OUFTI-1: Launch of the first ham radio D-Star Cubesat satellite

This April 22, 2015 at 23:02 local time in Paris is scheduled for launch VS14 flight of a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

The soyouz rocket will be carrying the Sentinel-1B satellite from the  “Copernicus” program, the Microscope satellite CNES and 3 micro-satellites CubeSats as part of the “Fly your satellite!” including for the first a amateur radio D-Star will be sent into space. Continue reading OUFTI-1: Launch of the first ham radio D-Star Cubesat satellite

Google Earth & Maps: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami pictures before/after

Following the earthquake and devastating tsunami that hurt Japan, Google has worked with satellite imagery provider GeoEye to get the latest pictures of the earthquake and the worst affected areas in Japan.

Here are pictures before and after the earthquake and tsunami, available on Google Earth.

Picture of Yuriage in Natori (Japan)

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Demographics of americain amateur radio: Who is US ham radio?

Thanks to studies made before with the TOP 20 amateur radio websites in US, we can know a little more about the ham radio users on Internet.

The following figures are based on analysis of 570,000 unique visitors and 55 million page views, only for the month of December 2010, using Google Ad Planner.

demography-amateur-radio-usGooole says: Ham radio in US is a male at 66% more than 35 years old for 80%, mainly with some college education for 52% and a household income more than 50 000 $ for 59% of them.

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TM0RWC World cup of Rugby 2007 Contest in France

The World cup of Rugby 2007 proceeds this year in France and, on this occasion, the Ref-Union agreed to promote our activity within the framework of this sporting event.

World cup of Rugby 2007 TM0RWC Contest have received several projects of activation for this World cup, the REF-Union named F5UDW coordinator of this activity DCMR (Diploma World cup of Rugby). The project of the ARALA (Association of the Radio hams of Loire-Atlantique) was adopted, F5UDW thus directed all Om having good ideas towards Rene F5APM responsible for this project. Continue reading TM0RWC World cup of Rugby 2007 Contest in France