NEWS UPDATE — Contrary to yesterday’s release, the XZ8X callsign did not surface, but XZ2D indeed did! The ink is still wet, but it will stick to the form. As of today – as expected – the permitted spectrum will be 15m and higher. But gladly your supporting letters keep coming in, and we will proceed accordingly. There is a willingness in place at the Ministry, and that is what counts. Getting 14.065 KHz temporarily for the duration of 48 hours would be magic. Thank you for your letters – we need them all. Your supporting letters will be handled in full confidence and will not be made public without your personal consent.

We would like to thank the Worldview International Foundation (WIF), their management and staff as they have put all of themselves into this effort. As Radio Arcala, OH8X remains at their Climate Park with more than 110,000 mangroves planted, our dream remains to activate The Union of Myanmar from our own site from the noise free Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar. The activity would be on all bands during the XZ2D validity up to April.17. 2020. Kindly look at the WIF effort on the link below and join their climate bandwagon to make the difference — we are committed to have amateur radio doing more than its fair share in it.

We are now setting up the station and should be QRV tomorrow – a long way from the city noise.

See you 15M and 10M as of today’s permit and hopefully 14.065 KHz with support from all of you.

(*) Mango DX Group was established in Thailand among the International Alliance Volunteers (IAV) conference local and international participants. They aim to promote Amateur Radio to make it a vital part of the evolving countries/societies in South East Asia (SEA). Their many current activities are paving the way for Amateur Radio’s future in the countries out of the regular beaten tracks.

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 — There are many ways to celebrate your 73 birthday but it should be something special. 73 is to salute just everyone with two numbers.  And those numbers indicate that you have seen few of those fast DX tracks at least for a few times!

Following our memorable conference in Thailand with many DXers seen at the audience it was time to flew to Myanmar for attending/speaking  at the Global Investor seminar with the subject of climate change. My speech was talking about making Santa Claus (OF9X) with young operator support and plant some 10.000 CO2 efficient magrove trees here at the 40.000 Ha Thor Heyerdahl climate park.

Magroves mitigate lot more CO2 than terrestrial trees with permanent storage of CO2 climate gases in the soil

But with the perfect timing I had decided to extend my stay and see if I could hand out the rare Myanmar radio contacts in the world’s major radio gathering  this coming weekend.  This was a follow up of both Myanmar regulators and us radio bunch just returning from World Radio Conference (WRC) with our fresh spectrum mindset. Thank You ERASD and the SU8X team for hosting many WRC delegates.

We had continued our sessions here today and they agreed to sign me an XZ8X license tomorrow but when we get down to the specifics they suggest that my operating spectrum should be 20MHz and up. I have encouraged them to honor the ITU amateur radio exclusive frequency allocations along with current solar conditions but yet they are yet wondering. As an addition of 21 & 28MHz amateur radio segment and do apply for  one spot frequency;  14065 KHz to reach North and South America.

While now setting up tomorrow after today’s birthday party I plan to discuss this matter again on Friday prior the weekend’s world wide radio event.

So why don’t you help me on my good birthday Friday? Just take your sharp pen and write your personal letter to Director General ,The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications; [email protected] and I will select the best ones to have a common global voice. Let’s have letters from all continents and from all walks of life and jointly explain why we wish  Myanmar to  join our ranks plus giving the amateur radio operators all privilegesd and even involving the local youth  to represent their naturally beautiful and friendly country to be among the other nations within our global community.

This voice can be heard this coming Friday and I will also give you a full feedback and maybe even share with you best ones.  This is our global mission into many countries and us DXer have should have a natural interest to do so.

Thank you all for your wishes through social medium, Skype  as well as thru email. Your best Birthday present today November,19th is the letter you write and the voice you have for common good for Amateur Radio.

Yangon, Union of Myanmar, November 19, 2019

Martti Laine, OH2BH  former, XZ1A, XZ1X, XZ1N and XZ2BH.