ad: Waters-2
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-WarrenG
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-rl
ad: L-rfparts
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-innov
DL0ESA Germany flag Germany

Login is required for additional detail.


Page managed by DL5FAB Lookups: 7403



is the club call-sign of the Radioclub of the European Space Agency Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.


The ESOC Radio Club is supported by ESA's Sports, Social and Cultural Committe (SSCC)

The responsible for the club call is OM Manfred, DL5FAB


The club station is member of the German DARC DOK - F42.


We are supporting the Amateur Radio on ISS (ARISS) Organsiation in planning, preparing and executing their activities:


and hold the license for the German Astronauts on-board ISS:


Shack Set-up:

The ESOC Radioclub is mainly activ on theHF bands from 80m to 10m but has also access to a VHF/UHF/S-Band Station used in the context of the GENSO project:


The HF station is build around a Kenwood TS-870 with 2 Laptops supporting the electronic log and digital modes operation.

Since 2013 we have an ALPIN 100 PA providing up to legal power of 750W.

Our antennas consist in an Opti-Beam 9-5 for 20, 17,15,12,10 m and a double dipol for 80m and 40m installed on the top floor of a multi-story metal parking deck:

Actual shack set-up:



We will activate the station for major contests and for special events happening at ESA and in particular at ESOC, e.g. for

celebrating or promoting special satellite operations activities.

Regular contacts are kept with the club stations at the other European Space Agency's other establishments, like:


at ESA's Technical Centre ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands:


or ESA's Earth Observation Centre ESRIN:



Actual Activity:

ESA Amateur Radio Galileo Special Events by the ESA radio club. We are organising special activity occasionss to celebrate the achievements of the Galileo Satellite Navigation Project.

In addition, an award programme is on-going since 2013. You will find us in SSB, CW and DigiModes.

The present activation takes place around the launch of the first Galileo FOC satellites  with a Souz rocket from Kourou in the time from the 1st of August until the 15th of September 2014.


The Galileo FOC-1 launch is approaching (foreseen on 21st of August). Giuliano and Paul are already in Kourou for launch preparation and they are going to activate the station in their free time with Giuliano's callsign FY/PA3FHD. Joerg is also going to join them around mid of August, so there will be the chance to hear him on air with his callsign FY/DL3LUM.
Also the other three ESA stations (PI9ESA, DL0ESA and IZ0FEJ) will be active in the period for the award, compatibly with holidays period of various operators.

Details will be announced on:



Previous Activities

Origins 2013- Join us for European Researchers’ Night

A European Researchers' Night event, 27th September 2013

CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics are inviting the public to an exceptional event taking place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna.

World known scientists and protagonists of the Higgs and Plank research will take audiences on a spectacular journey back in space and time, through particle physics (the infinitely small) and cosmology and astrophysics (the infinitely large). Viewers in local and remote audiences will experience the moments of our primordial origins from a sudden expansion of space and transformation of energy into matter at the birth of the universe, 13.7 billion years ago.

Videoconferences will link the three European cities to ESA’s Planck’s Operations Centre at the European Space Operations Centre ESOC, in in Darmstadt Germany, with Nazzareno Mandolesi, Principal Investigator for Planck’s LFI instrument, and to remote venues, such as ESO’s ALMA telescope site in Chile, to the Large Hadron Collider tunnel, 100 m underground, and to Luca Parmitano, ESA’s astronaut on the International Space Station.

The ESOC Radio Club with its club station DL0ESA will be active during the event together with the ESA clubstations at ESRIN - II0ESA and ESTEC - PI9ESA

Contacts for this event will count for the Galileo Award (see further below)

Background information and live stream under:



Galileo related Ham Radio Events 2013

The Galileo satellite navigation system programme will face important milestones during 2013. Radio amateurs of the European Space Agency decided to participate on those achiements with some special amateur radio activities. All radio clubs of ESA (ESTEC, ESOC, ESRIN) will be activated during those events. During launches of Galileo satellites from our space port in French Guiana a station in Kourou will be active (see also the 2012 event). In addition, all 2013 radio activities from Kourou under the Galileo programme will count for this event. These radio activities will be performed by ESA staff and engineers many of them directly involved into the design, development, deployment and integration of the system. Activation will be done during staff's spare time!
Radio bands and modes: SSB, CW, DigiModes primarily on HF-bands

First Galileo autonomous position, time, velocity (PVT) fix-which took place 12 March 2013

see also more technical info:
Radio contacts wereconfirmed with a special Galileo QSL card through Gobal QSL or direct.
Event Manager: Jörg, PA1MUC / DL3LUM
QSL-Manager: Alberto, IW1FNW
Award-Manager: Alberto, IW1FNW
Webmaster: Luis, CT2INY
Station responsibles:
DL0ESA (ESOC): Manfred, DL5FAB
FY/PA3FHD: Giuliano, PA3FHD

Galileo IOV-2 Launch Event:

A very special activity was supported from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana

during the launch campaign of the for Galileo(IOV-2):


Contact DL0ESA with the ISS - NA1ISS:


Video from the contact of DL0ESA with NA1ISS:


Further references to this event:


Photo Galery:

Last checks before the ISS path


During the contact with ISS

The new Opti Beam 9-5 is mounted


At the GENSO Station

The GENSO Station Rack


1181067 Last modified: 2014-08-12 19:27:29, 14583 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

Currently updating logbook display.
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2015 by QRZ.COM
Sat May 23 03:05:43 2015 UTC
CPU: 0.049 sec 54602 bytes mp