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SK: Erricos Lanitis 5B4GJ (1939-2016) PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:46

Our small amateur radio community has lost a worthy, and active colleague.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erricos Lanitis, 5B4GJ, who served for many years and until very recently, the Larnaca club President, and acted as the Cyprus Scouts Association JOTA organizer.

Born in Larnaca in 1939, Erricos Lanitis was one of the most active and versatile people.

A photographer by profession, he was a G.S.Z. javelin athlete, founder and member of several music bands, mainly playing music at dances at the "FOUR LIGHTS" hotel.

He actively took part in most events and celebrations in the city of Larnaca. Founder of the Larnaca Progressive Movement and the Larnaca Shooting club. He also served as President of the Photographic Association of Larnaca, and the Larnaca Amateur Radio Society which he served for most of his adult life.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:58 )
Cyprus Forest Fire Emergency declared over PDF Print Email
Saturday, 25 June 2016 17:24

The Cyprus Forest Fires emergergency situation was yesterday declared over. Hence the CARS RV48 (R0) and RV58 (R5) repeaters are now clear for general use.

As a sum up of how the recent emergency events unfolded, Cyprus radio amateurs were active in emergency activities tackling the biggest forest fire the island has ever dealt with in the Solea region. Activity concentrated only on the VHF band, mainly the local RV48 (R0) and RV58 (R5) repeaters, as well as on APRS, supported from stations in Nicosia. Hams in and around Cyprus had been requested to keep clear of these repeaters to aid the emergency communications activity.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 June 2016 17:29 )
Forest Fires EmComm activity on local 5B repeater PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 17:30

Hams in and around Cyprus are kindly requested to keep activity on the local repeaters RV48 (R0) and RV58 (R5) to a minimum as radio amateurs are currently deployed at the Forest Fires currently burning in the Solea region in Cyprus.


Limassol club 2016 AGM Invitation PDF Print Email
Sunday, 22 May 2016 08:50

All radio amateurs located in the Limassol district are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Limassol Amateur Radio Society to be held on Friday, 27.05.2016, at 18:00. The meeting will take place at the house of the District Scout Inspectorate in Limassol, 1 Kasianis street, postal code 3067. Anyone who wishes to take part in the new Board of the Limasso club, please forward your candidacy to by Thursday 26/5/2016. Also please forward me any issues you wish to be discussed.

You are reminded that for one to take part in the AGM, and have the right to vote and be elected, he/she must have promptly settled their contribution towards CARS as per our constitution and as determined by the process on the CARS website:

Colleagues, for several years, our Society had taken a descending path once again. In recent months, thanks to the zeal and zest of some of our members a new effort is being made for a renewal of CARS, through activities and through the renewal and improvement of the repeaters network. The improvement of the Limassol repeater has already gone ahead, a modern digital and analogue replacement repeater has been ordered and will be located at Vavatsinia to strengthen the communication of members in Limassol, Larnaca and Nicosia. Attempts are made to further improve the Troodos repeater. All this work can not be completed without your support. Also we need your help in their use!! I look forward to your participation in the Limassol club.

Please feel free to forward any queries or comments to the CARS President at

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 )
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).

icon 2016 AGM Invitation (413.74 kB)


Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 April 2016 23:36 )
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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