16 new radio amateurs in Cyprus!!

congratulationsCARS is happy to announce that 16 persons have successfully completed the 2017 amateur radio examination held on Wednesday, 8 March 2017.

CARS wishes you all lots of good DX!! Continue reading

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University of Kaiserslautern to release Stratospheric balloon

csm_1703_ballonstart_2bf0e6a184On April 1, 2017 the day of “Open Campus”, a group at the university of Kaiserslautern in Germany,  DLØHSK will release a stratosphere balloon which will have an amateur-specific payload for the following applications. It will transmit

 

  • SSTV live image  on 145.500 MHz,
  • voice output in FM (phone) on 145.350 MHz
  • as well as position data transmission via APRS and AFSK on 144.800 MHz.

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Scouts Announce 2017 JOTA-JOTI Theme

jota_jotiScouting’s World Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) Team has announced the theme for this fall’s JOTA-JOTI event: “60 Years Connecting Scouts.” The 2017 theme recognizes the event’s beginnings in 1957 and commemorates its growth in participation and in the expanding communication channels activated this coming October. In addition to Amateur Radio, those channels include Internet-based channels and other Internet-based options, including social media, ScoutLink, IRC chat services, Skype, and more. Continue reading

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Scouts and Radio Amateurs, once again together!

poseidonia2017On Sunday 12.03.2017 the Pancyprian Seascout event “Poseidoneia ” took place. This year, the event was held in Larnaca, and it was dedicated in memory of our dear departed friend Erricos Lanitis 5B4GJ (SK). Continue reading

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Survey among the radio amateurs of Cyprus

surveyIn an effort to give every single current member, lapsed member and non-member an opportunity to voice your views regarding CARS, and how amateur radio could be improved in Cyprus, we have designed the following survey/questionnaire. It is a little long, however it is probably the first time we are running such a survey, we therefore ask you to be patient, and to make every effort to answer as best as you feel regarding the various issues raised.

The questionnaire shall run for Continue reading

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Major upgrade to the Cyprus VHF network

repeater_worksWe are very pleased to inform you that the CARS VHF network has received a much needed major upgrade over the past few months. Lot’s of CARS members have worked tirelessly for this upgrade, for who I am especially thankful to. Continue reading

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Good luck to all 18 prospective radio amateurs

cars_gd_luckI would like to wish all 18(!) participants in today’s amateur radio examination all the best of luck.

I would particularly like to note the participation of the group of students from the English School, members of the English School Radio Club (5B4ES), for who I am especially proud of. Continue reading

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Womens Day with reference to YL on Amateur radio

88Our best wishes to all women and a special tribute to the Young Ladies in Amateur radio.

An article on their legacy can be found at the following link.

Quoting from the article amongst other things  amateur radio “… has given the marginalized a way to speak and participate in a system that previously prevented them from doing so“.

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Nicosia Club 2017 AGM

agmnicosiaWe’d like to let you know that the next meeting of 5B4NC members – and anyone else that wishes to join – will be held on Thursday, March 16th at 20:30 at the 91st Scouts Group, Agios Andreas.

This will be the Club’s Annual General Meeting, so your presence is important!

We will be QRV on R5 (145.725) half an hour before and during the meeting. Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Examination: Less than a week to go

examLess than a week to go, before the next amateur radio examination in Cyprus.

For all those planning to participate, please read the following instructions prior to the exam very carefully. Most importantly,

  • remember to bring an ID document (identity card or passport),  and
  • to be at the venue by 11:30 am local time! Continue reading
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