YOTA online – 28th May 2020 from 1800 UTC

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YOTA online

28th May 2020 from 21:00 Cyp (18:00 UTC)

WHAT?

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a newly developed program called “YOTA online”. In these monthly gatherings we will try to bring the YOTA feeling towards the online community and spread the word that there is youth in ham radio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics, while answering questions from the community. Continue reading

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ARISS multi-point telebridge contact via AB1OC

ariss_northvaAmateur Radio is all about the advancement of the art of communication.

The lockdown has not stood in the way of radio amateurs from continuing to improve and advance amateur radio.

On April 30, as part of the ARISS program, radio amateurs managed to connect a group of students with an astronaut on the International Space Station, but this time with a twist… Continue reading

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World Amateur Radio Day

wardWorld Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Saturday, April 18, will mark the 95th 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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Special callsign activation: 5B4STAYHOME

5b4stayhome Norman 5B4AIF will be active using the special callsign 5B4STAYHOME from Wednesday, 08 April 2020, 16.00 UTC thru to 08 July 2020, 2359 UTC.

In the world-wide amateur radio community, social distancing is not an issue. The ham radio network operates by radio waves with signals flying high and wide, across all borders near and far. Amateur radio operators are well-known as communicators during the happy days, but also during times of crisis.  Even if physically locked down, the world is wide open for them. They are encouraged to communicate, keeping their channels clear and their minds and skills sharp for global messaging if needed. While they now extend the physical distance between friends, at the same time they grow closer in their social distance – their minds and hearts.  Continue reading

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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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