Recorded history shows that in the 5th century AD, traders plying the east-west trade route stopped at the port of Kuala Muda, using Gunung Jerai, Kedah's highest peak, as a navigational point.

The ruins of ancient Candi (temples) in the Bujang Valley show that a Hindu-Buddhist civilization existed here and may have been one of the first places to have come into contact with Indian traders. How important this kingdom was, is still being researched as more artifacts are unearthed.

During the 7th and 8th centuries, Kedah paid tribute to the Sumatran Srivijaya Empire. After the decline of the empire, it became a vassal state to the Thais until the 15th Century when the rise of Malacca led to the Islamization of the area. Kedah faced Portuguese and Achehnese attacks in the 17th century, but it again fell into Thai hands in 1821.

The Thais handed Kedah over to the British in 1909, and after the Japanese occupation, it became one of the states of the Malayan Union and subsequently the Federation of Malaya in 1948.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

About MyHamShack.com

What is MyHamShack.com?

You get a unique address for you and your shack on the web. Your friends, family and fellow Hams will have a place to go to admire your Shack. For example, if your callsign is W9SRK, then your web page address will be http://MyHamShack.com/W9SRK/. You will have a Station Blog so you can write information about you, your shack, experiences, etc.

You will have a place to upload pictures of your shack and radio equipment to share with the world. Learn what other hams have done to improve, fix and upgrade equipment in the Projects section. Have you put up your own tower? Post how you did it in the Projects section.

Place Free Classified Ads for equipment you want to sell, or something you're looking to buy.
What Else Will I Be Able To Do? We're working to bring more features all the time. Please give us your feedback and requests.

Will I Be Spammed If I Register For My Ham Shack?

We will not send any unsolicited emails to you. All of your information will remain private and secure. We do not share your personal information with anyone. This includes your email address, which means we won't be sharing your email with other companies.

How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?

Zero. We will not charge you at any time for having a profile on My Ham Shack.



Three Crew Members Prepare To Return Home on Tuesday

Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft. › Space Station Section

Sunday, May 30, 2010

QSL Card Creator

Another QSL Card;

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

QSL Card Creator

My another QSL Card design..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

QSL Card Creator

Sample of my QSL card that I create..

Monday, May 24, 2010


From Boston, USA

From China

From Calgary, Canada

Sunday, May 23, 2010


From Giovanni, in the south-eastern part of Italy, in a town called Taranto

Sunday, May 16, 2010


From Tiina, Rauma, South Western Finland.


From Jason Tsai, Koohsiung, Taiwan.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Radio Amateur Examination Results (RAE 2010-1)

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is pleased to announce the results of the Radio Amateur Examination (RAE) conducted throughout Malaysia on 14 April 2010

To check results online visit http://rae.skmm.gov.my/rae_2010_1.asp


From Welejong Haasnoot, Netherlands.


From Evan, Palm Bch Gdns, FL 33418, USA

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


From Mali Hawthorne, Seattle WA 98115 USA

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


From Mike, United Kingdom, GB.

Image Of The Day

Hellas Planitia

This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a small portion of the northwest quadrant of Hellas Planitia on Mars. With a diameter of about 1,400 miles and a depth reaching the lowest elevations on Mars, Hellas is one of the largest impact craters in the solar system.The area has a number of unusual features, which are thought to be quite old because of the high crater density. The crater inside Hellas has been filled with material, which may be related to volcanic activity on the basin's northwestern rim. It also might be related to the presence water and water ice. However, there is evidence elsewhere that the ground here is rich with ice. HiRISE will be used to investigate this in more detail when the basin is free from atmospheric dust.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/International Research School of Planetary Sciences

NEEMO 14 Mission

Analog missions, like this one, allow NASA to evaluate the interactions of multiple concept mission systems in remote field locations with similarities to conditions astronauts might face during a space mission. › Learn

Monday, May 10, 2010


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Image Of The Day

Stellar Nursery in the Rosette Nebula

This image from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows the cloud associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. Herschel collects the infrared light given out by dust. The bright smudges are dusty cocoons containing massive embryonic stars, which will grow up to 10 times the mass of our sun. The small spots near the center of the image are lower mass stellar embryos. The Rosette Nebula itself, and its massive cluster of stars, is located to the right of the picture. This image is a three-color composite showing infrared wavelengths of 70 microns (blue), 160 microns (green), and 250 microns (red). It was made with observations from Herschel's Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer and the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver instruments.Herschel is an ESA cornerstone mission, with science instruments provided by consortia of European institutes and with participation by NASA. A media day celebrating the release of the first results from ESA’s Herschel infrared space telescope will take place on May 6, 2010, at Space Expo, at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Doors open at 11:30 CEST. The media day is organized in connection with the Herschel First Results Symposium taking place this week at ESTEC and the theme is Revealing the Hidden Side of Star Formation. For more information on the day's activities, see the press release.For more information on this image, visit ESA's Herschel Program site.

Image Credit: ESA/PACS & SPIRE Consortium/HOBYS Key Programme Consortia

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Image Of The Day

Double Black Holes

This image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the central region of the starburst galaxy M82 and contains two bright X-ray sources of special interest. New studies with Chandra and ESA's XMM-Newton show that these two sources may be intermediate-mass black holes, with masses in between those of the stellar-mass and supermassive variety. These "survivor" black holes avoided falling into the center of the galaxy and could be examples of the seeds required for the growth of supermassive black holes in galaxies, including the one in the Milky Way. This is the first case where good evidence for more than one mid-sized black hole exists in a single galaxy. The evidence comes from how their X-ray emission varies over time and analysis of their X-ray brightness and spectra, i.e., the distribution of X-rays with energy. These results are interesting because they may help address the mystery of how supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies form. M82 is located about 12 million light years from Earth and is the nearest place to us where the conditions are similar to those in the early Universe, with lots of stars forming. Multiple observations of M82 have been made with Chandra beginning soon after launch. The Chandra data shown here were not used in the new research because the X-ray sources are so bright that some distortion is introduced into the X-ray spectra. To combat this, the pointing of Chandra is changed so that images of the sources are deliberately blurred, producing fewer counts in each pixel.
Image credit: NASA/CXC/Tsinghua Univ./H. Feng et al.



eQSL Card (Recieved)

eQSL Card (Recieved)

igq107 QSL Card

igq107 QSL Card


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Amateur radio service is defined in the Communication and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulations 2000 as a radiocommunications service (covering both terrestrial and satellite) in which a station is used for the purpose of self traning, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by authorized persons who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without any pecuniary interest.


Regulation 27(1) of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 states that no person shall undertake or conduct any activity in designated skil area unless that person is certified. Amateur radio operator has been gazetted as a designated skill area category under the regulation, hence to operate an amateur radio station a person needs to have an appropriate proficiency and skill i.e. certified in this area.


Please ensure that the radio transmision does not cause interference to any other radio services. Regulation 15(1) of the Communications and Multemedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 states that no person shall intentionally design, install, operate, maintain or modify any communications equipment in a manner is likely to cause interference with, impairment, mulfunction of, or harm to any communications equipment or any other equipment.

Regulation 15(2) of the regulation denotes that a person who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand ringgit (RM 300,000.00) or to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding three years or to both.

To eliminate the potential of interferences, the following procedures must be followed strictly:-

a) Ensure that suffient equipment, tools and test gear is available and can used to monitor and verify that your transmission does not cause any interference to other radio services.

b) You must responsible if your amateur radio is found to be the caused of interference. Immediate remedy action must be taken to rectify the problems in case of interference.

c) Ensure that the transmission do not exceed the level of over deviation.

d) Ensure that the radiated energy is always within the narrowest posible frequency bands for any class of emission in use.

e) The radiation of harmonics and spurious emissions should be suppressed to minimize interference.

Historical Description of Amateur Radio: From the Encyclopedia Britannica:-

Interest in amateur radio arose around the turn of the century, shortly after the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi successfully sent the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901. The interference of amateur broadcasts with commercial and military transmissions led to the institution of government control in 1911. After World War I, amateurs became active in radio experimentation, contributing to developments in long-distance broadcasting and becoming the first radio operators successfully to exploit the upper medium-frequency and lower high-frequency radio bands. Over the years, amateur radio operators have also provided emergency communications during forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters. They serve as an important link between stricken communities and the outside world until normal communications are reestablished.Amateur radio operators in the United States are subject to international and federal regulations. There are five classes of licenses. Competence in the use of the International Morse Code and a knowledge of radio theory and regulation are required to obtain the advanced-level licenses. Amateur radio is allocated frequencies at the extreme high-frequency end of the medium-wave band, five groups of frequencies in the shortwave band, two groups in the veryhigh-frequency band, three in the ultrahigh-frequency band, and seven in the superhigh-frequency band for telegraphic and telephonic communication using amplitude and frequency modulation. There are restrictions on the power of the transmitters, and certain of the frequencies must be shared with due regard for the needs of other users.
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