Paphos club talk: “ZC4A activation” by Bob 5B4AGN

zc4a-qslThe next Paphos club meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 18:30, at the “Hole in the Wall” pub in Peyia.

At the meeting, Bob 5B4AGN shall be giving a talk about the ZC4A activation.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Norman 5B4AIE.

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CARS 2018 AGM Reminder

agm_logoCARS reminds it’s members that the Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 29 April 2018, at 10:00am local time, at the Limassol District Scouts Ephorate building.

Address: 1 Kasianis str, 3067 Limassol
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World Amateur Radio Day

wardWorld Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and Radio Amateurs celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was Continue reading

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IARU Region 1 President Warns of Wireless Power Transfer Interference Threat

Concept of WPT(EV) technology

Concept of WPT(EV) technology

IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, is expressing concern that Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles — also referred to as WPT(EV) — equipment could pose a threat to Amateur Radio spectrum. WPT(EV), which typically uses frequencies in the LF and MF range, allows the charging of electric vehicle batteries without having to “plug in” to a power source.

“WPT(EV) is high duty cycle, located in residential areas, and its harmonics are likely Continue reading

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5B4ALX active from FK land

5B4ALX from FK land

5B4ALX from FK land

My trip to FK land starts from Milan (Italy)… here the adventure starts, which will drop me at 17,000km far from home.

The first flight is to Dubai with a mighty A-380. I board the baggage, I greet everyone and the adventure begins. In checked baggage: antennas, cables, power supplies, tools and very few clothes; in the backpack: PC, camera and IC-7300.

From Milan to Dubai, then Sidney and finally, after 37 hours of travel the last Boeing AerCalin brings me to Tontouta Airport, New Caledonia. Continue reading

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Nicosia club skills night: “Introduction to the DMR System”

cpdThe Nicosia Amateur Radio Club invites you to a seminar titled: “Introduction to the DMR System”, which shall be held at the English School Radio Club, on Thursday 15/3/2018, at 8:30μμ (20:30). Map: https://goo.gl/CwBrMh

The seminar aims to provide a general overview of what the DMR communications system is, to introduce the basic concepts of DMR use in amateur radio, and clarify some of the lingo used in the DMR world.

Participation to the seminar is free for all who are interested.

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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.

The DMR 70cm Repeater is located Continue reading

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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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