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
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World Amateur Radio Day

wardWorld Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and Radio Amateurs celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was Continue reading

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IARU Region 1 President Warns of Wireless Power Transfer Interference Threat

Concept of WPT(EV) technology

Concept of WPT(EV) technology

IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, is expressing concern that Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles — also referred to as WPT(EV) — equipment could pose a threat to Amateur Radio spectrum. WPT(EV), which typically uses frequencies in the LF and MF range, allows the charging of electric vehicle batteries without having to “plug in” to a power source.

“WPT(EV) is high duty cycle, located in residential areas, and its harmonics are likely Continue reading

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5B4ALX active from FK land

5B4ALX from FK land

5B4ALX from FK land

My trip to FK land starts from Milan (Italy)… here the adventure starts, which will drop me at 17,000km far from home.

The first flight is to Dubai with a mighty A-380. I board the baggage, I greet everyone and the adventure begins. In checked baggage: antennas, cables, power supplies, tools and very few clothes; in the backpack: PC, camera and IC-7300.

From Milan to Dubai, then Sidney and finally, after 37 hours of travel the last Boeing AerCalin brings me to Tontouta Airport, New Caledonia. Continue reading

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Nicosia club skills night: “Introduction to the DMR System”

cpdThe Nicosia Amateur Radio Club invites you to a seminar titled: “Introduction to the DMR System”, which shall be held at the English School Radio Club, on Thursday 15/3/2018, at 8:30μμ (20:30). Map: https://goo.gl/CwBrMh

The seminar aims to provide a general overview of what the DMR communications system is, to introduce the basic concepts of DMR use in amateur radio, and clarify some of the lingo used in the DMR world.

Participation to the seminar is free for all who are interested.

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