Nicosia club seminar: “First steps in Amateur Radio”

cpdThe Nicosia Amateur Radio Club invites you to a seminar titled: “First steps in amateur radio”, which shall be held at the English School Radio Club, on Thursday 15/2/2018, at 8:30μμ (20:30). Map: https://goo.gl/CwBrMh

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2 new Multi-mode Digital Repeaters now active in the Limassol and Larnaca regions

5B4AMD Multi-mode digital repeater

5B4AMD Multi-mode digital repeater

In true amateur radio spirit, two new multi-mode digital repeaters have been activated over the past couple of weeks in the Limassol and Larnaca regions. Both repeaters have been hand made by George 5B4AMD and Stelios 5B4ALR.

The repeaters are based on the mmdvm platform and also use a Raspberry Pi3 mini computer for processing and networking as well as a Nextion intelligent display, supporting Continue reading

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New DMR Repeater now active in the Paphos region

paphosrepeatergroupA new DMR Repeater has been activated over the past few weeks in the Paphos region. The DMR Repeater has been activated by a group of radio amateurs located in Paphos. The radio amateurs involved in this project have formed a group known as the “Paphos Repeater Group”,  which is a stand alone self funded group.

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Repeater damage report

repeater_repairsBe advised that the antenna of the D-STAR Repeater located on Troodos has suffered damage, therefore the repeater is now offline.

In addition, the C4FM Repeater located at Vavatsinia has developed a fault and is also offline pending repairs.

More information will be made available as and when known.

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New UHF repeater installed in Larnaca

images-14Larnaca Club is announcing the installation and operation on a ‘new’ UHF analog repeater in the region of Larnaca.

The repeater is located in a central location in the city of Larnaca, grid locator:KM64TW

Transmit frequency is : 439.600MHz
Shift : -5000Hz
Receive Frequency: 434.600MHz
Tone: 88.5Hz

The repeater has been installed on a trial basis and for testing. The shift will be changed when a decision is made if the repeater shall remain at the current location.

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Nicosia Club 2018 AGM

agmnicosiaThe next meeting of 5B4NC members – and anyone else that wishes to join – will be held on Thursday, 8th of February at 20:30 at the the English School Radio Club 5B4ES.

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

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CARS ARISS EU406 project successfully completed

cars_ariss_2018It is with great pride and joy that CARS has completed the first ever ARISS contact with the International Space Station from Cyprus. The contact was performed between astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei, KG5GNP, and students at the English School in Nicosia. It’s worth noting that Mark was involved in a space walk a day before the contact, repairing external parts of the ISS.

The ARISS contact was performed via a telebridge link to W6SRJ, Santa Rosa Jr College Amateur Radio Club, operated by Tim Bosma, W6MU, and moderated by Eskil van Loosdrecht, SM5SRR located in Knivsta, Sweden.

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Amateur radio license renewal deadline 2018

license-renewalThe Cyprus Amateur Radio Society reminds all Cyprus radio amateurs who may have not yet renewed their license that the deadline for renewal is fast approaching.

The final date for renewals is the January 31st, 2018!

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Kosovo added to the DXCC list

imageThe Republic of Kosovo (Z6) has been added to the DXCC List of current entities, increasing the total number of current DXCC entities to 340. The addition of Kosovo raises to 331 the required number of current entities confirmed to qualify for DXCC Honor Roll; Top of Honor Roll is 340. DXCC award accounts are being tabulated to reflect the change.

The action is effective from the 21st of January and it is not retroactive.

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ZC4A – U.K. Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus

2018_zc4aBob, 5B4AGN informs us that ZC4A will be QRV from Cyprus SBA between 24-31 January including CQ 160m CW Contest. 2-3 stations will be QRV all bands 160-10m. CW focus but with some SSB/Data mode activity.

QSL via M0URX OQRS system.

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