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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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Nicosia club “Skills Night” launches with “Introduction to APRS”

cpdAmateur radio is all about learning and further developing radio amateur’s knowledge and understanding of the fascinating world of radio communication.

The Nicosia club is launching a new initiative, known as “Skills Night”, whereby it shall be arranging a number of presentations, talks and workshops, aimed at improving the knowledge and techniques of long standing members of the Society, and at the same time, helping new-comers into the hobby to investigate the various opportunities amateur radio provides to those who choose to join this exciting technological hobby. All skills nights will be scheduled well in advance, and they shall be posted on the CARS Calendar.

Therefore, we are launching with a presentation titled “Introduction to APRS” by Demetris 5B4ALS, which will be held at the premises of the English School Radio Club, on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 20:30. The event is open to all Cyprus radio amateurs, as well as any other members of the general public who would like to join us and take a glimpse into the fascinating world of amateur radio. The presentation will be held in the Greek language.

Skill nights are free to attend, although there’s the option for participants to make a small donation to the tea & coffee fund to help cover costs. No need to be a member of any specific club to attend, and you don’t need to be licensed.

 

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THE CODE: A declassified and unbelievable hostage rescue story

Read about this true story of how the Colombian army sent a hidden Morse code message to hostages… using a pop song.

The message read: Continue reading

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Happy birthday: 90 years of amateur band allocations

90th birthdayInternational Radiotelegraph Convention of Washington, 1927

90 years ago, on 25th of November 1927: It’s the last day of the 3rd “International Radiotelegraph Conference”, the predecessor of a series of conferences, known today as “World Radiocommunication Conference”.

Representatives of 74 governments gathered together on this day to sign at the final plenary the result of many hours of work, a treaty: the International Radiotelegraph Convention of Washington 1927, which internationally recognized for the first time the amateur radio service. Continue reading

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Thank You to all Cyprus radio amateurs

JOTA2017 TNXCARS extends a warm Thank You to all the Cyprus based radio amateurs who have contributed each in their own way in making another Scouts JOTA, a memorable event for so many youngsters around the Island.

 

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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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