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Team C4HQ 2015 are officially the World Champions PDF Print Email
  
Thursday, 11 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.

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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

 
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 )
 
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 )
 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016 PDF Print Email
  
Thursday, 24 December 2015 19:55

xmass card 2015The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society

wishes all radio amateurs and your families

a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and creative New Year 2016.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 December 2015 20:04 )
 
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 )
 
December is YOTA Month in IARU Region 1 PDF Print Email
  
Sunday, 06 December 2015 10:03

YOTA logoIARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, has announced that December will be “Youngsters On The Air Month” in IARU Region 1. Nearly 40 YOTA-suffix call signs are expected to be active, with young operators at the helm. Leenders said the idea is to demonstrate Amateur Radio to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the air. She stressed that the activity is not a contest but an effort to spread the word about Amateur Radio to the younger generations.

“We are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about what we do, not only quick 59s,” she said.

Awards are available for working YOTA stations. There are four award levels: Bronze = worked five YOTA stations; Silver = worked 10 YOTA stations; Gold = worked 15 YOTA stations, and Platinum = worked 25 YOTA stations. All stations must be worked during December 2015.

Some rare DXCC entities will be on the air for the activity, including A2YOTA in Botswana, and A43YOTA in Oman.

 
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