June 6, 2021 Off

QO-100 Linux Transceiver

By Peter Gülzow

The QO100 transceiver is a fully software-based transceiver for small computer boards with an Adalm Pluto running Linux. Up to now, convenient SDR solutions have been available mainly for Windows users with the SDR console. Users of small Linux boards...

April 4, 2021 Off

Contests on QO-100 allowed

By Peter Gülzow

Effective immediately, we are opening the QO-100 NB transponder to general contest operation in the upper mixed-mode range. Updated band plan valid: from 4 April 2021 Contest Zone (CW and SSB) Uplink area 2400.370 - 2400.490 MHz Downlink area 10489.870...

February 28, 2021 Off

QO-100 WB Transponder Bandplan and Operating Guidelines

By Peter Gülzow

Version 3 February 2021 - The following updated DATV (DVB-S2) bandplan and guidelines are designed to enable the most efficient use of the QO-100 wideband transponder (WB) for all amateur radio satellite users.  Please make sure that you understand the...

February 9, 2021 Off

EMM/Hope live vom Mars an der 20m-Antenne der Sternwarte Bochum

By Peter Gülzow

Schalten Sie in unseren Live-Stream ein und hören Sie der Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope Probe zu, wenn sie am Mars ankommt. Wir werden EMM mit unserer 20-Meter-Antenne an der Sternwarte Bochum etwa 2 Stunden vor dem Orbitaleintritt verfolgen. Daumen...

February 9, 2021 Off

EMM/Hope live from Mars at 20m Antenna Bochum-Observatory

By Peter Gülzow

Tune in into our live stream and listen to the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope Probe when it arrives at Mars. We will track EMM with our 20-Meter Antenna at the Bochum Observatory about 2 hours before orbital insertion. Fingers...

February 7, 2021 Off

Norbert Notthoff, DF5DP – Silent Key

By Peter Gülzow

On 28 January 2021 Dipl.-Phys. Norbert Notthoff, DF5DP, died after a short serious illness at the age of 71. He completed his studies at the Ruhr University Bochum as a graduate physicist. Afterwards he worked there as a scientific assistant....