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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5B4NC Visits Nicola Tesla Exhibition

Members of 20190414_5b4nc_nikolateslavisitthe Nicosia Amateur Radio club and friends from other cities visited the Nikola Tesla exhibition which was held in the State Fair today, April 14th.
The exhibition began with a short description of the life of Nicola Tesla and the influences affecting his work. Nicola Tesla was named father of the alternating current and the wireless transmission of electric energy.

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ARISS SSTV transmissions 11-14 April 2019

ISS Expedition 58ARISS Russia is planning Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions from the International Space Station. The transmissions begin Thursday, April 11, 2019 around 18:00 UTC and run continuously until approximately 18:00 UTC on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This event uses a computer in the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi features Ham Radio

Raspberry Pi mini computerThe Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi issue 80 is an Amateur Radio Special that features articles by Dave Honess M6DNT and Rob Zwetsloot. The PDF is available Free

The amateur radio articles appear on pages 62-75: Continue reading

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History of Cyprus callsigns by Alan 5B4AHJ

web-6118-ahj-clublog An article published in the CDXC Digest, January 2018 edition, presents the wonderful research work carried out by Alan 5B4AHJ into the history of Cyprus callsigns. Continue reading

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CARS to participate in the 2019 sCYence Fair

Scyence Fair 2019

CARS will be participating in the SCYENCE FAIR 2019 (https://scyence.cyi.ac.cy/) being organized by the Cyprus Institute which will be held in Nicosia on Friday 15/3 and Saturday 16/3. The fair aims at the participation and presentation of scientific experiments by school students from all over Cyprus and all ages. So far, students from 19 schools have registered to participate in the exhibition, and they are increasing daily. Continue reading

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ITU update to emergency communications document

itu-logoThe ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment.

The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency.

The recommendation is intended to avoid delays due to customs procedures and type-approvals, etc and facilitate the use of both professional, as well as amateur, radio equipment in such situations.

Link to the document: https://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-M.1637-1-201901-I

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5B4AKV DMR repeater in Nicosia upgraded

mtr2000CARS has just been informed that the 5B4AKV DMR repeater currently operating in Nicosia has received some major improvements over the past few days.

Specifically, the two Motorola GM340 UHF radios that were used to create the original 5B4AKV DMR repeater have now been replaced by a Motorola MTR2000 repeater. As a consequence, the 5B4AKV DMR Repeater power output has now been increased from 10W to 40W. Continue reading

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Wishes for a speedy recovery to Manos 5B4AFQ

manos_5b4afqThe Cyprus Amateur Radio Society wishes Manos Manoli 5B4AFQ a speedy recovery.

Manos has been involved as a volunteer in last Saturday’s Troodos search and rescue operation for the group of 21 Scouts that lost their way in the snow. Continue reading

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5B to join SOTA on 1st February 2019

5B SOTACyprus (5B) is ready to join Summits On The Air (SOTA) on 1st of February 2019.

Summits On The Air (SOTA) is an amateur radio operating award program launched in Great Britain in 2002. Its aim is to encourage amateur radio operators to operate temporarily from mountainous locations, combining hiking and mountain climbing with operating their station from the summits of hills and mountains. Points are awarded to the activator for operating from a summit, and to each of the chasers “working” the activator. The higher the mountain is, the more points the activator and each chaser receive. Continue reading

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