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)


1. New members and outgoing members

2. Approval of the 2015 budget.

3. Financial report 2014 and discharge to the treasurer.

4. Election of Officers. Members can apply as a Candidate board member until the start of the meeting.

5. Varia.    

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 at Poitiers, France by F6DZP Jean-Pierre Courjard.

Live Ham Video received directly from the ISS by G4KLB Colin Watts on 13/04/2014 at 18:23 UTC

Four ARISS ground stations (Poitiers, Bornemouth, Casale Monferrato and Livorno) took part in this final pass, and all together recorded the transmitted video and audio signal of about 6 minutes. The final HamVideo Commissioning Pass was performed flawlessly Sunday April 13 at 18.23 UTC.

Nov 26

OUFTI-1 on the launchpad

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.

Nov 09

OUFTI-1 a small cubesat gets big

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.

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 for telemetry decoding.

The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) is established in 1999 as a permanent forum for interparliamentary co-operation in space between the European national parliaments interest in space policy, it aims at facilitating the exchange of information on space activities and at promoting mutual understanding of national policies through the provision of a forum for analysing the major issues at stake in the European space sector.

Sep 15

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

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.

This video report is an attachment on the AMSAT-ON Newsletter nr 77.

Jul 23

OUFTI-1 – ULg CubeSat – status June 2011

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 Belgian student nanosatellite and recent realizations.

Jul 31

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

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”

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 thematics are Emergency, Education and Space.

The students, aged 14-18, accompanied by two science teachers, were welcomed by ARISS Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF who introduced the event with a general presentation on the orbital and technical aspects of VHF communications between amateur radio ground stations and the ISS. The students asked many interesting questions while they observed the projection of the world map showing the ISS progressing towards Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Two hours later, three space travelers representing three Space Agencies visited the Exhibition: ISS Commander Frank De Winne ON1DWN , Robert Thirsk VA3CSA and Roman Romanenko. Thirty more students from several schools joined the audience, as well as several MEP and assistants. Among them former cosmonaut Vladimir Remek, now member of the European Parliament representing the Czech Republic.

  • ARISS contact with European School in European Parliament, Brussels

Oct 08

Frank De Winne talks to St-Michielscollege Brasschaat

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.