Jan Poppeliers

I built my first transistor radio when I was 12 years old. The Gemini space program and later the Apollo program were my youthful introduction to astronomy. Through the school I had on my 17th (1970) already facilities for receiving weather satellite (Nimbus 3) signals (NOAA). I am an licensed radio amateur since 1978.

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Feb 12

MarconISSta experiment identified ON4ISS signals

The project leader and initiator of MarconISSta, Martin Buscher DJ1MBB, has requested some support to help categorise the antennas on the ISS.  The ARISS telebridge groundstation ON4ISS reacted immediately and transmitted at different ISS passes the desired signal to the ISS. SUMMARY OF TEST TRANSMISSION – ON4ISSTX on 435.550 MHz during the entire pass, LHCP …

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Dec 08

ARISS-Europe News Bulletin > 2500 subscribers

The ‘ARISS-Europe News Bulletin mailing list’ was launched in 2001 with the announcement via email of planned ARISS contacts that are audible in Europe. Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, took at that time the initiative to inform some interested people by email about ARISS activities relevant to Radio Amateurs in Europe.The success of this initiative obliged Gaston …

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Oct 16

ARISS contact St-Jozef College – NOK Turnhout

The ARISS contact on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 12:04 UTC (14:04 CEST) 88 deg with OR4ISS and ON4NOK St-Jozef College (Turnhout, Belgium) was successful. Astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO answered 11 questions from students of St-Jozef College in Turnhout, Belgium. Media source: VRT: leerlingen-praten-met-astronaut-in-de-ruimte-dankzij-radioverbinding UBA section NOK: http://on4nok.be GVA: even-naar-de-ruimte-bellen

Oct 15

ARISS-USA Education Summit, College Park, MD

On October 15 and 16, 2018, the ARISS-USA Education Summit was held at College Park Airport and Museum Conference Center (Maryland, USA). It was an ideal opportunity to enhance STEM Ideas through displays and demos. Dan Barstow, KA1ARD, presented the CASIS Space Station Explorers Program. During this summit the educational aspect of ARISS contacts was …

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Sep 21

ARISS telebridge contact in St-Vith & Nürenberg

The ARISS contact Friday 21 september 2018 at 10:15:22 UTC of Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Bischöfliche Schule and Technisches Institut, St. Vith, Belgium, and Berufliche Schule Direktorat 1 Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany was a successful. The amateur radio contact with NA1SS was a telebridge via W6SRJ the ARISS ground station at Santa Rosa Jr. College, CA, …

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Aug 27

ARISS telebridge contact in India via ON4ISS

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The ARISS contact on Monday 2018-08-27 at 08:06 UTC 88 deg with OR4ISS and Shri Timli Vidyapeeth, Devikhet, India, via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. AOS was at 13:36:33 IST (08:06:33 UTC) and LOS 13:47:12 IST (08:17:12 UTC). Astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU answered all 16 questions from students of Timli Uttarakhand, …

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May 17

general assembly 2018

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annual general meeting 2018 The members of AMSAT Belgium, non-profit association, are invited to attend the annual general meeting. The general assembly will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 20:00 in the clubhouse of the Radio Club Leuven – Diestsevest 39 at Leuven. (The meeting room is located in the basement) Agenda: 1. …

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Oct 14

Kenneth Ransom N5VHO explains the ARISS scheduling

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On October 14th 2017, at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes, Kenneth Ransom N5VHO told about all aspects of his job. He explains what goes into scheduling an ARISS school contact and told about his experiences, his daily struggle, to be able to realize requested ARISS contacts. It is an interesting lecture, she …

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Oct 13

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, about “HamTV Technical Team”

13 October 2017, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, talked in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland at the 7th Polish-wide Conference of Contributors and Sympathizes of ARISS about “HamTV Technical Team”. This conference aims at exchanging experiences between the participants having the ARISS contact already done and those who are in process of project implementation. It is also an excellent …

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Aug 05

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, telebridge via ON4ISS

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The ARISS contact on Sat 2017-08-05 18:02:30 UTC 87 deg with OR4ISS and Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JP answered sixteen questions with time to spare for parting thank-yous.   There were at least two television stations present. The Auditorium we …

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