The English School’s students to have live discussion with Astronaut in Space

ariss-english-schoolOn Wednesday, 24th January 2018 at 10:35:45 UTC (12:35:45 Cyprus time), students of The English School in Nicosia, Cyprus will have the opportunity talk live to an astronaut in space.  The astronaut will be on-board the International Space Station. The contact shall be performed via telebridge with the ARISS ground station W6SRJ in the United States.

It is the first first time, pupils from a school in Cyprus will communicate live with a NASA astronaut, on board the International Space Station. The communication will be performed in the framework of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, and will be broadcast live via a special webpage established for the event, https://www.cyhams.org/ariss.html

The event is expected to be marked by the presence of Mr. Marios Demetriades, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Charalambos Theopemptou, Member of the Parliament of Cyprus, and a representative from the Dept. of Electronic Communications, the amateur radio licensing authority of Cyprus.

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Press conference announcement about ARISS EU406 Telebridge

ariss_eu406_es_pressconferenceA press conference was held today at the English School in Nicosia announcing the ARISS EU406 Telebridge event. The telebridge is now scheduled to occur on Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 at 10:35:45 UTC (12:35:45 Cyprus time) via the ARISS ground station W6SRJ in the United States.

The Acting Head of The English School, Dr. Chris Mavromatis welcomed everyone to the press conference and stressed how important this event is for the English School, and Continue reading

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CARS & The English School, Nicosia students are reaching out to touch space

ariss_cyprus_2018The countdown has begun…

On 23rd January 2018, students of The English School, Nicosia will have the opportunity talk live to an astronaut who is in space.  The astronaut will be on-board the International Space Station.

For the first time, pupils from a school in Cyprus – The English School, Nicosia – will communicate live with a NASA astronaut, on board the International Space Station. The communication will be performed in the framework of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, and will be broadcast live on Continue reading

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FK/5B4ALX – New Caledonia 2018

5b4alx_new_caledoniaAfter more than 20 years of amateur radio activity (IZ4AMS, 9A8AMS, DD4T, EI6MS, 5Z4/IZ2AMS, II4K, 5B4ALX, H2X and much more), after numerous successes in world rankings in the major Contest, after over 120.000 QSO … in March 2018, more precisely from March 20th to April 4th, I will bring my passion for DX and Contest in New Caledonia.

I shall will be active in CW, SSB and RTTY from 6m to 80m, I will run in CQWW WPX SSB Contest as SO15LP. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018

xmass_card_2017The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society

wishes all radio amateurs and their families

a Merry Christmas, and a happy, prosperous and creative 2018.

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SK: Arthur Wann 5B4AGT

5B4AGT Arthur Wann

5B4AGT Arthur Wann

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Arthur Wann, 5B4AGT.

Arthur was a wonderful man, a real gentleman, with a great sense of humor and a kind and generous man. He was always so happy and full of energy, and always willing to learn new things. Continue reading

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5B4XMAS active during December 2017

5B4XMAS via 5B4ALX

5B4XMAS via 5B4ALX

5B4XMAS will be active from December 4th to December 31st as a Christmas celebratory station on all HF bands (10-160m) in SSB-CW-DIGI operated by 5B4ALX Alex.

More information about 5B4ALX & the special Christmas activation is available on QRZ.com and on www.5b4alx.cloud

A special QSL will be printed in January 2018 for the event.

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Paypal for membership payments and renewals

paypal-logoCARS is taking one more step in improving the services offered to our members.

We are happy to announce that with immediate effect, membership payments and renewals can now be paid via the additional channel of Paypal. Therefore membership payment can now be made via: Continue reading

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Paphos club November 2017 meeting

m0giwThe Paphos club November meeting started with a talk by David 5B/M0GIW/EI4HT. The talk and presentation was about AMSAT which was highly detailed with charts and slides detailing the various points of this fascinating part of amateur radio, including information to combat “Doppler shift”, using the “funcube dongle”, and links to making your first satellite contact. The talk included information regarding past, present and future satellites which amateurs can use. Continue reading

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Changes to 5B4CY DMR Repeater settings

dmr-logoFollowing the public consultation between CARS members, the 5B4CY DMR repeater settings shall be changed, effective on Monday 20 November 2017.

More specifically, as of Monday, Timeslot 1 shall be dedicated to connectivity with other international talk groups, while Timeslot 2 shall be dedicated to all local talk groups.

Therefore, users of the 5B4CY DMR Repeater are requested to edit their codeplugs, such that talk groups located in other countries (eg. 202, 930, 4400, etc) are used on Timeslot 1, while only local talk groups are used on Timeslot 2 (eg. 280, 2802, 2806, etc).

CARS would like to thank everyone for their feedback and cooperation to make this transition as smooth as possible.

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