Monday, 16 December 2019

Calling radio amateurs: help find OPS-SAT!

Calling all radio amateurs! ESA is challenging anyone with amateur radio equipment to catch the first signals from OPS-SAT, ESA’s brand new space software laboratory. more...

Lift-off is scheduled for 08:54:20 UTC on 17 December. Deployment will begin 15044.6 seconds later (T+15044.6 seconds), expected to be at 13:05:04 UTC.

Name Specification
Space segment transceiver GomSpace NanoCOM AX100
Frequency UHF – 437.2 MHz
Modulation GMSK
Occupied Bandwidth 25 kHz
Baudrate 9k6
Modulation Index 0.5

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ham Radio 2019


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23. Juni 2019

Besucher aus über 50 Ländern machen den Ham Spirit erlebbar

Weltoffenheit, Begeisterung für Technik und Völkerverständigung jenseits aller Grenzen zeichnen den Ham-Spirit aus, den Funkamateure aus aller Welt leben. Am Wochenende haben 14 300 Besucher aus über 50 Ländern ihre Antennen am Bodensee ausgefahren, um auf der Ham Radio persönlich miteinander in Kontakt zu treten, sich über die neueste Technik zu informieren und anderen über Funk darüber zu berichten. „Die Messebesucher zeichnen sich durch ihre hohe technische Kompetenz aus, was einen hohen Anspruch an die Auswahl der Aussteller und den Inhalt des Rahmenprogramms mit sich bringt. Mit Unterstützung des Deutschen Amateur Radio Clubs (DARC) e.V. als ideeler Träger sind wir wieder dem Ruf als Europas Leitmesse im Amateurfunk gerecht geworden. Die 44. Auflage zog rund 400 Besucher mehr als im Vorjahr an“, freuen sich Messe-Chef Klaus Wellmann und Projektleiterin Petra Rathgeber. 184 Aussteller und Verbände aus 32 Ländern präsentierten sich, das Vortragsprogramm war hochkarätig besetzt: Neben Branchengrößen zog vor allem der Nobelpreisträger Joe Taylor mit seinen Ausführungen großes Interesse der Besucher auf sich.

English: Visitors from more than 50 countries bring the “ham spirit” to life
Friedrichshafen, Germany – 

Cosmopolitanism, enthusiasm for technology and international understanding across all borders characterize the “ham spirit” that radio amateurs from all over the world are living out today. Over the weekend, 14,300 visitors from more than 50 countries extended their antennas at the Ham Radio on Lake Constance in order to make contact with each other face-to-face, to glean information about the latest technology, and to report on it to others by radio. “Visitors to the fair feature a high level of technical expertise, which means they are also quite demanding in terms of what they want from the exhibitors and the content of the supporting program. With the support of the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) as the ideal sponsor, we once again lived up to our reputation as Europe’s leading trade fair for amateur radio. The 44th edition attracted some 400 more visitors than in the previous year,” says Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellmann and Project Manager Petra Rathgeber. With 184 exhibitors and associations from 32 countries presenting themselves, the lecture program was first-rate: in addition to presentations by industry leaders, Nobel Prize Laureate Joe Taylor attracted a great deal of interest among visitors with his remarks.
In Hall A1, you could find everything radio communication hobbyists need, from antennas to radio devices through to accessories. The flea market area proved to be a treasure trove of available equipment and a great gathering point for talking shop with fellow experts. In personal conversations, many commercial exhibitors explained that they were satisfied with how the fair had gone. Michael Bürck, JVCKenwood Germany, sums things up in this way: “We presented our new TS-890S transceiver to the public and were thrilled with the positive feedback. Here you come into contact with an audience that is very knowledgeable and motivated, leading to stimulating conversations and great opportunities for networking.” Alfred Kraemer, owner of Difona, reports: “We are pleased with our booth at the fair. Just as in previous years, visitors made the pilgrimage to this exhibition with interest in making purchases. We were able to achieve our sales target.”The supporting program was highly professional and featured a wide variety of initiatives. Both the continuing education for teachers and the Ham Camp for children and teenagers were fully booked, with 137 junior radio operators participating in the Ham Rally. The balloon mission on Saturday was wildly popular. “We experienced a lively and positive atmosphere at Ham Radio 2019. The slogan of ‘Amateur Radio on Tour’ was palpable everywhere, especially since the visitors had traveled so far to be a part of the event. Our lecture program was very well received, with the remarks by Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor and the talk by Peter Gülzow on the new geostationary satellite drawing particularly large crowds. The many facets of amateur radio were on display at the Ham Radio, and we are really pleased,” say Stephanie Heine and Werner Bauer from DARC.Taking place again in its traditional time frame next year, the Ham Radio will be broadcasting from Friedrichshafen from June 26th to 28th, 2020. Further information is available a:

Sunday, 31 March 2019

This time, good news coming from MV Atlantic Tuna. In a satellite conversation with Dom 3Z9DX, I’ve learnt important information on 3YØI follow up. [more...]

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

3y0I POSTPONED (verschoben)

And yet! The captain of the MV Atlantic Tuna had to take a difficult but responsible decision to take a course back to Cape Town, South Africa. But the 3YØI Expedition is NOT canceled – we don’t give up that easily. [more...]

Monday, 25 March 2019

Qatar OSCAR-100 Narrowband WebSDR


3Y0I On Their Way To Bouvet!

It hasn’t been easy getting to here, and it isn’t going to get any easier getting to there. There’s been some heated moments, personal tragedy, confusion, many disappointments, relief, hardship and oh, a few strained conversations. And we’re sure there’s more of the same ahead too. In the meantime the Rebels are gonna’ do what Rebels do – fight through the naysayers, fight through the lack of funds, fight through personal tragedy, and fight through everything – for our Brothers. [more...]

dx news: 3Y0I Bouvet Island

Track 3YOI to Bouvet Island


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Es’hail-2 / AMSAT Phase 4-A Satellit

The first geostationary amateur radio transponder (P4-A) on Es’hail-2 is a joint project by the Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat), the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and AMSAT Deutschland (AMSAT-DL). [more...]