DMR in Cyprus bridged with D-STAR

dmr2dstarCARS is happy to announce that D-STAR xReflector (xlx146) has been bridged to the Cyprus DMR talkgroup TG 28096. This will allow any D-STAR users using repeaters or hotspots connected to Module E of xlx 146 to communicate with Cyprus DMR users of talkgroup TG 28096.

Cross communication between D-STAR and DMR users is currently possible using the D-STAR hotspot currently available in Limassol. Soon, the D-STAR Repeater located in Troodos shall also be re-activated providing an island-wide coverage for D-STAR users.

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DMR in Cyprus bridged with C4FM

dmrc4fmCARS is happy to announce that the Wires-X room “Nicosia-Cyprus” with ID: 41002 has been bridged with the DMR talk group 28097. This means that C4FM users connected to the Wires-X Room 41002 will now be able to talk to DMR users connected to talkgroup 28097. Continue reading

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WSPR radio beacon in the Antarctic

1707_neumayer3The TU of Munich, the Institute for Astronautics, plans to set up and operate a WSPR radio beacon in Antarctica.

For the first time, a permanent WSPR radio beacon is to be used to study the propagation conditions in the Antarctic, including the radio operators distributed around the world. The project is designed for a duration of a solar spotting cycle of about 11 years and is planned to begin from November 2017 onwards.

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472kHz & 5MHz allocation for Cyprus radio amateurs

new_bandsIt is with great excitement that the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society received notice from the Department of Electronic Communications of the Government of Cyprus, that two new bands have been officially released for use by Cyprus radio amateurs since 30 June 2017.

Namely, the two band allocations involve the 5Mhz and 472kHz as follows: Continue reading

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Maintenance works on RV56 (R4) Limassol and call for help

maintenance-300x300Members of the Limassol Club hava scheduled a maintenance visit to the Limassol repeater RV56(R4) located in Fasoula region on Friday the  30th of June  around 9:00am. The visit is aiming to troubleshoot the serious problem on the repeater sensitivity that has been identified.

The team will try two different filters and also take measurements with a signal generator so that the route cause is identified with precision, so as to have a measurable reference of the improvement after the upgrades are performed.

If you are available and in range of the Limassol repeater on Friday morning you are kindly requested to monitor the frequency. It will be of great help to give your signal report during the tests. Continue reading

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Scouts Radio-active this season

amateurradioThe coming months several large (inter)national Scout camps are being held. These shall be equipped with an amateur radio station to make direct contacts between Scouts around the globe.

Listen out for them on the World Scout Frequencies, contact the, and get the special QSL card to confirm the contact.

Setting up an Amateur Radio Station at camp is a Continue reading

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ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity

iss-sstv-12-martin-ehrenfried-g8jnj-using-suws-websdr-2014-12-18Special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions are expected to be made from the International Space Station on 145.800 MHz FM around the weekend of July 15.

In commemoration of their 20th anniversary, the ARISS team is planning to transmit a set of 12 SSTV images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over that time.

 

more at: AMSAT-UK

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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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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW

paphos-lighthouseFor some reason or other, August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one for or another of lighthouse activity. Some years ago the United States Congress declared August 7th as their National Lighthouse Day and during that first week in August amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with each other. This event is known as the US National Lighthouse Week and is organized by the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, ARLHS, which was founded in 2000.

This Year the ILLW will be the weekend  00.01UTC 19 August to 2400UTC 20 August 2017 (48 hours)

Read more here : http://www.illw.net/

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