Nicosia Club 5B4NC takes part in IARU R1 Field day

field-day19The Nicosia Radio Club took part to IARU R1 Field day on the weekend 7th -8th of September 2019 from Kampi tou Kalogirou Camping site using the callsign 5B4NC/P.

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Huge success for IARU at the recent CEPT CPG

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The importance for radio amateurs to be members of their national societies, and in extension IARU, has once again been made so evident. Especially this time round where a lot had been at stake for amateur radio world wide!

The CEPT Conference Preparatory Group met this week in Ankara, Turkey. A IARU team took part, representing the interests of amateur radio. Items of interest to the amateur service which were finalised were: Continue reading

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Aris Kaponides 5B4JE – Silent Key

5b4jeIt is with deep sorrow and pain that I inform you about the death of Aris Kaponides 5B4JE. The funeral will be held tomorrow, 22 Aug 2019, a the holy temple of Kosmaki Aitolou at Sfalagiotissa at 2.00pm, in Limassol. Condolences will be accepted at 1.00pm. Continue reading

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70MHz allocation for Cyprus radio amateurs

70 MHz Allocation to CyprusIt is with great excitement that the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society has received notice from the Department of Electronic Communications of the Government of Cyprus, that the 70Mhz band has been officially released for use by Cyprus radio amateurs.

The 70Mhz band is to be used on a Secondary basis, subject to the condition that stations do not interfere with other services, within the spectrum 69.9 – 70.5MHz, 400W.

Use of the band is subject to the current IARU R1 band plan, and radio amateurs in Cyprus using this band are urged to conform to the band plan as published on the IARU R1 website:

https://iaru-r1.org/index.php/spectrum-and-band-plans/vhf/4-meter

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Sound recordings from the Apollo 11 communications

BBC 50 min to the moon Even though this post does not directly involve amateur radio, it´s really interesting to listen to the audio communication from the moon to the earth during the landing phase of the Eagle lunar lander, during the last 13 minutes of the moon landing.

It´s really interesting to listen to episode 10 which also includes some description of what is being heard. However, for anyone that has the time, it´s extremely interesting to hear the whole of the podcast, all 12 episodes.

Reference: BBC Podcast: Apollo 11: 13 minutes to the moon.

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5B4NC Visit at the Satellite Earth Station

img_20190525_113818Members of the Nicosia Club of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society have visited the earth satellite station at Kofinou and had a guided tour  through the facilities.

They had the opportunity to see the antenna systems up-close and also the control center and were informed about their operation by the specialized staff. Continue reading

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First SOTA expedition in Cyprus by visiting radio amateur

cy002-0123751During April Martin DF3MC visited Cyprus and activated a number of 5B – Summits. Here is how he described his experience: 

” In April 2019, I made a short “SOTA Expedition” to Cyprus for some activations in the newly formed Association. Continue reading

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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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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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