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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Historical reference to amateur radio in Cyprus

our_history2x-pnOne of the biggest problems facing our hobby, as recorded by the recent survey among the radio amateurs of Cyprus conducted by CARS, is that:

“Young radio amateurs do not appreciate the heritage”

Up until yesterday I wondered what they meant. Yesterday, our colleague Demetris Themistocleous 5B4ALS, identified the historical collection 73 Magazine, to which Aristides Kaponidis 5B4JE seems to have been a regular contributor. I am left speechless from the content, especially the activities of Cypriot radio amateurs during the 1980-1990 period. Continue reading

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VE2JKA donates a DMR Repeater to CARS!

freebytes dmr repeaterIt is with great pleasure and appreciation that we formally announce the donation of a DMR technology repeater by Belair Technologies, and more specifically the owner and dear colleague VE2JKA Konstantinos Matzaras.

Mr. Konstantinos’s donation to the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society is in the context of his broader vision of creating a Global Greek-speaking DMR repeater network to bring all the Greek radio amateurs closer together.

To achieve this goal, we have just been informed that the first set of Hytera brand repeaters have been received. Continue reading

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CARS 2017 Annual General Meeting

CARS 2017 AGMThe CARS annual general meeting was held in Limassol on Sunday, 7 May 2017, as scheduled. About 20 members of the Society took part in the AGM, were given a detailed presentation – a review of the proceedings by the President Nestor Jacovides 5B4AHZ.

A discussion and associated vote was the held on various suggestions, followed by a presentation of the Society’s new website, as well as an analysis of the vision for the future development and use of the website. Continue reading

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IARU ARDF Championships 2017

There are two major ARDF Championships organized by IARU this year:

tlogo_wyac_2017_svkhe European Youth ARDF Championship is now renamed to IARU World Youth ARDF Championship, and instead of the 18th EYAC the 1st World Youth ARDF championship shall take place, organized in Slovakia.

Date: June 30-July 4, 2017
Venue: Turčianské Teplice
Event homepage: http://wyac2017.rob.sk/

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Successful CARS participation at the 2017 Mediterranean Science Festival

msf2017_boothThe CARS participation in the 2017 Mediterranean Science Festival was crowned with success!

This was the first time CARS has participated in a science related fair, and comments received both from the organizers, and the visitors to the CARS  booth were very laudatory. Continue reading

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CARS 2017 AGM Reminder

agm_logoCARS reminds it’s members that the Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 7 May 2017, at 10:00am local time, at the Limassol District Scouts Ephorate building.

Address: 1 Kasianis str, 3067 Limassol
GPS Coordinates: 34.681586, 33.0262684 Continue reading

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