Sound recordings from the Apollo 11 communications

BBC 50 min to the moon Even though this post does not directly involve amateur radio, it´s really interesting to listen to the audio communication from the moon to the earth during the landing phase of the Eagle lunar lander, during the last 13 minutes of the moon landing.

It´s really interesting to listen to episode 10 which also includes some description of what is being heard. However, for anyone that has the time, it´s extremely interesting to hear the whole of the podcast, all 12 episodes.

Reference: BBC Podcast: Apollo 11: 13 minutes to the moon.

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5B4NC Visit at the Satellite Earth Station

img_20190525_113818Members of the Nicosia Club of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society have visited the earth satellite station at Kofinou and had a guided tour  through the facilities.

They had the opportunity to see the antenna systems up-close and also the control center and were informed about their operation by the specialized staff. Continue reading

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First SOTA expedition in Cyprus by visiting radio amateur

cy002-0123751During April Martin DF3MC visited Cyprus and activated a number of 5B – Summits. Here is how he described his experience: 

” In April 2019, I made a short “SOTA Expedition” to Cyprus for some activations in the newly formed Association. Continue reading

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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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5B4NC Visits Nicola Tesla Exhibition

Members of 20190414_5b4nc_nikolateslavisitthe Nicosia Amateur Radio club and friends from other cities visited the Nikola Tesla exhibition which was held in the State Fair today, April 14th.
The exhibition began with a short description of the life of Nicola Tesla and the influences affecting his work. Nicola Tesla was named father of the alternating current and the wireless transmission of electric energy.

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ARISS SSTV transmissions 11-14 April 2019

ISS Expedition 58ARISS Russia is planning Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions from the International Space Station. The transmissions begin Thursday, April 11, 2019 around 18:00 UTC and run continuously until approximately 18:00 UTC on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This event uses a computer in the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi features Ham Radio

Raspberry Pi mini computerThe Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi issue 80 is an Amateur Radio Special that features articles by Dave Honess M6DNT and Rob Zwetsloot. The PDF is available Free

The amateur radio articles appear on pages 62-75: Continue reading

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History of Cyprus callsigns by Alan 5B4AHJ

web-6118-ahj-clublog An article published in the CDXC Digest, January 2018 edition, presents the wonderful research work carried out by Alan 5B4AHJ into the history of Cyprus callsigns. Continue reading

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CARS to participate in the 2019 sCYence Fair

Scyence Fair 2019

CARS will be participating in the SCYENCE FAIR 2019 (https://scyence.cyi.ac.cy/) being organized by the Cyprus Institute which will be held in Nicosia on Friday 15/3 and Saturday 16/3. The fair aims at the participation and presentation of scientific experiments by school students from all over Cyprus and all ages. So far, students from 19 schools have registered to participate in the exhibition, and they are increasing daily. Continue reading

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ITU update to emergency communications document

itu-logoThe ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment.

The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency.

The recommendation is intended to avoid delays due to customs procedures and type-approvals, etc and facilitate the use of both professional, as well as amateur, radio equipment in such situations.

Link to the document: https://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-M.1637-1-201901-I

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