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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CARS 2018 AGM was held in Limassol on the 29th of April

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Alan 5B4AHJ awarded the CARS “Special Recognition Award”

The 2018 CARS AGM was held on Sunday, 29 April 2018, at the Limassol District Scouts Ephorate building.

The meeting kicked off with a round of self introduction by everyone present. It was delightful to see a couple of new faces at the AGM.

Next, the President invited everyone to hold a minute’s silence in memory of SK Arthur Wann 5B4AGT.

The proceedings started with the approval of the 2017 AGM minutes, a quick overview Continue reading

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ARISS contact planned for three schools in Poland

ARISS LogoAn International Space Station school contact has been planned for Scott Tingle KG5NZA with Zespol Szkoly Podstawowej i Publicznego Gimnazjum w Buczku, Buczek; I Liceum Ogolnoksztacace im. Tadeusza Kosciuszki w Lasku, Lask; Zespol Szkol Ponadgimnazjalnych w Zelowie, Zelow, Poland.

The event is scheduled on Thursday 26 April 2018 at approximately 10.52 UTC (13:52 Cyprus time).

The contact will be a direct operated by SP7KYL.

The contact should be audible in parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz FM downlink. Continue reading

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Paphos club talk: “ZC4A activation” by Bob 5B4AGN

zc4a-qslThe next Paphos club meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 18:30, at the “Hole in the Wall” pub in Peyia.

At the meeting, Bob 5B4AGN shall be giving a talk about the ZC4A activation.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Norman 5B4AIE.

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CARS 2018 AGM Reminder

agm_logoCARS reminds it’s members that the Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 29 April 2018, at 10:00am local time, at the Limassol District Scouts Ephorate building.

Address: 1 Kasianis str, 3067 Limassol
GPS Coordinates: 34.681586, 33.0262684 Continue reading

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