Amateur Radio celebrates the International Women’s Day

International Womens DayMarch 8th has been designated as the International Women’s Day, a day of remembrance of the struggles of the women’s rights movement.

Amateur radio is a communications hobby, which has historically been largely male dominated. But times are changing and more and more women are involved in the various aspects of the hobby.

Amateur radio offers an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy activities together. It’s easy for onw to get involved into the hobby without having huge technical know-how. Continue reading

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CARS page on LinkeIn

linkedin-newIn an effort to spread the word about amateur radio, and make the presence of hobby even more widely known around the country, the CARS website how now also been integrated with the LinkedIn social media platform. Continue reading

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Good luck to all 13 prospective radio amateurs

cars_gd_luckI would like to wish all 13 participants in Wednesday’s amateur radio examination all the best of luck, and to hopefully we shall have our first QSO over the air as soon as possible.

As a final note, I invite the prospective new radio amateurs to consider joining CARS if they haven’t already done so, and support our Society in it’s efforts to expand our small amateur radio community.

 

73,
Nestor 5B4AHZ
CARS President

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IARU R1 Youth Contest Program 2020

iaru_ycpIARU R1 is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Youth Contest Program 2020.

Youth members from IARU R1 member societies are invited to take part in a contest from so called “Top-Gun” stations. These young radio amateurs will learn how to operate the contest station, improve their contest skills and will aim for the best results together as a team. Continue reading

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5B4NC visit at Cavo Greco midwave station

img_20200111_125450The Nicosia Amateur Radio Club visited the Cavo Greco mid-wave station on the 11th of January which has ceased operations on the 31st of December 2019.

Our members had the chance to see the equipment of the station and the antenna systems. Continue reading

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New IARU website goes live

iaru_new_websiteWe are pleased to announce that the new IARU global website is now “live” at www.iaru.org. The three regional websites, all with the same basic design, will go live over the next several days.

David Sumner, K1ZZ, IARU Secretary

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Feb 2020 – Amateur Radio examination announced

examThe 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 19 February 2020, from 12:00 till 14:00, at the Audit Office, (6 Deligiorgi Street, 1406 Nicosia).

All those interested must send their application by Monday, 3 February 2020, 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. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

xmass_card_2019The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society

wishes all radio amateurs and their families

a Merry Christmas, and a happy, prosperous and creative 2020.

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First YOTA activation from Cyprus

David Ruse, 8 years old

David Ruse, 8 years old

The first YOTA activation from Cyprus took place on Saturday, 7 December 2019.

David Ruse, 8 years old, activated 5B19YOTA, making a total of 52 QSO’s with 20 countries. This is the first time David has ever been on the air. As an added bonus, David made all his QSO’s via the Es’hail 2 / QO-100 satellite.

Click the following link to hear David making a QSO with IK1IYU.

David was so excited following his first experience with Amateur Radio that he has expressed an interest to get licensed! It’s worth noting that David comes from a family who are no strangers to amateur radio as both his father, mother, uncle and grandmother are all licensed.

Thank you goes out to Norman 5B4AIE for his help in getting David on the air.

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ITU WRC-19 results – highlights for amateur radio

IARU ITU WRC-19 Team

IARU ITU WRC-19 Team

These are the main items that IARU has had to deal with during the last ITU WRC-19 which saw it’s conclusion on 22 November 2019.

A huge number of fellow radio amateurs has worked very hard over the last four years to achieve these results, in addition to the endless hours put in by the multi-member IARU team that participated at WRC-19, to whom we extend a huge thank you.

Once again, I can not stress enough how important it is for radio amateurs to join and support their national amateur radio societies, such as our own CARS. Via YOUR membership, YOU provide the power needed by both the national society and IARU to protect our so valuable spectrum and safeguard the future of our hobby.

The ITU website has released the provisional acts as a huge 567-page PDF document! These provisional acts are due to come into force on 1 January 2021.

Highlights for amateur radio include:- Continue reading

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