V85 Stays On
Good news to fellow license holders' calls sign V85. Members' letter of appeal, supported and forwarded by BDARA, has finally been approved by AITI through their letter AITI/6/2 dated 7th. April 2009 to be exempted from changing to the new call sign.
BDARA has voiced its strong standing and support fully to keep V85, a popular and well-known call sign among radio operators worldwide. A legendary call sign privilege to a few members.
Congratulation to our President - Pg.Salleh Ab.Rahaman, V8BDS who has been granted the legendary callsign V85DX. We hope one day to see all Bruneian callsign will be V85 instead of the new V88 which has received a lot of unfavourable comments. The two digits alphabet hopefully will stay put instead of the present three digits to avoid confusion during dxing.
GLOBAL AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Our member Johnny Tan, V85DB was representing BDARA at The Fifth Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference hosted by The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) on 24th. to 25th. August 2009 at TFT, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan.
A power point presentation on the Emergency Communication activities role and conducted by BDARA during the nation flood and soil erosion disaster was shown during the conference along with other presentations by amateur radio stations worldwide.
THE 37TH SEANET CONVENTION 2009.
A delegation of twenty one members and their XYL will depart on Thursday 22nd. October 2009 by SQ flight via Singapore to Seoul, Korea to attend The 37th SEANET Convention 2009 from 23rd. October 2009 to 27th. October 2009. The high level delegation from Brunei Darussalam will include the President and Adviser together with their XYL.
The host organizer Korea Amateur Radio League and Korea Ladies Amateur Radio Club are looking forward from our participation and have schedule a tight four days programme that will include the eyeball welcoming dinner, gala dinner, visits to various interesting places (eg: DMZ, Kyongbok Palace, City tour, Flea market, Seoul tower and Mt.Sorak), meetings and presentation. BDARA will present a slide show to reaffirm our commitment to host the 39th. SEANET Convention 2011 in Brunei Darussalam.
DXpedition to Sabah
An DXpedition to Sabah during the school holiday is in the final stages of planning. The journey will start on Thursday, 17th. December 2009 until Wednesday, 23rd. December 2009. All along the journey we hope to visit places of interest and also have eyeball with amateur radios from Sabah. Members who are interested to join this Dxpedition are requested to register their name, list of passengers, passport number, vehicle number, type of vehicle and accommodation requirement to DXpedition Coordinators Pg.Ali Rahim, V88AAV (hp: 8833936) and XYL Noorhayati, V88AWJ (hp:8766516). Deadline to participate is Saturday, 31st. October 2009.
Itinerary as follows:
Thu, 17.12.2009 - to KENINGAU and overnight.
Fri, 18.12.2009 - to TAWAU and overnight.
or to SEMPORNA and overnight.
Sat, 19.12.2009 - to SANDAKAN and overnight.
Sun, 20.12.2009 - to KUNDASANG and overnight.
Mon, 21.12.2009 - to KOTA KINABALU and overnight.
Tue, 22.12.2009 - KOTA KINABALU second overnight.
Wed, 23.12.2009 - to BRUNEI DARUSSALAM.