A71A opening ceremony

  • At around 11:50 UTC A71A appeared on .710.


    DK2ZF was lucky enough to made the QSO number one.

    At first Hamid was on the Mike, later DB2OS and DH2VA


    They are running 300mW into 2.4m dish . The group will return on mondy.


    Well done boys !

  • Yes, congratulations indeed! What an achievement. Very many thanks to His Excellency A71AU and to Peter, DB2OS, for whom this is a dream come true! (not forgetting numerous others. of course)

    73, Russ.

  • Congratulations Rolf for the first QSO with A71A..

    You are a real satellite DXer for long time and you certainly deserve it !!

    We are looking forward to hearing you from rare DX countries with your mobile satellite station..


    I think you heard my whistelinng noise and you just hit us at the right time when A71A (Operator Sabaan A71BP) took the microphone..


    6 Years ago I was first time in Qatar at the Ham Radio Festival and Qatar National Day.. Now we are here again and so happy that our dream comes true..


    We had a great openening ceremony with the Prime Minister of Qatar watching the live video from HE Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, A71AU, on the big screen in the control room from Es'hailSat.


    We could see that all the parties involved, including government and Es'hailSat were very delighted with this success.


    Indeed we all can be very greatfull to Qatar and the QARS for giving us this fantastic opportunity and for supporting worlwide friendship, humanity and education through Qatar OSCAR 100.


    73s Peter

    Peter Gülzow | DB2OS | AMSAT-DL member since 1983 | JO42VG

  • Indeed we all can be very greatfull to Qatar and the QARS for giving us this fantastic opportunity and for supporting worlwide friendship, humanity and education through Qatar OSCAR 100.


    73s Peter

    QatarOSCAR 100! Congratulations Peter!

    |Vladimir Chepyzhenko|Chief Designer INFORMATOR-1 and Radio-M1/
    AO-21/RS-14|EU2AA|KO34KI

  • Now we are here again and so happy that our dream comes true..

    Peter, concratulations to your team and you ... I know well, it takes a long time for these projects, and there are only few who have the patience ...

    All the best!


    Robert

  • Congratulation and many many thanks to all the people helping to make this dream come true!

    QO-100 sounds excellent!

    Looking forward to meet you on the satellite.


    vy 73 es gl,

    Karsten, DL1QC

  • For me who has only small experience with LEO Sats it is amazing listening with "simple" equipment all the signals including the qrp station's. GREAT JOB done by the whole Team. Congrats and may be meet u on QO-100 in the near Future

    :thumbup:

    73/55

    herbert

    dl4sdr

    60cm Dish; Octagon unmodified LNB; RTL-SDR & Adalm-Pluto

  • Congratulation to the whole team to the great success of that project. Nice to hear the beacon sound back which i known from the late 80s when i was a young boy. Nice to learn that this kind of projects in Ham Radio is still feasible. I am sure this project could be a good justification for further projects. Now its time to build my uplink station.

    Thanks to all involved in that project - i know how difficult the space business is today.

    73 de Kai