Tuesday, 8 December 2009

New Year DX'ing UPDATE

Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa M.A.L.A.S akan mengadakan aktiviti DX'ing selama 24jam bermula menjelang tahun baru 2010.

Tarikh: 31 Disember 2009 - 1 Januari 2010.
Tempat: Banjaran Sendayu,Batu 12, Jalan Gombak.
Long Lat: 3d 18'36"N / 101d 44'08"E
Simplex: 145.575 (V46)

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Semua warga radio amatur dijemput turut serta dalam xtvt DX'ing.

73 de Admin.

Monday, 2 November 2009


If you want to build an Arcala Extremes (OH8X) style beam, you should start with measuring your property lines. Each of the four guy wires extends 120 meters or 400 ft from the tower – representing an area of 170´170 meters (550´550 ft) for a needed total space of almost three hectares. And then be ready to order needed 450 meters (1500 ft) of heavy duty tower sections. And finally make it look nice with 600 litres (120 gallons) of paint! Ready for the latest story from frozen Arcala deep North?

Height and weight of the system
Tower height 100 m (330 ft)
80 m beam 90 m (300 ft)
160 m beam 80 m (270 ft)
Total weight 39 600 kg (80 000 lbs)

Elements, gain and take off angles
160 m 3 elements, 12.9dBi,
26°80 m 5 elements, 15.7dBi, 12°

FronttoBack ratio

160 m 20-30 dB
80 m 20 dB

Operating frequencies
1810-1845, 1845-1880 kHz (SWR <>
3500-3560 kHz (Lmatch)
3700-3800 kHz (50 ohm / current balun)

160 m elements
Weight 1600 kg, (3800 lbs), each
Length 59 m (190 ft), all elements 12m (36ft) capacitive hats
Each use 700 m (2100 ft) of tubing
Tuned with 06 μH coils at the centre
Relayswitches for turning the ant 180°

80 m elements
Length 46 m (140 ft), longest
10 m from the 160 m antenna
max windload, 70 m/s.

Boom dimensions
160 m length 71 m (215 ft)
80 m length 60 m (200 ft)
The triangular 160m boom (2.2 m, 7.3 ft) comes with a rail for walking inside it.
Turning gear
Weight 2000 kg (6000 lbs)
11 kW motor
Inverter driven softstart/stop
Largest guy ring bearing
Weigth 3300 kg50 mm (2”) diameter balls in the bearing arrangement
Ring diameter 3,8m (13 ft)
Guy wires
Total length 2300 m (6900 ft)
Phillystran/element guys 1150 m (3450 ft)
Final touch
600 litres (120 gallons) of paint

Mechanical design and project Management
Tuomo Halminen,

Antenna design
Pekka, OH1TV, 160 m
Olavi, OH5BR, 80 m
Lauri, OH8LK,
switching systems
Arcala team members busy at the project
Group working on the project of their lifetime
Toke, OH6RMPekka, OH7RMMarkku, OH8SR.

The construction is capable of handling ICE and SNOW for its own weight. In an ice storm? God Bless Radio Arcala!

Scalebarfor the tower base, Juha OH8NC, who restored Mammoths to Arcala.

Martti, OH2BH and the rotator gearbox.

160m element-to-boom joint and another scale bar.

Arcala 60 meter sprint track. 65°11’N, 26°9’E and 220 m above sea level.

Finnish antenna workers are powered by Perkele. Pekka OH7RM up in the fog.

Arcala Engineering Team at LC works; Juha, OH8NC; Lauri, OH8LK; Pekka, OH1TV; Olavi, OH5BR and Toni, OH2UA.

These guys were breaking snow and ice when getting the Arcala Mammoth up infreezing, stormy weather... often high up at 100 meters battling subzero temperatures days in and days out.Hats off to Markku, OH8SR (left), Toke, OH6RM and Pekka, OH7RM.
Truly, these are men of iron!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Guide to Shortwave Radios

People all over the world use shortwave radios to communicate news and opinions. This fun, informative and growing hobby is a great way to talk with people all over the globe that share interests. Plus, using a shortwave radio is as easy as turning a dial and tuning in. Below you will helpful information for selecting a shortwave radio and accessories to enhance your listening experience.
What is shortwave radio?
A shortwave radio is a radio receiver that can receive the frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz. These frequencies are used for long-distance, worldwide radio broadcasts because the short wavelength enables the signal to propagate for long distances. Shortwave works well for this purpose because of two characteristics: Shortwave frequencies tend to follow the curvature of the earth, which allows them to bend around the horizon rather than going off into space. Shortwave frequencies can be bounced off of the ionosphere, which also allows the signal to be sent past the horizon.
Longwave frequencies tend to travel in a straight line and are more likely to keep going though the ionosphere than they are to bounce off and return to earth. Two communications types that use shortwave because of the distances allowed are international broadcasting and coordination of long-distance shipping.
Why would I want or need a shortwave radio?
The primary reasons people own and use shortwave radios are personal enjoyment and keeping up with local emergency channels. From a social point of view, shortwave radio is a method of enabling worldwide transmission of information and opinion, and a way to find out information and opinions from around the world. Many countries broadcast to the world in English, making it easy to find out what a given country's position is on those things that it finds important. Shortwave radio can also provide a way to eavesdrop on the everyday workings of international politics and commerce. You can hear news and other programs from a wide range of sources, and you can get emergency information by listening to amateur radio broadcasts including Single Side Band (SSB) transmissions. You also have Longwave (LW) band for Ship-to-Shore calls, FM and Medium Wave (MW) or AM.
How do I use a shortwave radio?
Shortwave listening is a hobby with thousands of participants worldwide, and all you need to know to begin is how to tune a radio. There are no special knowledge or skill requirements; however, as you gain experience and develop special listening techniques, your listening enjoyment increases accordingly. These skills include keeping up on local and non-local issues which affect broadcasting, knowing how to troubleshoot your radio and antenna installation and maintenance. The basic equipment you would need is a radio and a list of frequencies. In most cases, you can receive many stations using the antenna that comes with the radio; however, to receive more distant stations, you can use an external long-wire antenna.
You can hear a difference.
Shortwave radios can be distinguished from and compared to each other based on six primary characteristics:
• Number of Bands and Modes
• Tuning
• Audio Type
Power Options
• Antenna Type
• Physical Characteristics
Number of bands and modes
The greater the frequency range, the more stations the radio can potentially receive. Generally, shortwave radios can receive both shortwave radio frequencies and standard broadcast radio frequencies. The common frequency bands received by shortwave radios are given below.
• Shortwave Radio: 120, 90, 75, 60, 49, 41, 31, 25, 22, 19, 16, 15, 13, and 11 Meters
• Standard Broadcast Radio: AM, FM, FM Stereo
Some shortwave radios also offer SSB (Single SideBand) monitoring.
Tuning and display
The type of tuning affects how well the radio can access the signal, while the type of display determines how precisely the radio can be tuned.
Analog tuning is less expensive, and will generally include a fine-tuning knob to allow for more accurate tuning.An analog display is less accurate and harder to tune to a specific frequency.
Digital tuning is more accurate and allows you to enter the frequency you want to monitor. A digital display indicates exactly which frequency you have tuned.
Audio type
The audio type indicates whether the radio has only a built-in speaker or a mono earphone jack. With an earphone jack, the radio can be connected to an earphone, headphones, external speaker or interface with an existing audio system.
• Built-in Speaker Size
• Earphone Jack (Mono Audio Out)
Power options
The power options cover how the radio can be powered. Basic shortwave radios may only offer replaceable batteries as an option; desktop or home units generally also offer at least a DC power jack to allow it to be powered from an adapter.
"Emergency" radios may offer a built-in generator, which allows you to power the radio via a hand crank.
• Replaceable Batteries
• Rechargeable Battery Pack
• DC Power Jack
Built-in Power Generator
Antenna type
There are three antenna options available for shortwave radios. Shortwave radios will have at least a telescoping rod antenna, and many will also have a built-in antenna. Some radios offer an external antenna jack or connection point, which allows connection to a secondary antenna for greater reception.
• Telescoping Rod Antenna
• Built-in Antenna
• External Antenna
Physical characteristics
This final category covers the mechanical aspects of the radio (size and weight) as well as any other physical features, such as waterproof or water-resistant, or a backlit display.
• Dimensions
• Weight
• Waterproof
• Illuminated (Backlit)
What's your favorite band?
A radio band is a group of frequencies which are all described by a given characteristic, such as the purpose of the band (Aircraft Bands), a given wavelength (120 meter band) or a given frequency range. For example, amateur radio operators generally refer to frequencies according to their wavelength, with the 19-meter band containing the range of frequencies with waves about 19 meters long. The frequencies are measured in either kilohertz (kHz) or megahertz (MHz). You can use the following equations to convert between kHz, MHz and meters.
• To convert MHz to kHz, multiply by 1,000. For example: 9.62 MHz x 1000 = 9620 kHz
• To convert kHz to MHz, divide by 1,000. For example: 2780 kHz divided by 1000 = 2.780 MHz
• To convert MHz to meters, divide 300 by the number of MHz.
For example: 300 divided by 7.1 MHz = 42.25 meters To convert meters to MHz, divide 300 by the number of meters.
For example: 300 divided by 42.25 meters = 7.1 MHz Frequency

kHz MHz Wavelength (meters)
2300 to 2495 2.300 to 2.495 120
3200 to 3400 3.200 to 3.400 90
3900 to 4000 3.900 to 4.000 75
4750 to 5060 4.750 to 5.060 60
5730 to 6295 5.730 to 6.295 49
7100 to 7600 7.100 to 7.600 41
9400 to 9900 9.400 to 9.900 31
11,650 to 12,100 11.650 to 12.100 25
13,570 to 13,870 13.570 to 13.870 22
15,030 to 15,600 15.030 to 15.600 19
17,480 to 17,900 17.480 to 17.900 16
18,900 to 19,020 18.900 to 19.020 15
21,450 to 21,850 21.450 to 21.850 13
25,670 to 26,100 25.670 to 26.100 11

Certain bands are reserved for specific purposes; these are called the band allocations and are listed below:

Frequency bands by range

  • AM Band
  • FM Band
  • Longwave Band

Frequency bands by usage

  • Aircraft Frequencies
  • Amateur Radio Frequencies
  • International Commercial Frequencies
  • Ship and Coastal Station Frequencies
  • Time Standard Frequencies
Station List
The following list contains some of the more frequently heard stations. All stations broadcast in English unless otherwise specified. You can hear these stations throughout North America. However, reception varies based on the season, time of day, and a number of other conditions. This information is subject to change at any time without notice.

kHz Station Location Program Type

3223 Radio SR Swaziland

3265 Radio Mozambique Maputo, Mozambique

3300 Radio Cultural Guatemala City, Guatemala Religious

3380 Radio Iris Esmeraldas, Ecuador Spanish

3285 FR3 Cayenne, French Guiana French

3396 Radio Kaduna Kaduna, Nigeria

4750 Radio Bertoua Bertoua, Cameroon

4755 Imo Regional Radio Imo, Nigeria

4777 Radio/TV Gabon Libreville,Gabon French

4795 Radio Nueva America La Paz, Bolivia Spanish

4820 Radio Paz y Bien Ambala, Ecuador Spanish

4832 Radio Reloj San Jose, Costa Rica Spanish

4855 Radio Clube do Para Belem, Brazil Portuguese

4890 National Broadcasting Commission Papua, New Guinea

4915 Voice Kenya Nairobi, Kenya

4920 Australian Broadcasting Commission Brisbane, Australia

4945 Radio Colosal Neiva, Colombia Spanish

4965 Radio Santa Fe Bogota, Colombia Spanish

4980 Ecos del Torbes San Cristobal, Venezuela Spanish

5020 Solomon Island Broadcasting Service Honiara, Solomon Islands

5057 Radio Gjirokaster Gjirokaster, Albania Albanian

5950 Guyana Broadcasting Service Georgetown,Guyana

5954 RadioCasino PuertoLimon,CostaRica

5960 Radio Canada International Montreal,Canada

5980 Radio RSA Johannesburg,South Africa

6005 CFCX Montreal,Canada

6025 RadioM alaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Chinese

6045 Radio Australia Lyndhurst,Australia

6055 Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting Company Tokyo, Japan Japanese

6060 Radio Nacional BuenosAires, Argentina Spanish

6075 Radio Sutatenza Bogota, Colombia Spanish

6090 Radio Luxembourg VilleLouvigny, Luxembourg

6095 Polskie Radio Warsaw, Poland

6105 Radio NewZealand Wellington, NewZealand

7140 TransWorldRadio MonteCarlo, Monaco

7170 Radio Noumea Noumea, NewCaledonia French

7300 Radio Noumea Tirana, Albania

9475 Radio Cairo Cairo, Egypt

9515 Voice of Greece Athens, Greece

9525 Radio Korea Seoul, South Korea

9530 Spanish Foreign Radio Madrid, Spain

9535 Swiss Radio International Berne, Switzerland

9540 Radio Prague Prague, Czech Republic

9570 Radio Bucharest Bucharest, Romania

9575 Italian Radio and Television Service Rome, Italy

9610 Radio TV Algeria Algiers, Algeria Arabic

9620 Radio Berlin International Berlin, Germany

9645 Radio Norway Oslo, Norway

9720 Radio Iran Tehran, Iran Farsi

9745 HCJB Quita, Ecuador

9770 Austrian Radio Vienna, Austria

9800 Radio Kiev Kiev, Ukraine

9835 Radio Budapest Budapest, Hungary

10,040 Voice of Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam

11,655 Israel Radio Jerusalem, Israel

11,690 Radio Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait

11,705 Radio Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

11,720 Radio Moscow Moscow, Russia

11,725 Radio Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria

11,745 Voice of Free China Taipei, Taiwan

11,815 Radio Japan Tokyo, Japan

11,825 Radio Tahiti Papeete, Tahiti Tahitian

11,835 4VEH Cap Haitien, Haiti

11,845 Radio Canada Montreal, Canada

11,850 Deutsche Welle Cologne, Germany

11,890 Voice of Chile Santiago, Chile

11,900 Radio RSA Johannesburg, South Africa

11,910 BBC London, England

11,930 Radio Havana Cuba Havana, Cuba

11,935 Radio Portugal Lisbon, Portugal

11,945 Radio Beijing Beijing, China

11,955 Voice of Turkey Ankara, Turkey

11,980 Radio Moscow Moscow, Russia

15,038 Saudi Arabian Broadcasting Service Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Arabic

15,084 Voice of Iran Tehran, Iran Farsi

15,135 Radio Moscow Moscow, Russia

15,165 HCJB Quito, Ecuador

15,190 ORU Brussels, Belgium

15,205 All India Radio New Delhi, India

15,260 BBC London, England

15,265 Finnish Radio Helsinki, Finland

15,275 Radio Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

15,305 Swiss Radio International Berne, Switzerland

15,310 Radio Japan Tokyo, Japan

15,320 Radio Australia Melbourne, Australia

14,400 BBC London, England

15,430 Radio México Mexico City, Mexico Spanish

15,465 Radio Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan Urdu

17,720 Radio France International Paris, France

17,825 Vatican Radio Vatican City

17,860 Austrian Radio Vienna, Austria

21,495 Israel Radio Jerusalem, Israel

21,525 Radio Australia Melbourne, Australia

21,625 Israel Radio Jerusalem, Israel

21,645 Radio France International Paris, France

21,735 Radio TV Morocco Rabat, Morocco Arabic

25,790 Radio RSA South Africa

Receive more information.

There are several websites dedicated to shortwave listening. The list below is provided as general information and is not intended to be a complete list. This information is subject to change without notice.
  • DXing.com Distant Station Listening
  • DX Zone Distant Station Listening
  • NASWA North American Shortwave Association (member of ANARC, the Association of North America Radio Clubs)
  • ODXAOntario DX Association For more sites you can search the web.
  • Google - Shortwave and DX Listening Directory

Friday, 30 October 2009

Nostalgia MALAS

Malaysian Amatuer Limited Activities Sub-society
Salam semua warga radio amatur dan para pengunjung M.A.L.A.S,
Semlm saya buka semula photo pages saya yang dah lama saya tak jenguk.. Bila tengok isi dalam tuh, ade la beberapa gambar yang tak berapa lama nie.. So saya uploadkan di sini untuk dikongsikan bersama.. Ada diantara nya gambar masa mula2 beli coax RG213.. Beli satu roll dan share.. Kira masa tuh setakat RG 58 nie bersepah2 sbb leh dapat kat kat Kedai Besi Buruk a.k.a Kilo Bravo.. Kalo ada barang baek sure kerna serbu dgn sebilangan warga ham.. Kawasan Kilo Bravo yang selalu menjadi tumpuan Sungei Besi, Taman Salak Selatan, Kampung Lindungan @ PJ.. Rupanya banyak barang yang terbuang kat situ masih boleh diguna pakai.. Ada yang kena repair.. Kalau bernasib baik, balik jerr leh terus pakai..
Kasi osum la dulu..
9W2HH & 9W2IY sedang mengukur coax.
Duduk dari kiri: 9W2PZ, 9W2HH, 9W2IY
Berdiri dari kiri: 9W2BC, 9W2ZF,9W2SQ, 9W2DJ
Eyball Session @ Ampang
Masa nie lak Eyeball Session.. Biasanya eyeball session nie diadakan setiap malam sabtu bermula jam 9 malam.. Eyeball nie takan dibuat pada tempat yang sama pada setiap malam Sabtu tetapi ia diadakan dikawasan yang berbeza seperti Wangsa Maju, Ampang, Sri Gombak, Kelana Jaya, PJ.. So takde la rasa jemu sgt bila bertukar tempat nie.. Walaupun jauh namun ia masih mendapat sokongan dari rakan2 radio amatur.. Ternyata semua ini tak mungkin akan berulang kembali..

9M2AA (Allahyarham Amin) turut hadir dalam Eyeball Session @ Ampang

9M2BR bersama XYL n' harmonic

Sessi Pantai Eyeball M.A.L.A.S @ Port Dickson (P.E.M.A.L.A.S) yang mendapat sambutan dari warga Ham.
Yang ni pula gambar eyeball bersama keluarga yang pertama yang pernah dianjurkan oleh M.A.L.A.S.. Percutian 2h 1m ini diadakan di Port Dickson.. Ramai warga ham turut serta pada xtvt kali ini.. Meriah nya jangan cakap la.. Mmg best tapi masa tgh duk syok bakar ayam, gerimis mengundang.. Itu tak menandakan xtvt dihentikan tetapi disambg di Pent House.. Ntah bila la M.A.L.A.S nak wat lagi yea..

Tukang masak 9W2HG, 9W2IY, 9M2AM & 9M2BL
Dari kiri : 9W2YD, 9W2HH, 9W2PZ,9M2MKW, 9W2VE

Dari kiri : 9W2HH, 9M2NL, 9M2MKW

Dari kanan : 9M2RS, 9W2GAZ, 9M2MKW

9M2AM & 9M2BL

Kuat benor menarik tuh, Yop...

Friday, 23 October 2009

Barang Untuk Dijual / Item For sale..

Steel Bumper for Mitsubishi Storm L200 Front & Rear (including fog lamp & rear spot light) Itu lampu brek kelip2 pon leh satu kali hantam kalau mau..

Price : RM2200 neg (for front & rear bumper) mau jual satu set terus..

Interested? Pls give call to me, Fadzli @ 019-3089432..

Wanna lego ASAP...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Kenangan lalu utk tatapan bersama..

World JOTA-JOTI Peringkat Negeri 2009

Pada 16-18 Oktober 2009 telah berlangsungnya program Jamboree On The Air & Jamboree On The Internet peringkat dunia dimana seluruh ahli pengakap berhimpun di seluruh negara dan berkomunikasi menggunakan radio. Walaupun kebanyakkan sekolah menjalankan peperiksaan akhir tahun dan juga pada 17 Oktober juga merupakan cuti perayaan Deepavali, ini tidak mematahkan semangat ahli pengakap untuk turut serta dalam World JOTA-JOTI pada kali ini. Tema Jota Dunia pada tahun ini adalah "Climate Change Challenge (C3)" dimana peluang terbaik untuk ditunjukkan pada dunia bahawa berjuta ahli pengakap diseluruh dunia harus melindungi alam sekitar dan ia perlu dilindungi demi kebaikkan semua.
Kelkom IPK pada tahun ini telah berpecah kepada dua kumpulan dimana satu kumpulan ditugaskan di Stesen JOTA 9M4SJZ di Pusat Belia Antarabangsa, Bandar Tun Razak, KL dan satu lagi di Stesen JOTA 9M4SJO di Kompleks Rakan Muda, Kamunting, Perak.

Di Stesen JOTA 9M4SJO, seramai 65 orang peserta dari sekolah sekitar Larut, Matang dan Selama telah mengambil bahagian dalam aktiviti yang dijalankan selama 1 hari. Walaupun aktviti dijalankan selama 1 hari, pihak pengurusan telah dibantu oleh KelKom IPK dan juga krew kelana tempatan.

Barisan Pemimpin dan Kelana yang menjadi tulang belakang 52nd World JOTA-JOTI 2009 @ Kompleks Rakan Muda, Kamunting, Perak.

9W2SQ sedang memberi taklimat ringkas pada ahli pengakap yang hadir

Blom 'warm-up' lagi nie...

"Radio komunikasi merupakan bidang yang luas untuk diterokai"- 9W2SQ

9W2LMA sedang memberi penerangan berkenaan Emergency Communication
9W2NPT menjemput para peserta ke Makmal Komputer untuk menjalani JOTI

9W2ZF sedang memberi taklimat berkenaan Fox Hunt @ ARDF pada para peserta JOTA.

9W2TDL sedang menyiapkan radio beacon untuk pertandingan Fox Hunt

Cam ne nak kasi cop nie, Chegu?

Tembak derang dulu, baru leh cari musang...

Sidang VHF Radio menggunakan repeater.

9W2RZL sedang memberi taklimat pada para peserta di dalam sidang HF Radio.

9W2GUU turut membantu salah seorang peserta cara mengendalikan HF Radio.

Majlis Penutup 52nd World JOTA 2009 Peringkat Negeri Perak.

9W2LON menyampai hadiah kepada peserta yang hadir.

9W2SQ & 9W2LMA

Seorang peserta JOTA sedang ditemubual oleh wartawan akhbar Sinar Harian.

Dari kiri; 9W2RZL, 9W2GUU, 9W2LON, En. Ismail, 9W2NPT

Kompleks Rakan Muda, Kamunting, Perak telaj menjadi lokasi untuk 52nd World JOTA 2009 peringkat Negeri Perak.

Monday, 12 October 2009

RM300 untuk satu panggil telefon

Bayangkan jika anda perlu membelanjakan antara RM300 dan RM400 untuk petrol sahaja pada setiap kali mahu pergi ke bandar terdekat dengan bot hanya untuk membuat satu panggilan telefon yang penting.
Itulah keadaan yang dihadapi penghuni rumah panjang dan guru sekolah yang terletak jauh di pedalaman daerah Song.
Menteri Muda Pembangunan Luar Bandar dan Kemudahan Awam Datuk Ambrose Blikau membangkitkan masalah itu untuk perhatian Timbalan Menteri Penerangan Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan Datuk Joseph Salang di pekan Song dekat Kapit hari ini.
Salang berada di pekan ini bagi merasmikan pembukaan Pusat Internet Luar Bandar di Pejabat Pos Song.
Beliau berkata situasi sebegitu dihadapi oleh penghuni rumah panjang di Ulu Katibas dan guru SK Lubok Ipoh, yang terletak jauh di pedalaman di Kapit. Beliau mencadangan kerajaan mendirikan lebih banyak menara pemancar di lokasi strategik di sepanjang jalan balak di kawasan seumpama itu.
"Terdapat tempat yang isyarat penerimaan dan pancaran adalah baik. Daripada apa yang diberitahu kepada saya, telefon bimbit yang murah dan hanya lengkapi kemudahan asas dapat menghubungkan anda ke dunia luar berbanding model yang mahal dan canggih," katanya secara berseloroh.
Namun, katanya penduduk di beberapa rumah panjang di sepanjang sungai Rajang yang terletak berdekatan dengan bandar seperti Song atau Kapit boleh menggunakan telefon bimbit untuk berkomunikasi. Beliau yang juga ADUN Katibas berkata siaran radio RTM yang jelas juga amat diharapkan oleh penduduk di kawasan yang terletak jauh di pedalaman.
Katanya, radio merupakan saluran yang amat penting kepada penduduk di pedalaman untuk mendapatkan maklumat terkini mengenai apa yang berlaku di negeri dan negara. BERNAMA

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


The Malaysian Red Crescent announced its deployment to help the victims of two major earthquakes of the coast of West Sumatera, Indonesia, have left hundreds of people injured and thousands without shelter.

The MRC National Chairman, YM Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Shahriman bin Tunku Sulaiman said at the Press Conference held at the MRC Headquarters today, “the MRC humanitarian assistance will be focusing to the following:

Emergency phase

Supply the emergency relief items for 500 families consist of:


  • Kitchen set type A for 5 person
  • Biscuits Cream Crackers
  • Baby Blanket
  • Baby Food – infant/toddler/kids
  • Bottle Milk

The Malaysian Red Crescent is coordinating in deploying a relief team which will be assigned to Padang, Sumatera. MRC is in communication with the Palang Merah Indonesia in sending the team latest by 10th October 2009.

Relief Team

  1. Nasir Khan Abdul Rahman - Relief
  2. Dr. Tang Tan Boon Chew - Medical
  3. Khairuddin bin Osman - Relief
  4. Azli Paat - Relief
  5. Nik Azhar Nik Abdul Rahman - Medical

Total Operations – worth RM 500,000.00

MRC Appeals

In order for us to carry out these humanitarian assistance (following the standard of quality by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society), once again we appeal to generous Malaysians to donate to the MRCS International Relief Fund for Padang, Sumatera Earthquake.

Donors can sent cheques or cash to the following address:

Secretary GeneralMalaysian

Red Crescent SocietyNational Headquarters

32, Jalan Nipah off Jalan Ampang

55000 Kuala Lumpur

Cheques should be made out to the “MRCS International Relief Fund” written at the back PADANG EARTHQUAKE or bank in into MRCS Account Maybank No – 5144 2210 2657.

*** Donations to the MRCS are entitled to Tax –Exemption ***

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