ARISS Contact planned with school in Italy, Saturday – 21 Oct 2017

ARISS LogoAn International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA with “A.Gramsci-N.Pende”, Noicattaro, Italy and Istituto Comprensivo “Tauro – Viterbo”, Castellana Grotte (Ba), Italy. The venue is at Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza, Bari, Italy.

The event is scheduled Saturday October 21, 2017 at approximately 14.23 UTC, which is 17.23 Cyprus time.

This direct radio contact will be operated by IZ7RTN.

Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

The onboard HamVideo transmitter will be operated and streaming video will be available at https://ariss.batc.tv/hamtv/ Continue reading

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ARISS contact planned for two schools in Italy, Saturday – 21 Oct 2017

ARISS LogoAn International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut  Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA with Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo “Nardi”, Porto San Giorgio, Italy and I.C. Michelangelo Buonarroti, Marina di Carrara, Italy. The contact shall be held in the Italian language.

The event is scheduled Saturday October 21, 2017 at approximately 09.31 UTC, which is 12.31 Cyprus time.

This direct radio contact will be operated by IQ5VR and I6KZR.

Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

The onboard HamVideo tramsitter will be operated and streaming video will be available at: https://ariss.batc.tv/hamtv/ Continue reading

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2017 Dec – Amateur Radio examination announcement

examThe Dept. of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Works has announced that the next examination for obtaining the Radio Amateur Service Operator Certificate will be held on Wednesday 20 December 2017, from 12:00 till 14:00, at the Audit Office, (6 Deligiorgi Street, 1406 Nicosia).

All those interested must send their application by Friday, 8 December 2017, including the relevant exam participation fee (based on the Radiocommunications Law of 2004 and 2007), which amounts to €30,00 EUR. Applications forms are available below, or from the DEC website http://www.mcw.gov.cy/dec

Applications must be submitted at the following address: Continue reading

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CARS website security given a major boost

SSL ShieldIt is with great excitement that we announce that the CARS website has been given a major upgrade with regards to Security over the past couple of days.

With the help and support of our trusted partner Cablenet, the SSL Security has now been implemented on the CARS website. Continue reading

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CARS supports the Cyprus Scouts & Girl Guides participation in the 2017 JOTA event

jota2017Just like every year, CARS shall be supporting the Cyprus Scouts Association and the Girl Guides Association of Cyprus members to participate in the international Jamboree on the Air scouting event.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.

The event is held during the third weekend of October – 20th, 21st & 22nd October 2017. This year’s event is titled “Celebrating 60 Years Connecting Scouts”. Continue reading

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W8KTZ – 60 Years after Tracking SPUTNIK

sputnik_670On the eve of the 60th anniversary since a group of radio amateurs heard the first signals from SPUTNIK, I share with you a picture with a member of the team of radio amateurs, who ware first to hear the signal from space, my dear friend Richard Robbins, VK3RR, all the way from Australia. Continue reading

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Ham radio organization sending help to Puerto Rico

emcommFox TV reports the National Association for Amateur Radio, headquartered in Newington, is sending gear and volunteers to Puerto Rico.

The organization, which has roughly 750,000 licensees, put out a call for volunteers to go to the island and transmit essential communication. Continue reading

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Conclusion of the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference

iaru_region_1_logoThe 24th General Conference of IARU Region 1 opened on Sunday 17 September 2017 with 130 delegates from forty Member Societies as well as officers from the IARU, Regions 1, 2 and 3. Thirteen Member Societies, represented by proxies at the Conference, were there.

The Conference was held at the Sparkassenakademie Bayern in Landshut, Germany and hosted by the Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC). Continue reading

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Online Software Defined Radio 101 with RTL-SDR

redsea-waves-allAn Online MOOC Cource has been announced on Miriada X regarding Software-Defined Radio 101 with RTL-SDR . The course will start on September 25, and will be held every Monday, until the 16th of October. The presentation will be in English. Continue reading

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Troodos Repeater works completed

Troodos rptr antennasOn Sunday, 10 Sept 2017, a group of CARS members made their way to Troodos Mt Olympus, where a number of works have taken place in an effort to improve the Troodos RV48 Repeater coverage, and to install the new DMR Repeater, recently donated to CARS by Kostas Matzaras VE2JKA – Belair Technologies.

More specifically, Continue reading

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