Nicosia Club to take part in IARU R1 Field Day 2018

field-dayMembers of the CARS Nicosia club are planing to participate in the IARU R1 Field day by setting up an HF station at “Mantra tou Kampiou” picnic site near Kapedes village using the callsign 5B4NC/P.

The IARU R1 field day takes place during the first weekend of September which this year is from 1/9/2018  @ 15:00 local time till 2/9/2018 @ 15:00 of September. Continue reading

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YOTA South-Africa 2018, a start of something bigger

yota2018Can you imagine? 23 teams, from all over Africa, Europe and USA travelled to South-Africa to take part in the annual Youngsters On The Air event. Yes, it did happen. 74 Young radio amateurs found their way to Gauteng, close to Johannesburg. This made it also happen that we had in total 7 African countries taking part, more then ever. 25 Persons had the opportunity to take part, after an intensive training, in a HAREC license exam. 20 Of them passed, great achievement, especially if you are aware that most of them don’t have the opportunity to take part in an exam at their home country. Continue reading

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Venezuela Earthquake activation

venezuela-erthqaukeOn August 21, 2018, at 21:31:40 UTC, an earthquake of 6.9 Richter, on the coasts of Venezuela was reported.

Karl Hleftschar, YV5YA, National Director of the National Emergency Network of the Radio Club Venezolano, reported that the YV5RNE Network is active on the 7088 kHz frequency. Continue reading

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QSX! Hans Summer’s New SSB Rig Revealed in South Africa

g0upl-interview-yota2018Homebrew is an amateur radio slang term for home-built, noncommercial radio equipment. Design and construction of equipment from first principles is valued by amateur radio hobbyists, for educational value, and to allow experimentation and development of techniques or levels of performance not readily available as commercial products. Some items can be home-brewed at similar or lower cost than purchased equivalents.

One of the greatest enthusiasts of homebrewing is Hans Summer G0UPL, an electronic experimenter and amateur radio innovator extraordinaire. Hans pays careful attention to compact and minimal parts count to achieve the design goals of his homebrew projects. Continue reading

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Activation of Akamas lighthouse during ILLW

The Radio Amateurs of “Cyprus from the Air”, Andreas 5B8AP and Manos 5B4AFQ are planning to activate the Akamas lighthouse during annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend which takes place on the third weekend of August. This year the event takes place on the 18th and 19th of August.

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4U1UN UN Amateur Radio club could resume operating later in the year

4u1unOutside of beacon signals, 4U1UN, the Amateur Radio club station at United Nations Headquarters in New York, has not been heard on the air since 2015, and only then under the commemorative 4U70UN call sign marking the UN’s 70th anniversary that fall, with operation from a ground-level garden area within the UN Headquarters complex. That could change soon. Continue reading

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Youngsters on the Air kicks-off Wednesday 8/8/2018

yota201828 teams from various countries in IARU Region 1 as well as one young radio amateur from Region 2 will be arriving in South Africa for the start of YOTA 2018 on Wednesday 8 August.

The event will end on Wednesday 15 August with everybody leaving during the course of the day. The young people will be discussing and sharing ideas about amateur radio, learning new skills and of course making new friends. Continue reading

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Activation of Agios Georgios Island, AS-120

dive-sites-st-georges-island-1G4PVM & MM0NDX will team up with 5B4AIE to activate Ayios Georgios IOTA AS-120 (Cyprus’s Coastal Islands) during August 25-27, 2018. 

Callsign to be used is expected to be C4II. Activity on 80-10m, possibly 6m; CW, SSB & FT8. QSL info will be announced at a later stage. Please refer to the QRZ.com site for more information. Continue reading

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SK: 5B4EL George Hadjiantoniou

silent_keyIt is with great sadness that the Cyprus amateur radio community mourns the passing of George Hadjiantoniou, 5B4EL. He was a great friend to many and an active radio amateur always present at all club events. George passed away yesterday. He will be missed.

The funeral will take place in the holy temple of St. Georgios Kontou in Larnaca Continue reading

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5B80FOC on air for the FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge

cwkeyTo celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the First Class CW Operators’ Club, the special callsign 5B80FOC will be aired by Bob 5B4AGN & Nick G3RWF during the month of May 2018. A special QSL card will be available and the logs will be uploaded to the ARRL’s Log Book of the World (LoTW) and Club Log on a regular basis.

Contacts with this station will count 10 points towards the FOC75 and FOC80 Awards.

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