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2 Meter, Echolink (Node#477555),,, ReaL Time SATELLITE Tracking.

Motorola GM300, Yaesu FT1802-FM Transceiver, Handheld Kenwood THK-2 and Motorola GP328
Power Supply: Kensonic / Model:ADT-PX-12V30A

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Antenna construction.Love to search how to build antennas and also a:

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And Active in The Postcrossing Project;

“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!”

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Amizan Bin Ahmad
No. 187,
Jalan Perdana 9/22,
Phase 4, Bandar Perdana,
08000 Sungai Petani,





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With Friends at Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
With Friends at Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

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My Son
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Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

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Convoy to Cameron Highlands (V44 Community 2)
Convoy to Cameron Highlands (V44 Community 2)

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Convoy to Cameron Highlands (V44 Community)
Convoy to Cameron Highlands (V44 Community)

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145.550 Mhz
145.550 Mhz

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My Homebrew Field Strength Meter
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What is satellite tracking?

The first artificial satellite was put in the space on October 4, 1957 by the Russians. It was named Sputnik 1, and spent 92 days in Earth orbit. Since then man has launched thousands of rockets, and put thousands of satellites in orbit. There are more than 8000 objects in orbit now, including operational, non-operational, rocket bodies, and debris. They are orbiting at an altitude from 150, up to several thousands kilometers. For more than ten years people have been able to track satellites on a computer using satellite tracking software like Orbitron.

Due to predictable conditions of satellite movement in space (lack of atmosphere) computer software can calculate a satellite's position for given moment. Calculations are done based on known orbit parameters determined at epoch. Known orbital parameters like inclination, eccentricity, argument of perigee, mean motion (revolutions per day), let us track satellite for a reasonable period of time after epoch. Orbital data for each object is grouped, and distributed as a Two Line Element (TLE) file.

To keep tracking software working precisely, one should update elements periodically. For low orbiting objects (altitude less than 500 km) TLE data should be updated every few days. For higher orbits, you can update your TLE every few weeks. Other important things include making your predictions as close to real time as possible by using time synchronization, and the precise coordinates of your location.

You must remember that TLE data for an object that has maneuvered since the last elset is no longer any good. Updating is most important for satellites like Progress, Soyuz, and the Space Shuttle which maneuvers often (docking, deorbit, changing of orbit).

Why do we track satellites? There are several reasons. One might want to observe (even with the naked eye) ISS passing over their home or brilliant Iridium flares. Radio amateurs use satellite tracking software to obtain the best pass for QSO with another radio amateur. Such software can help you with your hobby, and will help you understand more about Astronomy, and Physics.

So even if you're a beginner, don't hesitate to download satellite tracking software like Orbitron. Change your home into mission control center!

Remember, satellite tracking is the easiest ever with Orbitron!

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My New Shack 2
My New Shack 2

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My New Shack
My New Shack

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My New Shack Setup
My New Shack Setup

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The Postcrossing Project

Postcrossing Love
or, what our members say about us.

“Receiving cards makes me warm and I'd like to share some happiness with who is unknown to me. Postcrossing makes two happy - the sender and the receiver. Double happiness, why not?!”

EJUNE, China

“It gives you the opportunity to get to know something about different people around the world. And it's a win-win situation, because you get to make others happy, and they make you happy, too! Just because of postcards, it's simple and nice! :-)”

Ilse, Netherlands

“It's really fun and exciting. I always wake up and rush to the mailbox to find my surprises!”


“It's the old fashion way of communicating and I love it.
This way I can travel around the world & see wonderful places I normally wouldn't see. Each card is special, because someone I didn't know picked it just for me and took the time to write and sent it. And I too can make people happy this way.”

Saskia1990, Netherlands

“I love Postcrossing because I have always been interested in international friendship and exchanging my culture with others from around the world. It is not only a place to send and receive postcards, but it is also a place to make friendships you otherwise wouldn't!”

Kayla, Maine, USA

“First off, it gives me a instant smile every time I receive one in the mail. But, then I go and learn a little more about the country the postcard was sent. I love learning about other places. But, what I have learned the most is we are all one big family across the world!”

Syncho, Canada

“Due to Postcrossing I've a many new friends. I always liked to travel. Thanks to postcards I get to know the world. Thanks to me many people get to now about my country - about Belarus!”

Elena, Belarus, employee of post-office

“Every single postcard brings me love, from different corner of the world. The little piece of paper has its temperature, just right enough to make people feel warm. By sending a postcard to someone, we send out care and love. While the postcards are being exchanged, the love is spread out...”

Joanna Chou from Taiwan

“Postcrossing is pure joy and excitement. The excitement is contagious. I have infected my husband!! He wants to read and see them. Every postcard gets a conversation going about the sender, the card and country. Pure joy and excitement!!”


“Postcrossing allows me to travel from my armchair!”

Vel, Australia

“It makes me dream about what waits for me in this big world outside. I'm just 16 years old and I've been a Postcrossing member for just two months or so, and I feel so in love with this website and all the beautiful windows to the world that I receive in my mailbox thanks to you, Postcrossing team.”

Isadora, Brazil

“It's like Twitter for snail mail, it lets me interact with people all over the world, it gives me a taste of other cultures, it gives me something to look forward to in the mailbox everyday. Surprise! A postcard from Germany! :)”

Dixie, USA

“I get to be part of the world again. Last year, I was an exchange student in Portugal. This year, I'm back home in the USA and all of my friends are away at college. Through Postcrossing, I've felt connected to people again, and I've loved learning bits of people's languages and cultures. I <3 PC!”

hurricanechelsea, Maine, USA

“It makes getting the mail a complete joy!! I never know what I will find when I open my mailbox!! I've met wonderful people, have a pile of postcards I treasure, and now I'm an addict!! Postcrossing is the best!!”


“I'm a postcard nut, I love the backs of them as much as the fronts, the little slivers of personality that arrive in my letter box, from the card they chose to the note they write, reminds me that we're all unique and makes the big world seem a little bit smaller.”

Frogglin, Australia

“It's nice to think someone, somewhere may have a smile on there face because a little piece of my life has reached them today. I know I have when I find a postcard on my doorstep. Thank you to everyone who partakes.”

Samuel, Finland

“It gives me an opportunity to 'see' places where I may never be in my life. Every time I receive a card, I'm reminded of how vast this world is, how many different people there are, and how many things I can do as an individual to give a smile to someone else in this world.”

Lyn, Brunei

“Every time I get a card it makes me happy and smiling. Because it is exciting to learn something about someone else. Because it has made me see that people really are the same everywhere on the globe. And because Postcrossing is about sending peaceful messages - it earns the Nobel Peace Prize”

Virpi, Finland

“It's perfect for my personality. I've never been a very good pen pal. Postcrossing allows me to have all the fun without the commitment!”

Vanessa, USA

“I love Postcrossing because of the wonderful friends I have made. I joined Postcrossing 3 years ago, and since then I have met so many amazing people who I now consider firm friends. I have met a group of people in my hometown in New Zealand, and I recently travelled to Europe where I met many 'international' Postcrossers.”

Pip (bebe22) from New Zealand

“It brings the world together. It is lovely to find that postcard in the letterbox, to then read the lovely note that others write and learn a bit about them. It must bring alot of pleasure to so many people, a great concept, thank you.”

Glenda, Victoria, Australia

“It's a window to the world in which Postcrossing creates understanding about people and their cultures in the most simple way there is; just by sending and receiving a postcard. Wouldn't the world be a great(er) place if all inhabitants of this wonderful planet joined Postcrossing?”

Tjitske, Netherlands

“I love Postcrossing for many reasons but what I probably love about it most is that it gives me a way to interact with people I would normally never interact with. Talking directly to people of a different cultures, religions, or places I feel is the best way to appreciate the diversity of mankind.”

Aidan 12, Bay Area S.F

“It's not about receiving and collecting cards-It's about sharing a part of yourself with the world. Influencing people and leaving your mark in a place you may not ever get to visit. It's about connecting. It's putting a smile on someone face you may never get to meet. It makes my day better.”

Kelly, USA

“It's not just a game, it's a way to discover the world! It's a good way to meet new people, see new places and learning new things... really one of the most useful hobby we can have!”

annuccia, Italy

“This is almost too good to be true!!! I'm more than happy, that I found this, just love to receive and send cards. My heart is yours!!!”

Muumimamma, Finland

“I used to be fascinated by people in different cultures, but lately I've been too dedicated to my comfort zone, and have even developed a touch of American arrogance. Not cool! The world still has so much to offer, and I remember that every time I get a postcard from around the world. Thank you all!”

Tara, Virginia, USA

“It helped me lift depression and brightens up my days. Thank you!”


“It is one of the best things I ever did with the help of the internet! Postcrossing gives me the chance to be connected with such a lot of fascinating people all over the world! Oh and I love to prospect for postcards wherever I am to find one which might me matching to someone's interests.”

Darla, Romania

“Putting that smile on my face every time I send or receive a card, means the world to me...”


“My entire family does it. When a postcard arrives, we all cheer. We run down the driveway and rush to read it together. The girls study French in school and we like being able to write to people in France in their native language and get practice! We love learning about and seeing new places.”

Sheryl, Kate and Ellie in CT, USA

“I worship Postcrossing! Since someone introduced me to the Postcrossing changed my life as a lonely sailor... I look forward to the passage of the postman to find out if I have received cards and my home page is of course to see if my cards be delivered! You are the best!”


“It has transformed by mailbox from a metal box that spits out junk and bills to a source of beautiful pictures, handwriting, and culture from all over the world.

Postcrossing is fair, and will ensure that you get postcards from all over the world. Now everyone at work sees my wall and is jealous.”

jmpetre, United States

“It improved my knowledge of the world, of its diversity and beauty. It taught me that we are all so different, and at the same time, extraordinarily similar. Postcrossing showed me that there are still wonderful people in the world, and that gives me hope for the future.”

magl, Portugal

“It's every time a surprise! You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes it can be funny or touching :) other times it can be a great design of a card. But I always love the cards that are send with love (yes you can see the difference!) Happy Postcrossing to everyone out there!!!!”

Iris, The Netherlands

“I love snail mail and every time I receive a postcard I feel very lucky because I have the chance to see a place in the world with the point of view of the sender. On the other side, when I send a postcard, I can write freely my thoughts and my habits being sure it will be appreciated!”

LacrimadiLuna, Italy

“It brings the world into your postbox and into your home. I learn a lot from Postcrossing, it turns me into a dreamer, and it shows me places where very few people can boast that they had seen it all.”

Lida, South Africa

“I really love to send and receive postcards. I still remember the thrill of that first card in my mail box so clearly but have come to realize that sending them is just as much fun. As a hobby, it does not require much space like some. It costs very little also, which is great! Totally addicted!!”

Canadian Postal Worker

“Not only do I enjoy getting the cards but they are shared repeatedly. My husband is the first to get the mail and he is also excited to get the cards.
Then I take the cards to school and share them with the students. It's turned into a very good teaching tool.
It's broadened a lot of horizons!”

Mother Brando/Renee

“I love seeing all the native animals, the amazing buildings and to be told about the different cultures from around the globe. We hang postcards up in our lounge room on rows of string instead art. It looks amazing and keeps us connected with other generous people in the world. It's really special.”

Vanna, Australia

“I love Postcrossing! Not only does it grant me 'armchair travel', but it's a hobby that I can share with my 11 year old daughter. She loves it too, and there's always a rush to the mailbox to see who got the most cards each day. We have a lot of fun together, and that's the best thing of all!”

Brenda W.

“It has opened up the world to me, a non-traveler. I have seen places and exchanged words with people I would have never met before. It has given me something to share with my 90 yr old grandmother and she is as excited to get the mail as me. Every day a new corner of the globe is illuminated.”

Yvonne, Southwest Florida

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“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!”

Very Interesting!

Or you all can send your QSL card or eQSL card for me...

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International Rover Moot, Kedah, Malaysia 5
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International Rover Moot, Pantai Merdeka, Kedah, Malaysia
International Rover Moot, Pantai Merdeka, Kedah, Malaysia

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ASTRA Antenna
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Greeting from Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.
My Name is Amizan Bin Ahmad. I'm 43 years old, Married and have one son. I hope to find friend from all over the wold. I love Amateur Radio, Fishing and ride the motorbike. If you all want to know me more, please visit:

Nice to know you alls.

Comment from KC6BLW 5/6/2010 7:45:41 AM
Amizan..........I have 9M2AX qsl.And a few other 9m's on the log.Might find you on 30 meters some time.......WX is getting good enough to ride again..........73

Comment from 9W2XAN 5/7/2010 12:51:59 AM
Thanks..for the invitation, maybe at the eCholink...node: 477555..anyway thaks for the connection...73s.

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9w2xan Amateur Radio Station Malaysia
Comment from YC1BJX 5/7/2010 5:11:58 PM
Nice Blog And Glad To Joint With My Ham

Comment from 9W2XAN 5/21/2010 6:23:58 PM
Thanks, nice to know you, Best Wishes to you and yours family and thanks for the adds....73s..9W2XAN, Kedah, MALAYSIA.

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