14 December 2008.
Penang Starwalk entered its 31st year with nearly 14,000 participants flagged off at the Penang International Sports Arena at 7am Sunday. As usual I'm on duty for radio communication on that event to support our St John crew.
1. First turn from starting line flag off. (station 1)
2. I'm using my scooter with 5/8 antenna operated at station 1.
3. Just drop by at Base Control (PISA) before I'm going to QRT :P
more picture coming soon.
ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training Workshop on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICT in Response to Disasters: Reports
24-28, November 2008.
Over 100 participants including country delegates, speakers, and local participants attended the Training Workshop. Of the total number, 31 international participants were from 22 countries while 62 local participants were from Malaysia.
The Training Workshop focused on concepts and hands-on training on various technologies and applications such as satellite communications, radio communication, Internet-base applications and etc. which are applicable and suitable for deployment aiming at facilitating rescue and relief operations in emergencies and especially in the aftermath of disasters. The Training Workshop aimed at:
Making awareness and demonstrate telecommunication technology options, facilities and services applicable for use in response to disasters or emergencies especially in disaster relief operations;
Providing practical experience to participants in using the telecommunication/ICT facilities and services for disaster relief operations;
Strengthening partnerships in disaster relief among international agencies/organizations, NGOs, Industry, and governments as well as encourage roles of public sector or NGOs e.g. radio amateurs, volunteers, etc.; and,
Identifying issues, gaps in countries in order to find ways for improvements or overcoming the issues or challenges.
During the hands-on training, system demonstrations were made to the participants who were also given opportunities to try out voice and data communications over the satellite and radiocommunication as well as through the Internet. In addition, a group of amateur radio voluntarily coming from different places of Malaysia helped demonstrate set up of various types of radio equipment such as HF, VHF, UHF and applications over the radio links.
1. Certificate of Participant Awarded to 9W2WOC.
2. My ID tag during the event.
13. Tok Penghulu PR with SIRIM YL :P
14. Demonstration from 9M2NCL to all delegate.
15. FR 1 Station group picture.
16. Our R.A.C.E.S Group with ITU rep. Mr Wisit Atipayakoon.
17. Dinner at Kuala Perlis, floating restaurant.
18. Yum yum....steamboat seafood.
20. Tok Penghulu (MARTS) giving a souvenir to Dr. Cosmas Zavazava from ITU.
21. Not to forget also to our Mr Wisit from ITU.
22. Lastly our R.A.C.E.S Malaysia with YL's :P
NOTE : More picture at ITU web CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE EVENT PICTURE .
SEMARAK RESORT, SUNGAI BATU PAHAT, PERLIS.
DATE : 22 & 23 HB. NOVEMBER 2008
During the introduction & briefing about 20 over station turn up at the QTH. Well done to 9w2art & 9w2pck to introduce RACES to all Perlis local boys on that night. The briefing ended around 01.00hrs (1.00am). Here some of the picture taken during the briefing at the Semarak hall resort and a Emergency demo drill on the 2nd day on that event.
TIME: 9.00pm to 1.00am (22nd Nov 2008)
1. Azhar 9w2art in action.
2. Choy 9w2pck in action.
3. Perlis Local boys.
Time : 8.00am to 3.00pm (23rd Nov 2008)
1. Morning round table with all station.
2. Operation Briefing by 9w2pck & 9w2da. (Delta Atan :P)
3. Equipment for FR01
4. Station for FR01. (9w2WOC, 9W2ACY, 9W2ART, 9W2RAY, 9W2SOR, 9W2ZE, 9W2ARU, 9W2DA)
5. Request for help from 9w2woc to EC.
6. EC Station Azhar 9W2AXE received message from FR01
7. 9w2art request for help also.....(tok penghulu)
8. Last but not least a sweet moment for our group picture.
Good job to :
- 9W2WOC (HOW ELSE?)
QTH : SEMARAK RESORT, SUNGAI BATU PAHAT, PERLIS. ( N 06 30' 34 " E 100 10' 37" )
DATE : 22 & 23 HB. NOVEMBER 2008
TIME : 8PM - 11PM DAY 1 & 8AM - 12AM DAY 2
8:00PM ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS
8:30PM SESSION 1 : TOPIC - RACES - WHAT IT IS?
9:00PM SESSION 2 : TOPIC - RACES - BASIC PREPARATION (STATION SET-UP)
9:30PM SESSION 3 : TOPIC - RACES - TRAFFIC/MSG HANDLING
10:15PM SESSION 4 : TOPIC - MSG FORM/LOG
11:00PM SESSION 5 : RAG CHEW SESSION
08:30AM SESSION 6 : RACES ACTIVATION
08:40AM SESSION 7 : STATION DEPLOYMENT
09:15AM SESSION 8 : STATION ROLL-CALL
09:30AM SESSION 9 : TRAFFIC HANDLING ( RACES OPERATED )
10:30AM SESSION 10 : RACES DEACTIVATE
10:45AM SESSION 11 : Q & A ( RAG CHEW )
12:00AM CHECK OUT
03:00PM DEPLOYMENT OF RACES TEAM TO UUM SINTOK
04:00PM MEETING WITH ITU, IARU AND ORGANISER.
1. PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR OWN APPARATUS ( EQUIPMENT )
2. BE PREPARED FOR WEATHER CHANGE - RAIN & HOT SUN.
3. ENOUGH POWER SUPPLY. I.E: STANDBY BATTERY/SOLAR PANEL/ETC.
4. SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY!
1. First time ever there's NO vehicle on the Longest (Penang Bridge) :P
4. This is our station setup at 20ft height antenna.
5. Our station centre.
6. Checkin with Base control for signal report.
7. Brake time QSO with other station.
ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellence Training Workshop on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICT in Response to Disasters: Saving Lives
24-28 November 2008.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with financial support from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government, and jointly with the ITU ASP Centre of Excellence (CoE) Network UUM Node in Malaysia, and the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (MEWC), Government of Malaysia, is organizing a five-day “ITU Asia-Pacific Centres of Excellences Training Workshop on Effective Use of Telecommunications/ICT in Response to Disasters: Saving Lives". The Training Workshop will provide hands-on training on deployment and use of various telecommunication/ICT equipment and facilities such as satellite terminals, amateur radio, ad-hoc wireless networks, and VSAT. The training will also focus on vital ICT applications such as GIS and tele-medicine used in relief operations.
The Training Workshop focuses on concepts and hands-on training on various technologies and applications applicable and suitable for deployment aiming at facilitating rescue and relief operations in emergencies and especially in the aftermath of disasters. The Training Workshop aims to:
*Make awareness and demonstrate telecommunication technology options, facilities and services applicable for use in response to disasters or emergencies especially in disaster relief operations;
*Provide practical experience to participants in using the telecommunication/ICT facilities and services for disaster relief operations;
*Strengthen partnerships in disaster relief among international agencies/organizations, NGOs, Industry, and governments as well as encourage roles of public sector or NGOs e.g. radio amateurs, volunteers, etc.; and,
*Identify issues, gaps in countries in order to find ways for improvements or overcoming the issues or challenges.
Country delegates are invited to contribute country papers and presentations which will be presented and discussed during the course, by e-mail to Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). The papers or presentations should address, but not limited to:
1. Nature of disasters and socio-economic impact.
2. Issues and challenges in applying telecommunications/ICTs for all phases of disaster management.
3. Existence of policy, regulation, and plan concerned to communications for emergencies and disasters.
4. Recommendations for action plans and ways forwards.
To register for the Training Workshop, participants are kindly requested to complete the attached registration form and send it to email@example.com by 7 November 2008 at the latest. ITU will provide one full fellowship covering air ticket and daily subsistence allowance (DSA), to ITU Member Administrations or authorized nominations. Kindly fill in the attached fellowship request form with all complete details and send it with your registration form. Due to limited seats and budget availability, the fellowships will be awarded on a first come first served basis and priority shall be given to Least Developed Countries and Low-Income Developing Countries and to candidates submitting a country paper or presentation for the workshop.
There are no training fees for this Training Workshop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any general queries you may have related to this event.
ITU is inviting sponsors for the Training Workshop. The sponsors may lend equipment or services, applications for demonstration and hands-on training, or may provide experts to the Training Workshop. These can be, but not limited to:
*HF/VHF/UHF radio equipment
*Satellite phones and/or satellite broadband terminals (with airtime)
*Wi-Fi / Wi-Max demo
*Satellite applications e.g. remote sensing demo, GIS, etc.
Stellite Phone Scenario
VSAT Network Scenario
Wireless Network Scenario
All MARTS members be prepare for this Training, especially RACES Team.
All info taken from ITU web http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/asp/CMS/Events/2008/DisasterComm.asp