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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Apr 23

OUFTI-1 launch postponed for at least 24 hours

OUFTI-1

A technical failure caused a stop of the countdown. Hopefully we can expect the launch on April 25, 2016, at 21:02:13 UTC. (updated: April 25, 16:00 UTC) On April 24 around 45 minutes before the scheduled liftoff Arianespace reported a problem with the SYZ Inertial Measurement Unit on the launch vehicle. Arianespace has placed both …

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Apr 23

OUFTI-1 new TLE after its launch

OUFTI-1

Due to the delayed launch again this information is no longer applicable! latest update The liftoff had to be postponed for at least 24 hours due to weather conditions. Arianespace decided to interrupt the final countdown and not initiate launcher fueling operations. Around the same time, the favorable weather forecast for the next day enabled …

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Apr 19

OUFTI-1 will be launched on April 22, 2016

OUFTI-1

Due to the delayed launch again part of this information is no longer applicable! latest update OUFTI-1 will now be launched Friday, April 22. The launch is scheduled for 21:02:13 UTC in Kourou using a Russian Soyuz rocket. The satellite will be placed in its orbit on T + 10091,13s (23:50:24 UTC). About half an …

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Nov 04

ARISS contact between OR4ISS and 4U1WRC

ISS

During the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) to be held from 2nd to November 27th 2015, an ARISS contact was realized on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Students from Institut Florimont were able to use the ITU station to talk to astronauts Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS  (in front) and Kimiya Yui KG5BPH (in QSO with 4U1WRC), who …

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Oct 15

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, ARISS goals & achievements

17 October 2015, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, talked in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland at the 5th Polish-wide Conference of Contributors and Sympathizes of ARISS about “ARISS Goals and Achievements”. It was a excellent time for many people, especially teachers and pupils, to learn about HAM radio on the ISS! More information about the event can be found …

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Sep 27

Newly elected ARISS-Europe board

ISS

According the ARISS-Europe Terms of Reference, Board elections took place in 2015: A call for candidatures was circulated to the Member Societies March 2015. Candidatures were accepted till the end of May 2015. June 4, 2015 four candidates were presented to the Member Societies. Till September 1st, 2015, the votes of the Member Societies were …

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Jul 25

30th AMSAT-UK Colloquium – 24-26 July 2015

GB4FUN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

The 2015 International Space Colloquium – the 30th held by AMSAT-UK, had taking place on July 24, 25 and 26, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, United Kingdom. This video report includes important announcements about developments in the amateur radio satellite community. It is proof that AMSAT groups working borderless to develop new radio amateur satellite …

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Jul 25

Drew Glasbrenner KO4MA works sat FO-29

On July 25, 2015 Drew Glasbrenner M/KO4MA/p gave a demonstration at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford of working the amateur radio satellite FO-29 with a portable station consisting of two FT-817 and an Arrow antenna in mode V/U on SSB. At the same time, Drew gave detailed explanations. Drew’s demonstration was followed by more than 30 radio …

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Jun 01

general Assembly 2015

annual general meeting 2015 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 23, 2015 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. New …

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Apr 13

HamTV / HamVideo commissioning

Sunday 13 April 2014, Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA, operated OR4ISS and successfully completed the HamVideo commissioning with ARISS team, HamTV on ISS. Commander Koichi Wakata congratulated ARISS for this achievement and answered a series of questions, prepared in the manner of a school contact. He also proceeded to a microgravity experiment. 5mn 44s of video received …

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