Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & G0XFT, G8XFT, 5B4ZL, ZC4ZL, VP8CQJ - Jon, 5B4MF - Spyros, G0SGB – Steve & 9M6DXX – Steve, 5B8BA - Paul
Status: January 1997, Feb '98, May '99, Dec '99 links added, Jan '01, Aug '06, ’08, Apr ‘13
Intro: This is the information that I can offer now. Cypros implements CEPT Recommendation TR 61-01 and no separate license is needed if you have joined CEPT. For other than CEPT countries the following is the best information that we have.
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Works
Telephone +357 22 814 840)
Fax +357 22 321 925
Email: info.dec at mcw.gov
Your licence and a photocopy (for your file - they can do it there)
The best way to get a license:
Visit the Ministry in person: 8am - noon, Mon - Fri
£C10 per year, plus a £C10 issuing fee, and a £C15 administration fee (I think these are current)
For special events, contests and so on
How long before you can operate?
Under CEPT, immediately with no need to visit - immediately with an interim visitor's permit (free from the ministry) - usually within a month but can take longer for a full licence
A (5B4 - CEPT 1) and B (5B8 - CEPT 2) as per UK regulations, but no /AM, /MM or satellite operation without a variation - to do /M, advise the ministry of your registration number to allow checks if the police challenge you (not sure how this works with CEPT though) available immediately on request - best to make a personal visit to do this
Not usually a problem for visitors, but the duty charged (when it is) is usually at the interpretive whim of the particular Customs officer
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
Not a good idea to operate in the occupied areas. Though technically they are still 5B, the Turkish authorities take a dim view. Also, do not contact pirate 1B1 stations as the
Jon Carp < g8xft at dircon.co.uk >
from Steve Bryan [g0sgb at blueyonder.co.uk]
If you have a good and plausible reason you can try to apply at Capt Bill Walker, J6 Branch, HQ BFC, BFPO 53; tel in UK 00-357-25962167. He needs a copy of YOUR current Licence and Good reason why you want to operate on the SBAs in
73 Steve G0SGB
From: "Spyros Stavrinides" < ssltd at spidernet.com.cy >
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 19:01:34 +0200
Thanks for your email and the very useful work you are doing to the Amateur
Community. I shall publish the reference in the next issue of our newsletter. I
have checked the information on
NOTES FOR AMATEURS WHO WANT TO VISIT
1. CEPT AGREEMENT
Remember to bring with you and have on you whenever your operating your CEPT licence as the Police is a little sensitive these days to foreigners going around with radio equipment.
Because of the CEPT agreement you can import, on a temporary basis if you do not intend to leave your equipment here and therefore pay the relevant import duties, your Amateur Radio Equipment into the island. The Ministry of Communications has sent a circular to the Customs Department informing them of this. Unfortunately you may occassionally meet with a customs officer who has not read or does not remember this circular and who will insist that it is not allowed to import such equipment. In that case please try to contact the Ministry of Communications and Works at the number below. Unfortunately the Ministry works 7.45-14.30 on weekdays only.
If you have any
problems while in Cyprus you can try to communicate with the following:
Ministry of Communications & Works (07.30 - 14.30) in Nicosia
02-800207 (Mr Antonis Antoniades)
02-800208 (Mr Stavros Gerosimou)
02-800211 (General Number)
02-776254 (Fax Number)
CARS President: Andreas Mavrides 5B4LP on mobile phone 09-621397
CARS Secretary: Spyros Stavrinides 5B4MF, 02-434131(W), 02-435114(H), 09-620274(Mobile)
CARS Committee Member: Phidias Spanias on mobile phone 09-657572
In Cyprus we have, on paper at least, 5 VHF and 1 UHF repeater but not all are operational all the time as we have many technical problems with the repeaters themselves and also a lot of problems with permits relating to the location of the repeaters.
Most repeaters need tones in order to be accessed.
R0 145.600 No tone (Currently not installed)
R2 145.650 Vavatsinia 88.5 Hz
R4 145.700 Limassol 88.5 Hz
R5 145.725 Troodos 88.5 Hz (Out of order)
R6 145.750 Paphos 88.5 Hz (installed temporarily at 5B4VL)
The input offset for all these repeaters is -600KHz.
RU 439.600 No tone
The input offset for this repeater is -5MHz (434.600 MHz).
A DX Packet cluster operates in
Two nodes can be used to access 5B4NDX:
Node 5B4CYA-1 (alias ONE)
Node 5B4CYA-9 (alias CYP96)
Both nodes are on 144.675
The cluster is
connected via internet link to European and American Clusters to get and give
out DX spots.
4. QSL INFO
Please remember to always give out your QSL info whenever you operate on the air from
We wish you an
enjoyable stay on the
On behalf of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society,
Spyros Stavrinides 5B4MF < ssltd at spidernet.com.cy >
Update by Kwac Ka <kwacka222 at gmail.com>
many thanks for all your work on the QSL.net site regarding various country's licensing requirements.
Updating for the
If it would be helpful for me to post a precis to you please let me know.