Friday, August 05, 2005

Approved Amateur Radio Rigs

For those who passed the RAE held recently in June this year, the following link will take you to the MCMC webpage where one can find the list of Approved Amateur Radio rigs.

The rigs on that page was tested by SIRIM and found to pass the stringent checks for transmitting devices.


  • You must be kidding that SIRIM tested all the rigs mentioned in the list. To the best of my knowledge they have NEVER tested any rig so far.They just accepted the list given by MCMC.MCMC is 10 years behind time, giving a list that is obsolete. MCMC and all Amateur Radio Societies wake up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:39 PM  

  • Yes, you can either find those rigs in the museum or in the antique shop. Alternatively, you can submit an application for AP and be prepared to pay RM180 per approval. Just bring a catalogue of the rig and a photostat copy of your Appparatus Assignment licence.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:03 AM  

  • Mayb need to provide MCMC a huge stacks of new rigs' catalogue with specs info so that they can update their information....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:07 AM  

  • Looking the pace they are going, when the new list is published, I think you can also find those rigs in the museum or antique shops too!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:57 PM  

  • Hihi... This is how they make money out of HAMs. You pay for your rig to get approved. Your rig's model never appears on the list unless you bought it from the antique shop or museum.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 AM  

  • Anonymous,
    Can u prove that SIRIM has NEVER tested the Ham rigs?
    As far as I know..they have been
    doing so.
    OK..So is your rig on the "approved" list or not?
    If not..then you have to get it authorised by sending your borchure to them for approval!

    By Blogger 9W2SSJ, at 11:25 AM  

  • I quote" The rigs on that page was tested by SIRIM and found to pass
    the stringent checks for transmitting devices."

    Congratulations and BRAVO to SIRIM for testing
    67 sets from Icom
    54 sets from Yaesu
    42 sets from Kenwood.
    Ahmeng was right when he said the equipments listed are fit for the musuem.
    To test and approve a set, the following tests need to be done.
    1. Frequency coverage
    2. Power requirements
    3. Modes of operation
    4. AM sensitivity
    5. CW sensitivity
    6. FM sesitivity
    7. Adjacent Channel rejection
    8. S meter sensitivity
    9. Squelch sensitivity
    10 Receiver AF output
    11 IF/Audio response
    12 IF and imade rejection
    13 Power output
    14 Spurious and harmonic supression
    15 SSB Carrier supression
    16 Undesired sideband supression
    17 Third Order IMD
    18 CW keyer speed range
    19 Transmit/Receive turnabout time
    20 Composite transmitted noise.
    and many more.

    Question 1. Did Icom, Yaesu and Kenwood supplied the rigs to SIRIM to be tested.
    Question 2. Did amateur radio entuasists brought the rigs to SIRIM for testing and pay RM180.00
    Question 3. Does SIRIM have the time, expertise and test equipments to do the tests.
    Question 3. Do you thing SIRIM ( A Sdn Bhd company )will waste the time and manpower to do these tests.

    The answer to these 4 questions is NO NO NO. So members make your own conclusions.

    I believe this list was given to MCMC 2 to 3 years ago by ex officials of MARTS whose knowledge about equipments are next to zero. MCMC ( with limited resources and expertise )trusted these officials, like a postman just send it to SIRIM.
    Let us not cry over spilt milk.We chose the wrong persons at that time.
    At present technological development is very rapid.The rig you are using now may be obsolete in a few years time.Why cant MCMC approve rigs that has been tested by ARRL or any other competent bodies ?
    Better not ask whether someone`s rig is approved or not, otherwise
    you may have to ask whether he has an AP for it and whether his output power exceeds 50watts for VHF.Again ask whether he smuggled his set from Singapore or Thailand.

    You have done a good job so far ...thank you for it But do not take us for a free ride to SIRIM headquarters. No heart feelings just passing comments.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:42 PM  

  • Allop to all ham & hammer...

    don't gaduh la about this, small matter la just ikut saje as long as we can on air, but unfair la kawan they give us the list of approve ARR with model nearly vintage one...

    before i berhenti/pencen something like that la from Telekom on that time no MCMC yet ma..., we do all those type of re-org what they call for somelike do paperwork for new department la like that... i never know that is pilot project to develope MCMC... one of document to pull of form everywhere in our country is all type of equipment that can be classified as communication hardware any type or model air, land and sea, then all those thing become guide and type to be approve by new commission what they call on that time, but i'm only train and experience on telefon awam what u all can see at tepi jalan on that time... a few thing i lear about wireless is because of my jobs on that time but not as specilist... so what my team get & list down much of the item is listed on approve rigs that claim to SIRIM approve...

    banyak la approve... but now days they have expertise on this, but not now la.... ham is only satu komuniti yang tidak mendapat apa-apa keuntungan dari hobi ini, why should MCMC asking sum amount utk apa-apa kemudahan yang dipohon...

    senang cerita la apa yang Curator Museum Negara said... tulis 150% betul....


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:13 AM  

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