OR4ESA, Belgium European Space Agency (ESA) – Redu Ground Station

OR4ESA is the temporary special callsign for the activation at the  European Space Agency (ESA) – Redu Site and Satellite Tracking Station in Redu, Belgium.  (Grid locator: JO20na) .
We will be on the air only from the 17th of January until the 6th of February 2018.
The chief operator will be Javier Roldan EA1HEO.
 
The contacts will be valid for the ESA Amateur Radio Award (2 points per first QSO per mode and band).
 
QSL policy:
– Electronic QSL:
All the QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, Clublog, HRDLog and QRZ.com.
I prefer electronic QSLs as they are faster, cheaper, easier to archive and they are more friendly to the environment.
– Paper QSL:
I will also support paper QSL both via Bureau and Direct (in both cases via DL0ESA). (Thanks to DARC F42 Griesheim).
If direct, please include SASE (1 USD Europe, 2 USD outside Europe)).
Please note that we will only use paper QSL to reply to the paper QSLs we receive in Germany.
Working conditions:
– Antennas:
Homemade crossed dipoles with commecial balum for 40 & 80m mounted on a 25m metallic mast
Homemade vertical monopole with 4 elevated radials for 20m mounted on a 12m fiber telescopic mast
– Equipment:
Transceiver: Yaesu FT-817ND
Power Amplifier: Microset 27-200T (aprox. 200W) + Filter for 20m
Power supply 30A
USB interface II for digital modes
Laptop Lenovo T400 for logging + digital modes (HRD + TM780). No internet.
 
Planned schedule:
I will try to be on the air daily (Monday to Friday) in the evening after work (19:00 – 22:00 UTC aprox) both in SSB and in digital modes. (Note: Digital modes will be mainly PSK31 and RTTY as QRP).

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