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Cyprus Headquarters (HQ) team to participate in IARU HF World Championship contest PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 21:50

C4HQ LogoCyprus Headquarters (HQ) team to participate in IARU HF World Championship contest (11-12 July 2015)

Several contest stations across Cyprus will hit the airwaves on Saturday 11th July starting 1200 UTC using the special contest call C4HQ. There will be stations on all six HF contest bands (10-160m) on both CW & SSB.

Please look out for us! Our contest exchange will be our signal report followed by ‘CARS’ the official IARU abbreviation of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society.

This is our third entry in the contest with an HQ station and for the first time we will be making several awards available to stations that will work us on several band/mode slots, with a minimum of six contacts on different band/modes required to secure an award. We are also offering sprint awards to stations that are able to contact C4HQ on the highest number of band/mode slots in the shortest period of time! All awards will be offered to eligible stations free of charge.

For more information about our C4HQ entry in the IARU HF World Championship, including station locations, pictures of operating sites, award program details, QSL policy, etc. please visit the C4HQ website.

The operation dedicated in memory of Andreas Mavrides 5B4LP (past CARS President and avid contester)

See you in the contest!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2015 21:58 )
CARS Field-Day 2013 Challenge - Winners announcement PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:39

After a long delay, the CARS President 5B4SD Georgios Georgiou has finally presented the Paphos Club with the CARS Field-Day Challenge cup. The Paphos club members competed against the Nicosia Club back in 2013 during the annual IARU Region 1 Field Day event. The cup was presented to the Paphos Radio Club Secretary 5B4AIK Mike Mackmin.

Well done to the Paphos Radio Club members,

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:13 )
Cyprus Embraces Space 2015 PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:24

Space ImageAre you a researcher, scientist, engineer, business man, manager or student interested in Space and its applications? Then this is an event for you!

Do not miss the opportunity to check out the latest developments in space technologies concerning Cyprus and Europe and learn more about funding opportunities available to you, your university, your company, through the "Horizon 2020" program and the European Space Agency.

The event “Cyprus Embraces Space 2015” is being organized by the Research Promotion Foundation, the Department of Electronic Communications (Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works) and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the European University Cyprus.

The event will take place on 19 May 2015, between 08:30 and 16:30, at the Cultural Centre of the European University Cyprus.

The National Representatives of the "Horizon 2020" Managing Committee and the National Focal Point will present the funding opportunities available under the "Horizon 2020" program, while speakers from various organizations will share their experiences and knowledge on Satellite Communications, Earth Observation, Astronomy and Navigation, and will be reporting on funding opportunities through collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The event is under the auspices of the Honourable Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Marios Demetriades.

For participation to the event, please return the completed application form (available from the by 15 May 2015, by e-mail to: or by fax to 22713013.

For more information:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:42 )
2015 Amateur Radio examination announcement PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

The Dept. of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Works has announced that the next examination for obtaining the Radio Amateur Service Operator Certificate will be held on Wednesday 2 September 2015, from 10:00 till 12:00.

All those interested must send their application by Friday, 21August 2015, including
the relevant exam participation fee (based on the Radiocommunications Law of 2004 and 2007), which amounts to €30,00 EUR. Applications forms are available from the CARS website (see below), or from the Dept. of Electronic Communications offices, or from their website

Applications must be submitted at the following address:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 12:51 )
QSL Bureau cost increase for outgoing QSLs PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:48

Cyprus Post substantially increased postage charges for much of the outgoing mail from Cyprus from 1st August 2014. This has resulted in a doubling of the operating costs for the CARS QSL bureau. The bureau has borne these costs to date. However, regrettably, it is now necessary to increase the 2c per card charge to 4c per card for outgoing cards. This increase was approved at the CARS AGM on 26 April.

Here is the background:
Why it costs 4c per outgoing QSL card
Alan 5B4AHJ
Twitter: @5B4AHJ
microham MK2R+ PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:09

microham MK2R+ for sale.

Price is 350 Euro ONO including and ICOM cable (DB37-IC-8) and an FT847 cable (DB37-FT-847) .


Please contact me directly on
73 de 5B8BE

Happy Easter wishes PDF Print Email
Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:12

CARS Easter Card 2015The CARS Central Committee wishes all CARS members, all Cyprus radio amateurs and all hams all over the world and beyond, a Happy Easter, filled with Peace, Love and Happiness to you all and your families.

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