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NO PAS MEMBERS WILL GO TO HELL ?

 

Don't be surprise if Muslim clerics are called terrorists. They are very pompous, spewed their words with full of emotion. I am not a fan of DAP but I analyzed things with reasons and rationality. Hadi said that he condemned DAP with the party rejected Hudud. Didn';t he know the percentage of UMNO Malays who also rejected the Islamic Law. Dr Mashitoh Ibrahim even argued against it in the mosque. And MCA as well as Gerakan stand firm against the law.

The image of Hadi's terrorist was seen in the Memali incidence where the PAS members believed the infidel government must be thrown down. UMNO was regarded as running the infidel constitution.

There were a series of speeches inciting the Malays against DAP for being anti-Islam as if PAS members and the party are the martyrs. Heaven is only made for them. PAS seem to know better than God what's in human's hearts.

Hadi and Ustaz Idrus and probably all PAS members underestimate and look down upon women. They thought only men can lead the country as a Minister or a President. Idrus said that women are always inferior to men in physical strength and sports. Take both to race with normal women or join the jogging events with them, only then they will know who is stronger.

I have been visiting the Muslim countries like Morocco and Egypt and compare them with the non-Muslim countries the different in cleanliness and developments are sky of difference. It is the mentality problem.

The top video clip could open up our mind, at least to think about it and compare with the states ruled by BN. And stealing and lying and bragging are like taking a bath everyday to them. UMNO has been very arrogance and high handed. Corruption is at the highest level. Are all these practices Islamic ?

I am not pro DAP or PKR. I have been my vote to PAS for many years. But I feel so sorry to see Hadi Awang as he is.

 

 22/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

MONEY FROM GOD

I have always known that whenever ulama receive any form of money they will say they are from God. The word is REZEKI, God's providence. I narrated a story about a murderer who said that he did not shoot a man but the gun was. So catch the gun and jailed it. On further argument he said I don't have any intention of shooting at all. It was my hand that was wrong, cut my hand and hang it.

A new way of accepting bribes is to say,"Don't give me the money. I won't touch it. If you insist give it to my in law or my friends or my wife".

 

We read about several ulama who live beyond their mean from an instant wealth coming from nowhere. They know that to say they save from when they were young their tongue must be cut immediately. The only right answer is to say it comes from God. Indeed to the Muslims whatever things they receive are given by God. I have to admit that too. So they bought luxury cars and built million dollar lodging and even marry another wife.

Could they be wrong ?

22/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

UMNO AND PAS TALK OF DAP RULE

GARBAGE HUNTERS

When China takes control everyone must know Mandarin. China did not raise up on any other language but the Chinese Hua Yi. There are already many Malays who have sent their kids to Chinese school. I went to night class on my own accord in 1962. Millions of PAS and UMNO members have not acquired the knowledge though Rosmah's son is a Chinese educated.

China's control is something inevitable. They have set their feet here, own a huge land area and applied their own regulations over the Malaysian rules. Part of China's territories are here, in Johor and Pahang where their rules are applied. DS Najib Razak had said that Forest City is not even on Johore's land. And China has it's university here instead of having it in China. We call it China's investments that will bring prosperity to the Malays.

Now our military land has been disintegrated. Later the farmland will be attacked. Things may take years as the Malay fishermen in Kuala Kedah lost their total business and disintegrate, leaving a few to survive as inshore. Even farmland has been changing hands. The Malays seem to like it these ways. They are happy to live in terrace houses while others are owning a million dollar bungalows.

China's hotels and businesses will use the Malays as long as they need them and will chuck them off when their services are no longer required.

This is how I see it. Majority of the Malays do not share my view. But it will not harm me. It is the risk they love to take. The future generations do not feel the regret as they do not know the past. Everybody experience similar things. They go to Chinese school and speak Mandarin among themselves.

What the hack do these UMNO talk about DAP ?

21/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

To some life is becoming harder. I had never seen young Malays becoming garbage hunters before. But now there are plenty of them. Friends in the village out of town have been complaining of thieves and housebreakers harassing their homes.

This is not Najib's phenomena. It has been here for quite some time. I have been blaming the administration and the greedy as well as selfish people, who cared not to think about the welfare of the masses. I am not going to elaborate about the best ever during the period of Tan Siew Sin. And the wealth of the nation boomed during Rafedah Aziz's time.

Garbage hunting is a recent happenings. Society does not show concern about it at all. Everyone is rushing to fill his own pocket. Previously we heard of RAKYAT DIDAHULUKAN. Now BN HIDUP RAKYAT.

I met food vendors who sigh at their striving to make a living. There are too many of them now, competing with each other. I would just compare their status with that of Shahrizat, who get RM250 millions. I am not asking for a million to be distributed to each of these jobless young people. I am talking of job creation and relevant training for them.

I don't limit my mind to only the Malays. I also saw non Malays who also salvaged the garbage. One Chinese woman in town, about 45, has been collecting used boxes, kept by some shops for her. There was a buyer I noticed. But she lives alone in a small store provided to her behind a Maybank Alor Setar.

Why talk of millions here and millions there when garbage hunters are on the rise ?

THE EXCHANGE

GE14 | Rosmah Mansor has revealed that one of the reasons she started the Permata programme for children was because she wanted to teach them to be respectful, unlike PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah. She called Nurul as Rude. What is the response from the public ?

 

 

 

20/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

THE TOUCH OF DESTRUCTIONS

ONE BAD EGG

I say it again. Everything that Najib touches will turn into a mud. His intent and visions betray him, only if he believes in the mystery of life and darkness. Nobody will want to analyze all the bad luck that have been happening to the nation and the people. The carrier is never known to be a victim but the people around catch the bad luck. I have had several topics entitled WHAT'S NEXT talking about coincidences and bad luck, from MH370 to MH17, to the disaster of 1mdb and China's strong hands over Malaysia.

I call myself a man of science, rejecting ghosts and shamans and black magic but somehow smell of the evil force, the mystery of good luck and bad luck (sial) carried by a person in his or her body.

Najib thought he could mend 1Mdb. At first he commanded that people should not talk about it because it was not true. People still talked about it. Then he appointed Apandi as the Attorney General and tell the country the AG is supreme. Whatever he says is the truth, Apandi declared that there is nothing wrong with 1Mdb. People questioned on it's validity and continue to press on the issue.

Then he paid to the IPIC twice of millions of dollars, to the fake one and the real one, an enigma that remains a puzzle. He ran to China to seek help. And this is the end of his run. He is trapped.

Najib wants everybody to think like him. He can never know how the Chinese think. He can lie and bully his own people but he can't do it to the world. He got to pay to foreigners millions to sustain his popularity, donating to foreign institutions, engaging advisors and consultants and tried to bribe them. He succeeded in half and failed the other half.

It is not that he is always happy and relax about the current happenings. He was told not to resign and fight to the end using all the money available or getting loan somewhere.

Whether winning or losing Najib will never be at ease. It will depend on the population whether to proceed in disposing him. The case of Kevin Morais, Najadi, Pi Bala and Altantuya will never vanish from people's minds no matter whatever he does and whatever the courts say. Nobody can blame the gun that shot or the hand that fired shots. I even believe that Sirul's life is in danger.

30 years is a short time. It is the time when curse after curse will be spewed on him for damaging the country. But it will be too late. Let Rosmah be the talk of our generation to come.

19/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

It has been a long time since my childhood days I was told that you can never trust an ulama with money, land and a woman. Their dress can always cheat you.

When they lie you tend to believe them as if they are the group who will never commit sins. I saw them running red lights and became the king of the road. They can run away with your money and never to pay your loan.

It is a very sad thing that followers believe in their divinity. There was an Ayah Pin with the sky kingdom with followers though he was not in the category of ulama. There was Al-SHaari with the followers of Arkam. And now there is one by the name of Hadi Awang.

The man in center is Hadi Awang who had been supporting Najib in GST and 1 Mdb, and lied about receiving money directly or indirectly from UMNO.

It took several months for him to come up with the answer that "It is ridiculous for UMNO to provide the money to a party that is challenging it in the GE14"

This man is never popular in his own state. Knowing that PAS would be losing all the seats in the GE14 if proven that he is a tool of Najib, he came up with the argument. He did not attack MCA for standing firm against Hudud but he attacked DAP for doing so. He approved all Najib's deal with China, approved GST and regarded women as inferior to men.

Comments from non-Muslims in the social media as a result of Hadi's behaviour had made Islam very repulsive. They said Islam support theft and criminals. In my mind this man has been lying to the PAS members followed by a few of his followers. See the pictures below. Pictures speak louder than a thousand words.

Though not all ulamas are bad, one is too many.

 

NO GST FOR CHINA ECRL

ELECTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE

I am not at all surprise as the secret was out, It just confirm my vision of the Chinese design, vehemently denied by Najib and his supporters. If I were China I would ask the most from Najib since I have had help him and save his life.

Only fools would believe in Najib. The majority of the fools are the Malays. The Malays despite their education have failed to observe their environments, the history of this country and knew nothing whatever happened in the 18th and 19th century. Only a few on the ground and who travelled far and wide began to see things.

The most desperate man in UMNO is Najib. He is in need of money. China knew it and they observed his behaviours and actions. Surely he needed the money to fill in the 1Mdb's hole as his foes were telling him 'SHOW US THE MONEY'. The money first started with the term UNITS because they weren't any. When they ran to China for help probably with the help of Jho Lo and Tiong Lai. Then the demand began. "If you want our money you must comply to our help". I would put such the conditions.

When lands and rights were given to China and the military Najib tells the Malays "THEY ARE INVESTMENTS". All were asked to sing the same INVESTMENT song.

The Malays did not know of the defence agreement with the Chinese that saw China's sub-marines in Malaysian water, the Great wall of China in Kuantan about 7 km long, China's territory in Johor and more land sold to the Chinese. Even the land in Langkawi was said to be leased the Middle Kingdom.

ECRL all started with Chinese culture which was denied by UMNO. Now Najib bows to the Chinese that all workers must be from China. The secret kept was everything is free of GST.

In Malaysia the toddlers, blind men, the crippled, the poor and the dead are all subjected to GST. Najib defend it as he defended the Forest City "IT WAS NOT EVEN ON JOHOR'S LAND".

Who else are supporting Najib. Hadi Awang did. His remarks either show a direct support or insinuation of the support. The pictures of Hadi and Najib on this page speak by themselves. Only now as PAS grassroots were questioning the love affair between Hadi and Najib he said "I DID NOT EMBRACE NAJIB, BUT NAJIB DID" . Twist and turn and spinning has become the culture of this so called Islamic party. They are now going around to say they are not UMNO.

If Najib is a traitor to the Malaysian people then PAS who support Najib could be labelled as a traitor too. However PAS is not so bad as the UMNO women who carried the placards that wrote "WE SUPPORT GST" and one UMNO old man who said 'GST IS FOR THE RAKYAT'.

GST collected from the rakyat is for the rakyat. GST not collected from ECRL is also for the rakyat. Funny. As for the Malays their future is bleak. Worse will be coming from China under Najib.

When China is in total control Hadi will come out with something which may be blaming Mahathir and the rest will say it is the will of God.

18/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

Najib does not have to go to war with the people. He will win the election.

But the pre-war election has shown a massive wastage by UMNO and PAS on the flags itself. They won't come free together with the bamboos. From my estimation, PAS would not have the mean to pay for the numerous green garments. I think flag alone could cost more than 100 million ringgit throughout the country.

Who make the flag ? Which shops ? We have seen pictures that they were made in China. I suspect, a mere suspicion, that the PAS flags too come from China and paid by BN.

Billions have been spent by UMNO to secure support. I would term them as corruptions. Kampong people were taken to take trips and all expenditures paid to them by UMNO. Once I knew MCA did the same thing. I can't say about PH. In the past important supporters were given a trip to Hong Kong, Indonesia and even Europe. The same things may happen now.

Where does the money come from ?

If it comes from China then brace for the worst when BN wins. Whoever in the world wants to give away his own money for free. Donation again as Najib claimed from Saudi, spent in GE13 ? didn't Najib himself tell the UMNO people donation must not be in personal's account but the party's ? And recently it was announced the whole donation was returned to the donor ?

Only the Malays who are gullible people and easily won through brainwashing and color play. Only a few of them with a strong mind could stand any psychological warfare. No amount of advertisement and speech would lure them.

From the whole setup I see Najib will win.

What would the Malays stand to gain ? Employment in the Chinese hotels, motels, factories, Chinese colleges and universities ? Becoming millionaire by selling their land to the Chinese ? Malaysia will be protected by China against the United States in war and economic embargo ?

And even the local Chinese somehow will be threatened unless they are willing to work with China. Hong Kong Chinese have been complaining of their hardship now. There will be competitions on grabbing the rising cost of properties.

Everyone has to pay on what Najib is spending, on election and loans, luxurious jets, Rosmah's travelling, PERMATA and etc regardless of their race and creeds. All local people will suffer.

All along the election periods there isn't a flag in my kampong but for this time there are hundreds of them, PAS and UMNO. Why the different ?

To me the answer is simple. Najib wants to save himself and will go all out to make sure that he will win, at any cost.

Sure he will win.

And sure the worst is coming.

When bad things happen the UMNO Malays can go to hell.

SPENDING

ANOTHER FAIL CHINA'S PRODUCTS

I have to remind that we have to be wise with our spending unless we are really wealthy. We always want the best. May be an iPhone, a TV, a freezer, or a hobby gadget.  But funny things do happen. I once saw a lady leaving her car entered a bank with a mobile device and asked whether Br1m had been banked in. I saw ladies with all sort of credit cards in their wallets, giving me an impression of their economic status.

I am just like everybody else, craze for the best like a millionaire. The only difference is that I do not like to buy on instalments or making loan to cater for my desires. So I only look for the affordable stuffs when I have enough money. The latest craze is flying a drone.

I spent almost 5K for a Mavic Pro. I regretted for not waiting a little to get the same one for less than 4K. A drone is just a toy that provide me no return. A small new car is about RM25K, which will serve me for at least 5 long years at the minimum. Imagine if I were to procure a drone at that price. It would be a darn fool of me to spend that much. But each day a very advance and complex drone appears in the market. It does jerk me.

Today I do not accumulate money to travel at a far distant land which are very costly. Each trip may cost me about RM20K. I still can afford to satisfy my lust on a RM3K or RM4K trip. Yet I considered myself as a lavish spender. The good thing is that I am sober when deciding to spend, and always consult my mind about it.

I am not a miser though. I spent on good food, and travelling. So much so some people formed conceptions that I was a wealthy guy, and approached me for a huge loan up to RM300K. It was the greatest joke on earth. One asked me to redeem her jewellery from a pawn shop. Another wanted to borrow my car for weeks without wanting to meet my request of sending me to an airport just for a few minutes of her time. And they dumped their friendships with me.

When you are sober you always compute the opportunity cost of your spending. What else can you buy with the same amount of money and estimate the amount of service you will get from them.

I found that I saved about RM6K a year without smoking, subscription to ASTRO, and buying newspapers. It is the internet that sucks me most. And therefore I never have any mobile internet and I use Redone for my cell-phone. Redone is always below Ram15 a month.

Financial planning must be from the young age. The latest should be from the day one gets a job. I did not do that but only started doing it when I was 45 years old. I survive from my pension fund.

18/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

Another Chinese product that I bought and tested did not work. It is a signal enhancer for my drone, Mavic Pro. It is cheap, only RM24 which is sold through Lazada. It will take a hassle to return to Lazada. So far I felt cheated in buying almost China's products on-line.

That's why I did say that if there is a war between China and USA, the former will be wiped out within a week or two. In fact I was surprise to see my Mavic Pro was made in China after I opened up the box. As it was mainly depict footings of all the Americans playing with it, I thought it was American made.

It is up to you to decide. You may have different opinion over the matter. The money is yours. You can spend it in anyway you like and to whoever person you want to.

The enhancer I am talking about is just like the one I show on this page in the previous article. If you are a drone lover, particularly the Mavic pro, just take note about the drone accessories you may want to purchase from the third party.

If dJI produce their own accessories I think they are more reliable.

Just now when I tested it my drone began to have the lost signal problem even just after 2000 feet away and then nothing appear on the monitor. I pressed the RTH button on the RC. A couple of minutes later I heard the home signal and the image began to appear again. The enhancer will be another China's item for an archive.

If I bought it after having several bad experience with the Chinese products, it is me who is to be blamed. I just warn you.

18/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I DON'T WANT TO BE A TRAITOR

Under TGNA I have been supporting PAS. But Hadi can never be my choice. Even before I came to know what Amanat Hadi was, I had predicted that the state of Kedah would fall back to UMNO as his adamant behaviour had angered the younger members of PAS. I was damn right. He was never able to get followers in his own state. And now he is in cohort working with Najib Razak who in my view had betrayed the counttry and lied to the Malays over and over again.

Hadi had never condemn MCA for utmost hatred on Hudud. He never condemn of 1Mdb and the theft that was going on. More so circumstantial evidence showed PAS had got millions of ringgit and Nik Abduh admitted Hadi and he himself took the money from UMNO. I began to see PAS as liars and the supporters of criminals. Hadi regarded women as docile. And I have no choice but to reject the party.

Everybody commits sins, small or big. I believe that Najib has committed the biggest sin ever in the history of the world. I just say I believe it, say of my imagination if you will. Many others believe the same thing but nobody dares to utter a word about it in public. In 40 years time, when Mahathir, Anwar Ibrahim and I myself will not be here anymore, someone will bring Najib to court and he will be charged for the murder of Kevin Morais, Nakadi, PI Bala and Altantuya. The court will find him guilty on at least one of the charges. He has no Agung to forgive him. It is highly possible that the institution of monarchy will be rejected too by then. Already more and more people are unhappy with the Sultans these days for their partisan politics.

All countries with an iron fisted rule, Communist or not, had fallen. Najib will slip and fall when he becomes old. When he does not even one UMNO members loyal to him will come to his help. This is sure to happen, as has been happening to the cruel leaders of the world. We have list of names like Najib; Suharto, Marcos, Muammar Ghadafi, Saddam and many others.

I know if Najib continues to rule he will have to give more to the Chinese. He will talk as the Chinese wants and the stupid Malays will praise and hail him as a hero, till they realize they have become the 3rd class citizen. By then they will know what Hadi Awang had done to support Najib.

He tried to change his tune as some of the party members confronted him of his relationship with Najib. "I don't embrace him. It was Najib who embraced me," he said. His followers believed him. But in a series of statements he had been defending Najib in many ways. And PAS is happy with Najib on 1 Mdb, whereas till now Najib does not take any legal action on WSJ, DOJ, NYT and many other world media who broadcast news on him and on his wife.

 

I pity to see the PAS and UMNO members. They are digging their own graves,

17/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

LET THE PROGRESS PASS BY ME

MAVIC PRO RC BOOSTER

The understanding of the old tune circuit is irrelevant as there is a total change in the capture of radio signals using the new sampling method. But all are seem to mum on the subject matter. The RAE question papers must address to the new technology of microprocessors as vacuum tubes are going to be made illegal in the United States and transistors are becoming obsolete. Else we would be learning something that is not in existence.

Equipments do not come with resistors and capacitors where you can read the values. If they are, how many of you can read the color codes of the resistors which were once known by all the hams. And I wonder how many can show circuit diagrams of an oscillator without referring to the other source.

We are lucky today as free information is readily available on the websites. We can copy them and claim they are ours and brag how smart we are in home-brewing stuffs. But it is fun anyway at construction of antenna and a transceiver. Not everyone can do it even with the detailed diagrams. In a way it is an achievement.

There is a trend that people are racing for huge antenna with a tall tower. They either purchased the the half-wave three element yagi for 40 meter or endeavoured to construct one, hired a crane and staged them on their towers. Some do know of the specific purpose yet a few just want to follow the trend. But I am so sure that no one cares about the Q of the antenna, the effect of the environments and height to the SWR. Asking what is the length of a driven element of a full wave 3 element yagi will yield no answer from one amateur who claimed he put up such a yagi.

But it is good to experiment, and compete for the best station. At least Malaysians prove that they too are capable with the rest of the world.

Only old people like me still listen to the old songs and music. In my video clips posted to the Youtube I blended them with the Sound of Silence, Ye Sama, Green Grass of Homes, Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain and Aryati. I want to stay put where I started.

14/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I want to limit my drone altitude to 400 feet without losing the signal strength. I just ordered one from Lazada and hope to receive it by the end of the month, at the latest. It only costs RM24. I very much hope that it will work.

I bought the aircraft not to play with it as flying a kite for fun and relaxation but solely for aerial photography. It was a decision made before my trip to Maldives last January. Unfortunately four days after the purchase it crashed very badly and had to be sent to Kuala Lumpur for repair.

Height is not important in Maldives because most of the islands are small. Sandbank/atoll is so small, I think it needs only about 60 feet to cover the whole sandy island. It doesn't need any booster even to capture a private island.

To capture scenic places in Malaysia, I would have to travel to many place which is hindered by my age which affect my strength and energy. Yet any effort to do so will not produce clips as produced by the professionals nad younger people.

Flying drone does not make me a better person. But I learned many things about people, about those who want to make money. They came out many accessories that do not fit and work with the drone. I purchased a lens which made the drone camera unmovable upwards.

Now I can wait to see how the booster works. It acts like a reflector to the antenna. When I watched the Youtube I noticed the flyer could go up to 20000 feet.It was a fantastic distant, a risky distant. But it amazed me.

 

I don't need to travel that far. A 200 feet radius is good enough for local photography. Then why the booster ? It is for just 'in case' I need it at some situation.

Where Is Morality and Shamefulness ?

 

A DIPOLE

I hope I can avoid bad people who are running businesses. I have talked about Majeed restaurant that I have been frequenting since my younger days. Majeed cheated me in taking away my big prawns and replace them with the smaller ones. There is another Malay restaurant at Pumpong, a famous kampong type of delicacies that I also frequented for my lunch for many years. When the wife charged me RM8, the husband grabbed the card with the price written on it while I was about to pay, looked at me as if I was a crook, went away to see his wife and came back to tell me the price was wrong. It was RM13. This wasn't about cheating but about the attitude of the husband. To me he thought his business was too famous and very flourish.

Majeed is a mamak from India. Pumpong is a Malay. Both are doing good business. My absence won't affect them at all.

I do not believe in Karma but I do believe in Barakah, the disapproval  by God the Almighty. Without Barakah bad things may fall on us. We will be living a miserable life and unhappy despite our wealth and power. We may be strike by sickness and diseases. There will be no providence and we do not know what the real happiness and fulfilment is. Life is without satisfaction and joyfulness.

Some shops attached to Lazada cheat especially those from China and that too made me disbelieve in the On-line shopping. Most of Chinese products are either fake or of poor quality. I opted to buying from the local vendors. They may be more expensive but more reliable.

Cheaters are everywhere. Avoid them if we can. Never trust people just because they are Hajis, religious clerics or political leaders. The so-called Muslims run away from paying debts, support thefts and corruptions. They spin and lies days in and days out. The Malays steal and rob, con and peddle drugs.

Values are changing rapidly. Morality is dissipating and nobody seem to know what shame is. When I see sinners I can never go wrong. They were always confirmed by other sources. These are the people without God and without religion in their hearts. They are just damn sinners.

Sometimes I saw fellow humans like stinking animals. Nowadays I no longer looked at the unknown people right on their faces. They could be either pests or vultures, especially during the election months. I was made to understand China is in Johor and Kuantan. Only God knows how stink these vultures are.

This does not mean there aren't any good and honest people around. But we don't know who they are. I seldom accost people for these reasons.

12/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

I am not very well verse in radio electronics. What I learned 50 years ago are all gone. I studied what I thought would suit me or just to understand in detail how things work.

During my time there was no internet and no on-line shopping. When I got my ticket I immediately apply the 462/f formula to cut a dipole. Taking 462/7.000mhz I would get 66 feet. 66 feet is half wave, the full wave would be 132 feet. I have never known any Malaysian hams cut 132 feet for a dipole. Most cut at 66 feet and continue to divide into to pieces, 1/4 wave each side.

A dipole for 40 meter band had been very convenient for local work. I understood that the ground wave was good too.

The choice for 20 and 15 then were only for Dxing. It was very rare we could work among the local hams on those bands. Since I could use 40 for 15 I did not have any other antenna.

To me the most convenient is the Inverted V with a single mast. The choice of a bamboo was because when it get dried and turned yellow, it get very light. I could hoist it up single handed. Making it like a flag post with a rope and a pulley. I could put up my antenna whenever I like, by attaching it to the rope and pull the rope. Simple.

In the modern days people fix the dipole to the mast so that they can rotate the mast to the direction they prefer. Professor Yagi added elements to the dipole and named them as director and reflectors to make it more directional as well for more gain.

As I said that old hams did not make 40 meter yagi just to work with the local stations. So yagi were mainly constructed for 20 and 15.  In the old days 15 were the home of the Japanese.

There is a antenna handbook which you can buy. Or you can rely on ARRL Handbook. They are good for the DIY people. But not everyone is good with his hands.

A radio operator must cut and fix his own antenna, a dipole is good enough. He must know how to solder and construct instead of asking people from Indonesia or USA to cut and solder for him. One 9W whom I have never seen doing a soldering claimed that he built and gave me an antenna. I was a ham and did not know him yet till many many years later.

WE NEVER AGREE

My late wife was pro-Rosmah. She insisted that Rosmah must look gallant and gorgeous as a Prime Minister's wife. There was nothing wrong with elegant dress, expensive handbags and donning expensive items. As she was very ill and bedridden she didn't go to vote. My kids are all have been supporting Barisan National. One laughed at me when I pointed the wrongs of BN and said that it was only my imagination. Since my wife passed away, I refused to talk politics with them. But I know they are all out in supporting Najib.

I am not with them. I studied history in schools and universities and since then had been critical on the British and Malaya relationship. I took a paper on Chinese in Southeast Asia and later went abroad to many countries, talked to many people and studied their behaviour. In my GRE test score I fared best in analytical and worst in English. Therefore I believe in my ability to analyze behaviours and happenings.

I made prediction on what will happen to Mahathir and the Malays during his era. I analysed the effect of Land Acquisition Act as to the causal-effect factors. I was not wrong. Now I see Najib-China's relationship and have traced what many would not have realized until pinned. While Najib does not see it as a mistake but I see it as a grave mistake.

I would not talk or argue with my kids. If they make mistakes, I am not going to suffer for my life won't go to 2030 or 2040. It may not even be 2020. So is Mahathir who had made a disastrous error in his life. The Land Acquisition Act of his time is still alive and kicking, which slowly impoverish the Malays and slowly pushing them to be beggars and the third class citizen in this country. When I die, I leave nothing. When Mahathir dies he leave a legacy of Najib Razak.

I cannot agree with my dead wife and let her soul rest in peace. Knowing Rosmah I would not forgive her involvement in politics. Didn't she say "I have no time even to play badminton now, busy with country's affair..." ? And I cannot agree with my kids over Najib's GST and the rising cost of living.

I plan my spending, what and when to buy. I compare prices over time and between shops. I do not waste money on bad goods like cigarettes and newspapers. I switch off electricity when they are not in use. I don't waste. I even plan to buy a house and go away to live alone on my own. These were the activities and the events that I come to know the current situations of our life; the rising cost, unaffordable house, the value of money. Comparing the policies of all the Prime Ministers, I feel this is the worst. I feel the pinch.

From the reading of the FB's remarks, I find that the people are short sighted. They choose to be what they are and believe in their perspectives of the world. They do not see their own future.

I can't change the world. I won't tell people to follow me in my belief. Let them go their own way.

It is a pity.

11/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

MY E-KEY IS IN SERVICE AGAIN

When I want to go SWLing or to be on the radio, I have to switch off my MODEM, It is beautiful and quiet without it. Recently I procured a new rig FT450 as my electronic key stopped working with my IC750 Pro and it did not work with my FT857. I could not open up the front panel to investigate why it only work on one side. I do not have any problem with the straight key. But I cannot go high speed with the later. Then I plugged in into FT857, the paddle did not function. Thinking both of the rigs have gone kaput as far as electronic key is concerned, I purchased the 450.

My iambic key goes to work again.

It puzzled me why it did not go with another small Yaesu, which I rarely used due to the noise level as compared to the Icom. I read the manual again and examined how to operate CW. Having putting on the right setting, again the e-key fires up like nobody's business. Indeed it was for me. The last one is to try hard to make my key work with the 756Pro. I tried to open the rig up but in vain. I read the manual again. And found that the up-dwn button on the microphone can be used for CW. It was a good news for me. The next day I went to an electronic shop and bought an eight pin plug and sockets. I studied the schematic of the button-microphone connection, applied it to the e-key. It was amazing. The dit and the dah sounded well but the iambic did not work. But it is good enough for the paddle. Whenever I want to use my IC756pro using a paddle, I just have to pluck in the 8 pins female socket with a minor attachment to my key.

If I had been patient enough to do the thorough investigation before decided on the FT450, I could have saved RM2.5K.

The very comfortable speed for me is 25 words per minute. But to work with a new ham I am willing to spar with them even at the speed of 5 wpm. Long distant stations which we termed as DX are commonly running at about 25wpm. But I do not want to work them for two reasons. The first one is I do not want to send QSL cards anymore. It is an expensive affair nowadays even through a bureau. And secondly I prefer rag-chewing rather than the short contact by only giving signal report and then signed off.

Whatever, I am ever ready for any critical situations.

10/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

MYOPIC VISION-THE MALAYS WILL GO

I feel so very sad to have such a crooked leader, mistakenly chosen either by error or by design, by the bizarre people. It is not due to my wild premonition or guesses about Najib but it is about the real life before my eyes, who is willing to sell the country and the race to foreigners just to remain as a Prime Minister. He cheats and corrupts the voters with pure and hard money. Things that happen are not fake or fabricated. The picture below looks like to be the inhabitants of hell. Najib has been lying through his teeth. Never mind about stealing money. But about the selling of Malaya to the Chinese bit by bit.

Any sober thinking man will not do that and will not hide any transaction behind the Malays. Beside the OSA, things still leaked out, except the agreement that may be made within the four walls of his own premise, unknown by others.

When people question Zahid about the workers in Forest City and ECRL he gave a simple answer "The agreement was made that way...."

I am not concern of whatever is going to happen to Najib. He can even be a God and his spouse can wear as much diamonds she likes. It doesn't bother me one bit.

But what bother me he is selling our sovereignty blindly, not knowing the design of the Chinese. The Malay race will inevitably be the 3rd class citizen.

 

I have seen the events and happenings in the history of Malaya even before Najib was born, how our Sultans gave away our sovereignty to the British and how the Malays were eaten up by the greed of UMNO leaders, and how these leaders are conned. And I was not surprised how the Jho Lo came into picture. Najib did not understand things because he originated from an aristocrat family.

But I have seen the Chinese game. The UMNO supporters do not. PAS do not. I can't blame them for their myopic vision and their ignorance and stupidity. UMNO leaders didn't wake them up.

And nobody even thought about Najib's behavioral pattern and attitudes. He spend and spend and spend and spend. Later he will be looking for money to pay and cover the holes. That's how the colossal debts came about, the GST came into being, the abolishing of subsidies took shape and the selling of lands to Chine started the track.

Go and ask the Malays whether they care about their generations. Go and ask UMNO politicians about their generation. Some of the members of the general public might be worried. None of UMNO leaders does. If they do they won't be supporting Najib. Even the woman in the picture above does not think of what could happen to her in years to come.

I know what PAS will say. "It is fated. It's God's will."

09/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

HAM RADIO ISN'T THE GREATEST

We communicate during rain, thunder and lightning, and laugh and joke. At one time I was so absorbed in the internet chat with the world wide friends that I forgot totally about amateur radio. I was amazed on how they made it possible until many years later when I could developed my own chat software. But today live video could be instantly sent from anywhere and any part of the world. You won't miss your family even though they are in Timbuktu.

Internet is the state of the art technology. Kids are playing games with each other across the globe. It is all about digits and speed. As a Muslim we had been told about a very astonishing speed since our childhood days. The secret is now within the grasp of mankind. They are working on teleportation after the success on micro-electronic stuffs.

To be at the user stage seem to be very comfortable. As the understanding of how it works would cause us much of a head ache. Gadgets are darn cheap nowadays. There are 5 cellp-hones in a family of 5. Toddlers  are playing with ipads. Even cats and pets are exposed to these technology.

Certainly e cannot condemn the phone users as primitive just because they are not interested in amateur radio. The advantage of the radio is that it is free to be on the air whereas the usage of the phone incur cost. For travellers hotels, restaurants and busses provide free Wifi. Just imagine how the world was like without it. 60 years ago when our grand parents sailed to Mecca by ship it took them three months and weeks and months on their voyages only we would receive news about them. We already have ham radio during those time.

Having a rare gadget or things that people don't won do no make a man great nor a fool. He just have a mean to buy it. Unless he invent the technology and build the gadget by himself that is something to be proud of. My having a drone does not make a better person nor more smart than the others. I just have the mean and the interest.

Tonight is a windy night. When I flew my drone there were warnings of the strong wind with a very high velocity. It just effect my drone, not my radio and my smart phone. If there were wind, thunder and lightning, I will not switch on my radio, will keep the drone grounded but can continue with my Whatsapp and the Facebook.

HAM Radio is great but not the greatest.

08/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

LONG TIME NO DRONE

It has been quite some time that I did not fly my drone. I brought it along with me wherever I went out of my house hoping I would do some shooting somewhere. I could not think of any attractive place anymore within my district. And it is my habit that I do not like to have crowds around. I usually hid myself while lifting off the aircraft.

There are many more features that I have not tried and the drone setup for better capture and performance. It will take at least a year to cover a large part of it if I were to make a regular flight.

Another alternative that I can do is to repeat capturing at the same location but with different setup, height, angle and area coverage. It did crossed my mind to do it but it just seem to go away.

The last clip was made on the 31st March after I came back from a marriage festival 40 miles away, Since then nothing is done. May be the next one will be the night shooting,

06/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof

 

THE WONDER OF WWW

Have you always been to countries beyond your shore ? Today, travelling and holiday trips are common features of our society. The most handy stuff everyone carries with them is the cell-phones. A few carries iPads. While I was in a bus in Spain I talked back to friends at home and sent them pictures that I captured on the move. A few using Skype to communicate with their kids and grand children. No wonder a university friend of mine was laughing at me and asked me to throw away ham radio. "Tell me in what way ham radio is better then the modern world wide web ?"

I think in a way he was right. Even today take the amateur radio operators of the world and investigate their time spent on the social media and radio communication ? The superiority of internet technology over the radio is beyond comparison. The other day I called a grab car. As the taxi moved I could see him where he was. And on the Whatapp similar facility is also available. I asked myself 'why I need the APRS for ? ' And the need to use RTTY, AMTOR, FACTOR etc when messages can be sent across the world just by typing ? Send now and nano seconds later it can be read by the recipients on the moon and other galaxies.

The answer is simple. It is a matter of taste. If you find sending message through digital mode suit you then go with it. The millions who love to use the WWW then let them enjoy themselves with this style. My radio has the digital modes but I just ignore them.

I spent about 99% of my communication time on WWW. Once in while I would go on the radio to call CQ on Morse codes for a kick. It is something different that not everyone knows. It provides a satisfactory feeling and the feeling of personal achievement. It is not a technology but it is a code. And it is also not for comparison.

Which traveller would choose to leave his/her smart-phone at home ? Which ham radio operator would bring his rig along during the trip ?

06/04/2018 - Abdul Rahman Raof