SOTA Atlas

Do you remember those atlas that contained information about the world we lived in?

Manuel, HB9DQM, has just published a website named SOTLAS (Sota atlas) that contains important information for SOTA activators and chasers. ūüôā

Take a look at https://sotl.as/map

Well done Manuel!

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Portuguese amateur radio clubs united against 2 meter French reallocation proposal

On Saturday, 6th, 17 Portuguese amateur radio clubs Рincluding IARU and EURAO representatives Рcame together in the city of Santarém to devise a common course of action in response to the recent proposal to reallocate the amateur 2 meter band to the Aeronautical service that, if not opposed soon, will be on the table at the WRC2023.

The meeting took place at the headquarters of ARR, the local amateur radio club, who provided the space for the meeting and, for those who couldn’t be present, teleconference equipment.

At the end of the conference, the group agreed on a common strategy to follow and elected a representative body of five elements that will hand deliver a written statement, signed by all club representatives, next Monday, the 15th, to ANACOM, Portugal¬īs telecommunications regulatory body.

Earlier in the week, the regulator responded to several radio clubs and individual amateur radio operators that had sent letters urging the opposition to the French proposal to reallocate the 2 meter band to the aeronautical service know as PTA(19)090R1.

ANACOM¬īs amateur radio head officer wrote back, saying that it ‚Äúmade a note‚ÄĚ of the objections and that was inviting ‚Äúexternal entities‚ÄĚ to attend a preparatory meeting of the team representing Portugal in WRC2023, that will take place next Monday, the 15th, at ANACOM¬īs headquarters, in downtown Lisbon.

On a public note distributed on Sunday afternoon, the attending clubs made their intentions public, noting that all ‚Äúvehemently repudiate‚ÄĚ the French proposal and urged the Portuguese government to oppose PTA(19)090R1 ‚Äúon all instances, both at CEPT and ITU‚ÄĚ.

Yesterday, the 9th, the representative body announced that three more clubs officially joined the petition, make 20 the number of amateur radio clubs that are signing the document.

OSCAR 100 aka QO 100 or Es’heilsat – Pedido √† Anacom

A ANACOM acaba de me conceder autorização (20FEV2018) para operar no novo satélite geoestacionário do serviço de amador por satélite.
O meu pedido foi apenas para o transponder banda estreita (NB), porque n√£o tenho interesse no transponder Wideband (TVA).

Aliás, a potência necessária para chegar ao transponder WB necessita de muita vontade, esforço e investimento do radioamador (100 W numa parábola de 2,4 m, e uma largura de banda de 3,33 MHz, ou seja, 1,33 x 2,5 MSymbols/sec).
E a TVA nunca foi do meu gosto!

Assim, partilho o pedido que fiz no site da ANACOM, na área reservada ao serviço de amador (área reservada e com login para cada radioamador).

Comece por entrar na sua √°rea.

√Č preciso lembrar que o uplink do sat√©lite est√° fora das bandas atribu√≠das ao servi√ßo de amador (ver eQNAF).

Então, escolha a opção assinalada.

Agora comecemos a preencher os dados.

Quaisquer que sejam as datas de inicio e fim, devido ao facto de se tratar de uma estação fora das bandas de amador, a ANACOM apenas pode conceder autorização por 1 ano, no máximo, devido à legislação.


Nas condi√ß√Ķes t√©cnicas adicionais, a emiss√£o ser√° “apontada” para cima.

Para calcular o valor da elevação, sugere-se a utilização do site SATLex, que pode ser encontrado aqui.


Depois escolhe-se o QTH ou indica-se outra localização (no meu caso escolhi a estação fixa principal).


E envia-se…

Agora é só aguardar que a ANACOM responda.

Entretanto, v√° ouvindo QSOs no Qatar OSCAR 100 NB WebSDR e agu√ßando o apetite!… ūüôā

73 do Pedro, CT1DBS / CU3HF