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Scouts game: “Rock to the 2014 JOTA/JOTI Rythm” PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 23:19

The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) in cooperation with the Nicosia Regional Scouts Commissioner and the Cyprus Scouts Association JOTI Organizer, have this year joined forces and prepared a fun, interactive game, known as “Rock to the 2014 JOTA/JOTI Rythm”. The game can be played by Scouts of all ages throughout Cyprus through their Scout groups, and will be played during the forthcoming Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) & Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) weekend.

The idea behind the game is simple. Participating Scout groups will be issued with a unique code, known as the JOTA Puzzle Identifier (JPI). The game commences on Saturday, 18/10/2014 @ 00:00, and closes on Sunday, 19/10/2014 @ 23:59 local time. During the game,

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 23:33 )
Listening in to Lambda Sat - Technical details PDF Print Email
Sunday, 24 August 2014 06:48

To listen into the Lambda sat transmission, the following details are necessary:

Hardware: connect your radio speaker to your computer soundcard microphone/line in

Frequency: 437.462 MHz
Downlink: AX.25 Unnumbered Information (UI) packets at 1200 bps AFSK
Transmission Power: 1W
Call Sign: KK6DFZ

Recommended software: MixW (  [License: Free]

Instructions on how to setup the software are available here:

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 August 2014 10:12 )
The first Greek microsatellite is a fact! PDF Print Email
Friday, 22 August 2014 07:18

Greek Minds at Work!

lambda sat logo

Recognizing the significance and importance of the whole endeavor, the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society invites it’s members and all amateurs of Cyprus to support the work of the group through the establishment of the necessary infrastructure for reception and relaying of the microsatellite signals back to the team for scientific analysis through the group website More details about the project follow below. Technical details about how to listen to Λ-sat will be made available soon


The first Greek satellite is a fact! This is the Lambda-sat, which was designed and built exclusively by Greek scientists. A promising project which reportedly is original not only in the aerospace sector but also in many additional fields.

The Lambda group task has a dual operational mission. It involves the world's first research into the material "graphene" under the influence of ionizing radiation and secondly it serves as a communication platform, through which it will be possible to monitor in real time, Greek merchant ships. Practically, according to the studies that have been made, will significantly reduce the risk to both crews and goods from piracy.

Significant was the contribution of the Greek Lambda group scientists who assisted in the project completion. Their collaboration was

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 11:22 )
5B4NC call for participation to the 2014 IARU Region 1 SSB Field Day PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:06

Field dayThe Nicosia Amateur Radio Club - 5B4NC is planning to participate in the "DARC IARU Region 1 SSB Field Day", as it did last year. The Field Day will take place during the weekend of 6-7 of September.

For the needs of the Field Day, we will set up a station at a picnic site in Nicosia district or in Troodos area.
Visitors to the event can make radio contact with people around the world. It's a good opportunity for newly licensed radio amateurs and even for people who are interested in becoming radio amateurs to get valuable experience related to the hobby!

Those who wish, can camp in the area on Saturday night.

For better planning the event, please let us know if you would be interested in participating (until 15/8).
Details about the final place of the Field Day etc will be sent later.

Please forward this message to other amateurs that might be interested in participating in the Field Day.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:10 )
FT-897D & PROXEL 25Amp power supply PDF Print Email
Saturday, 12 July 2014 09:29

For sale Yaesu FT-897D in good condition, together with PROXEL 25Amp power supply.
The price is 600 euro negotiable for both.

For more information call:

Alin 5B4AJD on 99285095 (Larnaca)

SK various equipment sale PDF Print Email
Friday, 01 August 2014 10:54

for saleSilent key sale:

Icom 756 pro3 transceiver  €     € 1500
FTdx5000 transceiver  €            € 2400
3x RM VLA200 2m amplifier  €    € €100 each
Yaesu G5500 az/el antenna controller  €      € €200
Alpha PA91b amplifier  €          € €600
Yaesu small antenna rotator  €  € €30
2x Diamond power supply 5/15V 40A  €   € 50. each
SanDex switching ps  13.8V 23A  €          € €30
Power inverter 150W 12VDC to 230VAC  €      € €30
Revex SWR and power meter   5W - 5KW  €    € 35
Digital multimeter  €                € €10

All items in used working condition, available in Larnaka.

Call Dmitry 95 137 137

5B4WN & 5B4AFM: Good Luck @ WRTC 2014 PDF Print Email
Thursday, 10 July 2014 20:04

WRTC 2014 - 5B ParticipantsCARS wishes all the best of luck to it's very own members Marios 5B4WN, and Stavros 5B4AFM during the upcoming WRTC 2014 competition, taking place during the IARU HF Championship from 1200 UTC July 12 to 1200 UTC July 13. The WRTC 2014 is taking place from 16 New England communities in the United States.

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is a competition between two-person teams of amateur radio operators testing their skills to make contacts with other Amateur Radio operators around the world over a 24 hour period. All teams will use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability.

WRTC2014 will include 59 competing teams from 29 qualifying regions around the world. This will be the largest and most competitive WRTC ever! Marios 5B4WN and Stavros 5B4AFM have qualified to participate as team Asia #3:


Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 July 2014 20:33 )
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