Somebody is not cut for
THOUGHT AND MUCH MOVEMENTS
lot of things were swirling in my mind this
morning while I was on the way to have my
breakfast. It was about 8.30 am, passed the
time of children going to schools and
government offices began to operate. Private
business would start about 9.30 or 10.30 am.
Yet the traffics was very heavy. Why were
there so many cars on the road road today ?
Is it because of development and progress ?
Are the number of people increasing in a
very rapid state ? It took me almost half an
hour to arrive my destination, which
sometimes only took me about 15 minutes. I
remember visiting New Zealand and Australia
where it is hard to pass even one car along
the long journey. And in New Zealand it is
hard to find tall buildings.
the way back I planned to stop at a tour
agency and Giant Mall. At the tour agency I
want to get my boarding pass to Kuala Lumpur
and at the same time wanting to buy a
luggage of 15 kilograms for Alor Setar to
Kula Lumpur trip. This is the first
time in my life that I ever want to bring a
few photographic equipments with me to
Maldives, to capture the spectacular view of
the glamorous and scenic environment; a Mavic Pro drone, a video camera and the
video stand. Of course I cannot put the
drone and the camera in the luggage
compartment. I need to swap them with by
hand bags and carry the drone as a backpack.
reached the agency at 9am. It wasn't open
yet. There were two Banglas there sitting in
the front chair outside the office. They told
me that it would open at 9.30am. I decided
to come here again. And made my move to the Giant
Mall about a mile away. I wanted to buy Cat
Food and Clorox for the animals when I left
for Maldives and the Clorox to whiten my
toilet bowl. I was surprise, the Mall which
usually already opened by 9am, was found to
be closed. I decided to go home and to visit
these places at a later time.
have to re-arrange the things I want to
bring; where to put the video stabilizer,
the video stand and other utensils. How
would I carry them to the counter of the
airport. I don't even have a plan as to
how to go to the airport from home yet. May
be this evening I have to make some
enquiries about airport parking for 6 days.
If it is more expensive than the taxi fares,
I might as well book a Grab car. I cannot
depend on anybody to help me. One person
whom I have given 10K loan several times and
wanted a loan of RM300K always have no free
time to help
me. Another person who wants to borrow my
car for a week also has no time provide the assistance. How would I describe these
people ? And when they want my things the
kept on pestering me. It is alright if they
are always busy but they should get help
from somewhere else.
anything, I have to be ready by the 23rd of
January, including the transportation
arrangement. In fact I have pushed all of my
shirts and pants in the bag a few weeks ago.
A few more electrical appliances and cables
that I must forget, a charger of my watch,
for my iPhone6, Samsung and Asus Zenfone.
They are all different. Those take space too. I have to dump them
into the luggage as soon as possible.
pause - I am going out again )
again I arrived the tour agency. There were
three girls and one man in the office. They
told me the ticketing lady had just gone out
for some urgent matters. They did not know
how to printout the boarding pass or to
luggage booking. I left the ticket document
with a lady, briefed her what I needed and
went off to the Giant Mall. I bought four
packets of cat Food costing RM16.48 cents
per packet, a big plastic container of
Clorox and a brush. I paid a little over
airport was about 7 miles away. As soon as I
procured the three items I drove there to find out how much a parking cost.
It is RM15 a day. It will be RM90 for six
days. I decide to go either by a taxi or a
Grab. I have a few more days to make the
transport arrangement. I came back home
first instead of going to the travel agent,
for I am thinking of going there at about
2pm. Right now is 1.45pm.
Surely I have to make another pause again
was about to go into my car, I saw a young
woman about 30, well dressed in traditional
costume. I approached her and asked what she
wanted. "I need some donation," she said. I
would not believe that she was a beggar or
as someone so unfortunate. She could
work anywhere at all for her living. I only asked
her how she came this far. "I walked," she
answered. Not wanting her to walk under the
blazing sun, I gave RM20. I walked away and
entered my Viva. I looked into the mirror. I
didn't see her. Neither could I see her as I
reversed my car. How could she vanish within
a wink of an eye ?
lady from the tour agency rang me up saying
that the 15KG luggage was RM28 and the
boarding cards were ready. I told her that I
was on my way to see her.
Having settled with the ticket and the
luggage my mind was thinking of the
transport to the airport. If I have any
problem in the Grab taxi arrangement, I
would to take my car along and sacrifice
RM90 for the 6 days. I forget to take down
the phone number of the parking owner. I saw
the name, Faridah but I can't remember the
phone number. Since this is the first time I
am carrying a luggage on Air Asia from Alor
Star to KLIA2, I might as well try to be at
the airport at about 6am and do my prayer
video stabilizer is small. It may fit the
bag that will go into the luggage. I might
carry the video camera tripod and the drone
with me. The drone has it's own backpack.
The gear3 watch charger may go with me.
the drone is not with me yet. The shop said
it usually take one or two months. The other
guy said 2 weeks the the day. He requested
his KL department to try to send it back by
will be okay even without the aerial movie
of the island. On the coming July I will
make it again, cancelling my probable trip
to China or somewhere else. China's Silk
Route is not cheap. It will cost me about
suppressing what is worrying me most. It is
the politics and dreadful things did by the
politicians. It can kill me thinking about
it, shorten my life by a few days or weeks.
Though my days are numbered, I don't want to
live till 80. It will be torturing , not to
face the folly leaders but to face the
people who support them. These are the
people who will have to bear the burden and
may be chased out of their land.
election is around March. I wonder whether I
can go to vote because I will be having an
eye operation about the end of February.
Somebody is losing a vote from me.
eye operation will cost RM3200 for the basic
Eye drops may add to the cost. My estimate
is RM4K for everything. I also am thinking
of resting for 10 days in the ward. That
will add another RM3K, estimate at RM300 a
night for a single room. It will be financed
by my saving. I should not be worry about
that. The medical Centre informed me that I
could go home immediately after the
operation. Anyway I will have time to
consider my option.
will be after May that I will make myself
active again. It also means that I can
accumulate enough money for the next trip.
wonder some people chose to be drunk, merely
to forget all what may be worrying them. There is another alternative
to it actually ie to
find solace on God.
17/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN RADIO TRANSMISSION
not jealous at all if you have a 70 or 200
foot tower. If you have money or enough
skill to erect your own tower by all mean
you can go ahead with your quest. But it is
not of everybody's privilege to own a sky
touching antenna due to the financial
constraint. A tower needs a strong base, to
be joined by several parts of about 10'
each. A 70' tower requires 7 parts of it. To
hoist them a crane has to be hired. It is
impossible to manually raising one by one as
seen in the video below.
This video display about a homebrewed
tower a fellow ham in Malaysia. He saved
a lot of money for using his own labor.
He also made his own rotator.
I am not going to write the tower to
show useful it is for an efficient
distant communication, but of the reason
why I do not attempt to construct one
for my base station.
My first consideration is the age
factor. Everyone is getting older and
weaker. A time will come when the
antenna needs to be serviced and the
coaxial cables changed. Or the coax may
break from the antenna by extremely
strong wind. When this happen, I am in
position to carry on with the job. The
safest way is higher a crane which is
not a free service.
It is not advisable to seek help from an
able bodied ham to climb to the top, for
I was aware of a few death before due
the falling of the tower and an
Indonesian ham was electrocuted while
fixing his antenna.
That was what I advised my friend to be
more careful and to take every
precaution possible. And never think
that the guy wire will retain it's
property forever. Poor quality strands
can get rusty over 5 or 10 years if you
don't grease them from time to time.
More so is the impact of a very strong
wind. It has blown the roofs and the
houses away to a new location.
Hence I would choose the less hassle
antenna system which I don't have to
climb and can bring up and down single
handed. I traded it for the poorer
signal I receive and my inefficient
While you have to ability to pay and the
ability to discharge your energy, it is
wise for you to put up the best of the
antenna system and experience the juice
of ham radio.
15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
PEOPLE IN AMATEUR RADIO
When you live
long enough you tend to hear many things and
see many things. You don't have enough space
to pen them down one by one. There were too
many and too much to say. Here I am trying to
recall a few that I could still remember,
together let us ponder.
First, there was a
student who has just begun his university
education, talking with his friends and I
happened to be there. He was belittling his
teacher saying," He only passed SPM and we
in university." During this time there
so much polemics about academic
qualifications and people were displaying
university stickers on the trear glass of their car.
On one car I saw similar sticker with the
phrase "SAYA DFARI
SEKOLAH ATAP". Sekolah Atap means to imply
the old primary school where teachers never
even go to secondary schools. Of course it
was very sarcastic.
there was a colleague of mine who was sent
for a month computer course. After a couple of
weeks he told us that his lecturer didn't
even know such and such a software, boasting
of his knowledge and ability in computing. I
was indirectly categorized as stupid as well
because I did not know what kind of a
software it was.
came from insolent kids who challenged their
parents for forbidding them from mixing with
bad companies. They cursed and yelled and
said their parents were uneducated and
stupid. One parent told me that his kid
called him pig. I don't know how many young
people regard their fathers as senile, old
fashion and outdated. Having heard from
several parents, I made a point to program
respects and filial in my students minds.
I can't say
whether this character is only found among
the Malays or it is a global phenomena.
I really hate
such a swaggerer, trying to show of their
ability and prowess, thumping their chests
and telling the world that they are the
greatest and the smartest lots. Others are
stupid and narrow minded. I have been called
stupid many time and by many amateur radio
have to wait long to be called
stupid by their own kids. Their kids learn
Arab and Chinese language, new Maths and
other new stuffs. These same people will not
be able to tutor their own primary school
kids. I have witnessed that
parents could not teach or helped in their
children's homework. New stuffs would be
strange to them. When they can't they
will send their children to tuition classes.
Their own grand children and children will
put them in the category of senility, call
stupid and outdated.
Lately I read
a lot of remarks from a few guys saying that
those hams who know Morse Codes are stupid
people. They condemned the Class A licensees
for rejecting Hitech progress. They called
CW as dead, useless and stupid.
that we are stupid or moron. We hope they
can teach us something about hitech; what it
is and when the term was first used. They
can teach us the concept and how sampling
work, and even explain the bluetooth
I really want
to see how their kids will treat them when
they grow old enough. I want to know how
they feel when their kids reject what come
from their mouth as unsuitable in the
All we know
that the rubber scientist like Zainal is
stupid and the Japanese scientist who
designed an amateur satellite is stupid too.
These people are good in CW. The engineers,
college and university lecturers and the
Indonesian ham radio designer, who know
Morse codes are all stupid.
15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
Everybody is complaining about freezing. It
is about 22 Celsius right now. But it is
quite awkward to don a pullover made of
wool and walk in town. Malaysians don't even
wear coats on their daily business or while
at home. The Malays are fond of sarong with
bare bodies. And they don't put on shoes or
sleepers inside the house as the Europeans
can't stand even the 25 degrees Celsius
though in hotels I would maximized the
temperature to that level. It is different
when the sunlight is on my skin with even 15
Celsius. That was the temperature I
experienced in Los Angeles California, that
I would only have the normal T-Shirt on my
However it seems that Malaysians love cold.
On ERL and busses the air is unbearable.
With a plain shirt my body would be
shivering vigorously. This is where cuddling
is more comfortable.
can't predict the number of days the cold is
going to seize us. Nature does not blazoned
loudly what it is going to do. Men have to
spy on it's plan, using satellites and
shamans. Small cyclones that rapped houses
without warnings would take everyone by
surprise. But Malaysians had been warned
about the severe weather by the
Meteorological Department. I am not aware of
it as I hate watching TV these days. They
are more of a propaganda unit to inject lies
to the people.
if we know, we can't command nature to quit
freezing the people. If we feel cold enough,
just get something to cover our body or try
to do some rigorous exercise. That reminds
me of the first time I stopped at Narita
airport when I saw a few people jogging
outside with merely a T-shirt. I thought it
was just a normal temperature and tried to
walk out but had to make a 360 turnaround as
the air was very cold. Some guys jumped and
swam in the cold water in the Arctic.
complain about cold, there are people who
live their lives in the Northern Hemisphere
and the Arctic. We complain about the
intense heat, there are millions who make
the hot deserts their homes.
15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
BROKE...MYSELF TO BLAME
pocket went dry. I need to immediately
stopped buying things again until the image
of the King resurface again. It is
almost a week before it will be replenished by
the pension fund. I can restrain myself and
forget about shopping. After all it has been
many years that I did not spend on toys and
gadgets. The Macbook Pro, the drone and the
iPhone 6 took heavy toll on me. I can't even
spare RM200 more. Imagine among the three
only the iPhone is with me. The Macbook, a
used set, is still with the seller, whom I
should call 'grand daughter'. Her mother was
my clerk before. The drone is still under
repair in Kuala Lumpur.
force the Macbook to be sent to me the
fastest because I have the same one which is
still working which I use to make a movie
for the Youtube. She can bring it back with
her when comes home. But I am a little
unhappy with the drone. The shop informed me
the repair job takes 14 days however small
the damage is. It has to wait for the turn.
I don't think so that I can take to Maldives
to record the beautiful scenery. I have to
make another visit probably in six months
I am not
very worried at my financial woes. I have
some marginal amount left enough for my
meals for the next 7 days. My electrical
bill was only RM35 and I have paid it this morning. I
have no outstanding bill to worry about. And I
don't owe anybody any money. The rates,
insurance and road taxes have been settled.
Whatever dues have met the target and long
life is much harder than before I can live
comfortably. And spend on luxuries like a
have money, I spend. When I have none I
deactivate myself a little, stay home, no
travel and of course no spending for my
friends. I become a hermit for a while.
If I am
broke, there isn't anybody to be blamed but
myself. If I am poor there are millions more
who are poorer than me. There are kids
without parents, and men being evicted from
their homes. There are people who can't get
jobs and have to resort to stealing food to
feed their families.
millions who have not seen drone and can't
afford even a cheap descent quad-copters.
Many working people with a dream of going to Maldives
but can't afford to spend their earnings
elsewhere for their priorities are buying bread
all, I am one of the luckiest.
15/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
JUST A DAILY
DARKNESS AND BAD LUCK
I took a liberty to start my walk at 4 pm
today as I saw the black clouds were moving
swiftly from all directions, to beat the
possibility of raining in one or two hours
time. My conjecture was right as the
raindrops began to wet the earth at 5pm
sharp. I took a shelter in the nearby shed.
There were not many people at the track,
probably about 6 or 7 only. As the rain was
getting heavier people began to disappear.
It has been three days that the downpours
started at about 5 pm. I managed to squeeze
in between the interval of the first and the
second one. It could have started at 4 and
stopped at 5pm and started again at 6.30. It
would be at 5 that I took to walk and
finished the exercise at 6pm.
I would not push myself to walk for more
than 4 rounds, 1.2 km per round. Yesterday a
woman I followed might have scared at me,
turned and asked me about the possibility of
the downpour. She told me she would do it
for 6 and sometimes 7 rounds.
She has to be very strong to walk about 8.4
km at quite a high speed, whereas I felt so
dead tired and exhausted. At this point I
have to disagree with Ustaz Al-Azhar Idrus
about women whose physical strength are
inferior to men. There are women who could
complete 10 rounds running, overtaking men
in the tracks. And Ustaz Hadi Awang who
believe that women are always inferior to
men and their places are to do the domestic
chores and raising children.
I came home after the drizzled stopped and
started to stare at the cell-phone and this
very laptop again. Political postings has
been an entertainment to me. It will shorten
my life if I take it very seriously. It can
even kill me if I continue to think and
ponder the fate of this country.
A friend posted a short anecdote just for a
Najib and Mahathir went
into a bakery on a campaign trail.
As soon as they enter the
bakery, Najib steals three curry puffs
and puts them in his pocket.
He says to Mahathir,
"See how clever I am? The owner didn't
even see anything and I don't even need
to lie. I will definitely win these
Mahathir says to Najib,
"That's the typical dishonesty you have
displayed throughout your entire life,
trickeries and deceits. I am going to
show you an honest way to get the same
Mahathir goes to the
owner of the bakery and says, "Give me a
curry puff and I will show you a magic
Intrigued, the owner
accepts and gives him a pastry. Mahathir
swallows it and asks for another one.
The owner gives him another one and he
eats it as well. Then Mahathir asks for
a third pastry and eats that, too. The
owner is starting to wonder where the
magic trick is and
asks, "What did you do
with the three curry puffs?"
Mahathir replies, *”Look
in Najib's pocket*."
It is much better than the cursing and the
slurring. Reporters are jokers as well. They
would choose pictures of politicians that
depicts poor characters or images. For some
personal reason I love to look at Rosmah's
As I perused the web and read the relevant
messages the clock arms changed positions.
Now it is almost midnight.
Days and weeks passed quickly. What were 40
years ago was just like yesterday. Except
the mirror that always act to remind me of
The daily chores for tomorrow will be the
same. I hope there will be no rain. If I
could not finish 5km, 2.4 km is good enough.
14/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
It is a
gloomy morning today, 14th January 2018.
There was a little drizzle while I was on
the way for my breakfast. The cloud is thick
above the head, covering the whole area as
far as my eyes could see. But it was not a
dark, rather grey, indicating heavy downpour
is unlikely within this few hours.
It is chilly
inside my house even without the fan on. My
hand phone shows it is 73 degrees F which is
about 22 Celsius. Yet I am shirtless,
sitting cosily on my sofa, watching Youtube on my
TV about dogs and cats, filling my indolence
and laziness, and at the same time I am typing
this article intermittently.
son of Majeed who runs a restaurant, has
just arrived from India. He said the weather
in India is very cold. I am not
surprise at all because January is still in
the cold season in the northern hemisphere.
The sun will be moving to the north around
The other day
I was chatting with a friend who said that
he like to travel in cold weather. That's
what I have reading so far about the
Malaysians who prefer to travel in Winter.
Some want to experience the world of snow.
I told him
how I hate cold. And travelling in winter
would need a big bag for thick clothing. And
the Winter Jacket is not cheap either.
complain of rainy or sunny days. I can dry
my clothing on both days. I can still go for
my meals and anywhere I want to, except for
an evening walk, which I can still do it
with an umbrella or a raincoat. I used to do
it before but ceased the habit later.
What is there to complain about.
names. I wonder whoever gave names to them.
I can only remember the Cirrus and Cumulus.
And I don't know what's the one currently
hovering over us call. I predict the
possibility of the rain by the color. The
dark ones will surely carry enough water to
pour on us.
In the olden
days we used to capture the rain water for
washing, cooking and bathing. The water for
domestic used was never lacking as rainfall
would always be there except in December
when there was the North East monsoon. But
we have enough storage. I remember having 2
big vases filled with water. Moreover the
daily tides would further replenish us with
water for washing and bathing.
Our faith in
God were very strong in those years. We
believed God would bestow upon us with
abundance of life, to provide us with enough
sustenance. Indeed, my relatives farmer
brought rice, my fisherman uncle brought
fish, my mother planted vegetables and other
green foodstuffs. We survived without income
pleased with nature in whatever forms they
were, even death and deadly diseases. In
fact I later realized that death brought
balance to human life, checked the
overgrowth of the population and the livings
have an abundance of land to stay on. As
compared to today the younger generation do
not even own a house and no land to stay on.
But we always
have a fear of darkness. It could have been
a sign of the coming of evil specie to rule
us for another 10 years and sitting on the
satanic thrown the spectre of a woman with
horns on her forehead,
bring us a very bad luck.
A DRONE, A
VISIT AND THE MONEY
I do not
procure the drone toy just for the pleasure
of flying it but for joy of capturing the beautiful scenery
and landscaping using it's
camera. I figure 15 to 25 minutes of on the
is ample enough to cover a reasonable size of
a landscape. The price of a medium class quad
copter which flies about 27
minutes on a single battery is about RM5K.The
package comes with three batteries, giving a total
time of more than 80 minutes. With a pre-plan
shot the job can cover quite a wide area. It
means one has to plan where and what one
wish to capture within the duration.
many things that one has to learn before
flying. If there is a club, a new comer can
always learn from the members and can avoid
fatal error on the first few flights. An
accidence can be very costly.
intention was to bring the toy to Maldives
on my visit to the island on the coming 24th of January.
My dream shattered as it crashed, hitting a
tree, owing to my own carelessness. There is
nobody but myself to blame. It
was sent back to China for the replacement
of the broken gimbal holder. It takes 2 weeks for the
repair job, long enough to pass my visiting
date. I have to rely solely on my
video and my phone camera.
I will make
it up when I make another visit the island
again in June or July. That
will give me enough time to slowly fill my
Mavic Pro is
one of the best drones available in the local
market. They are numerous of them on the Online
stores like Lelong, 11th Street and Lazada.
I thought buying from the local shop is more
convenient for advice and consultations. And
I bought from N4 stall at Aman Central. The
video below was showing me staring at the
controller to find out what are the
functions available. I was pressing the menu
and changing the settings by trial and error
while the drone was hovering in the air.
does not come with a monitor. It is flown by
a remote controller for the normal basic
flying. With the monitor we can do the
calibration, choosing the various flying mode,
setting the automatic home return of the drone in
case of the battery power has decline to 30%,
and make the drone follow a moving object
like a car or a person. It is good for selfie too as it can snap my whole action
along the ground I move. The drone can
follow me. I don't have to have someone else
to shoot. It is a simple
feature which I have not tried yet.
Interesting indeed. If I were to climb up a
coconut tree I can make the drone to follow
me from the bottom to the top of the tree, at the same
level as me. It takes creativity and
imagination to maximize the capability of
the Mavic Pro.
The drone and
the trip cut a big hole in my pocket. So
much so I could not honor my promise to take
someone with me to the beautiful island in
the Indian Ocean. May be on the next trip I
will try to fulfil it. And most of us will
heave a sigh when talking and thinking about
money. It is useful as much as it is the
root of all evil. I could not help myself
but laughing when someone was consistently
pestering me for a 300K loan. I am not
thinking of the inability to pay but more so about where about I am
going to dig the money from. I travelled and
bought things just on my pension saving.
is advising me to stay foot and prepare for
my death, I am struggling hard to enjoy the
ecstatic of life, the appreciation of exotic
and beautiful nature, the pleasure of having
the amazing technological commodities around
me and to use and manipulate them as I wish.
Imagine a simple old man like me occupying
his remaining life with things that many
younger men and women do not. Most of the
mediocre people are enjoying life much more
than what the wealthy and the famous. We
have time for good food, for photography,
for fishing, for ham radio, for computing
and for playing drone. The Ministers and the
tycoons miss so much things in life. What a
13/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
APPEAL TO GOD
Rosmah pray to God and seek for forgiveness.
Again he does not do a correct thing as
always. His sins were to the people, to the
Malays and the Malaysians. He sacked his
Ministers, jailed Anwar Ibrahim, taxed the
poor citizens and spewed a lot of lies. And
the worst is he selling the nation to the
Chinese and defended his doings.
forgive him and Rosmah for committing sins
against the Al-Mighty. Even that doesn't
give him any right to keep the pink diamonds
and continue to fork people's money,
devising schemes where millions and billions
could be siphoned.
allowing the Chinese navy to encircle
Malaysia and weakening out military
maneuverability by his defence ties with
them which in a long term will burn the
country. It is a very treacherous thing to
by a single trip to ask for forgiveness he
can free himself of the guilt.
blame the judge for throwing Anwar in jail.
Remember that may be the cause of the
missing hundreds of innocent people in
really wants to repent he just take a rest
and read what people say about him or deny
them in the court of law. At the moment
there are people who presume that Kevin
Morais and Najadi were killed by him,
Altantuya's death was under his knowledge.
She was killed by Najib's own bodyguards.
How could he ask the dead to forgive him.
of sins he carries against men is too big
and monumental. He plead forgiveness among
the living men. He just can't say "Sorry" to
a man whom he put in incarceration for
years. He can't simply say that he feels
sorry for making the people who continue to
suffer for his continuation of his harsh
figure out how Rosmah could ask God to allow
her to keep the stolen things as if she is
asking God to condone theft and crime, to
sympathize with her arrogance and lavish
expenditure and all her conducts.
As long as
China own lands in Malaya and restrict our
military capability and posing the constant
threat to our security and sovereignty in
our backyard and in his home town, Kuantan,
his sin could not be erased however hard we
try to do it.
forgive his sins he made to the Almighty,
the Kind and the Pitiful. For the sins to
mankind he has to beg from them.
But I am
sure he will be a hypocrite even to God. He
can expect the worse comeuppance in the next
6 years, and if China takes over Malaysia,
he can expect the worst of his life. He may
have to have a few thousands bodyguard
around him till he dies.
13/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
I am sorry
that I have to believe the AG and the
Justice Department of the United States, not
because I have a particular bias tendency
but because they follow the money trail
using bank documents. They were one step
ahead before Najib could work out for the
destroying of the evidence. And Najib fell
short of legal action even against the Wall
after time Najib lied to the parliament
about 1Mdb's fund in the BSI bank Singapore.
And Majib finds a hard time to pay the
interest to 1Mdb loan and the money to pay
to the IPIC for the second time. The first
payment went astray.
unspeakable of when the people around him
discharging their duties to advise him not
to let Chinese Communist to have a footage
in our land, to build their military bases
anywhere at all around Malaysia.
he is a very smart person that he can
control and hoodwink the Chinese for he has
never been a military man though he was put
in charge of defence once. Then he defended
his actions, telling the people China will
bring prosperity to the country. It is true
China will try their best to make the local
think of the benefit of being in this
country. UMNO themselves are distributing
videos among the Malays to show how PAP, Lee
Kuan Yew, cheated the Malays.
only takes Golan Height, only a small area,
of the land space.
takes much more land area for both
commercial and secret naval bases than
Israel did of Syria.
A man, any
man, who thinks money is god will always
think of money. Najib thinks of money more
than of the strategic and military way of
thinking. 1Mdb itself is a government
business venture to raise money.
is to manage for the welfare of the country
and the citizen. That is the main and the
principal task. To run it, it must collect
taxes. And that was what all the previous
government was doing all along. We call
foreign investors to create jobs for the
local populace. Today we call foreigners to
work in this country by the millions.
disaster took tolls and the damage were too
bad he thought he could resolve the major
issues by reconstructing things, and he made
things worst than before.
live in a very comfortable zone that they
refuse to compute the future of the nation.
It is a very great tragedy.
started with people making transmitter using
vacuum tube. The idea was to make a high
frequency back and force current passing
through a coil of wires to create a moving
magnetic field. This movement is termed as
oscillation. The designed circuit
with, the valve, the coil, the capacitors is
called oscillator. To provide intelligence
to this magnetic wave someone device a
method of controlling the transmission. That
system was called Morse codes, intelligent
enough, to be recognized as letters and
tried to see whatever happened if the
electron flow through the valves were
disturbed by changing the amplitude by
inputting audio wave at the grid, and to the
cathode. I tested mixing a music from my
tape recorder to a valve oscillator to
understand the history of radio transmission
in the past, and a proper antenna, the music
could be heard on the short wave radio 10
hams started with the Morse communications
and continued to improve in Amplitude
modulation. Some came up with the idea of
suppressing the carrier, but the wave
without the carrier would move in the shape
of the modulated audio signal. They were
smart to come up with the balance modulator
that was clever enough to cancel the carrier,
and also using crystals to filter the main
carrier, leaving the Upper and the Lower
Side bands. A switch was added to pick one
of the two signals.
interest grew and finer components added the
transmission became more stable and the
audio quality improved. Rigs began to step
into the commercial world. But when wafer
and microprocessor technology came into
forth, it revolutionize the theme of radios.
Competing with it was computer
communication craze, with simultaneous
transmission of video and audio, across the
continents, in microsecond. They made our
heads turned crazy. Some feel that they are in
a strange world. Indeed, everywhere we go we would
see people staring at their cell-phones,
young and old. Cell phone has shrunk the
race continues the past remains a history. The
shape and structure of amateur radio cease
to retain the old tradition. Younger
generation of radio enthusiasts would have
not known what a triode and a pentode valves
are. And they became users rather than the
builders. More and more new gadgets enter
the shelves and convinced the people that
those are part and parcels of ham radio.
Keyboard is used to send CW and even to
receive the codes. Picking up stations is
through sampling rather than using LC tuning
to pick up desired station in the front end
of the receiver. And a single complex black
chip takes over the large components
arrangements. Old stuffs will fade and gone
once new inventions come forward. They are
cheaper and smaller in size. We all know of
the type of the old video and image storage
device, the large magnetic tapes that were
being phase out by the CDs and in turned
killed by memory sticks and SD cards.
very small portion of the hobbyist are
homebrewing stuffs as things are flooding
the markets. It is more convenient to buy
than to make. Whoever ham radio operators
are using a vintage single valve unit
homebrew transmitter to send Morse code
today ? As I have said that it is more
convenient to buy than to make, except for
the DIY genius buy components and arrange
them to make a project, but they do not make
the components themselves. Each module of
though is composed of a complex logical
thinking and arrangements. ON the contrary there were much
lesser logics and reasoning poured in in the
construction of a transmitter.
outside the ham radio were claimed to be
part of it once the members dragged them in.
This is what happen to the trunk radio which
were once used by the lorry drivers.
Malaysian amateur radio operators are taking
it in and declared it as a part of amateur
radio. Why were the term amateur radio
radio not given to those drivers ?
look at the whole situation it precisely
denotes the death of the traditional ham
radio. People struggle to paint their radio
shack as a ham shack by having a radio with
rotating knobs, manual CW key, electronic CW
keyer, a hand microphone, coaxial cables, as
oppose to having only cell-phone and
computers only for communication. Imagine
you lie in bed and use your phone to talk to
repeater and you call it a ham radio. And
you call it progress.
12/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
know a few women friends from a distant,
including a house maid who I frequently
hired monthly. They are in the 40s, 30 years
younger than me. And all of them look
upon me as their farther. And I think they are
thinking that I am an old man with money to
spend. Why not, I have been posting pictures
of my visits to the Facebook. Nobody knows
how I saved by cutting corners and restrict
myself from smoking, buying newspapers and
subscribed to satellite TV. The last three
alone save me a few thousands in a year.
me to redeem a necklace from the pawnshop,
another asked me to buy an almost a 1K good
for her in foreign land and yet another
asked for 300K loan. They are all married.
And I always told myself that it was the
work of their husbands to replenish all of
what they want. Wow ! A 300K loan. I have to
be a millionaire to have that much.
women like that ? I remember during my trip
to Morocco, a group of ladies were buying a few
thousand ringgit leather jackets like
nobody's business. And I whispered to one
lady in tour that I won't want to marry with
such a lady because I can't afford to meet
their expensive taste.
been three years since my wife passed away
and living alone in solitude. In a way I
have so much freedom; do whatever I want, go
wherever I feel, buy whatever I desire and
eat whatever I wish for. One distant woman
friend advised me not to waste money on
drone. Let the hobby be for the younger
people to play. I would expect such care and
advices from people who live with me.
momentum of my life would surely be
disturbed if I were to marry again. I would
never know which one is a gold digger and
which one is a docile lady. If there is no
domestic turbulence there will be a greater
amount of financial commitments. It would
even probably halt my travelling program.
For instant, going to Africa would double
the package fee from RM17K to RM34K. It will kill me.
of women that scare me most are the gold
diggers. I sometimes wonder what do they
think and perceive of themselves. Do they
prized themselves as pay per sex, pay per
sleep ? An American Filipino lady I talked
to at Los Angele airport 30 years ago told
me that in America there is no such thing as
love but money.
there any non-gold digger woman around ? The
fact is nobody
wears a ribbon or a scarf written of
their virtue, or imprinted on their
foreheads of their kinds. With some effort
and luck we can however find a perfect lady
over time. Beauty is secondary or
unimportant. Docility and obedience would be
good enough for some men. They take whatever their
men give, not asking for more, without
lamenting for the small gifts.
A company, a
wife, would certainly brighten my life. But
it limits my freedom and
movements as far as travelling is concerned.
certain extend, it is better and safer to
stay single. There is always freedom,
nobody tells me what and what not to do, and
free from a nagging wife. I hope nobody would
treat me as a bank or a millionaire. It
really scares me.
10/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
The first smart phone I bought was Apple
Phone 4. It was a very expensive stuff then.
It costs a fortune to own one. Though I had
money during those days, it took me weeks to
consider to buy it. A year later when I got
by ASB dividend I bought one for my
daughter. But someone stole it in her
Due to carelessness the phone went into the
washing machine, dropped several times from
my table and the pocket of my shirt. The
efficiency dropped. I bought Samsung Note 3.
But I seldom used it for my iPhone 4 was
still servicing me. My son took it in
exchanged for his Note2.
The phone batteries never last long, may it
be the iPhone or the Samsung. I carried both
on all my tour trips. Then I read about
Zenfone 5 which can store much electrical
power. It was less than RM700. So I bought
I have no interest in Chinese smart phones
like Appo, XioMei or Lenovo. So were their
laptops. There were several reasons for the
dismissal. Nevertheless they are cheaper
than most of the brands.
I also purchased an Apple computer, the
Macbook Pro. Like the iPhone it is robust,
strong and durable. I didn't have to worry
about virus or any malware.
I have to console myself for spending much
of my money for nothing. I also think that I
am going to die soon. There is no point
accumulating wealth anymore at my age.
Today I buy another phone, iPhone6 to be
solely dedicated to my drone. Nobody will
approve my buying particularly my wife if I
were to have one. Whether it is for good or
for bad, this is the type of freedom that I
AND THE STORAGE
is no more a young man. Even though he may
live till 150 years, he will be lacking
energy and mental alertness. But as soon as
the Pakatan Harapan announced that he would
be a Prime Minister if Pakatan were to win,
he was fiercely attacked by Najib and his
we should take interest why there was a
had said that if Pakatan wins, the first
thing he would do is to arrest Najib. In
fact many millions of the citizens of Malaya
want Najib and Rosmah arrested. This is what
Najib fears most.
refusing to be incarcerated and probably
tortured Najib will use all his means not to
lose the election by hook or by crook. There
was a rumor that 4 million postal votes have
been created, and the cheating will be rampage including the ballot box tempering.
Malaysians cannot handle Najib, the Chinese
The only free
video editing tool is the I-Movie of the
MacBook. It may not be the best but it
provides enough facilities for simple movie
production. I do not find a way to insert
texts at any position of my choice. I have
to use the Title facility for some
continue to make movies, lately the computer
kept on flashing, telling me the storage on
the resource disk is almost full. I deleted
all the movies I can find to give me 5 to 10
Giga storage space. It was last night that
the deletion did not free the storage space
decided to look what's inside the library.
To my astonishment there are files and
movies that had not been deleted. They
reside quietly here without me knowing it.
On releasing all the movie files laid in the
folders, the free storage jumped to 160G. I
was overjoyed. I don't have to worry about
working on the software again.
simply wanted to have a taste in
sending movies to the Youtube. It
was late, last year, in 2017 that I
began to make a crude movie tutoring
on my Baofeng programming. I
downloaded free Windows software and
worked on it until the expiry date.
Then I can't run all the free stuffs
anymore. It was at that time that I
remembered my ailing MacBook. The
keyboard refuse to function as the
minute red ants had made it a home.
I have to resort to the external
From then on I have been using the
I-Movie as my main video editing
tool. I don't have to worry about
the storage anymore.
09/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
crashed on the 4th day. I ignored all the
precautions, thinking that I won't make any
error. On the second day I tested it in the
open space near the my jogging track
following the setup shown in the Youtube. My
TV said that it did not recognize the
format. I used Quick Time to watch. The
movie was jumping and jerky. On the third
day I experimented with the video size, ISO
and the shutter speed at home. The video on
my monitor was not smooth. That would be
difficult for me to fly the drone using the
monitor. I use ASUS Zenfone 5 as a monitor.
When I watch the playback the movement was
smooth, no jerky effect, I tested with 2.7K
and 1280 X 720, 24 fps.
It was on the
fourth day that I decide to take it outside,
to film it at 24 fps at 2,7k resolution, and
to practise the stick and gimbal
manipulation. I dared not fly over trees,
buildings or stadium for fear of hitting the
objects unless I could watch the monitor
screen clearly. It was too bright to be able
to see what's on the screen.
above shows my flying path which does not
show objects except for the white floor of
the parking area of the stadium. And I was
squatting near my car to get some shade.
Towards the end of the footing it shows the
three that my drone crashed into.
I brought back the drone to my vicinity and
allowed to to hover 14' above me near the tree,
while I was trying to make changes to the setting.
My hand somehow accidently hit the stick,
driving the drone to the tree, crashed and
dropped 14 feet down.
broke the holder of the camera, It was a
brittle plastic. I didn't know how to fix it
back and took to the shop where I bought the
plane. The salesman said that it had to be
sent to China if Kuala Lumpur could not
repair it. But I have to pay for the cost.
He said it will take 14 days. The cost will
be expensive if the gimbol breaks.
The drone is
DJI Mavic Pro, made in China, is pretty
expensive. It is 5K. In the United States it
costs only USD1K. It should be about RM4.2K.
When someone coaxed me to buy the drone for
photography I began to search from Youtube.
I thought it was American made. To me
whatever made in the West, Japan and Korea
are strong and durable. After making the
purchase only I realized it is made in China
when I looked at the battery. It was printed
the word Guangjou and China.
thing I can do is to be extra careful when
flying it again. I don't want to play drone for
flying sake but rather foran areal
video capture. On 24th January 2018 I
thought of bringing it to the beautiful Maldives
islands. With it I can record my own video
without asking anyone for help. As a believer I
have to accept it as a fate, predestined by
God the Almighty.
Giving an old
man like me to hold and fly a drone is good
enough. There are millions of other
Malaysians who may not have a dream like
this at all. That's why I am not very worried about
the crash and the repair cost.
Whatever providence I have is much more than
09/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
PAINT AT REAR END OF THE MOTORBIKES
should be made mandatory at the rear of all
motorcycles. Almost a hundred percent of
motorcyclists are not aware that their back
light are not working. It poses a great
danger to the high speed oncoming cars from
impose this rule. Factories have to paint
all the rear end yellow or green luminous
paint at the production line. The main
hazard is at the roads without a special
lane for the two wheelers. Riders that ride
in the middle of the road are really
inviting death. What more if they were to
wear black attires ridding black motorbikes.
I rarely met
anyone riding without both the front and the
back light at night. In places where there
are streetlights they are visible to the
naked eyes and do not pose any danger at
all. If you are driving say from Alor Setar
to Kangar you will face with a long road of
darkness and pass almost invisible riders
along the route. Though the speed limit is
70 kilo meter per hour, most cars will move
at 90 or 100 k/h. The potential danger of
horrid accidences are high. Any impact would
be fatal and deadly.
We should not
wait for the accident to happen before we
legislate the law into effect. Neither
should we wait for the statistical number to
show up. Motorcycle owners can always buy
luminous stickers and stick have it fixed
themselves. The vehicles vendors have to
sell the motors only with ready luminous
facility, by pain or stickers.
should be enforced on bicycles for easy
visibility especially in kampong areas. Some
poor people may be using bicycles at night
to go to sundry shops or their friend's
We are talking
of "Prevention Is Better Than Cure", to
eliminate any possibility of potential
danger, of unnecessary maim and death. It is
worth to sacrifice a few ringgit for the
safety of all.
If a light
bulb of your two wheeler goes kaput make
sure the bulb to replace it is of equal
voltage required. Motor shop loves to give
the lower voltage one. It glows brighter but
the filament will snap a few days later. If
the voltage is higher the light will be
dimmer. It is also a hazard. You don't have
to worry about the blowing bulb and less
bright one with the luminous paint or
sticker. It is good to put on the helmet
too. In fact the whole helmet should be
luminous. I saw this on some of the new
bicycle paddles. It has always been a relief
to us to be aware of the objects in the dark
before our eyes. You can kick the brakes
wearing all black are the most dangerous. If
you want to commit suicide, just donned
everything black and walk in the middle of
the dark road. Else wear the all luminous
dress and walk in the middle of the road,
singing Elvis Presley.
08/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
always been smarter than Najib Razak who
thinks he can hoodwink everyone in the
world. They began by securing military bases
in Malaysia, with their firepower much
superior to the Malaysian arm forces. They
moved fast. No Malaysian army could defeat
them by any mean. Take my word that more
land will be sold to China. This time in
Kelantan. Assume that Najib has bought
Kelantan at the price of 90 millions. He can
sell part of Kelantan by billions to settle
the loan. And Hadi is never worried about
If you read
the feedback in the social media, you will
find that the non-Muslims are attacking
Islam furiously linking it to Hadi and the
PAS leaders, who were accused of condoning
thieves and liars. By the act of Hadi they
believed that it was true money was passing
hands and being shared among the PAS
leaders. He said that winning elections are
not important. PAS has religion in front of
the party. AND UMNO on the other hand had
they were responsible for the stability and
the sanctity of Islamic faith in this
country. In short Hadi has declared that
Kelantan is being sold to BN.
Kelantanese do not have any insight of what
will happen to this traditional Malay belt.
Try to tell them that selling the state to
Najib means selling it to China, they will
snub at you. These are what the stupid
Malays are good for, either they challenge
you to a fight, snubbing you or say The End
Of The World Is Near after they found their
foolishness causes them grave mishaps
which are irreversible,
of lies and cheats will permeates PAS that
made Islam very repulsive. And among the
Malay Muslims some will cease to respects
It has not
happen yet. Kelantan has not fallen yet. And
China does not have a military base yet. But
it will happen once BN takes over. It does
not matter to Najib because he has a home in
Makassar and Zahid Hamidi has a home in
Java. Both of them declared themselves that
they are Indonesians. That's the reason
why they have no heart on the Malaysian
Malays and even the country. Sold all, and
it will not affect them at all. Of course it
will not affect me also for I will die soon.
I am just like Mahathir whose days are
There is no
way that China will give up Lumut, Melaka or
Port Dickson. These are strategic naval
bases to control Malacca Straits and Indian
Ocean. They are thinking of circling the
Island of Diego Garcia also. If Malaysia
wants them back, Malaysia will have to fight
for them. The Felda people and the kampong
people do not think where they are going to
go if China takes over this country but
Najib has thought about his new home. The Malays will
be chased out of this country like the Israelis do to the
Palestinians. The White Americans did it to
the Indians. The White Australian did it the
Bushmen. It is not going to be the end of
the world, but the end of the Malays.
living generation will one day say that
their fore-fathers were worst than the
When we drive
a car there is a blind spot you may not
realize. There is nowhere in the mirror you
can see the car behind you. The same
situation exist in Najib and UMNO's mind
about China, what their leaders have
designed Malaysia to be, and the
multi-pronged approach into actions. They
want the public not to see and know what
their dealings are with the Chinese who will
be of singing the song of Malaysia
prosperity that they are bringing in all the
time. I saw a Chinese movie on Tibet, which
sang the same song of development and
prosperity to the Tibetans.
If God let me
live for two more years I will be able to witness
the spoils of Hadi in Kelantan and the
expanding Chinese military bases in Sabah.
08/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
AMATEUR RADIO HA HA HA
When there was a news that CW would be
scrapped and there was a massive leeway to
qualify for amateur radio, I predicted the
worst would fall on the fate of the once
great hobby of a matured and well informed
community. Without following the path there
would be chaos and turbulences. The path
began with Short Wave Listening to learn the
ethics and procedures, seeking an Elmer, sit
for RAE, learning Morse codes, go for CW
test, and wait for police clearance (in
Malaysia police clearance was formerly
My prediction does not go astray. First
there were new terminology used like PTT
instead of a mic or a microphone. Secondly
they are following the pirate procedure and
lingo. There have been broadcasting, double
re-transmission, cross frequency
transmission, using trunk radio system on
amateur band, selling transceivers to
non-amateur with programmed repeater
frequencies, using other people call signs,
insulting fellow amateurs on Facebook and
bragging their ability and degrading other
You want to see hatred, go to amateur radio
world as well. Here you can find rogue
people which was once unknown to the members
of the radio fraternity. The gist of ham
radio traditions and practices have
disappeared. The spirits and the identity
have evaporated. A few try to resurrect the
glorious past without success but are facing
a monumental barrier.
An insult on a fellow amateur for public
perusal is uncalled for. I think it is good
for legal action. It will open the eyes of
the authority. Probably they too will have
to go to court to clarify some of the
I have just contacted a victim of the
attackers, who told me that one of them
works as a car mechanic, one works in a food
stall and another is a radio supplier. It is
this radio supplier who sells the trunk
radio sets for the amateur frequency.
The point is the whole of amateur radio in
this country is not protected from any
filthy denomination. Are we going to
say that it is only 0.01 percent of these
people is bad contravening the Malay proverb
'Kerana nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga' ?
In a society of noble people we can't afford
to have even one bad apple. We have been
having too many bad people already. We would
expect a peaceful place of calmness what we
called sanctuary for the peace of mind and
When will the turbulence end ?
05/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
FEEDING STRAY CATS IN TOWN
Tonight I was
lucky to see this woman again while I was having
my dinner at a stall. It was quite dark with
a little light. But I figured she is about
30 to 40 years, carrying a torch light and
bags of cat food. This is the second time I
met a woman who would look for stray cats in
town and feed them. The first time I saw was
more than a year ago accompanied by a man
whom I supposed was her husband. I recalled
that she was a little older than the woman I
saw just now.
But I have
heard this tale from a friend before,
about a Chinese woman who would go to the
fish market every morning to feed the cats
and talked to the animals. She even brought
medicine for them to those she thought were
sick. I don't know whether they are the same
woman. I am sure some of you might have seen
the same scene somewhere some time. Going
round in the dark with a silhouette feature
certainly is without any ulterior motive of
gaining popularity nor publicity. It is not
like calling all the media to broadcast our
donations to the poor folks. Good deeds can
always be stealth and unseen.
have to be a Malay, Chinese, Indian or White
Man to be good because goodness does not
choose a particular race to dwell. On the
contrary it does not license for a
particular race to be a criminal and bully
all people of different culture and belief.
My monthly Indonesian maid is so concerned
about her cats that she would allocate a
small portion of her income for her loving
It is hard to
know what really inspires this woman
to be what she is, possessing such a kind
heart to help stray cats. It is quite an
expenditure. A 2KG packet of food costs
about RM17 for the Giant brand. Recently I
paid RM15 in Padang Besar for the same
amount. It would last for approximately 6 or
7 days to feed 4 to 5 cats. The total cost
per month for the whole city could at least
be around RM240.
believes as many of us do, that the animals
will pray for our sustenance. She feels of
the great providence bestowed upon her and
her family. At the end of the day only
happiness and satisfaction that permeates
deep into her heart.
Let us pray
for kindness and care be born in our souls,
to feel pity upon the poor and the
unfortunate, to contribute what we humanely
can within our mean and capability. Let us
pray so that we not be a monster, a
braggart, a sinner and a liar. Amin (amen).
05/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
will I have having a drone ? I am thinking
hard now whether to purchase a Mavic Pro
RM5K drone used for photography purposes. 5K
is not cheap. It doesn't come with a
monitor. A friend suggested a monitor solely
for the drone only and with the drone
software only. I think he is right, which
also implies that I have to buy a drone and
a pad or a cell-phone.
main problem is always the money. It
is almost the prize of a transceiver. The
decision is always a critical one.
deep and profound thought I decided for a
drone. I went to our local supermarket, Aman
Central, searching for a shop which I saw
selling a kind of drone somewhere around
last week. I never expected to see so many
kinds of drones, the Spark, the main Marvic
Pro, the Phantom and a few of others. This
is a real drone shop in town. I do not have
to buy it online anymore.
The salesman has to make an
order of the type of drone that I need, the
complete Mavic Pro. In a couple of days time
it will arrive and I will have to start
learning how to use it step by step.
Is this the alternative to
Ham radio ? It is hard for me to say. I am
too old to form the City Drone Group where
we meet and discuss drones and organizing
activities pertaining to the hobby. The
existing of such a group to a certain extend
can hinder the members from bad company, of
rogue and rude individuals. The higher the
cost of the hobby the lesser will be the
individuals without courtesies. My theory
may be false but it is worth to observe the
relationship. If it is true and the members
comprise of all the happy go lucky,
intelligent guys, I may spend more time on
the new stuff.
From the total constructs of
amateur radio today, it is detouring
completely from the traditional Ham Radio.
The identity is missing. It is dead.
There are more interesting
stuffs around that Malaysians are still
ignorant when it is a ritual in the Western
countries like building the ultra-lite
aircraft, the flying machines like a quad
copter carrying a single person, and the
quest for anti-gravity propulsion system.
04/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
REDEFINITION OF RADIO REGULATION TERMINOLOGY
I JUST HEARD
the days when the word internet was not
thought or dream of communications were
hard. It took days and months to send and to
receive news. The fastest was to use radio
or telegraphic messages. I still remember
vividly that we would rush to the police
station to send news of someone's death to a
family member living a distant away.
would be waiting for the letters from our
parents and families who were on pilgrimage
to the holly land, which would arrive a few
Malaysians went to USA and Great Britain to
study. Rich parents could afford to talk to
their kids on the phone. A minute of call to
the United States is about RM45 from
Malaysia. It was cheaper to dial home from
America to Malaysia. It was about a dollar a
minute, less than three Malaysian ringgit.
parents attempted to use the ham radio
service by talking to another ham in USA and
the ham connected the call to their kids and
the conversations went on in such a manner.
I remember having a chance to hear such a
conversation on my radio. Later I heard the
authority interfered and banned it. Our
senior told us that such a re-transmission
was not allowed.
two things that I learned from the old
telecom. First, the re-transmission was not
allowed. Secondly the broadcasting was
forbidden. And I remember in my law class we
were told that there were strong rationality
for every law made. In any new situation
where where might exist conflicts we have to
go back to the rationality behind it. It has
to be carefully observed so that there can
not be any misuse.
the radio rules not all agree to use
identical clauses. France does not not allow
the use of the D-Star, the combination of
radio with the internet. The FCC is using
different rules. France has her own
rationality behind it. The view on VOIP and
the computer CW need to be discuss in great
length by the authority.
case of using computer for CW, I think, it
is just the same as using the RTTY or other
digital mode. The effect is different when
using a fist to send and a brain to copy. In
fact there is no need at all to use radio
communication as more messages and images
could be sent through the internet.
keep amateur radio to be different is the
homebrewing of equipments and skill of
sending and receiving Morse codes. Even
voice communication cannot inferior to
internet Skype protocol.
to decide whether we want to be precise on
definition and conditions to be used with
RE-TRANSMISSION and to be firm with the ruke
on BROADCASTING. We need to be clear on each
and consider the long term effect of our
decision. Of course we have to take into
account of the current communication
technology that are within the grasp of the
03/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof
heard that the Thai authority is taking a
stringent action on the non-citizen who are
caught carrying transceivers or transmitting
in Thailand using with foreign call sign. I
don't know how true it is.
that the case is true we can be certain the
penalty will know no mercy. try to do what
we may think it is legal in Malaysia but the
Thais look at it in another way,
to apply for a reciprocal and carry the
document with you. You cannot bring your FCC
license for the reciprocal as you are not
the citizen of the United States. Never
think that when you do not have the
reciprocal you can use any other foreign
call sign. The United States does not arrest
you because the law is not broken in their
country but the host nation may.
is the hidden concept of giving a special
privilege to a guest. As one leave the
country the reciprocal cease. An authority
has the liberty to give the best of the
status to his guest, including an honourable
special call sign to be temporarily used
during such and such an occasion.
you are in Thailand, just take extra
precaution and don't ever try to smart as
you are in Malaysia. Landing into trouble is
never a sweet experience.
EVERYTHING HAS AN END
Why care about the end of the
world. We should ask ourselves when will it
be our end. Well known people in history
like Hitler, Idi-Amin, Genghis Khan and
Alexander The Great were the names of the
past. Rosmah has been struggling not to grow
old but just look at her facial and
countenance. She is becoming older with
wrinkles. And Najib has grown grey hairs.
Mahathir is counting his umber of
days. So most of us are.
The only thing to know is who
would go first and who would be later, and
what will go first and what followed later.
If you are not a believer
than you can use your reason. There were
predictions of the possibility of the comets
hitting the earth. If there was once a big
bang, could it not be happening again ?
much younger than me. I have been hoping I
live long enough to see her ending. But she
will not go good in the history book. What
she does and her total demeanour has vexed
many Malaysians. We have read about Ghadafi
being sodomized by someone who had hated him
so much. And Saddam Hussein being hung by
his enemy, in cold blood. A few people asked
me what would I do with Rosmah. Questions
were in vindictive mode.
wealthy a person is and whatever number of
bodyguards surround him he will not have a
peace of mind. At difficult times he will
push God aside and maneuver his way through
to save his neck and hoping God might
forgive him. Whereas I believe that those
who forget God will also be ignored by the
Al-Mighty. No religion condone lies and
deception, stealing and cheating. A life of
a sinner may be prolonged so that he may
live to suffer in this world as well.
An arrogant and a high handed
man will find himself helpless when the day
come. If he thinks he is young others will
find that he is old. If he thinks he is
strong, other will find that he is weak.
People will flock to a new man who is
stronger and powerful, for bread. One reign
will be replaced by another. It is a cycle
of life. It is not a prediction nor a
prophesy. And when he dies there is no Datuk
or Datin in his current status can buy
heaven for him, no amount of gold or
diamonds can seat him as a King nor a
President. The moment he stops breathing
that is the end of him. The Sultans will end
and go back to the ground.
of us are all gone, what will live is the
story of a great thievery, the plundering of
public funds and the unique characters of a
duo. It will be told from generation
to generation until the end of time.
cont. (article went
missing-this is a re-written effort)
2008 is the
year full of deceitfullness, lies and
misery. Millions will suffer at the high
rising cost and taxes, and unemployment.
Among all the races the Malays and the
Indians will fare the worst. The Chinese is
the fittest and their surviving rate is
high. Najib will be selling more and more
land to China and has to meet what the
Chinese demanded in return for the favor
given. UMNO leaderships will be defending
their actions while the whole
citizens are continued to be plundered.
economy will not be better no matter what
Najib does. Nobody wants to admit that
Malaysia is in the hands of Goldman Sachs
and Chinese Communist. He has buried the
country into a deep shit.
It is the
year when we will be seeing those who vote
for UMNO will cry and lament and regret on
their own doings, the year of further
conflicts and distrusts among fellow Malays,
and the spread of hatred against Islam
by those non-Muslims who saw Hadi as a
disguise of an evil. I saw Hadi as a man who
had disgrace Islam and prefer Najib to be a
it opened up enmity between the people and
Monarchy. The number of dissenters have
increased as I have predicted. They express
their views in the social media displaying
the lost of respects towards the Sultans.
surely to be a very gloomy year. Pity the
citizens and pity the people. There is
nothing to celebrate but a lot to pray.
01/01/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof