Wireless power transfer of serious concern to the world radio amateur community

EV cireless charging diagram 9-28-10The CARS, in common with the whole of the International Amateur Radio Union, IARU, has serious concerns about wireless power transmission. Studies of its impact in the residential environment suggest that there are likely to be harmful levels of harmonic interference to existing radio services such as amateur and broadcast. Continue reading

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ARISS under consideration by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway program

signal-in-spaceDelegates attending the annual International Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) meeting were pleased to learn that an ARISS plan is under consideration by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway program.

The NASA Gateway Utilisation Manager informed those attending the meeting that ARISS is the only non-commercial entity whose ideas are under study by the program.

The ARISS plan focuses on amateur radio communication, including optical communication channels, as well as equipment development, team cooperation, education and public outreach.

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YASME Foundation supporting grant to ARISS

yasme The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made a significant grant to ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, www.ariss.org) in support of the Critical Infrastructure Fund. Yasme has supported this important upgrade to the ISS amateur station since the effort began and challenges other organizations and individuals to support it, as well. As of late 2018, ARISS is the only non-commercial entity being considered for NASA’s Deep Space Gateway program, indicating the importance with which the space program views amateur radio. Putting and keeping amateur radio in space is a significant expense and needs the support of the entire amateur community. Continue reading

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Amateur radio examination for 2019 being planned

calendar-pngThis is an advance notice that efforts are being made by CARS, in cooperation with the licensing authority in Cyprus, to organize the next examination for all those wishing to obtain the Harmonized Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC). The aim is for the examination to be held in February 2019. More information will be made available in due course.

All those interested to take part in the examination are urged to contact CARS via email at cars@cyhams.org to express their interest.

Additionally, you are urged to indicate your interest in taking part in organized lessons aimed to cover the examination syllabus, in time for the examination. If there is enough interest, lessons will be held in Nicosia, every Thursday evening, 8:15-9:15. More details will be made available if there is enough interest.

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CARS supports the Cyprus Scouts & Girl Guides participation in the 2018 JOTA event

jota61Just like every year, CARS shall be supporting the Cyprus Scouts Association and the Girl Guides Association of Cyprus members to participate in the international Jamboree on the Air scouting event.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.

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Unveiling of the bronze statue of Erricos Lanitis, 5B4GJ

5b4gj2On Friday, 12 October 2018, the unveiling of the bronze statue of Erricos Lanitis, 5B4GJ, was held at 6pm at the 23rd Larnaca Seasouts building. After that, followed a presentation of the book entitled “Erricos Lanitis the multitalented Scout” written by Dr. Marios Kyriazis.

It was more than fitting that the event took place during the month of October, during which the annual Scouts JOTA event takes place, as Erricos served for many years as the Cyprus Scouts JOTA organizer.

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SK: 5B4AEA / W2OHN Joseph Fucetola Jr

sk_5b4aeaI am sad to announce that our dear friend and colleague 5B4AEA/W2OHN, Joe (Joseph) Fucetola Jr., has passed away last week, at the age of 95. The funeral was held last Saturday, 22 September 2018.

Joe was born in New Jersey, on 22 March 1923. He has been a licensed radio amateur since his teenage years. His love of radio communications begun through amateur radio, Continue reading

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Nicosia Club to take part in IARU R1 Field Day 2018

field-dayMembers of the CARS Nicosia club are planing to participate in the IARU R1 Field day by setting up an HF station at “Mantra tou Kampiou” picnic site near Kapedes village using the callsign 5B4NC/P.

The IARU R1 field day takes place during the first weekend of September which this year is from 1/9/2018  @ 15:00 local time till 2/9/2018 @ 15:00 of September. Continue reading

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YOTA South-Africa 2018, a start of something bigger

yota2018Can you imagine? 23 teams, from all over Africa, Europe and USA travelled to South-Africa to take part in the annual Youngsters On The Air event. Yes, it did happen. 74 Young radio amateurs found their way to Gauteng, close to Johannesburg. This made it also happen that we had in total 7 African countries taking part, more then ever. 25 Persons had the opportunity to take part, after an intensive training, in a HAREC license exam. 20 Of them passed, great achievement, especially if you are aware that most of them don’t have the opportunity to take part in an exam at their home country. Continue reading

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Venezuela Earthquake activation

venezuela-erthqaukeOn August 21, 2018, at 21:31:40 UTC, an earthquake of 6.9 Richter, on the coasts of Venezuela was reported.

Karl Hleftschar, YV5YA, National Director of the National Emergency Network of the Radio Club Venezolano, reported that the YV5RNE Network is active on the 7088 kHz frequency. Continue reading

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