NEVER SIMPLY TRUST
The killer acted good when he
first applied for the job. He showed good behavior,
punctual and obedient to gain trust and confidence. He
was praised. So were all other hypocrites in amateur
radio or in other disciplines. The planned was to rob a
bank and to escape with the money.
I learned how to distrust
people a long time ago as I saw bad people in white
dress, behaving like angels when they want something
from you. And quickly turned their backs once they get
what they want. Even your friends can stab your back.
Should the employer learned
a hard way about employing staffs or stick with the
policy and procedure set by the rules ?
I saw how the British
immigration officers dealt with foreigners who were
about to enter Britain from Calais France. About 14
Malaysian tourists from my group were rejected at the
immigration points. They were very strict and as fierce
as a tiger, not allowing a single of us to near the
Our kindness, laziness,
stupidity and 'tidak apa' that brought in thousands of
criminals in our country; thieves and murderers. The
import of Africans were due to avarice and greed. Didn't
we know the probable consequences ? They prey on people
in Europe, Saudi Arabia and now in Malaysia.
If you are somebody big, a lot
of people will come to seek your favor. They will put on
innocent faces, talk lowly with full of courtesy, bow
and nod their heads always in agreement with you. It is
a grave mistake to trust and assume they are all of good
Never trust anyone but
yourself. Innocent face, soft spoken and docile look
will not tell who a person is.
Most of us fall to the lies
and deception. We chose wrong leaders to lead us. Then
they stole millions and got away with their crimes. You
will pay for the lost money through your teeth.
Abdul Rahman Raof
CHIPS OR WEDGES ?
burger at KFC cost 9.95 between 6 - 9 pm. At all other
time 10.55. One girl was strict enough to provide chips
with the set from 6 - 9. All others would ask me chip or
wedge during those hours. I would say, "Anything as long
as the 6 -9 pm price.
there aren't any different between the two, except they
came in different form. I think they contain starch,
which is not to my liking. I go for protein. Even my
wife has changed her menu from chicken to fish.
choice do I have but to eat out. The expenditure is much
higher than cooking ourselves. Previously my wife didn't
believe when I told her that a lot were spent on food.
But when she saw that each time I purchase our dinner at
KFC I would be paying for at least RM25. Sometimes it
came to about RM30, chip or no chip. Chips or wedges do
not make any different to me. I took all.
GLASS AT THE JOGGING TRACK
Today I put on
a sun-glass at the jogging track. No matter how I tried
and what I placed on my body, I will never be seen
young. But my purpose was not to look young. This is a
season of insects. There are plenty of them ready
to enter your eyes and nose.
With the dark
glass I could look at people without them knowing. I
winked at everyone who passed me to see whether they are
young or old.
Actually I wore
spectacle from form 4 till the age of 63. After a
cataract operation I stopped wearing one. To the
Malaysians dark glass is a fashion, a style of a Playboy
of some sort- suitable for young people.
Today I did not
feel any insect rushed into my nose either. Funny thing
about these insects is that they will be there whether
there is a strong win, drizzle or sunshine. I hope I
will not forget to bring it to the track again.
DONATING TO A
A glance at some remarks on
repeater I decided not to add any further fuel to the
comments. I also refrain from listening to Astra
National link for the reasons of my own. To entertain
myself I listen to lorry drivers talking.
MARTS repeater at Gunung Jerai is
not linked. Ghost resides there. It is as quite as a
graveyard. It is free for every licensee to use. You can
speak English or Malay. Nobody will chase you out if you
happen to converse in English.
The primary purpose of repeater is
to extend the coverage for mobile and hand held units.
Fixed-station should use it at minimum. It is good for
highway accident reporting and emergency preparedness.
The message posted by Rashid
Sultan has a loud message, which nobody seemed to catch
it. He said he has 2 meter equipment to be sold in 'kati'.
I heard of a story of one ham who threw his hand held in
a drain after listening to a 2 meter communication.
Though repeater is free and open
to everyone, it has to be supported. Regular donation to
the owner help to maintain and prolong it's life.
Without any support and when the owner is out of fund he
has to take it down.
Chasing out any user is not good
either. It would be an invitation to more problems.
23/11/2013 - Abdul
at a distant of about 4 - 5 feet gives the best effect.
The latest movie I watched was Pacific Rim. I didn't
enjoy the story much as I enjoyed the effect.
It took much
patient to download a 3D movie. It took days depending
on the size. The average size I chose was 10 GB. I have
more than 70 movies kept in my external drives.
I felt as if
I were there at the scene watching the characters. My
active spectacle and the 3D TV of high quality made
viewing so very real. Movie makers are fond of making
objects fly towards the spectators.
did not portray beautiful sceneries. Animation movies
do. The Epics, the Croods and the Smurfs were fun to
father away from the TV gave a reduced effect. The best
I would say is about 4 - 5 feet away. The bigger the
screen the better the effect be.
about 3.5 K for the hardware has brought the
satisfactory return. It is worth my money by now.
given me more than what I deserved. I have seen places,
flew on Business Class, staying in the best hotel, eat
the best food, developing computer soft wares and
enjoying wonderful hobbies.
I am just a
normal man like any other laymen on the streets.
23/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I BE SWL AGAIN ?
YOU A MALAY ? - She asked
WebSdr opens up a new frontier for
me. My short wave radio ceased to function and I don't
know where I put it, just like my Garmin JPS, simply
disappeared without a trace. These few days I seemed to
enjoy monitoring a string of rag chew stations on 40
MHZ, mostly from the United States, a high speed CW
chatting. I got a very clear and strong signals from the
Attempt to listen to the Indonesian
pirates on 7.000 to 7.030 was in vain. Probably due to
the band or the different time of the day. The nearest
node is from Melbourne, Australia. That enabled me to
hear the Indonesians on 7050.
As I am building up my skill in
copying high speed Morse I choose the ragchewing
stations. I either went to K2SDR New Jersey or WebSdr at
the university of Twente. There are numerous strong
Morse signals coming from those nodes.
I am still weak at copying call signs
despite my being able to read the communication, except
those calls that I have heard before like W4CI, WA2TGE
and N6TT. These stations did not use computer to send or
decipher the Morse. Neither did they condemn those who
used computer tools.
My learning how to use the electronic
key was when I reached 64 years old. I know I can't
achieve my proficiency owing to the deteriorating
neuromuscular co-ordination which is due to ageing.
Somehow by God grace I can read the messages. But it is
not perfect and was never achieve even 80%. Even with
the missing words I could make out the total sense.
If boredom does not embrace me, I
figure I will be a SWL for a long time to come. It is
just fun and a great challenge for me.
22/11/2013 - Abdul
Chinese women at the jogging
track were fast and strong. I cannot beat those who
always overtook me. One slim lady, beautiful and tall,
is about 40. I adored her beauty and her
power. She floats like a butterfly leaping passed any
man on te track.
before yesterday was drizzling. I took the track
at about 5.15 carrying my usual umbrella. I was the lone
walker. The garden park was empty, not even a hawker
selling the rojak. My step was slow since there was
After the second
round I heard a footstep behind me. To my surprise the
adorable lady passed me and talking in Chinese. I
smiled. She turned and looked at my face for a few
seconds and asked me, "Are you a Malay." She slowed her
stride as she was overtaking me. I quipped that I
understood her Hokien and asked whether she could speak
talk Chinese to you ?" She asked again in Malay. "Yes,
several people did." "You look like a Chinese." Within a
few seconds she was a few feet away, then a few yards. I
was struggling to keep in phase but to no avail.
As the rain subsides more people arrived. I
continued with the same phase following the same track.
When my final round arrived the lady was doing her final
exercise. "Are you done ?" I asked while passing her.
"Done," came the reply.
It was the lucky day for me. I didn't see her yesterday
However I did
tell my wife that one day I need to ask those ladies on
their diet, and what made them so strong and so fast,
and of course so beautiful.
WHY BLAMED RAJAGOPAL ?
Soviet Russia once believed that
ideology the strength and wealth of a nation. The
American were trying to prove that Capitalist countries
are better. Sports, economy and technology are factors
of ideology, politics, national planning and thinking
methodology. In Asia Korea and Japan have been Asian
qualifiers for over some years, correlating with their
last GE, UMNO had been fanning the Malays saying Kedah
soccer under PAS was bad enough. If BN took back the
state Kedah woild be on the winning side again. So they believe that
government determined the strength and progress of
sports in the nation. UMNO exploited it whenever there
was a winning in major games. Even Chong Wei was not
We have to believe that mental
superiority contributes to the state of international
games and sports. It is our will and our thinking. It
starts from the players to the Sport's Minister. And
even the Prime Minister.
Do we ever put effort to study the
champions ? I mean the champions of every sports and
games. It is not merely seeing the events and the games,
but the roads to their championships. At time it went
too far back in the years.
were very concern about them being short just after WW2.
And started a program of talling the
population. They saw the importance of food. Try to talk
to the Malaysians about food, height, skill and speed; I
got a repulsive response, saying height is never a
factor in soccer and other sports.
Does anyone ever make a study how many of our soccer
players smoke ? What food they take and how they manage
themselves when not in the field ? Does anyone care to
observe and record the attitudes of our players ?
In our old system there was no professional soccer. Players
were not salaried to play football but employed by
government agencies. Jobs were not so competitive then.
Good players could get jobs quite easily. What this mean
they can work until their retirement age but could play
soccer until the age of about 35. If they were injured
at the age of 22 they are still employed. Today a soccer
player could not earn a living until 55. If injured at
20 then his earning ends. What I am trying to show is
the government's direct involvement by employing the
soccer players, making them more secured.
Malaysian players, as I observed, would kill a dangerous
player from the opposing team, to injure him for life, by
the hardest tacked possible. They don't realize they
were killing the national team as well, by the dirty
attitudes. No coach can ever enhance a team of bad
players with bad attitude. Some of them even thought they are
better than the coach.
To be frank, I
don't know the real task of a coach and a manager in
this country; who decide the players ? Which team has
the manager as a coach ? Which team has a coach player ?
Remember when we lose it may not mean we are bad. We
could have been better than the own past by some degree.
It is just other teams are better. If we are good others
are better. If we are smart others are smarter.
We must first look at our players; height, skill, speed,
attitudes and mental state. Taking the best coach in the
world he would not make Malaysia a champion/ It is
difficult, near to impossible, to build a strong team with
the stark competitive deficiencies.
Ask Khairy what make other team
stronger and what made the champions.
22/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
IN MY ARRL HAND
BOOK- CALLING CQ
(I made a
slight modification to it)
If you hear no CQ you may want
to make such a call yourself. Refrain from CQing unless
you are wiling to establish contact with whoever calls.
CQ means "I wish to contact any amateur station." If
this is not your desire, than don't call CQ, or being
specified in doing so. A CQ call can somewhat be longer
than a call to a specified station, because you are
trying to attract the attention of casual listeners,
including those tuning around looking for someone
to call. However, please avoid the common calling
discrepancy of calling CQ endlessly. The average call
would go something like this: "Hello CQ CQ CQ, calling
CQ, this is W)PAN, W zero Papa Alfa Novemver,
Bloomington, Minnesota, calling CQ and listening, go".
On CW: CQ CQ CQ de W0PAN W0PAN W0PAN K. After a brief
standby fo replies, and no one answers and the frequency
is still clear, you can try again.
HAMS CAN GLORIFY OR
TARNISH OUR NATION
Mixing with hams, observing
them and hearing their communications I conclude that
Malaysian hams are not the same. Each has his own value
system; what one thought as rude, the other just find it
normal. I always advise one ham friend of mine to
restrain from asking question on personal matters like
the job, religion, the monthly salary and more about the
To some boasting is merely a
normal statement. Hams with inferiority complex talk
differently from the other normal ones. The sentiment
could be felt in the ways they communicate. Hence DXing
could tarnish our nation. It would create an impression
that all Malaysians are just like him.
MCMC is too good enough to
allow all classes to go on DXing without any filtration
nor control. They are let loosed to communicate in ways
they chose and say what they like.
Guidelines by ARRL and IARU
touched on ethics and rogue people on the band. If they
were not serious the subjects would have not been
In our Asian region hams of a
certain country had tarnished the the good name of the
nation, creating bad
perception of the racial group and even at the radio
authority of the country.
It is too bad when people
insist on believing they are smart enough and others are
no match for them. They think they are even better than
the foreign and local hams. Some old hams are blaming
the new ones. I just say to them 'You reap what you
20/11/2013 - Abdul
It is almost everyday the
mainstream media is campaigning the new test system
called PBS. PBS will replace PMR,SPM and STPM. PBS means
Penilaian Berdasarkan Sekolah ( School Based Assement).
The Education Minister and the whole organization are
confident enough the new system is the best the
government is offering to the citizens.
UMNO had been making mistakes
after mistakes which could not be undone. I am not going
to list nor talk about them. It is their stubbornness
that lead to some fatal outcome.
Education policy and the
curriculum contents have been a big farced. It failed in
the implementation of education policy, abrupt
curriculum changes, teachers not trained in some new
subjects, mismatching education to job requirements.
PBS closes the door for second
chances to those late developer and other school
dropouts. No SPM, for instant, implies no more private
candidate students who may want to improve their last
Your son will be the victims. Your
choice is to send your kids to private schools which
design their curriculums to the need of foreign
institutions. You notice how much people are willing to
pay to go to the International School.
I predict majority of the Malays
will find PBS is a cruel system in the coming years. For
thousands who will be left behind their peers life will
be very miserable. The side effect will take about 5 -
10 years to show. The immediate would be seen from the
demand by the job markets. The quick raise in private
schools will be sooner.
A question of Malays becoming
Christians, the weakening of UMNO and the Malays,
economic backwardness, the increase of Malay criminals
and poor in competency with regard to competitiveness
are due to miscalculation made by the Malay leaders and
When disaster strike they will
start the blame game, seeing others as trouble makers
not pointing the root problem to themselves. They suffer
from denying syndrome.
When PBS resulted in
socio-economic disaster let us call upon all the PHDs
involving in it to jump into the hell fire. Public can
start to scorn at their useless degree.
20/11/2013 - Abdul
CAR LIFE SPAN 12
MY ARRL HANDBOOK ABOUT K AND AR
The car accidences - were they caused
by old cars or by the drivers ? Drunk drivers, sleepy
drug addicts and recklessness have always been the
reasons. Putting the blame on the old cars for profit
and siphoning money from the public is despicable. I see
those people are worst than the Satan.
The only car which enabled me to
transport my wife to her dialysis center is my old
Kancil, more than 12 years old. It is no more in
production. I bought Viva to replace her but found the
seat to be much higher than the wheel chair,
making the transfer extremely difficult for one man.
I am not the only one who will
suffer. The rest of the UMNO voters will suffer too. But
they like it that way. They want to serve the government
by paying more.
The real agenda is money and profit
for the cronies. We cannot exactly say how much these
people spent for BN's general election. It is time to
pay back as a favor for 'you scratch mine and I scratch
yours'. Every lobby is accompanied by money. The devils
never stopped doing it.
12 years life span means the price
increase of the car and gasoline indirectly. It will
push up the cost of transportation. The UMNO goons will
be happily paying much more for their food and other
daily expenditure. Then they will be deceived again by
the Ministers campaign that ours is always lesser than
the rest of the world. While they go on tax free cars
and these goons pay a higher premium and higher car
You love UMNO then go for the 12 year
policy. Serve you right.
19/11/2013 - Abdul
||After call to
|End of message
||End of transmission or recorded
Wait: stand by
||All received correctly
||Addressed station only transmit
contact or communication
||Going off the air
It is therefore true that the old
timer always used K during the CQ call to mean inviting
any station.. Using AR to mean OVER is absurd
because there was no station yet in contact.
Nevertheless in the process of communication the use of
AR to mean OVER or end of Transmission was logical and
sensible. Sometimes new people confused the old folks.
WHEN ULAMA CONDONE
SINS, CORRUPTIONS AND EVIL DEEDS
It is a sad phenomena and a great
tragedy for the Ulamas and Muslim clerics are joining
UMNO calling for the Malay unity rather than the Muslim
unity. What we know of the Malays today, they are
different from the old traditional stock. The old
Malaysian Malays were all Muslims. Today they come with
several faces in different facades. There are Muslims
and Christian Malays, thieves and robbers, liars and
If the Ulamas and clerics couldn't
see through PKZ, NFC, PERWAJA STEEL and what have been
in the audit reports, then they do not deserve any
respect. What more if they do not see nor investigate
the great plundering of public funds. They play around
with the public money as if their own. The amount paid
to the non-existing and failed projects were not small.
They doesn't seem to bother about the huge wastage in
purchasing military hardware. They kept quiet about the
millions wasted on the indelible ink. They didn't
mention about the Malay youths involved in drugs and
decline in morality under UMNO, and the state of crimes
in the nation.
The more they show their support
to UMNO the more the people who will lose faith on them.
To keep to themselves their trust on the party will not
jeopardize Islam. But campaigning and championing it the
election will cause great split.
Assume that PAS is a mad party.
The people don't have to vote for the party. And the
Ulama does not have to yell back in the capacity of UMNO.
Doesn't yelling back at the mad people depict another
stupidity and another mad individual ?
These people are saying if PAS
rules there will be chaos and no stability. The country
will become a Christian nation. Certainly it is a big
puzzle. Did PAS brought in Christianity in this country
or was it UMNO ? Idris Jala and other big people in
Christianity are within BN fraternity. Idris is not a
small man. The UMNO Ustaz must have been very blind.
When I was in USA all Imams
the Saudi, were attacking the Jews during the Friday
sermon. The Saudi was conveying sermons on death and the
avoidance of sins, non-political and purely religious. I
had a great respect for him.
The more they yell, the longer
they preach the more mistakes they make. May it be PAS
or UMNO Ulama. One PAS Ustaz said that God makes two
things of opposites; the good and the bad, day and
night, male and female, happy and sad, rich and poor,
strong and weak. Whereas in Islam the Muslims are called
to be moderate in many aspects. There are riches, poor
Ustaz too are carried away at
times. Pressing with big money in mind their speech will
tend to sway out out control. They even said Nik
Aziz's worshipped idols.
Can't Ustaz preach politics ? They
can. But they would be fools to defend huge wastage and
corruptions. They cannot condone the millions wasted on
the indelible ink, the 250 million cow-condo projects,
mum about hanky panky of PKZ and corrupt practices.
Telling the people not to criticize those misdeeds are
UMNO doesn't have to use gangsters
and religious teachers to gain popularity. Just prove it
is sincere in building a peaceful nation by stopping the
evil practices, lies and deceptions. How could people
respect the party which still adore the woman who
threatened to pull up her sarong ? ( If she does, what
do you expect to see ? )
18/11/2013 - Abdul
LEARN CW EVEN THOUGH
YOU ARE NOT A HAM
Thanks to the webSdr stuff. Now I
can tell those who are serious in wanting to master Morse
codes to refer to webSdr to go for their listening
practice. There are numerous stations. Ragchew sessions
would be the best choice. Get the slowest stations and
try to copy a word or two to determine whether the
communication is in English.
Call signs with G, VK, VE and W
are usually having conversations in English. I am sorry
for the Malaysian hams who said the mode is now dead
because they don't monitor them.
It is just fun to be able to
read all the messages. There is a feeling of success and
When we were kids, we like to
find ways to codify our secrets, hiding our writings
using soap, writing messages in ways only our gang can
understand, talked backwards etc. CW is one of those
funs that kids can really use, conversing where parents
could not decipher.
There are efforts to teach
Morse to youngchilfren today.
The WebSdr allows a radioless
SWLing like any other internet radio. I can hear the
commercial and the hams stations with ease. Star to
search for CW on 7.000 or 14.000 upwards.
The CW enthusiasts are sure to
enjoy it. I would choose the English node because I
would hear a lot of British stations conversing in the
language I understood.
CW has it's own language called
CW language. But in the rag chew common words with full
spelling were always used. When going for a long
conversation nobody is in a hurry. Nobody is worried
about a quick contact.
Try the Sdr
at websdr.org .
SDR IS FUN
node that gives a continues spectrum allows me to make a
continues manual scanning. University of Twente,
Netherland, is hosting this kind of facility. I believe
9M2AGC, Azlan, can persuade his institution to spend
some money for the identical purpose.
It is just
like a SW receiver except it runs on computer. I
monitored the ham band, the CB and the broadcasting
station. And , my favorite, the CW bands. I am yet to search
for BBC and VOA. China Radio is on 9590. The BC stations
are very strong and crystal clear.
Today it is
difficult for the laymen to find SW radio. The standard
receivers sold are the FM with limited frequency range.
Unlike last time when we used to listen to Suara
Malaysia, Suara Indonesia, VOA and BBC.
has been on the band even at the beginning of the 21st
century. I didn't care to know. Only when Hanafi, 9W2TZ,
mentioned about it recently I put a little effort to
look for it. Since I got the WebSdr.org, I didn't
doesn't seem to accommodate the software. I could not
hear the audio. If you have the android you may try to go to
the website. If it works then SWLing can be made using
your android. The Dutch people can afford not to buy SWL
radio anywhere, instead they can donate to the
university to maintain and develop a more advance SDR
18/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
SHOULD WE GIVE
MONEY TO OUR PARENTS
To some, parents are big burden
and are pests. Growing children who do not live with the
mother and worked outside the state are always busy with
their work. After getting used to living without their
mothers and fathers they tend to forget the old folks. A
few are reluctant to go back home even once in several
If we have faith and believe in
God then we should also believe in some mysterious
things that can happen to us with regard to as how we treat
our parents. An Atheist should have a conscience to
That children who forgot how
they were brought up, the great pain and sacrifice of a
mother will not have peace in their lives. Their minds
are always troubled by many things at office and at
home. They always experience shortages in money and other
Money is never ample. Work is never satisfactory. Mind
is never at east and at peace.
Giving money to the parent
would not affect their livelihood. Parents may be wealthy or
affordable and can survive without any financial financial aid.
The Muslims shoud believe that the small amount sent will be
by an unseen
gifts from God called 'barakah'. Parents pray for the
good health and the well being, and seek providence for
the kids. It is to keep the mind at peace, their would
appreciated, and the feeling of perpetual happiness.
Children who regard their old
folks as pests and burden would always hope for the
quick demise. Each day they hope to hear of
the good news.
CW CQ CALL
I got my
ticket in early 1970's. We had to go on CW for a year
before allowed to be on phone. I worked plenty of DX
stations. Calling CQ then always end with K ( invite to
transmit ). Today things changed. It ends with AR to
invite for any reply.
CQ we used to call long ago
CQ we used to call long ago
I learn of 9M2GL, Idris, a
radio man, a professional who passed the Radio Operator License,
not the RAE. Those days we used AR K because K was
understood as invite to transmit then.
YOU PAY FOR
CHOOSING A WRONG GOVERNMENT
I have not
been to Johor Baharu for a very long time. The last time
I visited I saw people sleeping along the five foot way
all over the town. I guessed they were drug addicts. It
was a similar sight in Kuala Trengganu.
unbelievable for Johor Baharu to rank No.4 for crime
among the world's cities. The Singaporeans snob the
Malaysia is not confined to Johor Baharu or Trengganu.
It is a common factor throughout the country.
It is a big
absurdity when the Ustaz is saying BN provides
tranquility and peace, and the police says it is one of
the lowest in the world.
happily waiting to be the additional victims. You choose
the wrong Federal government you will have to pay for
the price. Blame yourself.
16/11/2013 - Abdul
only on some parts
AND OPERATING TIPS
Steven R. Hurst, KA7NOC
decided to call "CQ". Here's the procedure:
CQ CQ DE (Your call) (Your call) (Your call)
Then LISTEN..... if you don't hear anyone
answering your call try again.
CQ CQ DE (Your call) (Your call) (Your call)
Again, LISTEN..... You might also tune
around from your transmit freq. to see if
anyone is calling you that you may not have
heard. Lets assume someone is calling you.
This is what they may say:
"KB1XXX KB1XXX DE WA9ZZZ WA9ZZZ K"
It is now up to you to establish
"WA9ZZZ WA9ZZZ DE KB1XXX , TNX fer the call
OM es GA (or GE). Ur RST RST is (give signal
report). My name is (Send your name twice).
My QTH is (Send your location twice). So hw
cpy OM ? BK T U . WA9ZZZ DE KB1XXX KN"
Then the other station will tell you if
he/she copied all of what you sent or if you
need to repeat anything. They might send all
of their information as you did during this
This is just one example
of how to make your first contact. You will
of course find what you like and what is
comfortable for you. Just try to remember to
keep your CQ calls short, no one likes to
sit for five minutes listening to an endless
stream of "CQ CQ CQ..." . They may get tired
and move on , and you will therefore miss
After all of the standard
information is passed and copied, you can move
onto other topics. What do you talk about on
morse code ? Try to make it interesting for the
other station. You might tell them your age, how
long you've been licensed, what you do for a
living, or what grade your in and what you like
to study the most. It's just like talking with
someone on the phone ( well almost, CW is much
more fun ! ). Are you familiar with the "hamspeak"
being used ? If not keep reading and I'll
explain what all these things mean. I have most
of these listed on another page, but will
reiterate them here for your convenience.
CQ is a general call for
any station to answer you. You are "seeking"
any station to call you.
DE means "FROM" or "THIS
IS". From the French , DE means FROM.
K means "OVER" .
TNX means "THANKS". You
could also use "TKS" for the same meaning.
FER means "FOR". Easier
to send an E than an O I guess !
- OM is "Old Man" . Hams call each other
Old Man no matter how old you really are !
Helpful hint: NEVER
call a female ham an "Old Lady" !!!!
- ES means "AND". Again , easier to send
ES than AND.
- GM / GA / GE / GN . Good Morning , Good
Afternoon, Good Evening and Good Night.
- Ur means "Your".
- RST is "Readability", "Strength" and
"Tone". This is the way signal reports are
given using CW. I'll be setting up a page
explaining how to give meaningful signal
- QTH is your location.
- HW means "HOW".
- CPY means "COPY".
- BK means "BACK".
- T U means "To YOU". ( This can also mean
"Thank You" in some cases )
- KN means "Over, only the station I'm
WHAT MAKE A HOBBY
PRESTIGIOUS AND RESPECTFUL ?
For a hobby to be prestigious and
respectful the members in the fraternity must be
ethical, discipline and urbane, which would enhance them
to the status of an elite and give nobility to the
hobby. One has to adhere to the standard and the norm.
But the ideal is far from the
truth. People who called themselves hams erected illegal
repeaters, disturbing people in communications, passing
rude remarks on the air, working and encouraging pirates
and trying to bar people from improving themselves.
They would attack those who were
trying to rectify their errors, defying and arrogantly
used terms they want to use, and ways they want to do.
Then ham radio has become a hobby
where people come to fight, to swagger and show off.
Mind you these are all new
phenomena unknown to hams in the yesteryears. It is
strange but it is happening.
NOW THE JEWS HATE
been facing a series of problems recently. The most
hated is his policy towards Iran. No Jews are happy with
the American cordiality towards the Islamic Republic. It
is feared that USA might be helping Iran in the
development of Iran nuclear project.
poised to attack Iran, believing it is strong enough to
do so. The calculated risk, unknown to the Jewish state,
is the power of Iran to strike back. The strong Israel
was humiliated by Anwar Sadat and Hezbollah once.
Without the logistic support of USA anything could have
Some of the
elite American sentiments are against Jews. But the Jews
control the Congress and the Seanet. With the increasing
of Presidential power the American Jews have to work
hard to confront the American President.
is time. Somehow Obama won't be long as a President for
his term will end within a few more years. Natenyahu
couldn't stand even a few more months, believing for
every minute the Iranian is gaining ground in
technology, military and nuclear arsenal. To me it is
just a phobia.
American nationalists are having their distrust against
the Jews who had attacked US warship before, spying on
America and even mastering the 9/11. Their movement
might have gone underground, trying to influence the
military sectors about the evil of the Jewish state of
Israel. Though America is stepping up it's surveillance
and espionage against this group the danger is still
there and real.
As in the
game of Chess, to kill a King determines the winning.
One can even sacrifice the paws and the Queen, the final
strike is to mate the head.
taking up punches, very heavily from all directions.
Will it be a knock out ? 16/11/2013 -
Abdul Rahman Raof
IS HAM RADIO
A PRIVILEGE OR A RIGHT ?
Civil servants are always reminded that a
leave is a privilege not a right. When it is
a privilege it can always be taken away
without any reason given.
Even if it is a right the other side too
will demand for the right. And many judges
had sided the government whenever the two
rights were in conflicts.
By the standard of governance ham radio is
only a privilege.
The authority is the authority whether we
like it or not. A ham should not try to
depict that he is more powerful than the
authority, by dictating, commanding and
defying the body. A privilege conferred can
always be snatched away.
The government is worried on two
things among schools children-poor English and not
interested in history. It is thinking to make those
subjects a compulsory passes. People just don't care if
things are not made mandatory.
HAM Radio will eventually be
losing it's identity as new stuffs are pouring in. Does
it matter ? It matters when we mix CB and other things
in this hobby. We might just remove the boundaries and
merge them into one, Else stick to the long tradition.
HAMMING USE TO BE IN ENGLISH HERE
Ham Radio in Malaysia used to
be in English since it first started until the past
recent years. RAE was in English. All the daily chats
were in English. Our walking reference was the late Haji
Idris, 9M2GL. I remember him well telling us that the
conversation must be understood by all Malaysians. At
that point we understood Malay and English as the plain
English in Malaysia.
It was a joke of a century, one
day an Indonesian station, replied to a DX CQ call. This
guy spoke in Bahasa Indonesia and the other in English.
As the other station could not understand him, he bade
the Indonesian good bye with 73 and picked up another
station. That particular Indonesian continued to call
him and continued to speak Indonesian.
Since the authority was
monitoring to trace any illegal stuffs like businesses
we had to keep in mind that they must understand what we
were saying. Simply, a plain language is the language
understood by all Malaysians.
Abdul Rahman Raof
Hallucination is a sensory experience of something that
does not exist outside the mind caused by a certain
physical or mental disorders. When someone says he was
despised because of his poverty, having physical
deficiency or inability he is doing injustice to his own
health. He lives in agony with the feeling of revenge.
Some went to the extend of telling tales to others about
the person whom he thought treat him with disdain.
those accused may not have the time to think about other
people. They have their own affairs to attend to.
Several of my phone calls and messages sent were not
replied. Would I think the other guy did not like me and
harbor it for revenge ? I know that I myself left my
phone at home and would not call back after a few hours
of noticing the miss call.
It is good
to look at ourselves and ask whether we have done any
sin to the others. It has no reason for people not
liking us if our company is interesting. Some people are
repelled by pomposity and swaggering, rogue demeanor,
and distasteful thoughts. They would try to avoid us
rather than wasting their time with us. But if we think
we are perfect without any drawbacks and deficiencies
then we would tend to hallucinate the worst.
disorder comes under mental health. There are persons
with the sound minds and people without. Those without
tend to suffer from depression.
How could we
know a person hallucinate ? One clear method is by
listening to what he says people thought of him and in
what manner he was treated. If I am imagining that
Special Branch is watching me and ready to arrest me for
writing distasteful stuffs about Shahrizat and BN when
they don't have the time to do that then I am
hallucinating. The best thing for me to do is to stop
criticizing BN and the Ministers. In other words, stop
doing the unnecessary.
entertain those who hallucinate and try to please them
or just ignore them ? For working men their utmost
important are their jobs. Jobs come first. Friends
aren't important. So there is no such thing as to devote
part of their time on those crazy guys. Second, they have
themselves to please first not at the expense of the
others. Do the home and family chores first before
pleasing their friends.
creating more damage to themselves those who hallucinate
should stop imagining the non-existing things.
13/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
RADIO - EXERCISE YOUR OWN RIGHT
operators have their own right to take the CW test and
elevate to 9M or not to take the test and stay where
they are. There is nothing wrong with both and none
creates sins to themselves and others. It is of
individual liking. There is no obligation to anyone for
any decision made.
One who wants to upgrade oneself
does not owe anyone and
doesn't have to justify or give any reason to the world
of why one does so. As I observed, there are many
working people who find time to study for a higher
degree. A person who dropped out at Form 4 can finally
be a lawyer after enduring much pain to study while
working. From SPM to STPM and later joining a
university. Should he ask the permission of the world to
go for the better job, better salary and better living ?
several hams who with torment humbly tried to explain
for their upgrading to the 9M. Explain to whom ? What
sinful act is it for people wanting to enhance
themselves ? If by any chance a person achieve his goal
it is his prerogative to feel proud of himself. It is
his right to have the perpetual happiness at infinity.
who want to stay where they are must also be respected.
They have their own reasons as well and likewise they
don't have to explain for their decision. They may be
busy or too full of other commitments to attend to other
things. They already achieve happiness and fulfillment.
At the same
time we can't force others to like us and hate the rest,
or hate us and like the rest. Usually the bird of the
same feather flock together. People tend to congregate
with their own kind. Yet it is not always.
are freedom of choice and human liberty human have to
conform and abide by the rule of law.
The law says it is
it's right and freedom to set order to the world and
society, to do away with chaos and turbulence and
standard is set. Manners are spelled. There shall be no
mob rule nor the rule of the jungle. If everything mix
well and run well then a civilization is set up.
Otherwise we would be equate with savages and
choose to apply your freedom to break a law, the state
will exercise the freedom to arrest you. Only one man is
allowed to defend the wrong. He is called a lawyer.
Recently, the North Korean government executed those who
smuggled South Korean movies into the nation. No lawyer
could stop it.
right you have, do exercise it without fear.
12/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Thanks to Youtube for the
who pass Morse exam do not steal or rob
anybody's money. And those who work DX and
contests do not snatch people's money either.
Don't entertain any dog that barks.
9M2NZ CAN DIE SWLing
need to be philosophers to know mankind and their
behaviors ? Ancient Malays came out with thousands of
sayings and idiom about people and even the well known
song Oh Bangau. They didn't go to university to
understand things. A mere observation over time would
make conclusive evidence of their demeanors and their
Religion has taught us about
hell and heaven implying that there are good and bad
people, arrogant and docile, criminals, philanthropists
an of all other sorts. We could not know a person by his
appearance and his words. It could be a long years
before we can discover his true color.
you take an unknown man into your home you could expect
any possibility. A good man thinks that all others are
as good as he is.
It is imperative for us to
take precaution when befriending a person. Carelessness
and indifference could be fatal to our lives. And I
always insist that we must not take chances in accepting
a person into our fraternity.
we like or not, we must predict the future base on the
past dynamic trend to the present; the behavior of a
man, a small and a big group, a man when he is
poor and he became wealthy, the status of gratitude
given by a person whom you help when he is weak and when
he became strong and wealthy. A person is humble when he
seeks a help and arrogant after getting all he had
I have seen persons who
thought they were so very smart with the little
knowledge they just acquired, jumping to conclusion
judged by sentiments, despising the abilities of others,
right the wrongs, condoned crimes and corruptions.
When 9M2NZ cried fouls over
the fault over amateur radio practices, I was not at all
surprise. I had expected many more will complaint about
it. The late 9M2JL, Ong, had predicted what will happen
before he died. I had declared that once I left ham
radio, I will not permit any ham to visit me except his
coming is not as a ham and will never touch anything on
the hobby. I know if he does, he will release his
emotional tension about many misdeeds and problems .
My blame is not on the
current errors by the new people but on the old hams to
simply refuse to compute the future, or I would put it,
as arrogant as those they breed to be. Remember, 50% of
2 is 1. 50% of 10000 is 5000. 50% of 1 few millions ?
We use the present
forecast the future of amateur radio. I would start with
the level of education, job category and maturity to
observe the attitudes. At a time there was a positive
correlation between attitudes and educational level.
The FCC policy is not about
ham radio but about the lobbying by the business
community. USA is having it's own problem. Ours
originated from different root. So much so listening to
descent communication has become a task rather than the
mere easy scanning.
I would advice Rashid to be
cool. The more frequent we listen to garbage the greater
the tendency all be sound like normal. Once they become
normal we can live with them. Listen to the clip. It is
worse than what we have here.
Yet all are layed out in the
ARRL handbook. In my old Handbook it is under chapter 24
'Operating a Radio Station'. Old hams had no computer
then they struggled to buy the ARRL book as a guide.
That's what we are, keeping the archaic literature.
11/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
USTAZ QAZIM ALHAFIDZ - UMNO IS FOR HUDUD
UMNO paid Ustaz Qazim Al-Hafidz to
give ceramah in Sungai Limau recently to persuade the
Muslims to vote for UMNO. As a religious person most of
his comments were implying to some clear messages. He
said UMNO is for Hudud and wants to enforce it BUT not
the time yet. Listen to what Dr. Mahitah Ibrahim said
Qazim told the people that it was
sinful to condemn corruption and Ministers plundering
public funds. It is alright for NFC and alright for PKZ
and PERWAJA Steel and Bank Bumiputera and the Indelible
ink. He did not mention names but by telling people of
the sins, the Ustaz condoned all UMNO's doing.
I traced a lot of lies, which he
might call it a minor jester for the fun. He dialoged
with God saying 'It is not we are against Hudud but it
is not the time yet'.
He stressed that UMNO built plenty
of mosques and financed them. He never asked for the
reason for fthe gesture; whether for the sake of
religion or with other ulterior motive. BN also financed
the building of temples, giving out money to voters. All
with a very clear and distinct motive. "You know what
the government wants from you in return." said Najib. At
some other places he voiced,"You scratch my back and I
During the election time you see
BN leaders with songkok and kopiah lebai,
even wearing robs. After election they would go back to
their suits and bows.
Ustaz can talk well but lack of
knowledge, blind to economic waste, drug abuse and
inefficiencies. They are always bad administrators in
anything but in matters of religion. They had not been
aware how UMNO had wasted millions for unknown, undone
and failed projects, and in the inflated cost of a small
UMNO went for Ustaz Quazim because he was very popular
But what I don't know whether his
students faired well in the school exam.
I think he should learn and
understand the concept of development, the growth and
the effects, the declining of the Muslims youth morality
and how corruptions had thrown the Muslim youths into
drugs and criminals activities. He forget about the
missing jet engine, about the water problem caused by
the raping of water catchment areas and the reduction of
land for food. He doesn't know the suffering of
students staying in hostels of which caterers were from
the UMNO cronies. And most he is not aware of the the
amount of counterfeit money in circulation as a result
of the policy of giving the jobs of the ATM
machines to the UMNO cronies.
Yet he is calling the people to
give their lives to those people.
The easiest for Ustaz Quazim is to
observe whether any of our leaders are Islamic in their
behaviors, talks and deeds. Shahrizat shouted in public
about her not yet opened up her sarong. What say you,
ABUSE - SHOULD WE BE ANGRY ?
medicines and consume supplements. Do we ever ask about
the side effect ? Even though one is aware of the effect
one simply ignores it. Smokers still buy the cigarette
packet with the the scary picture. Who cares about the
outcome though it is sure to happen.
The shift of
policy in amateur radio inevitably would bring changes
to the old traditional rigid system; you must pass CW,
go on Morse for a year before coming on the phone,
security check, keep to the proper SOP, and pirates
together with the supporter would face music from the
authority. Hams kept to tradition.
the international stations. Some didn't even give their
names and location. You are expected to search them from
the QRZ.COM. Rarely we heard stations talking without
the call sign mentioned from the start to the end. CB
lingo mingles with the ham language. They dragged in new
things which were unheard of before.
Rashid Ghani, could not stand anymore with the terms and
SOP put into practice. I called them creativity and
innovations. These are the side effect of the new
policy. It could not be avoided. If they are used
everyday, they will become a norm. You tell them they
are wrong, they will response that we are nuts. The
world is changing but the old folks still refuse to
spread fast; drugs and HIV, flu and criminal activities.
When we allow millions of foreign workers into our
country we should also expect what would come with them.
The crave of
a perfect world and perfect human being began since
mankind has first started to erect civilization.
Religion was later followed by Communism and now the New
World Order. It would never be achieved.
We have been
told by our elders 'fire is a friend when it is small, a
big foe when it is big'. Anything that become so huge is
difficult to control. What more if there is no effort to
control them at all. Didn't we use to hide matches from
kids so that we can be sure they will not cause fire ?
If we don't
like with the changes we can always put away the radio.
Or avoid them. Else we have to live with it. Life must
go on. Ask yourself whether you were involved to change
in local and international policy.
10/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
STILL FAR BEHIND
the day of cracking my head over computer codes is over.
Kids are learning fast and learning more of the new
things. I don't want to exhaust myself anymore.
found using a pop-up is easier to be used with Youtube
video presentation. The display looks nice. Soon enough
I discover it is not the best solution because the popup
will disappear and moving to the back if I were to click
on the main window. And I can't put text on the new
window, like 'Downloading Data' when I opened up a
pop-up that is downloading a big data.
The screen went blank
until the completion
of the loading. Hence I can't make my webpage look
I have no
choice but to peep into Java Script. I did not start
with the vocab but with the functions; how they were
written and how they were call. I learned to put text on
the new window and discovered putting text will not open
plenty to look into if I need to improve my web page.
Java is as large as the sea. I am just at the beginning
of the brook.
left Ham Radio over computer programming. It taxes your
brain and snatch your time. You wouldn't care even if a
naked girl come your way.
NORTH KOREAN KIDS BETTER THAN THE MALAYSIANS ?
It is difficult to get a
balance picture of North Koreans from internet which is
totally controlled by the West. By now we should know
that web sites are not only to disseminate Western
propaganda but it is a spying tools. And if we can get
hold of the Communist literature we also could not
The United States is trying to
undermine and weaken the Communist influence through the
propagation of Christianity among the North Koreans.
Religion to the Capitalist is a mere political tool.
American Presidents could dress themselves in Jews,
Christians and even Muslim cloak as long as they can get
a big money.
We have to make several long
visits to intelligently observe the North Koreans and
talk to them over several matters. But we can be sure to
them children are the property of the states, the future
manpower to build a strong nation base on science and
technology. This put a great fear among the Western
The way of a communist is for
the commune and the nation. The way of the Malaysians is
for the 'self-benefit'. Education policies have been on
the experimental stage for quite a long time. Curriculum
design was determined by the state of ego. Once set the
government would defend it regardless to how bad the
I observe that the Malaysian
Chinese tried to give as much as they can afford to
their children; paying for music class, swimming,
badminton, art and craft and self defense. A few would
teach ohm law and Newton principles to their small kids,
and others even teach additional mathematics.
The Malays solely left
everything to the government.
Every child in the whole world
has identical potentialities. If they are taught a
subject they can master it. If not they will forever
been ignorant. Even American kids don't know how to find
USA on the world map.
For some reason North Korean
government give emphasize on musics. Schools were to
worship nuclear scientists.
discipned while they
I think both Malaysians and
North Korean kids have their own advantages and
disadvantages. Our kids are living a lofty life, going
places in big air conditioning cars and enjoy the luxury
of life. Many grow up without significant skills. On the
other hand the North Koreans possess skills and several
abilities but life is just like the Orang Asli and
Dayaks in their jungle abode.
09/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
AMERICANS AND AMERICAN COMPANIES
you ever notice that American companies are tapping
brains from all over the world ?
There are young brilliant Malaysians who contribute to
the progress of American technology. INTEL for instant
is not only in Malaysia but all over the world employing
the bright young people to design and develop wafers. We
can talk for INTEL we can also talk of other companies.
companies keep America militarily strong as they give
much focus on Research and Development. MIT is one of
the sources for supplying brains. Yet in American
classrooms Asian Americans climb on the top.
aspects we cannot adopt American ways in every way.
Normal Americans are facing many problems, out of their
way of life and out of the government policies. The
economic woes that started in the early '80s are not
vanishing until today. The latest you have heard was
about the closing of the United States Government and
always something behind a certain policy. Mostly involve
money grabbing scheme, like the word 'development' and mega
projects in Malaysia. People with power robbed from the
poor, drive them out of their land with a little
American policy is accused of
being commanded by the Jews and Jewish community. Obama
has a Jewish advisor on Obamacare. Insurance will be
from only the cronies.
If we turn to USA or Great
Britain for everything, copy and adopt them, eventually
we will be losing our own identity and we will not grow
strong. If the American companies could tap the
intelligence of our youths, we have every potentiality
do grow on our own.
There isn't much the ordinary
American can contribute to the world for they are
struggling to survive, homeless and jobless. Sometimes
they lost their jobs over a trivial matter.
The Japanese and the Koreans
are conquering the world. Koreans are leading in some
areas. Samsung will surpass Apple.
It was in
the '80s the West looked East to learn from Japan on
Japanese work ethics.
China has more control over space and put their
communication satellites with cheap rental many
countries may shift to China for communication and other
The new Malaysian generations
must not imprisoned themselves under the mind of the
current political leaders. They need to think and act
on their own without fear of repression. They have good
brain and good mind to offer for a strong Malaysia.
Someone came out with a remarkable idea to sell
cheap sugar and rice in Sungai Limau during the
election campaign time. Barisan Nasional sold
the RM18.20 rice for RM5 and the RM2.80 sugar
for RM1.00. It was a great idea which must be
extended to radio communication equipments. Can
someone propose to BN to open a ham shop selling
gears at 50% or more discount or open up RAE
test center where those sitting for the exam
will all pass the test ?
Malaysian is full of great genii. The one who advise
BN must be a great genius and the one who agreed
with the idea too is one hell of a genius.
Shahrizat was not so smart. When she was there
she could have asked the farmers to do cow
breeding for her family with a promising income.
Each family would start off with a couple of cows,
a male and a female. She could have brought them down by
lorries and distribute to the Sungai Limau residents.
Soon the world will follow our BN ways.
Democrats will have a sale and Republicans
another 50% sale discount. But the Americans
like the smart phones and the tablets.
It is not a hilarious matter . But BN has just done
- Abdul Rahman Raof
GREAT MYTH OF THE WESTERN PEOPLE
In the world
where savage and Barbarian live the people have three
myths about the enlightened people of Western world. The
first, White people are wealthy. Second, they are very
smart and intelligent. And third they are very healthy
Even if we
think we are not savage or Barbarians, a big number of
Malaysians are having positive perceptions of the
British and the Americans. Strangely enough even the
Americans think the same way of themselves. They
condemned the Communists North Koreans saying the people
live in poverty and hunger.
In the real
life many were losing homes, jobless, migrate to Canada
and depend on food stamps.
Likewise there are as many
stupid Americans as stupid Malaysians. Not only in
term of knowledge but in the mode of thinking as well.
And in USA you are left to die without
an insurance. There are millions of
people as everywhere else.
SWLing ON COMPUTER
want to be a SWL but do not have a radio, you don't have to
worry. There is a web sdr for you to listen to
conversation either using phone or CW. Those who have
difficulty to practice listening to Morse you can start
by going to
websdr.org. Follow the
I am listening on 7017.25 a ragchew conversation between
two US stations at the speed about 25 - 30 wpm. It is
Click on the image to
Really, I don't know whether
I am listening to ham radio for two reasons. The first
is none of my ham gears are plugged to voltage source.
Secondly the sound came from the computer.
Try by yourself, and explore
the web sdr. I tried 7.120 and heard CW station both on
my Icom and my Macbook. The one coming through my laptop
is a little slower than the radio. The web sdr I opened
is located in Australia. The signal is no as strong as
the one through my radio.
At late night and early in
the morning there were many strong CW stations. On
7027.72 especially the ragchew was about 25-28 wpm in
German. That's the sign ham radio is still alive. The
moment CW is dead, ham radio is dead too. Don't be
offended at my personal view. And they are alive on the
internet as well.
It somehow opens up a new
frontier for me to explore.
Go ahead and try it.
If you need clarity in audio communication
go to the web chat, skype and all other
communication soft wares on computers. Would
it be a ham radio without hearing a single
noise ? The weaker the signal is the more
challenging would the listening be. Instead
of using 5KW there are people who use 5
watts for international communication. The
fun is when one can copy a weak sharp CW
signal that comes across the globe. Flex
radio for me ? NO. Free may be.
THE LAW MAKERS
Some questions coming from the members of the
oppositions were not smart and intelligent.
They did not show profound knowledge of the
future effect and outcome to the society and
the country. Questions on PBS did not touch
on the drop out and the late developer, the
possible growth of poor quality of private
education and the impact on the poor after
landing in the low level job at the early
dropout, and who can't continue their self-study to
compensate the lost they faced.
And the replies were a mere form of
justifications, only parading the good
points while hiding the possible fatality.
And at some answers were only base on
sentiment. It looks like the government has
been stuffing 'Malaysia is not X country.
If you mention X so much go and migrate
there' into the minds of the Rakyat. It
is just like stuffing toilet papers down the
like Shahidan Kassim is one of of the
Law makers must provide profound reasons
with concrete data for not formulating a
Without the in-depth knowledge in the
debate a law that may be passed could be
detrimental to the people and the country.
In the United States many congressmen and
Senators consult university professors on
matters to be discussed in congress, and
they chose the good professors.
We must remember parliament is not a
showcase of democracy or a place to justify
every wrong we did. It should not be a place
for deceiving people. There is no point
giving exuberant pictures of the decline in
crimes when houses were broken, drugs were
filling the streets and people were murdered
More so Parliament is not for a party
campaign for both BN and PR. Debates must
not leave no stone unturned. It must be
honest and faithful.
SPYING ON MALAYSIA A BIG ISSUE ?
response to spying case is
a jester. At least 80% what
happened here and what the
government is doing is known
by the world through the internet
system. We don't make the
system. Obviously whatever
secret we keep in the
storage will be siphoned
out. Not only that we let
out everything in the blog, face-book
and other stuffs we are
using. It is easier to know what you and
where we are today than the
yesteryears. Our hand phones
carry things we can never
local people know what
Najib is thinking, not to talk of the
hard copy documents or
things hidden in computer storage.
than what the members of the
cabinet know. Do we
call them spying when they
observe us in what we do and say ? Do we call them spying
if they only read our
publications on our government
offices etc that we put on the web
are interested is in the knowing of the emotional states
and sentiments of our leaders so that they can
manipulate to gain benefits. Offering an honorary
doctorate to Rosmah Mansor was not without reason.
Every country has at least one
spy agency. They spy both on their own people and on
foreign countries, mainly to know whether they are
siding us or our enemies, their covert operation which
may be detrimental to the current government.
In short spying is the
gathering of information of EVERYTHING in a country or
organization. What in Malaysia could be threatening to
the United States and Australia ? Are we pro-China or
the United States ? What tender we gave to the Chinese
as compared to Australia and America ? Do we provide
support to other Islamic countries to develop weapons of
mass destruction like the selling of the centrifugal
hardware for enriching uranium ?
All in all there isn't much significant stuffs that
the country can offer, except of the possibility of
giving sanctuary to terrorists, or the base for them to
plan attacks on the West. In that USA will always open
their eyes wide. The Thais want to know to what extend
do we provide support to the Muslim South.
Hishamuddin was trying to give
the impression to the people that Malaysia is so very
significant country that everyone wants to spy on us.
For what reason ?
Our military is trained in USA
and Australia. We hired the Jews and British as
consultants and advisors. We purchased computer
softwares from foreign countries. We have stripped
ourselves stark naked.
Could Hishamuddin tell us what
the foreigners are interested in us ? I think Mahathir
sending the police to spy on the people in
kampongs, mosques, kenduris and Muslim gatherings were
so much worse and immoral.
06/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BOASTING OF VICTORY
should stop dragging the Malays to stupidity, putting
words in their mouths and continue with their lies. They
should wake up from the dream and release themselves
from the fantasy world.
Hear what this woman says"
Chinese are much smarter. They systemized their vote
counts. They pointed out that the victory that Najib
and Mahyuddin's claimed came from them.
can't afford to have the Malays hate the party because
of the few rotten people who were supported by the
leadership. The honor is at stake.
I like to
ask a question 'How many is many'. To the United States
one can be too many. That made them spent millions to
hunt and kill Osama. One pregnant school girl boarding
in a hostel is too many for the school and society.
full force, machinery, money and other resources at
Sungai Limau more than 40% of the Malays reject UMNO,
what could Mahathir could have said about Najib and UMNO
lives in a defiance world, refusing to check themselves
to see any malign and evil practices and weakness. On
the other hand they righted the wrong and defended the
malevolent deeds. And corrupting the populace to hide
the evil practices of plundering public coffers.
defeat BN announced the highway project promised to the
people of Sungai Limau will proceed. To show UMNO is
good and benevolent ? In the old days before the
election you can see bulding materials were laid by the
roadside. When losing they were taken home. The project
halted. But in those day PWD construct the road. Today
the contract was awarded to either cronies or UMNO
members. The continuance of the highway is not for the
love of people of Sungai Limau but for the love of those
who were awarded.
is still leaving in the fantasy world. After the fuss on
the cow-condo stuff she still thought she is a super
woman, and loved by the people. Najib still keep this
kind of people. Seeing her made people look at UMNO with
want to think why the Chinese swing their votes to BN in
Sungai Limau. How much more lies are we going to hear ?
07/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
should not worry much about
Sungai Limau. Among my
circle of friends we
praised him. We could have
said 'Vote for UMNO' for
his sake. But on seeing Shahrizat
it turned off the intent to
vote for the party. Only the
people of cow mentality
would look at her as a leader.
made quite in impact in
Kedah, even among the PAS
members. But Putrajaya
thought the other way
round, thinking he is too
young, and they brought all
the ageing heavyweight up
to Kedah. Not many people knew
Mahyuddin but I do.
But people have known much about
Rosmah and Shahrizat.
Putrajaya people are 'KACAU DAUN'
group that might have lead
to UMNO's defeat.
general election only one
woman, namely Umi Hafilda
who was put on the TV
nightly, had made many people changed
their support from
UMNO to PAS. Shahrizat is seen much
worse than arrogance.
about Mukhriz visiting the
late Azizan in his hospital
bed and talked about how
close they were. Putrajaya
might dismiss as nonsense
if Mukhriz can take Sungai Limau
leaving him alone.
see Shahrizat as the main
culprit when they go for
the post-mortem ?
06/11/2013 - Abdul
BETWEEN MALAYSIAN CHINESE AND MALAY INDONESIANS
to have enough experience
with both in order to make a right
decision. You don't have to travel to Indonesia to know
bad people are not dressed
in a race, I prefer Malaysian Chinese
20000 times more than the
Indonesian Malays. The
reasons are in my heart. You need to observe
both with reasons and rationality, not on mere sentiments.
mean to offend any
Malaysian Malays who love
Malays so much.
true that I cannot
generalize all the Indonesians as the same. Neither
do they like each other well. Otherwise there would have not been killings between the Malay Christians and the Malay
Muslims in their own country.
do I have any hatred towards them. Only if I were given
a choice I would always choose the Malaysian
the other hand is fanning
the Malays to hate the Chinese. For what reason ? So that they can maintain their status quo and siphon
as much money as possible
from the government coffers
and privatized services to
friends and cronies ?
06/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
weeks before election I was
told by a teacher that BN had given away RM16
million. I didn't ask in what form. Only
on Thursday I went down to Sungai Limau driving slowly
with my wife. The assessment was simple. BN had put
every part of their energy, muscle, money, people,
machineries, and name them-they have all. They conquer
almost every inch of Sungai Limau with flags and tents,
using public facilities not
given to the opposition,
trucks with loud hailers, police road blocks.
Do you know
is a small place. UMNO can afford to give to PAS. But
that's not the point. Sungai LImau is a great struggle
for Najib who was trying to disprove Mahathir that UMNO
is dying . Winning means the former Prime Minister would
have to hide his face. Even losing they are are claiming
Mahathir's mind is on the wrong btrack.
losing the media and UMNO is stressing on the reduced
not a fool, neither the thinking people. Discounting the
element of refine cheating, the amount of input was very
monumental. Let me tell you how to compute; you take the
number of people gained by UMNO and the total resources
valued in money form, and divide them ie total resources
(amount in money)/number gain.
efficiency ratio is very starkly small.
could have easily sneer at Sungai Limau's drama. What if
the opposition is given only one TV
channel to broadcast ? I cease to listen to radio and TV
a day before the election. Yet when I went jogging the I
heard the campaign through Radio Malaysia Alor Setar
from the hawkers radio.
not wrong in his saying about UMNO. Given an equal
footing UMNO would surely went down the mud. The use of
psychology and lies could be considered remarkable among
the Malays, who are easily cowed by lies and promises by
the thieves and robbers.
media will be saying about Sungai Limau is to insinuate
that the people approve Shahrizat's Cow-Condo family and
happy with Rosmah Mansor.
actually surprised at BN's defeat after seeing all the
heavyweights gave a total focus and camping themselves
in this small area. Money flew out day and night. People
could eat and drink free. The Malays usually were easily
succumb to strong persuasion and money. BN had put
everything they had.
I am sure
that the Special Branch had provide the report to Najib
and Mahyuddin even before the voting process ended. I
noticed a jet flew South. The men on the jet already
knew the outcome even before the counting.
will be listening is nothing but a sour grape.
05/11/2013 - Abdul
Mini-dialysis units demonstrated
Mini-dialysis machines which kidney patients can use at home have been unveiled at a Hertfordshire hospital.
The Lister Hospital in Stevenage has demonstrated the units which are the size of a portable television.
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust hopes the machines will increase the number of dialysis patients treating themselves at home.
The number of patients requiring dialysis in England and Wales is predicted to reach 40,000 by 2018.
"We are inviting patients to try the NxStage units for themselves and receive training on how to use them," consultant Dr Roger Greenwood said.
"It is our intention then that patients will subsequently be able to take them home.
"We have created a home setting so patients can understand for themselves just how compact and patient-friendly the unit is.
"The historical image conjured up by home haemodialysis is of Portakabins in the back garden to cater for the sheer size of the hardware and the amount of medical consumables required."
Only 1.1% of haemodialysis patients in England and Wales treat themselves at home and the government wants this increased to 15%.
The units are the size
of a portable television
and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust hopes the
machines will increase the number of dialysis
patients treating themselves at home.
number of patients requiring dialysis in England
and Wales is predicted to reach 40,000 by 2018.
are inviting patients to try the NxStage units
for themselves and receive training on how to
use them," consultant Dr Roger Greenwood said.
05/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
one of those having a Death Book ?
Book is the appointment book for a medical checkup,
usually three months once.
It was my friends who named
it as such. Those with the
book are nearing death.
Hoping the regular checkup
will prolong their lives.
those without it will live much
longer, yet I heard
one by one fell, either
due to heart attack or hit
by lorries. The Muslims say
that God decides
but mankind must strive
hard for longevity.
I have one
of those books.
My anxiety heightened
whenever the day arrived.
I would have a
sleepless night for fear of
the result. Today is
my checkup day and I could
not sleep well. The
appointment is at 8 am.
I was at the hospital
at 6.45, me alone waiting.
By 7.30 there was another
I was the first to see the doctor.
It is a day in
history for being the leader. By
8.30 everything was done.
I am not afraid to die, But it is
sinful if one knows he is dying and does nothing. It
to committing suicide. Taking
one's own life is a crime in law and it is a big sin in
Furthermore I have more in
the world I am looking for to taste, particularly in the
progressive technology. And soon ASB is coming. That
already made me dreaming of what I am going to do.
Remember today food kills a
lot of people, not merely the Malaysians. You can see
the image of the problem by looking at the Obamacare.
USA is having an acute problem of sick people.
When people are dying more
jobs are being created. More doctors, nurses, supporting
hospital staffs, people working in factories producing
medical facilities. Now we have plenty of supplements on
the shelves. At time you must shout back at the arrogant
nurses that she is there because you are there.
And if you die there will be
some people who make money. Funeral is not cheap
nowadays. One day the government will have to make a
policy to throw away the dead in the sea full of sharks.
Sharks eat people. People
03/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
LOOKING BACK AT 7040-7043
on 7 MHZ has been a vagabond. There wasn't a fix
long to park for an evening chat like the
Indonesians do. I did not have the old logbook to trace
back the common frequency. But I have the electronic
from late 2002. You need to click the image on the left
to see the date clearly.
Malaysian hams were
sitting on 7040 since when I came back to ham radio after a
long leave. Of course the frequency did not belong to us.
But we respect those who have been using their common
chatting frequencies for evening chat, namely the Indonesians.
It was on 17th
July 2003 when we had to move to 7043 when someone
wrested the frequency away. It was not a happy memory
but that was what had happened. From then on I noticed
any frequency used by the Malaysians would soon be taken
away. Would we do the same to 7050 ? I found the BG/BY
stations did. It was very inconvenient and followed by a
chaos from the SE Asian station.
I decide to stay foot on
this frequency. If the Indonesians are using it, I just
wait for them to finish. But I still park here. 7045 was
recently used for the net and as a regular chatting spot. Both
are causing splatter. I never went up to tell those guys
that they cause heavy splatter, especially the high
powered station with the ESSB.
I hope the new Malaysian hams will
do a little bit of observation pertaining to this
matter. It is not to wage war but to understand people's
By Indonesians I don't mean every
ham in the country. Malaysians were robust too. So were
others from other countries. It is not that they did
wrong. The principle that ham frequency does not belong
to anyone holds. We too know the rules. But we do not
simply wrest the frequency where they have been using
for their nets. Out of respects and brotherhood we move
to another empty space.
Look at 7.00 to 7.029, where the
spectrum is only for CW. Some Malaysians are joining
their counterparts helping to occupy the empty area,
using phone. The old guys who stayed on the border 7.000 could
very well be respected. Even at 5.00 am when there were
plenty of CW stations you can still hear them screaming.
pirates come onto the ham band when they have
frequencies adjacent to 7 MHZ ?
One day the local hams may find
the need of a home on the band for chatting. We need to
know who is alive and who is sick Right now we don't
have any daily report on Eshees situation. I don't know
what happened to 9M2YP who had suddenly disappear, who
are the new hams, and where have all the old timers gone
not good to show defiance by encroaching to the
frequency which is not legal to the Malaysians. You make
a working paper, documenting the problems of frequency
usage and who cause them, narrating the
7030,7040,7045,7050, 7055 etc all being occupied by the
Indonesians and we don't have anywhere to go to.
One day those who are fond of
working DX stations and contest will get bored. I have
not heard old international hams anymore. Some were dead
and some are still alive. I gather boredom might have
If you don't think and act now
later you will realize saying "Yeah 9M2AR was right..."
I must stress that 7.043 is not my frequency. One 9W
station said if they are given 40 m to operate he will
kick me out of the spot. Good. Excellent mentality.
Click here to see the whole list
of logging. Be patient because it takes a few minutes to
download all data.
03/11/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I have not
been using navigator for quite some years now. I combed
the whole shack for my an old Garmin Nuvi 350 but to no
avail. And the ones I had had in my iPhone were washed
up by the new IOS.
I took a few
hours browsing for information on free offline navigator
for Apple. It is one for USA. There are plenty for
Samsung Android. Then I tried to look up for Garmin. The
latest versions are around 1K + . Nuvi 3592LM seems to
be quite interesting.
What do I
need a navigator for now, since I cannot travel anywhere
anymore ? The farthest I could take my wife is Taiping.
And I don't need a navigator to do that.
I will not
be buying Samsung, either because I already have my
myself that it is a wastage to buy another smart phone
and a GPS which I won't be using anymore.
donate my saving to the local mosque a little, pay
insurance and road taxes for my car, annual rates to the
state government and local authorities.
May be one
day the GPS would be found somewhere, usually at the
time when I don't need it at all.
02/11/2013 - Abdul
never to late to compensate with my school days
deficiencies. I was a useless, good for nothing brat,
hated school to the utmost, never study and only planned
to quit schooling.
the new technology that allows me to creep back into the
land of opportunity. It gives me a chance to compensate
my weaknesses as much as I could.
is fun. I experiment with the database and used the
available facilities like the Youtube and other media
player to entertain and learn at the same time.
I incorporate two types of video clips; direct from the
youtube and the list of songs that I upload on my
server. And they are played at random as someone logs to
my webpage. It means if 5 different persons running my
blog at the same time each of them may be listening to
different songs. And even the Youtube clip will be
I used to
put feedback and discussions but I need time to peruse
them. Taking away some of those lifted off some of the
English does not matter as long as people can make out
what I am trying to convey. That's good enough for me.
codes below may make some sense to some people to get
the song to be played at random.
dim rn, song(40)
song(1)="12 Girls band.swf"
song(2)="12 Girls band 1.swf"
response.redirect "index20maina.asp?fail1=" & song(rn)
could never beat JAVA. I have tried to squeeze in Java
in my learning time table. So far I could not the space.
As usual I would depend on internet for tutorial. I need
to use a little imagination and experiment with the
codes in order to gain proficiency. For an old man like
me with rusty mind I have to put more energy.
ASP is almost like Visual Basic, I don't have much
problem in writing codes without any reference. Once
again, I thank God and the man who made the internet
02/11/2013 - Abdul
MORE JAILBREAK FOR ME
When I first
purchased my iPhone 4, I immediately jail break it and
filled with several navigation softwares. I was enjoying
my iPhone for quite some time until I found that my
iBook could not open up a few books with the IOS then. I
needed to upgrade the OS.
It was at
this point I had some problems I don't exactly remember
the nature of the difficulties I was facing. The upgrade
proceeded. I lost all the navigation soft wares and
other illegal programs. I made a promise to myself that
I won't do any jail breaking again.
navigation software I feel at a lost. I have not been
using my Garmin GPS for a long time and don't remember
where I put it. I don't even remember how to update the
maps and POI.
iphone is on IOS 7.03. I might just be happy with
all the current soft wares, particularly the iBook. To
date I use less than 50% of the iPhone stuffs, and never
thought of upgrading it to version 5S or 5C. With the
previous IOS I could not block callers. Now I can.
Could I die
first before my iPhone 4 ?
FAR IS ISS
ISS is not in
heaven. It is about from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur. My
daily communication with 9M2RB in Nilai is almost twice
the distance. Radio wave that travel upwards meets with
less hindrance. Hams were known to use handy working
through satellites. It is good to log the ISS and
provide experience and the enhancement of one's
If anyone come
to me bragging about the ISS I would just respect him,
say nothing more about it. I won't invest in radio
merely for satellite work.
ISS is orbiting
at an altitude of approximately 220 miles. It is in the
Low earth Orbit (LEO). LEO is from 99 - 1200 miles.
consider working ISS as working a DX station ? It is not
a DX but could be considered as a rare one. It is the
rareness that add to the value.
The basic point
of anything is happiness and satisfaction. As long as
you are happy and satisfied with the achievement then
the goal has been accomplished.
It is not to be
used as a tool to compare ability and superiority.
Certainly talking to astronauts would be fun and one can
be very proud of himself.
To many there
is nothing like a ragchew with someone across the
border, like JA1NUT and
N6TT. Strangely enough one amateur
radio operator defines Ham Radio as a ragchew hobby.
You can see how happy
and ecstatic David Pruette in the clip was. The pride is
it gives one a chance to be in an Outer Space community.
A part of amateur radio definition
mentions for the experimentation of radio
communication . It never include distance at
My mentioning of the distance us
just to make one realizes that the space stations is not
that far. We tend to imagine the geosynchronous orbit as
the standard space distance. Geosynchronous orbit is
22,236 miles above the earth, about twice the distant
from Malaysia to USA.
Some people just like to
experiment a long path communication. Instead working
Medan with my yagi pointing West, I pointed East. I have
to check the front to back ratio to make sure Mean does
not read me from the back of my beam.
But the earth is only 7926.41
miles in diameter. Funny, isn't it ? It is about the
distant from Malaysia to New York.
HAM STATION NEED A WRITING PAD
utensils are vital in a shack. I cannot copy CW by mere
listening all the time. Even in a rag chew I have to jot
down the main topic. Most of the time we jumped from
topic to topic and most of the time we do not remember
all the subjects mentioned. Conversation with Mazwan has
been based only on memory.
working a DX station in Morse codes a pad is a must.
Even you can read every character well, you will not
remember the place name. Foreign names have strange
spellings. It is easier to jot on a piece of paper than
to type on the keyboard.
conversation faces similar situation. A conversation
between two men would touch several topics at one over.
And we always forget them. Notepad is to jot what we are
going to say and what people are saying. In a roundtable
chatting we write what each of them say so that we can
address everyone of them when our turn come.
not writing every word what others are saying. A single
word is enough as a keyword for a topic.
9M2HC, Choo, has been very consistent in addressing
everyone in a group as to the relevant items. He could
not have done it without writing them down.
It is a
good practice to have the pad handy but it is not
mandatory to use it if you have a good memory. In the
video clip of more than one hour of communication, N6TT
just listen to a conversation with his counterpart and
reply back when taking his turn.
31/10/2013 - Abdul
Is there any
different between Rais Yatim and UMNO, and UMNO and Rais
Yatim ? This man told the world Malaysia runs on the
rule of law. And he told the Malaysians that morality is
the affair of the parent. And the Human Right group says
parents cannot touch their children.
It has been
several time when I saw young Malay girls smoking
cigarette without any fear, shame or respect of the
adults. The sick sight forced up the image of the great
Rais Yatim and UMNO in my
When I narrated
the event to my wife, she blamed the
parents. But I blamed UMNO and Rais because they are the
same, they fought for individual liberty and
freedom. And the human Right group only
dictate about human right to the Malaysians, not the Americans,
whom I saw
of much greater suppression and arrests without trial in
are getting worse each day. Pictures of nude young Malay girls for free
sex were posted on the websites. Romance and caressing
in public is everywhere. They robbed, broke into houses,
drugs and even going for murdering spree. The list
of evil deeds are of the Malays are shocking.
UMNO would blame the people and DAP instead of their
own folly and stupidity. They
love their own destruction.
31/10/2013 - Abdul
NO MORE FIT FOR
CREDIT CARD. CERTAINLY A BIG NO
FOR HEALTH INSURANCE. IF YOU HAVE MONEY, INVEST IN
TAKAFUL. IF YOU HAVE LAND SELL THEM TO BE A MILLIONAIRE.
Being old and
retired as an ordinary man has no use to society. You
can't get a credit card, cannot make a bank loan,
rejected by health insurance and will get poor treatment
in hospitals and other agencies. The other day someone
from Swiss Inn Sungai Petani rang me up, something about
free stay for 3 days 2 nights. After a short
conversation the offer was retracted. It was only for
working people not for the retirees. At least it tells
me something ie not to stay in Swiss Inn ever. It is not
fit for retired people.
restaurant where I always have my breakfast is about the
same age as me. We always have conversation in English.
Young and professional people always looked at us, the
old Mamak Tongkang and the wrinkle old Malay man, as if
in their hearts saying 'wow those old guys could speak
I always have
fun at the exhibitions. I like to ask questions. Of
course I always assessed them by their answers; how
profound their knowledge were, and what were they
thinking of the old men. On matters concerning computer
I would questions until they could not answer, because
they were only users not the makers.
sometimes irritating. You pass a person trying to enroll
you on a credit card or ASB loan. They called you. Then
they would ask for your age, followed by 'sorry' because
it exceeds the limit.
In short, not
only the young people think we are going to die soon,
but the policy makers, bankers and people who want to
make money, too are thinking alike. Many old people
would always laugh in their hearts, knowing many young
people dies before them. Before me there were no less
than 20 persons I know went to meet God.
Old people are
only useful for eliciting money. Bank officials might
call you talking about investing your savings or giving
you ideas how to grow your money. Even the government is
talking about erecting more of Old Folks Home, a house
where the elderly wait to die.
When the Swiss Inn cancelled the
invitation for the retirees I kept on asking for reasons
of their rejection. After all everyone has to pay the
same amount for a lodging regardless of age or working
status. Probably it just adopt the credit card policy.
31/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
A DOUBLE STANDARD GUY
with a double standard is never nice. I will have to
admit my drawback and the bad attitude. I don't mind
errors made by those who came on CW, even of their bad
sending but I mind much about the phone communication.
mean I approve the exclusive right for a CWer to make
errors. It is difficult to make errors pertaining to
procedures and even terms used. Spelling mistakes are
always excused. To use EN to mean R is a matter of style
and habit. Many a time I heard E(.) and N(-.) instead of
became more and more proficient and had been in Morse for more than 20 or 30 tears one tend to
develop a style. The Indonesians have a unique way of CW. The capabilities are from the very long time
To me what
is more important the fluency in sending and receiving.
enjoy watching and listening to N6TT. I hope the Youtube
will not remove it. I include the footage in my website
with other clips, and display them at random. Each time
someone logged in my site the video will show a
to ham radio is to listen to CW stations. To me that's
ham radio. Killing Morse means killing ham radio. The
moment everyone stops pounding and no CW-chirps heard it
is a sign of the death of ham radio. Remember, this is
only my view.
reason I would tolerate mistakes made as long as hams
brave themselves to shout on the air using their
30/10/2013 - Abdul
WHY NOBODY WANT TO TALK ABOUT ABOLISHING RAE ?
Is it not
possible to upgrade CB in term of frequency allocation
to share with those in the ham band ? After all many
unknown stations are already occupying the ham
sanctuary, breaking the fences everywhere. Many live
in dual world or we may say triple world. He is Ham, CB
and a Pirate. Or a CBer who also park on the ham band.
electronic and radio knowledge. Without those people do
talk all over the world. Everything decides by money.
We do not need to compute antenna length because they
are computed for us, readily sold in the market. Almost
all radios have tuners built in. All one has to do is
just buy the stuffs, go on the band and count 'SATU DUA...SATU
Did we not
hear of a proposition to open up a huge new market a new
economic sector ? Ham shops and stalls would
expand as a new feature in business. Jobs are created. The government get more
money for the licenses.
listened to the Trunk Radio and enjoy the conversation
among the lorry drivers. Very hilarious and interesting.
The only different is that they do not use the Q-Codes,
73 and ham SOP. Or else they just sound like the normal
ham operators. They do not need the RAE, nor electronic
This will be
a real liberty. Any man can join a radio hobby
regardless of his ability and background. This is
a real democracy. Is it not
what you want ?
30/12/2013 - Abdul
My wife has a
new tenant. The previous one has bought his own home for
RM140K, a single storey terrace house. The new tenant
came to my house today because I request to see him. He
moved in last month.
He is a nice
young man, an engineer in profession working in the
department where my wife last work before retirement. He
told me about him being cheated RM500 by someone who
promise him a house for rental. From the story I guessed
he was not the only one cheated.
tenant paid RM180 for the rent. My wife charged the new
tenant RM250. I told him that I don't impose any written
agreement but merely a simple oral understanding. He
said he did a paint work and a little wiring. I asked
him whether he agreed to my proposal that he does not
have to pay for the rental this year at all, and he
could undertake to repair or modify the house on his own
accord using his own money. It may exceed the free stay
this year. He agreed. "Make it as if your own home and
do anything as long as you feel comfortable in it."
My wife didn't
say anything. They seemed to be happy.
I didn't care
at all about my wife property when she was abled and
healthy. Husband could be scrupulous and takes money
from his wife. Only when she became weaker and could not
manage herself anymore I took over on matters pertaining
to her house.
I trust and
believe the new tenant is responsible enough to take
care of the house and would not assume we are a form of
leeches that look for opportunity to suck blood.
Malaysian hams are great and excel the world in matters
of radio. It is good that I can learn something new that
I never knew before.
I never came
across a logbook with the headings QRA and OP. Mine is
archaic and old fashion. I use DATE, TIME,
FREQUENCY, STATION/CALL, MODE, HIS_RST, MY_RST, NAME,
PWR, HIS_RIG, ANT, QTH, END_TIME, QSL_S, QSL_R.
The new one
uses QRA instead of Call or Station, and OP for name. I
know OP to mean Operational Procedure.
In fact at
the RAE test time there was a question on
basic logbook. We
were to describe the contents. That was in the
1970's test. Surely today it may be different.
Old mind has
always been inflexible and inclined to resist changes. I
chose to stick to my own logging system, which of course
taken from the MARTS logbook.
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our own. So we use our own style. In the old days the
authority would visit hams and checked the logbooks.
MARTS printed and sold the standardized version. It made
simple for the authority. There are items which are not
mandatory, like the time-end. But in case it is going to
be used as evidence in court to prove alibi then
time-end is relevant. You can choose to put both the UTC
and the local time in case it is going to be the court
HUNTING FOR STUFF
To me trust is something big and heavy to undertake. It
is as small as the task to convey a simple Best Regard
or a Salam to a third person to taking care of billion of
dollars of money not belonging to us.
quite like asking people to buy things for me when they
travel overseas. If I do I would place burden on them.
Buying by post from Malaysia is very much easier than
looking for the goods at the traveling location.
I had two
experiences before, in the early '80s. While in England
I had a very tough time looking for a shop selling a
digital hardware based on the address given. I had to
ask several persons, took several type of transportation
system and walked for miles to locate the shop. It was
one day's work. And another in USA I had to travel more
than a hundred miles looking for the distributor. I did
but had had a hectic time. And once while in Las Vegas I
had to take a bus, traveling for more than 20 miles
searching for a ham shop which was not there anymore
when I finally reached the location.
ask me to buy things and post back the commodities. It
was as good as impossible if I went with a tour group.
The bus won't take you to the shop that you want to go.
They will take you to the shops that you don't want to
go. Secondly you might see a post office about 20 yards
away, but you may have to drive more than 20 miles to
the visible destination.
problems I restrained myself from asking a favor from a
friend who are going overseas either for vacation or
vocation. I know hunting for stuffs is not a trivial matter.
anybody were to ask me for favor, I would not make any
promise. Don't keep any hope and don't trust me
29/10/2013 - Abdul
A Breach of
Trust could not be offset by any amount of money to
replace a misdeed. The Malays always asked someone to
send the best regard 'KIRIM SALAM' to someone through a
friend. There are four responses one can make with the
entrusted message. Firstly to say Insya Allah ( God
willing ) to mean "if I remember, if not please forgive
me". Secondly he could say "Sure, I will".
Thirdly, is the total rejection "Sorry I can't." And
will try my best but I don't promise." The last one is
something like the first with a slight difference.
Only the day
before yesterday I asked a worker in my former school to
give a package of rice with a huge prawn to one
students. "Give it by yourself to the person." He
promised saying "Sure, I will." Instead he gave to his
friend to send the food. This person just left the food
on the table saying "For Aiza". Aiza was the student to
be given. It happened the recipient was absent. The
package was opened by the other students and consumed
of trust is irritating and uncalled for though it looks small and
light. It frustrates me very much.
If we can't
trust a little thing how could we respect the person as
a man of morality ?
MAHATHIR ATTACKED NAJIB AGAIN
Let me quote
a small portion from Malaysian Insider;
a government that is weak because of weak support from
the people, and with a tendency to accede to the demands
of extremists in the opposition,” Dr Mahathir said in
his Perdana Foundation office, across a lake from the
prime minister’s office in Putrajaya.
worst part is that they make extreme demands to unseat
the government who can’t get rid of whatever they don’t
like. But if you think that they will then say ‘thanks,
we will support you now’, you are mistaken,” said the
country’s longest-serving prime minister.
there because Mahathir put him there. You and me didn't
start the Vision 2020. Many of us are Mudah Lupa. How
could a man with 2020 vision, praised by many of his
supporters of a man of great vision then did not see
Najib so very well ?
I am sure
many of us still remember the most recent remarked
from Mahathir that Najib is better than Pak Lah as he
got back the state lost to PAS. And now he said Najib's
government is weak as the support is weak. Najib never
thought that he is weak, or else he would not have given
a thumb up to Shahrizat nor boasted that the Malays are
giving him a solid support.
discredit Najib met with a soft retaliation, of Mukriz
being putting aside. It was a big insult to the former
Prime Minister. He has lost the respect and credibility
even from his own UMNO men. Only a few old frail men are
before that Najib gives money to people right now
whereas Mahathir doesn't. A big majority join UMNO for
money, hoping to get contracts and projects. These
people will fight for those who endowed them with
wealth. Mahathir can't afford to pay them despite his
Pak Lah will
smile at Mahathir's anger. He won't make any public
comment. Deep in his heart he will say God is Great. In
the meantime Najib is stepping up the government's
propaganda using the public media day and night to
brainwash the masses. Rosmah and Shahrizat are smilling
29/10/2013 - Abdul
Q-CODES COMMONLY USED BY HAMS
in CW, used by hams are not many. The most common ones
are QTH, QRL, QRM, QRN, QSB, QRU, QRO, QRP, QRX, QRT,
QSL, QRV, and QSY. I ignore the rest of the Q-Codes.
Overusing them especially in telephony does not make a
man a better ham. Not using them in SSB does not degrade
a person as a ham.
In CW the short
form helps. Other than the Q-Codes there are many other
short forms used in almost every session. These are Tks/Tnx,
GE/GM,GL,GB, HPE, CUAGN, UR, PWR, ANT, WX, YL, OM, XYL,
GUD, MNG, BTU and K.
operation a plain language is used.
But in the CW
ragchew many hams use full words because they are not in
a hurry, no pile up or several stations waiting by the
side. I take a rag chewing as a mean to sharpen the
copying and sending ability. Most will go at more than
But there are
people who are using straight keys to rag chew. We
cannot expect a high speed sending with it. To train a
new comer I usually go slow when having a long chat. If
he request for a higher speed I would increase my
sending. Once I know he can copy fast enough then I
would not start with 12 wpm.
When the CW is
in Malay language we are inventing the short forms
ourselves, which we know the other party could
understand. SP can be for Selamat Petang or Selamat Pagi.
It is my
believe that knowing and using Morse by a person with an
AA made a person a real ham. Of course my view is
not necessarily true. Everyone is entitled to his own
opinion. Neither using excessive Q-Codes on telephony
could make him a great ham.
with me, done. You want to criticize me you are welcome.
I won't fight back. If you want to know all the Q-Codes
by all mean, learn them for it enhance your knowledge.
All you need to do is to find the right place and time
to use them.
Those who wish
to be Elmers should teach the right things and the
right communication procedures. Otherwise we will be
all the time when accepting transmission. When
misconceptions are being repeated over and over again,
they will become real, and put into practice and become
part of our culture. Then nothing can be done.
29/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
ATOM OF CARE
been almost 10 years since I retired from my job. I
don't remember everything vividly, for my memory is
fading and secondly it lifts off plenty of burden and
release me from worry and depression. Only event at
occasion would bring back some of the forgotten
Hanafi, a radio friend of mine, told me that a doctor
prescribed an anti depression drug, I remember a worker
in my school, whose mental problem was brought to my
attention one day. There was no indication that he was
mentally ill. He was a normal and a hard working
person. I talked to the other workers about some jealous
people who wrote me about the worker's illness. They
confirmed that he was. He was on medication but causing
no problem to anybody.
I went to
see the psychiatrist to find out more about about
my worker who was under his care. I was told about the
imbalance of a certain liquid in the brain. The
medication was to rectify the deficiency of the
solution. He only need to have the regular consumption.
don't remember well how he came to confide in me of his
sickness. But he did. Probably he was advised by his
co-workers. I sympathize with him and reminded him to
take the medicine as prescribed.
with me for more than 10 years. Each day when I met him
I always asked him whether he had taken his medicine for
the day. He showed no sign of madness nor
changed when the government had a new policy on school's
workers. Workers are privatized. Private companies will
provide the work service with contract. All the existing
government blue collar workers had to be transferred out
including him. Before he left, I repeatedly reminded him
of the constant medication he must observe, and bade him
later quite some time before I retired I was told that
he had passed away. He was very aggressive and became
very violent that even his wife and kids ran away. I
knew then nobody had taken care of his health, to remind
him of his daily task to himself. I believed he had left
the medicine totally.
his departure would be good for the family, I would have
to say that an atom of care would have save him and he
could remain a normal person for a longer time. Death is
God's hand but is it not part of our duty to do the best
we could to help a fellow mankind ?
29/10/2013 - Abdul
neighbor planted two papaya tress in front of my house
outside the gate. I left it to God to nourish the small
plants until they grew so big and so tall, bearing
fruits. I was so busy to pluck the fruits. A couple of
months time both trees dies down. I didn't know for what
love the fruit. Buying from the hawkers it cost me a
dollar a slice. When I had the fruit I did not eat it.
A few month
later another two trees grew up at the same place, and
another two across the road. This time nobody planted
The ones in
front of my house bored a big number of fruits. Then
after some time one turn yellow. This time I have a
desire to eat it. But when I plucked I saw it was almost
hollow inside. Birds ate the delicious meat, leaving me
day I found a small whole as big as my finger. I was
very happy and thanked the birds for eating only a small
portion of the fruit.
there are about 20 left on the two trees, still green. I
hope the bird will share the rest with me.
28/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
DENGUE FEVER REMEDY
Two (2) pieces of raw Pawpaw (Papaya) leaves. Clean
the leaves and pound and squeeze with a filter
cloth. You will only get one tablespoon of juice per
leaf. So, take two (2) tablespoons of Pawpaw
(Papaya) leaf juice once a day. Do not boil, or
cook, or rinse the leaves with hot water, as it will
lose its strength. Use only the leafy part of the
Pawpaw (Papaya) plant, and not the stem or sap. The
juice is very bitter, and you have to swallow it.
But it works.
Simple and Effective - blend the
leaves, squeeze the juice, drink immediately.
When my son was attacked by dengue we just boiled
the leave, took the juice to him. The doctor
dismissed it with nonsense. The palette raise to
I was told by a friend who did the same when his
son suffered from the fever. That was a very long
Please browse the website to get more information
about papaya leaves remedy for dengue.
You won't lose anything believing in it. It won't
kill you either if you drink it. Cigarette is more
dangerous. Even then you won't die immediately.
WHICH IS BETTER, TO LIVE OR TO DIE ?
I read about
a boy who went on a stabbing spree, who was under the
influence of drugs. And I read about the former felon
who murdered after he became a free man.
What good do
these kind of people have for the community, the country
and even to themselves ? They are just pest and nothing
more. They don't deserve the right given to human beings
because they do not behave like one. They should be
banished from this universe.
It is better
for them to die than to live.
applied to human being is only for the normal men that
follow and abide to the wishes of the people. The right
to heard and defense are never given to cats and dogs.
looks like a man, may not necessarily be a man. What
made him a person is his brain and his humane behavior.
A person who
is useful to himself, the community and the country
somewhat serve and contribute, the minimum of which he
provides peace and tranquility.
rouge, the robbers, the murderer, cheaters and liars are
deemed threatening and disturbing, it is better for them
to die than to live.
The band is not always good and
7Mhz is full of Indonesian and probably Malaysian
pirates. N6TT and JA1NUT prefer to work daily CW on this
band, usually after the sunset in Japan and Malaysia.
They would be around 7.025 plus-minus QRM, enjoying the
37 wpm CW for hours rag chewing.
Each time I
would try to copy them with my eyes close, resting on my
lazy chair. I admit that I did not read all the message
because I would doze off. When I woke up they were still
there. I knew I could sharpen my listening skill by
constantly listening to their communication.
JA1NUT - SHIN
Both may not be there at the
same time. I heard N6TT called Shin for almost 3 hours
but Shin wasn't there. It looked like N6TT only love
working CW with Shin.
For those who don't believe
high speed CW can be sent and copied manually the video
clip on the youtube will provide as a proof. I just
don't appreciate computer CW, either reading or sending.
It is nothing wrong with it but it is just not to my
I had the honor and pleasure
working both stations before but not at the high speed.
I dare not go more than 15 wpm on DX band. The only fast
speed Morse is with 9M2ZN, Mazwan.
Those who can't want to destroy
it, not realizing they are killing ham radio as well.
Talking on the band is not necessarily hamming. RAE does
not make it a ham radio too.
What puzzled me is the
disappearance of Indonesian CW net on 7.025. They might
have moved somewhere else for their own reasons.
Otherwise we could listen to them as a practice.
To know more about JA1NUT you
can browse the website.
- Abdul Rahman Raof
DON'T LAUGH AT MISTAKES MADE BY OTHERS
mistakes. If he doesn't he is an angel. I am really
annoyed when people are making fun of others as if they
are immune to making errors, sins and crimes.
The problem is
not the mistakes made but a deliberate attempt to annoy;
a sadist. Or simply to show defiance to protrude one's
ego. Even then the best is to correct it or to ignore.
Commenting to poke fun on others is not palatable at
Ham Radio is
international. Whenever you are on the air you are
parading yourself, your country and probably your race.
Our counterpart may stay silent at our folly but it
would create an everlasting impression that we are hams
of a pariah class.
There are several things that we
have to observe, such as
a. Avoid being haughty and pompous
b. Avoid annoying the other party
matters like their jobs and
c. Don't correct them if they create any
mistakes in procedures.
d. Avoid using CB or pirate
language and their style of
e. Try not to use
Q-Codes on phone communication; use 'stand
by one' instead of qrx,
'my location' instead of QTH,
"understood" or "affirmative"
instead of QSL.
If we need to tell our name just
say, "My name is ___" or "My handle is __"( not my
handle operator or my my handle operator name is ).
Address a person as his name given, not 'Your honor
....Sir .....Datuk...Tan Seri...."
Talk slowly and clearly on the DX
band, never to rush. Our pronunciation may not be
understood well. We usually have problems with some of
the Indian stations. If we find it difficult to
understand the Indians, others may find it difficult to
grasp what we are saying as well.
Wherever there is a normal group,
not a contest, do not give merely your suffixes. I get
annoyed when I heard only BY shouting his suffixes
several time, because I need to ask him again his full
call sign. He could be a YB7BY, YC3BY, 9M2BY or even
HS2BY.Among local members who always having a chat
together such a manner would be tolerated.
Telling you is not harming you. It
is not an insult as what other people are making fun at
the error in front of our face.
27/10/2013 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Wave of High-Profile Crimes Has Put
Malaysians on the Defensive
October 18, 2013
LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s
population has tripled over the
past four decades. Its largest
city, Kuala Lumpur, a place once
so sparsely populated that it
looked like a botanical garden,
has exploded into a cosmopolitan
metropolis of shopping malls,
luxury hotels and sprawling
But with modernity and
urbanization came an unwanted corollary: a soaring
crime rate that has blighted Kuala Lumpur,
previously considered one of Asia’s safest cities,
and other urban areas across Peninsular Malaysia. It
is hard to find someone in Kuala Lumpur today who
does not have a story about a purse snatching, a
burglary or worse.
“Whatever defense we put
up is not enough,” said Chong Kon Wah, a
British-trained engineer who was burglarized twice
at his home in the Kuala Lumpur suburbs and robbed
once while in his car — all within 10 days in
Residents in middle-class
and wealthy neighborhoods have begun to gate their
communities, often without local government
permission. And the demand for personal guards has
soared, with the number of certified security
companies nationwide more than tripling over the
past decade to 712 from 200, according to the
Security Services Association of Malaysia, which
Last month, the United
States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur sent a warning to
American citizens here: “Remember to carry your
backpack or purse on the shoulder AWAY from the road
to prevent having it snatched by motorbikers.”
The possible reasons for a
higher crime rate are a matter of debate — some say
ethnic-based policies that favor majority Malays
are partly to blame; others say the police force is
corrupt and ineffectual. Even the extent of the
crime wave in this country of 29 million people is
Despite the widely held
perception of a sustained crime wave, the government
says that after doubling from 2000 to 2009, the
number of reported cases of violent crime nationwide
has declined sharply since then. Government
officials say they have achieved the drop by adding
police officers on the streets and security cameras
and barriers along roads to deter thefts by people
on motorbikes, as well as by studying policing
methods in cities like New York.
But a series of high-profile crimes
this year — including some against government officials
or their relatives — have led the authorities to begin
to acknowledge the depth of the problem. Since August,
the police have arrested more than 11,000 people
suspected of being gang members. And in a reversal of earlier changes
meant to shed some of the country’s authoritarian
legacy, the government last month passed laws that
would give the police the authority to detain
suspects without trial.
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A sign in Kuala Lumpur warns of a
common form of crime.
As worries rise, the
opposition says the government is manipulating the
statistics. Critics note that, after years of
providing the public with data on murders, rapes,
thefts and other crimes, the government has changed
the way it presents crime statistics, focusing on
what it calls “index crimes” rather than giving a
detailed accounting. Tony Pua, an opposition member
of Parliament, said he had “no confidence at all”
that the figures were accurate.
The Malaysian government
has also stopped providing crime statistics to the
United Nations, according to Enrico Bisogno, the
official responsible for compiling crime data at the
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
But in response to a
request from The New York Times, the Malaysian
police provided detailed crime statistics that show
the number of homicides over the past 12 years has
remained relatively unchanged at about 600 a year.
The data also show wide swings in some categories of
crime, including a reduction in robberies using a
firearm to 17 cases in 2012, from 722 cases
nationwide in 2000. Another category, gang robbery,
fell to 110 cases in 2012, from a high of 1,809 in
One crime that did show a
steep rise was rape, with the number reported from
2000 to 2012 doubling to 2,964 cases.
Teh Yik Koon, a
criminologist at the National Defense University of
Malaysia, says it is widely accepted that crime
rates are higher than reported, and she says one
problem is a sense of hopelessness that the police
can solve crimes.
“There are a lot of people
not reporting crimes,” she said, “because they feel
there’s nothing the police can do.”
In a country that has long
relied on foreign visitors — investors and tourists
— for a good share of its economic growth,
Malaysia’s paternalistic government had consistently
minimized the crime problem.
“If you try to make a fuss
out of one or two cases, it will only worsen the
situation and create a picture that the country is
not safe,” Hishammuddin Hussein, who was home
minister at the time, said last year.
But in the months since
Mr. Hishammuddin made those comments, the string of
high-profile cases in Kuala Lumpur and other cities
has brought crime to the top of the political
Close relatives of the
deputy prime minister and the chief of police were
burglarized in separate crimes last May. The former
head of a local bank was killed in July, and a top
executive of one of the country’s most successful
companies, AirAsia, was killed during a robbery in
When the house of Khairy
Jamaluddin, a prominent politician and government
minister, was burglarized in June, Malaysians got
the straight talk from a government official many
had been hoping for.
“The burglary is a
reminder to all of us that crime is a serious
problem in Malaysia,” Mr. Khairy wrote on his
This month, the home
minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, highlighted the
government’s new get-tough approach in a speech in
which he said it would “no longer compromise” with
criminals, according to the news Web site
And in comments that drew
outrage from the opposition, he said the police
should “get the evidence” and “shoot first.”
Human rights groups say
they are alarmed by a number of recent cases of
criminal suspects who died in police custody.
Critics of the
government’s approach say that amid what they call
an obfuscation of crime statistics and the sudden
crackdown, any real discussion of the roots of
Malaysia’s crime problem is being lost.
They blame not only a
police force that they view as corrupt and
ineffectual, but also income inequality and the
alienation of ethnic Indians who represent 7 percent
of the country’s population, yet, according to the
police, make up two-thirds of gang members.
A restaurant across from
Kuala Lumpur’s domestic airport hired an armed
security guard in May to deter would-be thieves
after attacks on several restaurants in the area.
“A lot of people think
it’s a gimmick,” said Terence Wong, the restaurant’s
manager. “It’s too expensive to be a gimmick. And my
customers say they feel more secure.”
Some suggest the
government needs to modify the country’s seemingly
inviolable preferential policies for Malays, who
receive scholarships, cheaper housing and government
contracts as part of a policy dating from the 1970s.
Ahmad Ghazali Abu Hassan,
a professor at the National Defense University of
Malaysia, says the system of preferences for Malays
“should be modified to address inequality within our
society, without identifying race.”
Particularly in need of
help, he said, were ethnic Indians. “I still believe
that poverty is the root cause of this,” he said.
As the debates continue,
Malaysians have begun trying to protect themselves.
Mr. Chong, the engineer
who was burglarized twice, helped pay for a guard
booth and two security guards for his neighborhood
several years ago. Thieves stole the television
inside the booth while the guards were on patrol.
“We told the police, ‘This
is serious. The thieves are everywhere,’ ” he said.
“ ‘Something has to be done.’ ”
GOVERNMENT'S COFFER IS NOT A BOTTOMLESS PIT
Both the people
and the Ministers should know of the fact that
government coffer is not a bottomless pit. While the
politicians spend lavishly and gave away free money to
their friends (NFC is a good example), the people are
asking for higher salaries all the time.
Najib gives out
the most money to the people in the history of the
world. I say the world. He is concern about the poor and
the rich people. Together with cash, raise in salaries
and minimum pay would drain off both the saving and the
collection very rapidly.
government has no money it has to find them. Somehow and
somewhere it has to come from the people; either the
people are taxed or the government reduces or stop
subsidy. Hence the government and the people are to be
blamed for any raise in price of commodities.
The raise in
salaries were between RM400 to RM2000 per person a
month. How much more he has to pay for the inflation ?
Could it be more than RM400 a month ? Each individual
has to compute by himself.
demand for a higher pay without the corresponding
increase price of goods and services.
26/10/2013 - Abdul
A song is one.
The singer is another. I love both the song and the
singer. This singer is unknown to me. The ever green
songs live forever. Widuri and Besame Mucho are
among the many that would bring joy, that permeates deep
into my soul.
Music and arts
are vital parts of human life. They pave way for
serenity and tranquility, crushing tension and lift us
onto the higher form of civilization. A song with melody
is like a woman with a beauty. The rock and hip-hop
burst my brain and drive me crazy.
Enjoy the song
and the singer.
26/10/2013 - Abdul
WE GIVE A DAMN ON DISCIPLINE ?
form a club or society would we give a damn on the
discipline aspect of the membership ? I would. There is
no such thing as a walk in membership regardless of the
wealth, level of education and status. He must be known
to be a man of a refine character who can abide by the
standard and the norm of the club.
Person unknown needs a referee from the existing member.
Probably a few clubs or societies observe the importance
of good demeanor and the tradition set forth. But most
could not care less, including the ham radio clubs and
the ham fraternity as a whole.
expressed my unhappiness before when a senior member of
a ham said ham radio is free for all regardless of
whether he is a criminal or drug pushers. I believe
whenever there is a liberty to join there is also a
liberty to reject.
amateur radio, among others, are to use terms or style
other than traditionally practiced. One example instead
of using 'Ganti' for over, the word is changed with 'Ganto'.
It looks small and trivial to be mentioned but it is out
of the tradition.
own invention or a copy from non-approved sources is
nothing more than the ego. I would call it misconduct.
regret coming from those who welcome everyone of every
character to ham radio really get on my nerve. Then came
excuses after excuses.
Would I be
wrong to say that the person who complaint most is the
person who wants hams to multiply fast for a few million
members ? I would blame the predecessors than the
current generation. They did not compute the future
based on trend and human behavior and common
As the number
grows the harder the control will be. The government ifs
facing several acute problems today with the growing
numbers of pressure groups. The size of the members
could have reached millions, strong enough to make the
government bowed to give in.
In ham radio we
have a key but we don't use it. We simply do not want to
use it. If we don't care about indiscipline it would be
acceptable in the new setup and the new culture. But
don't complaint and don't grumble.
After all human
values have changed. We have lose the old sense of good
and bad, right and wrong. We have to live in the new
environment and accept GANTO instead of GANTI and PTT
instead of MICROPHONE or Mic.
26/10/2013 - Abdul