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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#31 Post by nazar97 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:03 pm

Dear HAMS..

Anybody knows on the future requirement on the Class A exam..?
:-k :-k
heard that there will be a new regulation and class for amateur in Malaysia.. :shock:

till now, i believed that MCMC a bit reluctant to proceed with the new regulation since lots of work need to be done..

](*,) ](*,) ](*,) being trying to polish my CW.. and still cannot tune my hearing..
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#32 Post by 9W6VX » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:29 am

I've been a ham radio operator for about 6 years and I'm still a Class B licence holder as I have no interest in CW morse code. Therefore, I see no point in taking the CW exam in order to get HF privileges.

Without the Class A privileges, I cannot transmit on almost all the HF bands.

I'm waiting for MCMC to abolish the CW requirement but it looks like it's going to be a long wait.

:thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#33 Post by Tinta » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:53 am

I'm a class A licence. It use to be 12wpm on cw those days (12 yrs ago) but now I think they keep it about 5. If you listen to it 15min twice daily for a month, I think you can do it.

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#34 Post by nazar97 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:13 am

Tinta wrote:I'm a class A licence. It use to be 12wpm on cw those days (12 yrs ago) but now I think they keep it about 5. If you listen to it 15min twice daily for a month, I think you can do it.

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73
:tq: for the tips.. 9M2NL
been doing the hearing everyday for 10 mins but not concentrating on the alphabet..
just to get use to the rhythm first.. (2 months ago).. then being busy with project..

now, have to start refreshing...

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#35 Post by redlander » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:01 am

Thre will be an CW exam on March and September this year.

If you are interested to upgrade to class A license, you have to learn it from now. :D

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#36 Post by 9W6VX » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:15 am

As I mentioned, it just doesn't make sense.

Why force CW in our throats in order for us to get full Class A privileges?

Not everyone likes CW.

I have nothing against CW but it's just that I hate it and have totally no interest.

A better way would be to allow Class B holders access to HF privileges but with some restrictions such as PEP power.

Or ensure that Class B have enough QSO contacts via a log book to be endorsed by a 9M and approved by MCMC.

That way, you can ensure that proper ham protocol is always observed.

I'm a 9W and proud of it. :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#37 Post by nazar97 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:07 pm

Dear HAMS..

Just to inform that our friend from Holland (9M2/PA3FRI) is here in t'ganu for few days...
to exact.. he is staying near my base at UiTM Dungun. Need the direction? please use your GPS device.. hehehe.. \:D/ \:D/

\:D/ once u enter dungun area.. switch to 145.145... he might be staying for the next 2-3 days thou'...
or you can communicate with 9W2HBA or some local amateur in Paka-Dungun-Kerteh area..

check this site..http://147mhz.multiply.com/ for more info on local repeater at dungun area...

QRT 73

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#38 Post by nazar97 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:17 am

Dear HAMS..

Last Friday we did setup the 9M4RBE at Setiu with our friend from Holland.
It has been a while the Setiu's repeater not in-air...

Work together with local HAMS at Setiu and it was fun..
BTW, the repeater still in progress of enhancement where local HAMS still continue testing its' coverage..

Some Moment captured by camera to share together with our HAMS in Malsing group..
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two identical so called twin from different country posing of the month
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Our ladies HAMS who involved in the setting up of the 9M4RBE (task in the kitchen off course :lol: :lol: ..)
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a bit confusing on the solar used but will proceed to set the 9M4RBE up..
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group work in seeting up the repeaters..
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9W2ZAZ with the antenna crew ready to pull up the antenna..
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while everybody was busy setting up the repeaters. our beloved friend from holland didn't wanna miss the chances to get a good view of Malaysian Beutiful Scenery from the hill...
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Finally.. a working 9M4RBE was up and we adjourned at 7.00 pm...
You can see the smile on the Hamdan's face.. :lol: :lol:

:tq:

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#39 Post by hamdan » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:29 pm

9W6VX wrote:As I mentioned, it just doesn't make sense.

Why force CW in our throats in order for us to get full Class A privileges?

Not everyone likes CW.

I have nothing against CW but it's just that I hate it and have totally no interest.

A better way would be to allow Class B holders access to HF privileges but with some restrictions such as PEP power.

Or ensure that Class B have enough QSO contacts via a log book to be endorsed by a 9M and approved by MCMC.

That way, you can ensure that proper ham protocol is always observed.

I'm a 9W and proud of it. :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
yes 9W6VX, totally agree with u on that 'sense' that has been inplaced for so long...CW ability to get the privileges doesnt carry any logic in my head..eventhough I like it very much the CW. To me, it just like learning other language other than our mother tongue. But the needs are there, really. It is at the time when you really need it...like for instance that had happened to the crew of the fateful Kursk submarine. You dont hv any means to convey any message to the rescuer outside and vice versa other than banging the wall.

Also proud to be the 9W but it is really something else when the 9W are 'fluent' in CW, tx and rx, eventhough at 12wpm. Try it ! You will feel the diff bro...

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Re: Amateur Radio a.k.a ham radio

#40 Post by 9W6VX » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:11 pm

QSL on that.

Thank you for your post and I have always felt that MCMC has been sitting on the fence too long! After all, amateur ham radio makes no income for them as the ham band is reserved for hams and makes no significant contribution to their income.

They make their killing from the telcos etc....

As I said, I have no interest in CW and furthermore when you have no interest in it, one will not be able to find time especially if you are already busy with work, family and other hobbies etc.

I do not deny that CW still has it's use when voice FM is not an alternative.

73.................9W6VX signing off and QRT.
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