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CARS 2016 AGM Invitation PDF Print Email
  
Sunday, 24 April 2016 23:00

AGMCARS Invites all members to the Annual General Meeting, planned for Sunday 8 May 2016, at 10:00am. The meeting will be held at the BEMRS Club building (map) in Limassol. (GPS Coordinates: 34.702683N, 33.1069327E)

This is a great opportunity to meet in person with the rest of the hams in Cyprus, especially the newcomers to the Society, and therefore you should make every effort to attend.

See the official invitation document for more information (logged in members only).

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 April 2016 23:36 )
 
Team C4HQ 2015 are officially the World Champions PDF Print Email
  
Friday, 12 February 2016 00:11

C4HQ 2015 ChampionsIt is with great pride and joy that team C4HQ 2015 has been informed today of the official results of the IARU HF Championship 2015, and that the team has set a new world record of 37,160,322 points in the HQ category! The team C4HQ score difference from second place finisher TM0HQ was almost 30%!

It's worth mentioning that team C4HQ comprised of 6 stations and 20 operators.

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 February 2016 00:11 )
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SK: Antonis Cleanthous 5B4BD PDF Print Email
  
Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:22

5B4BD SKIt is with the greatest of sorrows that we were informed the passing away of our friend, ham-radio pal and mentor, Mr. Antonis Cleanthous 5B4BD, early last week in Nicosia.

Antonis was one of the most respected individuals I have ever come across, one of the very first Cypriot radio amateurs who I happened to learn through his stories, the ham-radio ethics. He was a true gentleman and most of all, the person everybody could turn to for anything.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, to which we extend our deepest sympathies.
Below is an abstract from his obituary written by Mr. Kornilios Hadjicostas translated in English, mentioning a couple of stories from his ham-radio life.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:22 )
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Wanted: VHF Duplexer PDF Print Email
  
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 15:52

Duplexers wantedCARS is currently in search for a new duplexer to be used for the Limassol RV56 (old R4) repeater, offering full duplex operation capabilities. The requirements for the duplexer are as follows:

- Operating Band shall include 144-146 MHz
- Insertion loss shall be better than 1.7dB @145 MHz
- It shall be able to operate full duplex at a frequency separation of 600 kHz
- It's impedance shall be 50Ω at frequencies of operation
- Attenuation at TX and RX channels shall be at least 90 dB
- Isolation (midway between channels) shall be at least 80 dB
- VSWR shall not exceed 1.5 at frequencies of operation
- It shall sustain a signal with TX power of at least 100W at frequencies of operation
- It's performance shall not degrade at air temperatures of 5 - 40C

If you know of any good retailer where CARS could source such a duplexer at a good price, please email the contact details to

 
The licensing authority is investigating interference in the Limassol district PDF Print Email
  
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:36

Interference imageOver the past few months, a number of radio amateurs, especially those based in the Limassol region, have been witnessing on a great many occasions, inference affecting their communications. This interference has been affecting a number of frequencies in the VHF band, but most concentrated on the local repeater frequency, RV56 (old R4), 145.700Mhz.

As this inference has been growing over the past few months a formal complaint has apparently been made to the Cyprus licensing authority, who have since then been silently performing their research into the cause of the inference.

CARS has now received word from the licensing authority that they have successfully identified the interfering station and that they are now collecting all the required data in order to build the case against the interfering individual.

Therefore, CARS has been asked to forward a request to all it’s members, especially those based in the Limassol district, to help in the collection of as much data as possible. The information required includes:

  • Date & Time the interference is observed
  • Frequency
  • Mode
  • S-units of the interfering signal
  • Direction (if possible)

Please forward all collected information to where it will be collected and forwarded to the licensing authority.

It is worth noting here that in two similar cases of interference that were investigated in the USA, the FCC fined the interfering stations with $11,500 and $22,000 each.

Reference:
http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-fines-pennsylvania-ham-11-500-for-causing-intentional-interference


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:04 )
 
Light-duty antenna tower, approx 3m tall PDF Print Email
  
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:15

Latice Tower SectionWanted:

Light-duty antenna tower, approx 3m tall.

 

Contact: Andreas

email:     tel. 99091879

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:19 )
 
Happy New Year 2016 VHF QSO Party PDF Print Email
  
Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00

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CARS would like to wish all radio amateurs world wide a Happy and Prosperous New Year, with lots of dx and lots of amateur radio successes.

More over all radio amateurs both in Cyprus and beyond are invited to attend a short VHF QSO party to be held on the air at 1/1/2016 00:15 (i.e. 15 min after new year) and at 1/1/2016 12:15 (noon). The party aims are to celebrate and welcome 2016 and the new amateurs that have just been licensed in Cyprus, and to exchange New Year wishes and welcome and congratulate the new hams on air.

The VHF QSO Party will be held on the R0 repeater, the R5 repeater and via the 5B4CY Echolink node.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2015 22:44 )
 
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