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Grand eyeball at 9W2TU house (9W2ITU wedding)


A group of us from KL gathered at Johor Bahru this weekend for 9W2ITU wedding. We had a grand eyeball at 9W2TU house last night. There were at least more than 50 hams from MARES, JASRA, Pelangi and our good neighbour representing ORARI Karimon and Batam gathered for this grand eyeball (will update with photos taken during the eyeball later when I got back home).

I've taken this chance to cross over the Selat Teberau to get some radio stuffs yesterday too. I was looking for antenna tuner and a new mobile rig, mobile antenna and antenna for my HT. So, spent few hours yesterday at Sim Lim Tower and Square.. there are too many electronics stuffs at Sim Lim Tower and all PC and camera stuffs at Sim Lim Square. Since I don't have budget to upgrade my camera, so, didn't buy anything from Sim Lim Square. I asked R One for ATU before, and they quoted SGD$80 more expensive than at Blazer. So, Blazer is still the best place to get radio stuffs for the best price, and guess what .. spent around SGD$1k there.. what I got from Blazer yesterday:
  • MFJ 949E Manual antenna tuner, MFJ claims that this is the most popular tuner they have made.
  • Kenwood TMV-71A, the latest VHF/UHF dual bander mobile unit. Somehow, Kenwood has changed the design and not following the previous TMV708A that this unit replaces. And he..hee.. somehow, 9W2CCW and 9W2JAZ saw me buying this unit while at Blazer and they got one each for themselves too
  • Diamond SG7500 and SGH779 for my HT.
  • Supercall magmount which could hold those big Diamond antennas at high speed.
  • Opek antenna switch
Today will be the d'day for 9W2ITU. We're going to convoy in a group of three Tritons, one RangeRove and two Hondas from where we stay at the heart of JB and will most probably joined others too in a big convoy back to Kuala Lumpur.


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