January 17, 2021 Off

DP0POL/mm arrives Non-Stopp in Antarctica

By Peter Gülzow

2021-01-17: we will be reaching the edge of the ice shelf some time tonight. The QO-100 station is safely packed back into its boxes. It is again quite stormy, so we might not be able to start unloading the ship...

January 10, 2021 Off

The “OSCAR 100 AWARD”

By Peter Gülzow

is an international award organized by the Fidenza’s branch of A.R.I. (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani, Italian Radioamateur League) with the aim of promoting, spreading and fostering the experimental activities and the radio contacts by means of the first geosynchronous amateur radio...

January 2, 2021 Off

A new “star” has risen on QO-100

By Peter Gülzow

A portable satellite station for the QO-100 geostationary satellite (Es'hail-2) was commissioned on the icebreaker FS "Polarstern" at 14:23 UTC on December 27, 2020, with an initial QSO between DP0POL/mm and DK3ZL. A very special experiment, originated from an idea...

December 23, 2020 Off

Chinese Mars probe Tianwen-1 successfully received by AMSAT-DL

By Peter Gülzow

Soon after its launch on July 23rd, the Chinese Mars mission Tianwen-1 has been received by AMSAT-DL with its 20m ground station in Bochum, Germany. Amateur radio observers Paul Marsh M0EYT and his #hearsat group have been tracking Tianwen-1 since...

December 23, 2020 Off

AMSAT-DL and Bochum Observatory are part of ESA’s ESERO education campaign

By Peter Gülzow

On May 16, 2018, the official launch of the newly established European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) in Germany, ESERO Germany for short, took place during a ceremony at the Planetarium Bochum. So far, there have been a total of...

December 23, 2020 Off

New QO-100 band plan

By Peter Gülzow

Just in time for the 1-year anniversary of the successful commissioning of the two transponders of Qatar-OSCAR 100, the capacity of the NB transponder was expanded from around 250 KHz to just under 500 KHz! Attentive observers have of course...

January 10, 2021 Off

The “OSCAR 100 AWARD”

By Peter Gülzow

is an international award organized by the Fidenza’s branch of A.R.I. (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani, Italian Radioamateur League) with the aim…

December 23, 2020 Off

New QO-100 band plan

By Peter Gülzow

Just in time for the 1-year anniversary of the successful commissioning of the two transponders of Qatar-OSCAR 100, the capacity…

March 15, 2020 Off

DP0GVN QSL cards

By Peter Gülzow

The DP0GVN QSL cards special edition for QO-100 are going to print. Special thanks to Dominik R4BE/DL5EBE who has been…