|Cyprus Amateur Radio Society|
Post Office Box 51267 - 3503 Lemesos - CYPRUS
Club Meetings & Other Events
For Sale & Wanted
Callsigns & Licences
5B Discussion Group/Reflector
Repeaters, Beacons, APRS
DX Awards, Internet
Award applicants should download the appropriate form and fill it in, then send it together with QSL cards, etc to the CARS Awards Manager for the Cyprus Award and the CARS Secretary for the IARU WAC Award. If you require the cards to be returned please also include an SAE and postage. If all is well you will receive your certificate shortly.
For operating advice click on the Dog Xray picture.
Norman 5B4AIE has a contest club station 5B4AIF set up near Pafos. He sometimes allows visiting Hams to operate from there. Contact him at
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Cyprus is IARU Region 1, ITU Zone 39, and CQ Zone 20
The Island of Cyprus is AS-004.
All the Off-shore Islands are AS-120.
You can check your cards for IOTA awards with Alan 5B4AHJ telephone 99 922 625
use This F6FVY GoogleMap Link (Choose Satellite, zoom in to your QTH, left click to see Locator).
5B4NDX no longer exists, but 5B4AIE-1 in Pafos runs as a DX Cluster on the APRS frequency 144.800 and is directly available in the western half of the island. Further west you can connect to it through an APRS node. 5B4AIE-1 runs 50W to a 3x 5/8 colinear at KM64ft (3rd storey of Normsat shop).
Also you can TELNET to a DX Cluster on the Internet. Display the results with Telnet.exe (part of Windows) or a program like DXTelnet, which will give you audible alarms.
A landline dialup costs about €2.46 an hour if you have a subscription to an ISP here, or if you don't you can use 'cytanetforall' for €3.54 an hour.
Many areas can get ADSL service. See CyprusBroadband.net for a comparison of the providers and packages, but for example, if you have a working CYTA phone line already, the cheapest possible option for the slowest service would be DSL Access (used to be called I-choice) Home512 at €15.64 a month plus NetRunner Home512 at €10.81 a month. (December 2008 prices). Note you have to pay monthly charges for the phone line itself AND DSL Access AND NetRunner. But you can connect to a cluster all day..
A few notes about I-choice/DSL Access. When Cyta install this they will supply an ADSL modem, USB or Ethernet, your choice. The Ethernet one looks like it has a 4 port + WiFi router, but don't be fooled, it is just a modem, so to switch computers you need to go to the www.i-choice.com.cy page on your browser and disconnect from your ISP, go to a Command Prompt and do a ipconfig /release on the first one, and on the second one an ipconfig /renew then reload the browser and do a ISP connect. Rather a pain, but if you supply your own router you can network several computers. Before you add the router (eg D-Link DI-604) to your Ethernet modem disconnect from your ISP, then do an ipconfig/release, wire in the router, run the router setup wizard, choosing "Dynamic IP Address". Then reconnect the ISP and the router should be working on all its ports.
If you have CytaGSM and a GPRS mobile with a data cable to your computer you can connect to a DX Cluster with no time charge, but you pay for data up or down, €3.93 a MB if you have a Cytanet subscription, €5.90 a MB if you use cytanetforall. 1MB should last for many hours of Telnet connection, especially if you use the filter commands to stop Spots on bands you do not use, and perhaps Announcements.
If your mobile won't support GPRS you can connect to a DX Cluster as a data (WAP) call, you pay for the time only, but it will be fairly expensive.
CyHams.Org Email Instructions
If you have an Email address @CyHams.Org Click HERE for instructions.