Successful 5B4NC support for the 2017 Cyprus Rally

2017cyprally1Another successful International Cyprus Rally has taken place during the weekend of 17 & 18 June 2017.

This year’s Cyprus Rally was particularly important for amateur radio events, since after many years, amateur radio played an important role in a successful and secure rally organization.

Specifically, the Nicosia Amateur Radio Club, has provided the organizers, human and technological resources, by setting up one station at the start, six stations at strategic locations, one at the finish and one at the control center (10 stations), covering Continue reading

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SSTV Repeater – SSTV Live Cam by SZ2T

c_576_432_16777215_00_images_2016_sstv-camThessaloniki Amateur Radio Group has setup and operates an SSTV repeater on the 20m Band. SSTV repeater TX is 14.227Μhz and RX 14.230Μhz. Split mode is required to use our SSTV repeater. To activate send at 14.230Μhz Tone 1500Hz for 2 seconds and wait the CW response of repeater (SZ2T) at 14.227Μhz. Then send your image at 14.230Μhz and wait to RX the repeater at 14.227ΜHz.

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Invitation to the proclamation of Saint Paisios, at the protector of the RSF Hellas Radio Amateurs

agpaisios-1The Chairman and the Members of the Board of Directors of RSF Hellas are honoured to invite all Orthodox Radio Amateurs at the proclamation of St. Paisios as the protector of RSF Hellas Radio Amateurs and other ham radio colleagues, on Sunday, 16 July 2017 at the church of the Virgin Mary of Kykkos at the Taurus Municipality of Athens. Specifically after Sunday’s sermon, a prayer to the Saint shall follow, prior to his proclamation as the protector of the Radio Amateur members of RSF Hellas as well as all other Radio Amateurs.

Saint Paisios served in the Signals Corp while in the military and fought having his radio by his side, which he used to transmit emergency messages from his Order, as well as appealed for aviation assistance to save the soldiers from the enemy fire! Continue reading

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Philological Memorial for Erricos Lanitis 5B4GJ (SK)

erricosThe Association of Old Scouts for the Region of Larnaca is holding a philological memorial for Erricos Lanitis 5B4GJ (SK). The event will take place at the Larnaca Municipal Theater on Monday, 19 June 2017, at 8pm.

All wishing to attend are more than welcome to do so.

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Results of the 2017 CARS survey among the radio amateurs of Cyprus

cars-2017-survey-resultsFor the benefit of those CARS members who couldn’t make it to the CARS AGM in early May 2017, and to those Cyprus based radio amateurs who may not be members of CARS but have so kindly taken the time to take part in the survey, we are happy to share the survey results with you all.

Great effort has been made to translate the survey in the two main languages currently used by CARS members. If you do spot any silly spelling mistakes please accept my apology in advance. Continue reading

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CARS to support the Cyprus Rally Communications

cyprusrallycommsWe are excited to announce that Radio Amateurs from the Nicosia Club will support this year’s Cyprus Rally covering the communication needs for two special Stages to be held in and around Nicosia.

The Cyprus Rally will take place the weekend between the 17th and 18th of June. Radio amateurs will cover the Super special stage in Nicosia on the 17th, and the special stage in Yeri on the 18th. In both stages the Nicosia Repeater R5/RV58 is included in the plans to be used as backup therefore all radio amateurs are kindly requested to give priority to traffic concerning the rally communications during this period.

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World Castles Weekend 2017

Owcw2017-300x238n June the 17th and 18th, 2017 will take place the 8th international days of ham’s activity from castles and fortresses of the World – World Castles Weekend 2017 (WCW-2017).

On behalf of the organizers we invite you to take part in WCW-2017 as awards hunters and castles activators.

It is expected that several stations will operate from new historical sites that will first present their country on the air.

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Successful development of UPSat

upsatUPSat, the first open source hardware and software satellite, was released in orbit by NanoRacks deployer from the International Space Station at 08:24 UTC 2017-05-18. After 30 minutes, UPSat subsystems commenced normal operations in orbit. The SatNOGS open ground station network started receiving telemetry signals from UPSat in several ground-stations deployed globally shortly after its deployment. All subsystems are reporting nominal operations and the UPSat team is proceeding with LEOP phase in preparation for the science phase of the mission.

This successful deployment of UPSat in orbit, marks an important milestone for open source software and hardware in space, making space technologies more accessible and open for all. Continue reading

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WWFF GreenParty 2017 announced

scaled_256The YOFF team of SRR (The Romanian Society of Radioamateurs) and ARER (The Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radioamateurs) invite all the radioamateurs to join us in GreenParty 2017.

Purpose: to stimulate the ham operators to leave the house and involve in portable/outdoor operation related to the nature and ecology and to familiarize radio amateurs worldwide with protected natural areas.

Date: 3rd June 2017 from 06.00 UTC to 3rd June 17.59 UTC. Annual Saturday nearest 9th June

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CARS Weekly Net Party

weekly_chatIn an effort to improve communication between the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society members and keep every member informed about the amateur radio island wide activities and news, we are launching a weekly NET PARTY on the island wide repeater RV48 (R0) (145,600Mhz -600 t88.5).

 

Date: Every Monday (subject to change) (staring 15 May 2017)
Time: 20:00 local (subject to change)
Where: RV48 (R0) (145,600Mhz -600 t88.5)
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