Interessedag Amateursatellieten

Yesterday, 28th of September, the first dutch amateur satellite day “Interessedag Amateursatellieten” was held.

The idea came from Ivo PA1IVO, Rob PE1ITR and Henk PA3GUO and was also discussed in the train back from the AMSAT-UK colloquium between myself and Ivo. Now, finally after some years, it happened!

The program can be found at Ivo’s website

We had presentations and hands-on sessions during the day, and some 50 people attended the lecture sessions.
Maybe many more watched the live demos on the parking lot using Ivo’s portable setup as one station and Henks home-brew antennas and my IC-910h in the back of his car as the second station.

I have presented on FUNcube and AMSAT-NL. The FUNcube presentation can be found here

We also made some QSO’s through the FUNcube-1 EM (Engineering Model) transponder.

More to follow! If you have images or video from the day, please contact me:, pa3weg@

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