AMSAT-DL Online Satellite Symposium on September 26th, 2020

  • AMSAT-DL Online Symposium
    on September 26th 2020


    Unfortunately, the AMSAT-DL Symposium planned for September 26th and 27th, 2020 cannot take place this year in the usual manner.


    Since the health of everyone is very close to our hearts and the legal framework currently leaves no other option, we have decided not to hold a meeting on site in Bochum this year. We regret this very much, but the premises only allow an occupancy of less than 20 persons.


    A "social" meeting with dinner is unfortunately not possible either, nor is a flea market and other activities, such as the QO-100 User Meeting, which happened for the first time during the HAM Radio Fair in Friedrichshafen in 2019.


    Instead, we will broadcast the symposium as an "online" meeting in DATV via the broadband transponder of QO-100 and on the Internet on the YouTube channel of AMSAT-DL (https://www.youtube.com/user/amsatdl).


    Schedule for September 26th 2020 (all times in CEST=UTC+2):


    Start

    Topic

    Who

    09:00

    Welcome, Introduction, Agenda

    Matthias DD1US

    09:10

    Interview with the AMSAT-DL Board of Directors:
    Peter DB2OS (Chairman), Michael DD5ER, Thilo DJ5YM

    Matthias DD1US

    09:45

    Introduction to Bochum Observatory and its Ham Radio activities (in german)

    Thilo DJ5YM

    10:10

    QO-100 Quick Status Update

    Peter DB2OS

    10:35

    The ADALM Pluto as part of the AMSAT-DL QO-100 control station in Bochum

    Mario DL5MLO

    11:10

    Portable station for QO-100 based on the modules of AMSAT-DL

    Matthias DD1US

    12:00

    Lunch break

    12:45

    QO-100 DX-pedition to Namibia/South Africa/Botswana

    Charly DK3ZL

    13:45

    Digital Narrowband Operation via QO-100

    Florian DF2ET

    14:20

    The AMSAT-DL LunART project proposal to ESA

    Peter DB2OS

    14:50

    Update of ARISS and AREx activities

    Oliver DG6BCE

    15:40

    Coffee break

    15:55

    Reception of the recently launched probes to Mars

    Daniel EA4GPZ, Paul M0EYT, Achim DH2VA

    16:50

    Final interview with the AMSAT-DL BOD and conclusions:
    Peter DB2OS (Chairman), Michael DD5ER, Thilo DJ5YM

    Matthias DD1US

    17:10

    Introduction to the virtual QO-100 user meeting

    Matthias DD1US

    17:20

    Virtual QO-100 user meeting via the QO-100 NB transponder

    Florian DF2ET

    17:50

    Closing of the symposium and virtual QO-100 user meeting

    Matthias DD1US



    Due to the international audience, most of the lectures will be held in English.

    The current schedule can be found on the AMSAT-DL homepage at https://amsat-dl.org.


    We would like to invite you all, also on behalf of the AMSAT-DL board, to this year's AMSAT-DL online conference and the virtual QO-100 user meeting.


    Jens DH6BB, Lenz DL8RDL, Florian DF2ET and Matthias DD1US


    Please send any queries to dd1us@amsat.org

  • All attendees are invited to join the virtual user meeting taking place at 17:20 CEST (15:20 UTC) on the narrow band transponder. You are invited to announce your participation in advance via WB tpx chat on [1] (please set you nick Name with "/nick N0CALL" to your callsign) or the YouTube chat on [2]. We will collect all the pre-registrations and call you one by one on 10489.830 MHz using the callsign DK0SB. As soon as the list is processed we go split and listen 10 up for any other user.


    [1]: https://eshail.batc.org.uk/wb/chat

    [2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNRahMn2dYE

  • Hello,


    here are some additional details on the AMSAT-DL Online Symposium 2020 and Virtual QO-100 Usermeeting


    The AMSAT-DL Symposium will start at 09:00 CEST (0700z) and will be followed by the QO-100 virtual user meeting starting at at 17:20 CEST (1520z) on the narrow band transponder.


    You are invited to ask questions during the Symposium and announce your participation for the Usermeeting via WB tpx chat on [1] (please set you nick Name with "/nick N0CALL" to your callsign) or via the YouTube chat on [2]. Please note that you need a registered Youtube account to be able to enter your questions in the chat window of Youtube. This is not related to our streaming but a general requirement.


    We will stream the Symposium on the wideband transponder of QO-100 with the following parameters:

    Callsign DK0SB

    Frequency 10494 MHz

    Symbolrate 2Msps

    Modulation QPSK


    During the Symposium we will address the questions after each presentation to the presenters (we may not be able to ask all questions as we are limited in time).


    With respect to the Usermeeting we will collect all the pre-registrations and call you one by one on the narrowband transponder at 10489.830 MHz using the callsign DK0SB. As soon as the list is processed, we will go split and listen approx. 10 up for any other users.


    [1]: https://eshail.batc.org.uk/wb/chat


    [2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNRahMn2dYE


    Kind regards


    Matthias


    http://www.dd1us.de