Wednesday, September 30, 2009

9M2RKK back for business

After a while,Marts Local Repeater at Bukit Lanjan or well known as 'The Old Lady"@ 9M2RKK is back for business..Changing the repeater radio from Motorola GM300 to Kenwood Repeater Rack.

Also I would like to thanks those who make this work done...First thanks to Mr Amir from TM, 9W2KRZ (if not of your help,today trip is nothing).To 9W2CCW (Pak Hasan) and 9W2YCC (Mr.Chan) thanks for the effort to setup and calibration the repeater and duplexer.And also for portable,mobile and base station for the signal report.

We use back the previous antenna and duplexer,only changing the radio.

Few shots on my camera lens..

9W2YCC (blue shirt) changing the connector..9M2CJ (Marts Repeater Manager)

9W2CCW and check on connectors

tighten up the connectors

hook it with SX-1000

output power ..7 watts..

Kenwood Repeater in position..

finalize the reading..everything is ok..

testing up the 9M2RKK

that's all..

rip this from Pak Hasan here

Monday, September 28, 2009

145.825Mhz is now more buzy..

Few minutes ago,work again wit this bird, ISS..trying luck on BBS,but only half way through...couldn't trigger the bird when I got a reply..damm..must use my rig after this.Now I'm only running on my handy with 5watt output through Slim Jim (don't lough!). And also, need to consider put the Cushchraft ARX2B Ringo Ranger II on my roof top.This wonderful antenna given by 9W2KDN.Must treat him a 'kambing soup' after this.. Will update the progress later on..
A shot of today activities..

73 de 9w2rut

9W2MUS letter...

Found this from 100watts forum..

To all Malaysian ham radio amateurs and friends,

I was told there are thousands of registered ham radio amateurs in Malaysia alone. That's pretty impressive for a small country like Malaysia. That reflects the interest in ham communications in our country.

I have to admit that the first time I was exposed to ham radio was when I first joined the space programme. I’ve never even heard of it before this, and never knew why people were so interested in them until I personally had contact not only with other ham radio operators throughout the world but also with the astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS. It gives you a feeling of "bonding", as though you are right there in space.

My call sign is 9W2MUS and Faiz's call sign is 9W2FIZ. We use these call sign when we are in touch with other hams. The ISS uses its own call sign RSOISS for the Russians and NAISS for the Americans.

We had our ham radio training in Star City to familiarize ourselves with the equipment on the ISS. The space station has 4 antennas to provide communication to the ground and we use the VHF band. Currently the Russians are doing some experiments and to bring new equipment to the station to allow ham communication using the HF band too. If that works, it would allow us for better and broader coverage.

The problem with ham radios is that cosmonauts can only communicate when they are passing through the zone territory, which usually lasts for 10 minutes. Hence when I want to talk to ham amateurs in Malaysia, I have to wait until the space station is passing through Malaysia. Though the space station orbits the earth 16 times in a day, it passes on Malaysian territory twice daily at the 4th and 13th orbit. You can speak in any languages you desire but there are certain rules you must abide by – you are not allowed to talk anything on politics, religion, sex or doing any business or advertising. Other than that, we could chat on anything we desire from the weather to letting you know the menu of the day.

You can actually get the timings of the space station passing through your country from the internet. In fact, on a clear bright sky at night, you might be able to see the space station with your very own eyes. It looks like a bright star moving in a slow motion. It's really a fascinating view to see.

We were taught by Mr. Sangat Singh from ANGKASA at the planetarium and he was kind enough to teach us all the basic requirements. He was such a great teacher and I would like to thank him for obtaining my license.

We encourage Malaysians and schoolchildren to apply for a ham radio license. All you need is to sit for an exam which is not that difficult to pass. We are hoping to communicate with all of you when in space sharing all the experiences and adventures at the same time.

There's an organization called ARIS (amateur radio station ISS) consisting of 7 countries which are responsible for school communications all over the world. It would be a great honor to communicate with school kids and inspire them at the same time.

To all ham amateurs out there, hope to hear from you.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Simplex Repeater...simplex repeater...teeet

Have you ever work with simplex repeater before?If not, try to work with it...quite fun,hearing your own voice being repeated.This nice Simplex Repeater build by my friend, Ong 9W2LL. Very nice design and working well.The V17 Group also own a unit like this.

work with icom v82,others handy also can

close Nokia N70 camera..

another view..

opss.............this is new family member in our APRS Team..Another QRP Digipeater. Puxing PX-777 [ Sponsored by Hamid 9W2TPT ] working with Foxdigi, homebrew version by 9W2LL..
Been running well for few days at my salmite, waiting to be put a the exact location by this week (hopefully)..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

9W2ATR Amarul is over speeding!!

If i submit this photo to the PDRM or JPJ..will I get a reward? Amarul is over the speed limit..during this festive seasons, the fine is double...don't get mad Amarul..just joking
Anyway..Happy Hari Raya to all my Muslims friends, drive carefully.

73 de 9w2rut

Thursday, September 17, 2009

9W2SMF-9 via 9M4RDG-1

Nice coverage...if this can happen all time..Or shall we put one digipeater at Cameron Highlands. To wider up APRS coverage...

happy APRSing de 9w2rut

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Receive this GPS just now from 9M2CJ.This GPS is from Australia and belong to our senior ham, Haji Rashid or well known as 9M2RS. I was surprise to see the real size of it,but we as 'hams' don't care so much about sizes,shapes and outlook.As long as it can work and give us satisfactory as we need, that is really good enough..

Factory fitted with RJ45 connector,to make it more compatible with our use,and with a permission of the owner (of course),i cut it.I connect it to DB9 Female connector..what i realize from this GPS is,it has 2 DATA Input and 2 DATA Output..wahh..this really good! One is primary and the other one is secondary....hmmm..Maybe can be use for Garmin Mobile PC while the other one is feeding data to our tracker....So we can't get lost anymore..ha..ha
Enjoy the pictures ..


RJ45, bye-bye...chop it off! (before)

bye-bye (after)

solder it to DB9 Female

Fitted with casing... Ready to test

yes..and it working as i hope! Green LED means GPS Data available

reference from our 'sifu' JA1OGS or VK4GO..

this is where this GPS from...GARMIN
For those who is interested, you should look for friends or relatives in Australia to buy it for you.
Read the Term and Conditions..

73 de 9w2rut..enjoy APRS

Update..03 Sept.2009 1803hrs..
This is how it perform..just nice!