5B4AKV DMR repeater in Nicosia upgraded

mtr2000CARS has just been informed that the 5B4AKV DMR repeater currently operating in Nicosia has received some major improvements over the past few days.

Specifically, the two Motorola GM340 UHF radios that were used to create the original 5B4AKV DMR repeater have now been replaced by a Motorola MTR2000 repeater. As a consequence, the 5B4AKV DMR Repeater power output has now been increased from 10W to 40W. Continue reading

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Wishes for a speedy recovery to Manos 5B4AFQ

manos_5b4afqThe Cyprus Amateur Radio Society wishes Manos Manoli 5B4AFQ a speedy recovery.

Manos has been involved as a volunteer in last Saturday’s Troodos search and rescue operation for the group of 21 Scouts that lost their way in the snow. Continue reading

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5B to join SOTA on 1st February 2019

5B SOTACyprus (5B) is ready to join Summits On The Air (SOTA) on 1st of February 2019.

Summits On The Air (SOTA) is an amateur radio operating award program launched in Great Britain in 2002. Its aim is to encourage amateur radio operators to operate temporarily from mountainous locations, combining hiking and mountain climbing with operating their station from the summits of hills and mountains. Points are awarded to the activator for operating from a summit, and to each of the chasers “working” the activator. The higher the mountain is, the more points the activator and each chaser receive. Continue reading

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YOTA Youth Sked Net every month

yotaIARU-R1 announced that in 2019 the YOTA Youth Sked project will begin again, with the main objective of gathering youngsters on the amateur radio bands. The Net will be held every fourth Thursday of each month from 19:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC (21:00-00:00 local Cyprus time), and every month there will be a different group of youngsters that will act as a net control.

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C4FM WIRES-X, YSF and D-Star XLX operational and linked to DMR BM

The Nicosia Club is pleased to announce that the link between WIRES-X room “Nicosia-Cyprus” DTMF ID: 41002 and Brandmeister DMR TG28097 has been re-established. Connected on the same Talkgroup is the YSF reflector “YSF Cyprus” (ID: 14353). This way C4FM(Yaesu System Fusion) users can talk through WIRES-X 41002 or YSF Cyprus to DMR users.

Also the D-Star reflector XLX146 has been re-established and Module E is linked to DMR TG 28096 allowing D-Star users to talk to DMR users.

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CARS looking for legal support

Constititution With the introduction of a new law in 2018 affecting the running of Associations and Institutions in Cyprus, CARS has been requested to review the Society constitution.

We are therefore in search of legal support to help review the Constitution and propose the required changes that need to be made in order for the Constitution to be in line with the new law.

Please contact the CARS President if you can provide the contact details of a lawyer who can help with the review of the current CARS constitution, at the least possible cost (of course).

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5 January 2019 Kids Day

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The 5th of January it’s again Kids Day. This event is especially created to promote Amateur Radio to youth. This is a moment where you can share your amateur radio hobby with your family, grandkids, friends, scouts or even to the general public. This day can be the first time for youth to experience a real radio QSO, hopefully they get interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

You could make use of this suggested exchange: Name, age, location and favourite colour. Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call “CQ Kids Day.”

Suggested frequencies IARU R1:
10 Meters: 28.350 to 28.400 MHz
15 Meters: 21.360 to 21.400 MHz
20 Meters: 14.270 to 14.300 MHz
40 Meters: 7.080 to 7.120 MHz
80 Meters: 3.650 to 3.750 MHz

More on www.iaru-r1.org

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019

xmass_card_2018The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society

wishes all radio amateurs and their families

a Merry Christmas, and a happy, prosperous and creative 2019.

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2019 Feb – Amateur Radio examination announcement

examThe Dept. of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works has announced that the next examination for obtaining the Radio Amateur Service Operator Certificate will be held on Wednesday 20 February 2019, from 12:00 till 14:00, at the Audit Office, (6 Deligiorgi Street, 1406 Nicosia).

All those interested must send their application by Monday, 4 February 2019, including the relevant exam participation fee (based on the Radiocommunications Law of 2004 and 2012), which amounts to €30,00 EUR. Applications forms are available below, or from the DEC website.

Applications must be submitted at the following address: Continue reading

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Children talk to Santa Claus through the magic of Amateur radio

santanetsquareDecember is established as YOTA month  (Youngsters on the Air) during which time Radio Amateurs introduce Youngsters as old as 26 years old to the hobby and what they can achieve with it.

In this framework members of the Nicosia Club of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society helped children from an elementary school in Nicosia to talk to Santa over the radiowaves and experience first hand the magic of amateur radio! Continue reading

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