European Space Agency (ESA) - Cebreros Ground Station
Accepts QSL via:
- Electronic QSL:
All the QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, Clublog,HRDLog and QRZ.com. 02/11/2017: Upload completed
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.
02/11/2017: Paper QSL design in process. Direct & bureau mailing expected/planned in January 2018
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
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.
I will try to be on the air daily (Monday to Friday) in the evening after work (18:00 - 23:00 UTC aprox) both in SSB and in digital modes. (Note: Digital modes will be mainly PSK31 and RTTY as QRP).
LOG analisys & statistics:
Below you can check if you are in our log. (I upload the QSOs typically the following morning after each operation)
Detailed SH5 overall activity statistics and world map of stations contacted
...and also SH5 statistics per day:
and basic HRDlog overall activity statistics.
Video of Javier (EA1HEO) operating EG1ESA from Cebreros inside the telescope building where we hosted the ham equipment.
The cluster spots statistics for EG1ESA can be found here. Thanks to all the ham radio colleagues who spotted us! Some days the pile-up was quite challenging... but of course also lots of fun!
Last night at the station we also did some ham satellite tracking!
Cebreros 35m dish antenna used for Tracking, Telemetry and Telecomand of deep space missions (mainly ESA but also some crossed support to NASA missions)
Mounting and dismounting the set-up:
I would like to thank the Cebreros Maintenance and Operations team for their support in the set-up, the security guards and the ESOC colleagues who helped in the dismounting.