Launch of Tomsk-TPU-120, a 3D-printed satellite

tomsk-tpu-120-cubesat-rs4sRussia’s first 3D-printed satellite Tomsk_TPU-120 is to be thrown from the outer surface of the International Space Station on 17 August 2017 during 17:45 to 23:50 MSK (14:45 to 20:50 GMT). The satellite will be transmitting telemetry to Roscosmos and a radio signal to amateur radio stations on Earth. Continue reading

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Islands on the Air (IOTA) Officially Launching New Website in September

logo_iotaThe new Islands on the Air (IOTA) program website is targeted to launch officially in early September, when the current Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)-sponsored website will be taken offline. The new website is undergoing fine-tuning, according to IOTA IT Manager Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX. Continue reading

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Lost APRS balloon TA2MUN-11

ta2mun_aprs_balloonA request has been received from Emirhan Izmir TA4AEI, from Antalya,Turkey.

Emirhan is part of a group of radio amateurs interested in launching balloons. A few days ago TA2MUN-11 balloon has been launched but unfortunately it’s been ‘lost’. No-one has been receiving it’s location information.

The group is extending a request to monitor 145.825Mhz. The balloon is sending its position packets every minute. It should be near Cyprus, as it is sending status messages from 144.800MHz.

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ARISS contact planned for Summer Camp in Germany

ARISS LogoAn International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for asrtronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JP with VCP-Bundeszeltplatz, Großzerlang, Germany.

The event is scheduled Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at approximately 18.20 UTC, which is 20.20 CEST (21.20 Cyprus time).

The direct radio contact will be operated by DP9S.
Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

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DMR in Cyprus bridged with D-STAR

dmr2dstarCARS is happy to announce that D-STAR xReflector (xlx146) has been bridged to the Cyprus DMR talkgroup TG 28096. This will allow any D-STAR users using repeaters or hotspots connected to Module E of xlx 146 to communicate with Cyprus DMR users of talkgroup TG 28096.

Cross communication between D-STAR and DMR users is currently possible using the D-STAR hotspot currently available in Limassol. Soon, the D-STAR Repeater located in Troodos shall also be re-activated providing an island-wide coverage for D-STAR users.

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DMR in Cyprus bridged with C4FM

dmrc4fmCARS is happy to announce that the Wires-X room “Nicosia-Cyprus” with ID: 41002 has been bridged with the DMR talk group 28097. This means that C4FM users connected to the Wires-X Room 41002 will now be able to talk to DMR users connected to talkgroup 28097. Continue reading

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WSPR radio beacon in the Antarctic

1707_neumayer3The TU of Munich, the Institute for Astronautics, plans to set up and operate a WSPR radio beacon in Antarctica.

For the first time, a permanent WSPR radio beacon is to be used to study the propagation conditions in the Antarctic, including the radio operators distributed around the world. The project is designed for a duration of a solar spotting cycle of about 11 years and is planned to begin from November 2017 onwards.

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472kHz & 5MHz allocation for Cyprus radio amateurs

new_bandsIt is with great excitement that the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society received notice from the Department of Electronic Communications of the Government of Cyprus, that two new bands have been officially released for use by Cyprus radio amateurs since 30 June 2017.

Namely, the two band allocations involve the 5Mhz and 472kHz as follows: Continue reading

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Maintenance works on RV56 (R4) Limassol and call for help

maintenance-300x300Members of the Limassol Club hava scheduled a maintenance visit to the Limassol repeater RV56(R4) located in Fasoula region on Friday the  30th of June  around 9:00am. The visit is aiming to troubleshoot the serious problem on the repeater sensitivity that has been identified.

The team will try two different filters and also take measurements with a signal generator so that the route cause is identified with precision, so as to have a measurable reference of the improvement after the upgrades are performed.

If you are available and in range of the Limassol repeater on Friday morning you are kindly requested to monitor the frequency. It will be of great help to give your signal report during the tests. Continue reading

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Scouts Radio-active this season

amateurradioThe coming months several large (inter)national Scout camps are being held. These shall be equipped with an amateur radio station to make direct contacts between Scouts around the globe.

Listen out for them on the World Scout Frequencies, contact the, and get the special QSL card to confirm the contact.

Setting up an Amateur Radio Station at camp is a Continue reading

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