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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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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Nov 26

OUFTI-1 on the launchpad

OUFTI-1

OUFTI-1 is a “real” satellite and will be launched by a launch vehicle and will be in orbit just like Hubble or the GPS constellation. It is now ready to go into space. OUFTI-1 the nanosatellite project OUFTI-1 – Telecommunication, A. Hay (in french)

Nov 09

OUFTI-1 a small cubesat gets big

OUFTI-1

OUFTI-1 the first satellite project developed by students in Belgium get to be launched into orbit in 2015. A trip to space, the stars of Liège, whose preparation is nearing its end. OUFTI-1 – Technical information

Mar 26

15th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)

The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) workshop on small, micro, nano and CubeSat missions took place on March 25 2013 Euro Space Center in Transinne and ESA Redu Centre, Belgium. AMSAT Belgium and the UBA took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate the engineering model of the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-1 satellite along with the FUNcube Dongle SDR …

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Sep 15

27th AMSAT-UK Colloquium – 14-16 September 2012

GB4FUN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

The 2012 International Space Colloquium – the 27th held by AMSAT-UK, had taking place on September 14, 15 and 16, 2012 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, United Kingdom. This video report includes important announcements about developments in the amateur radio satellite community. Presentation Schedule 27th AMSAT-UK Colloquium This video report is an attachment on the …

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Jul 23

OUFTI-1 – ULg CubeSat – status June 2011

OUFTI-1

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 the OUFTI-1 team presented the current state of development of the first Belgian student nanosatellite and recent realizations in the OUFTI-1 project, as well a demonstration of ongoing activities. The OUFTI-1 team presented at the Montefiore Institute of the University of Liège the current state of development of the first …

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Jul 31

25th AMSAT-UK Colloquium – July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010

GB4FUN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

The 2010 International Space Colloquium – the 25th held by AMSAT-UK, had taking place on July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, United Kingdom. This video report includes important announcements about developments in the amateur radio satellite community.

Apr 28

“European Amateur Radio Benefiting Society”

ISS

Tuesday 27 April 2010, 12 students of the European School, Brussels were invited to visit the Exhibition set up by the International Amateur Radio Union in collaboration with the European Space Agency in the European Parliament, Brussels and sponsored by MEP Birgit  Sippel, Germany. The Exhibition’s name is “European Amateur Radio Benefiting Society” and the …

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