IARU-R1 announced that in 2019 the YOTA Youth Sked project will begin again, with the main objective of gathering youngsters on the amateur radio bands. The Net will be held every fourth Thursday of each month from 19:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC (21:00-00:00 local Cyprus time), and every month there will be a different group of youngsters that will act as a net control.
The Nicosia Club is pleased to announce that the link between WIRES-X room “Nicosia-Cyprus” DTMF ID: 41002 and Brandmeister DMR TG28097 has been re-established. Connected on the same Talkgroup is the YSF reflector “YSF Cyprus” (ID: 14353). This way C4FM(Yaesu System Fusion) users can talk through WIRES-X 41002 or YSF Cyprus to DMR users.
Also the D-Star reflector XLX146 has been re-established and Module E is linked to DMR TG 28096 allowing D-Star users to talk to DMR users.
With the introduction of a new law in 2018 affecting the running of Associations and Institutions in Cyprus, CARS has been requested to review the Society constitution.
We are therefore in search of legal support to help review the Constitution and propose the required changes that need to be made in order for the Constitution to be in line with the new law.
Please contact the CARS President if you can provide the contact details of a lawyer who can help with the review of the current CARS constitution, at the least possible cost (of course).
The 5th of January it’s again Kids Day. This event is especially created to promote Amateur Radio to youth. This is a moment where you can share your amateur radio hobby with your family, grandkids, friends, scouts or even to the general public. This day can be the first time for youth to experience a real radio QSO, hopefully they get interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.
You could make use of this suggested exchange: Name, age, location and favourite colour. Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call “CQ Kids Day.”
Suggested frequencies IARU R1:
10 Meters: 28.350 to 28.400 MHz
15 Meters: 21.360 to 21.400 MHz
20 Meters: 14.270 to 14.300 MHz
40 Meters: 7.080 to 7.120 MHz
80 Meters: 3.650 to 3.750 MHz
More on www.iaru-r1.org
The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society
wishes all radio amateurs and their families
a Merry Christmas, and a happy, prosperous and creative 2019.
The Dept. of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works has announced that the next examination for obtaining the Radio Amateur Service Operator Certificate will be held on Wednesday 20 February 2019, from 12:00 till 14:00, at the Audit Office, (6 Deligiorgi Street, 1406 Nicosia).
All those interested must send their application by Monday, 4 February 2019, including the relevant exam participation fee (based on the Radiocommunications Law of 2004 and 2012), which amounts to €30,00 EUR. Applications forms are available below, or from the DEC website.
Applications must be submitted at the following address: Continue reading
December is established as YOTA month (Youngsters on the Air) during which time Radio Amateurs introduce Youngsters as old as 26 years old to the hobby and what they can achieve with it.
In this framework members of the Nicosia Club of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society helped children from an elementary school in Nicosia to talk to Santa over the radiowaves and experience first hand the magic of amateur radio! Continue reading
The 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
Delegates 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.
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