Ishee QSO di CW dengan Cikgu Rahman 9M2AR di band 40m. Sambil itu pak Ishee juga menunjukkan QSL kad yang diterimanya sepanjang beliau menceburi dunia HAM. Beliau juga menunjukkan kami certificate pencapaian beliau dlam dunia HAM.
Dan aku pada hari itu berasa amat bertuah kerana dapat melihat sendiri apakah yang dikatakan seorang HAM. Aku sedang menuju ke arah itu juga. Insya Allah...
Friday, April 11, 2008
dalam dok sakit, aku masih sempat on radio dan monitor... semalam (khamis,10 april 2008) aku terdengar pak zul 9W2FLY memanggil rakan2 di pulau yang dapat membantu sorang rakan ham menunjukkan jalan ke padang kota. pada masa itu aku sedang menunaikan panggilan alam. sebaik sahaja selesai.. aku menyahut panggilan pak zul dan membantu rakan tersebut. orangnya ialah Pak Ngah 9W2RT dari Sik kedah. Alhamdulillah... Pak Ngah selamat sampai ke destinasi.
Selepas selesai menunjukkan jalan kepada Pak ngah aku kembali ke Bendera berQSO pulak dgn Pak FLY... Sambil dok bersembang situ terdengaq satu callsign ingin bergabung... 9W2NLM Cikgu Alam memancar dari mobile disekitar Tikam Batu menghala ke arah selatan... Pancaran Cikgu Alam kurang memuaskan dan menurut pak FLY kawasan tu mmg kawasan kurang menguntungkan. Selepas beberapa kali cubaan Cikgu Alam masih gagal memancar dengan baik dan terus QRX... Kemudian beberapa stesen join in.. 9W2HLM, 9W2DHL....
Pemancaran cikgu alam semakin elok bila dia dah sampai ke kawasan kepala batas. Pelbagai topik diperbincangkan. Aku kemudian sign off sbb nak kena makan ubat. haha lepas makan ubat teruih lena...
wokeh sampai disini sahaja...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Rig : Icom IC-V8000
antenna : SlimJim by Silver
Handy : Motorola MT-777
Antenna : Diamond RH-771, Teleskopic Takdak Brand, Rubber Ducky
Mobile : 5/8 mobile antenna (Tadak Brand jugak)
Power Supply : Tengah bikin dari PSU ATX
Gambar² setup, antenna dsb...
Assalamualaikum... salam sejahtera...
Kali pertama amik RAE chek gagal. Tu dia la.. org kata nal blajaq kena carik guru.. tapi chek belajaq pakai internet ngan nota dari kawan2 saja.. tu pun 2 hari sblm nak p amik RAE baru nak baca nota dan soalan² cubaan. kali pertama amik exam masa RAE diadakan di USM Transkrian. Dengan berbekalkan semangat sahaja chek dengan SWAL WOC pi amik exam. Studi sket² sahaja... Akhirnya keputusan yang dapar GAGAL. haa padan muka... tu la dari dulu lagi Cikgu kat skolah dah habaq.. kena blajaq baca buku.. carik cikgu tanya kalau tak tau. kan dah GAGAL.
tapi takpa... chek dgn rakan tadi daftar lagi sekali utk RAE (Kali ni kat UITM merbok) kali ni berbekalkan semangat dah serba sedikit ilmu yang ditimba dari bengkel RAE dan ulang kaji yang dibuat... Alhamdulillah... Akhir nya chek dah dapat sayap dengan callsign 9W2ACY...
oklah cukup lah dulu... sampai kita jumpa lagi di lain post.... hehehe
p/s : terim kasih kerana membaca blog ku yg mengarut ini... ;)
Monday, February 25, 2008
salam perkenalan kepada semua yang sudi menjengok ke blog chek. Ini kali pertama chek menulis di blog. Sebelum ini tatau nak bloq apa. La ni chek ada hobi baru. Dah lama berminat dgn radio ni. Mengapa Radio??? Itu jugak menjadi persoalan... tapi tak pa biaqlah ia jadi persoalan... kalau nak tau jawapan... kena bertemu "bolamata" heeheehee.. kita sembang² sambil pekena teh ais ka.. teh tarik ka.. nescafe ais ka.. sirap limau ka... ayaq apa pun takpa... 9W2ACY.. pasai pa ACY... Alpha = Azizul... Charlie = Che... Yankee=YA...itulah nama chek... hmmm...chek tatau nak boh apa lagi.. idea tak mai lagi... nanti kalau ada chek blog lagi.. sampai sini dulu.. wassalam... 73.. cherios..