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The prefixes 5B C4 H2 and P3 are allocated to the Republic of Cyprus. No other prefixes are legal. (Amateurs in the northern part of Cyprus, which is occupied by Turkey, north of the UN buffer zone (Green Line) are sometimes heard using the prefix 1B, but as they are in Cyprus this prefix is illegal).
ZC4 is allocated to the UK Sovereign Base areas of Cyprus, another DXCC entity altogether.
How can you become a Radio Amateur?
Getting a 5B Licence
All Cyprus licencees, 5B4 or 5B8, are allowed to work all bands.
Send your application to:
There is no longer a morse code requirement for a licence.
A Certificate of Good Conduct from your local Cyprus police is no longer required!
Before you send the documents telephone the Ministry to be told the exact amount you should make your cheque out for, also if a few days after sending you haven't heard anything, it is recommended that you telephone again to check all is in order. (The Ministry works 7.45-14.30 on weekdays only.)
22 814 841 Militsa, Dept. Secretary
The Ministry of Communications and Works occasionally holds examinations. These will be announced on the CARS News page, but you can telephone the Ministry and ask that they arrange one. There will be one on Wednesday 28 September 2011 from 1530 - 1730, you must send in your application by Friday 9 September.
Change of Address
The Ministry make a charge of €25.63 for a change of address, or any other change to your details.
Temporary special callsigns with prefixes 5B C4 H2 and P3 have been issued for specific special events, contests etc.
Any 5B licencee can apply for a permanent special (contest) call (to be used only during contests). Send a letter to the Ministry, and a copy to CARS Secretary, requesting the call you want, and if all goes to plan you will get approval in a few weeks.
Note. Personal Contest Calls are for use ONLY by the licensee. Multi-op contest operation may take place only at a club station, or under a personal callsign if permission for the specific contest has been obtained in advance from the Ministry.