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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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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Oct 08

Frank De Winne talks to St-Michielscollege Brasschaat

ISS

The ARISS contact was a direct operated by ground station ON7RT,  Willy Goovaerts, ON5JM conducted operations at Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 10:21 UTC, which is 12:21 CEST. De standaard, 8 October 2009 UBA website – report ARISS contact ARISS-EU achive – ON7RT Southgate – Radio Amateur News

Sep 23

Frank De Winne contact with VTI St Lucas in Oudenaarde

ISS

Under the enthusiastic leadership of Patriek De Temmerman ON8PDT, the school has been working on this project for a whole school year. It was the central theme of the School’s Open Day and space and the ISS were linked to many courses. The contact was a direct operated by ground station ON4OB (UBA section ODE), Tuesday …

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Sep 17

UBA section AAA set up an portable ARISS groundstation

The UBA section AAA has developed a mobile ARISS ground station for ARISS school contact with Frank Dewinne. A few weeks before the ARISS contact, the section set up the ground station to fully test it. The design and execution was carried out under the professional guidance of Willy Goovaerts, ON5JM, section chairman.

Aug 25

Frank De Winne talks to people Urania observatory.

ISS

There was an ARISS radio contact on Monday, August 24 2009 with Frank De Winne, ON1DWN, from the public observatory Urania in Hove (near Antwerp). It was a telebridge contact, respectively, through VK4KHZ , Queensland, Australia. Frank De Winne talked to twenty children could ask questions. The conversation was moderated by Gaston Bertels ON4WF with the help of …

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Jun 13

Frank De Winne talks to schoolchildren from Leuven

ISS

On Friday, June 13th 2009, in the afternoon primary school students got the opportunity to speak with astronaut Frank De Winne. The direct link with the International Space Station was made with the help of radio amateurs. Frank De Winne answered 22 questions on a range of subjects. The children wanted to know more about what …

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