UBARoyal Belgian Amateur Radio Union

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HAM Académie - 2ième session en cours
Submitted by: ON6TI
The second edition of the HAM Academy has been launched this Saturday, November 10th.
HAM Academy - first edition launched successfully!
Submitted by: ON6TI
It is with a great success that the 7 candidates followed the training and passed the practical exams during the first edition of the HAM Academy.
The curriculum for the base licence (ON3) implies a 12 hour training and a practical exam held by the amateur societies, while the theoretical exam is still held by the Belgian Institute for Post & Telecom (BIPT).
Having 28 local clubs in Wallonia, it is sometimes hard to assemble enough candidates in order to organise a training session. The HAM ACADEMY therefore allows local clubs to send their candidates to a central course organised by the UBA.
ARISS contact planned with school in Bree, Belgium
Submitted by: ON4WF

An International Space Station school contact has been planned Friday 16 March 2012 at approximately 10:11 UTC with students at Middenschool de Regenboog, Bree in Belgium. 10.11 UTC = 11.11 CEWT. The contact will be performed by the radio station ON5LL and the downlink signal will be audible over Western Europe on 145.800 MHz FM. Middenschool de Regenboog (the Rainbow) is a secondary school in Bree, a town in Belgium.

ARISS contact planned with technical college in Belgium
Submitted by: ON4WF
Wednesday January 18. 2012 at approximately 09:48 UTC, which is 10:48 CEWT, an educational ARISS contact is planned with Vrije Technische Scholen (VTS), located in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Amateur radio station ON4SNW, set up in the school, will operate the contact.

ON4HIL and ON7YT landed on Rockall I.
Submitted by: ON7TK
Rockall Isl.
Patrick, ON4HIL was the first to land on Rockall today! Rudi, ON7YT is now also on top of Rockall Island and they are now moving the equipment from the Cdt Fourcault to the rock.
All equipment is now on top of the rock. MM0RAI/P EU189 is now active and operated by Patrick ON4HIL. The operation started today at 15:45 UTC.
Patrick and Rudi are going to stay on the rock until tomorrow noon, if the weather isn't changing...

Extra information (02-10-2011 9:00): At 6:50 UTC Patrick ON4HIL informs us that the Rockall activation had to be stopped and that the team had to leave the island due to coming bad weather conditions... They were active during the whole night on 40m. Many of us where happy to log a new IOTA in our log. Congrats to the whole Rockall team!

MM0RAI/p Rockall Island EU189
Submitted by: ON7TK
Rockall Island (EU-189)
Saturday 24th of September, a day later as planned, we leave for our second adventure to Rockall Island, a tiny rock in the North Atlantic. The expedition sets sail from the port of Antwerp on board of the Cdt. Fourcault.

Invitation to 50 MHz IARU Region 1 Contest
Submitted by: ON4AVJ

Logo UBA-IARUDear OM’s,

On behalf of the IARU Region 1 we would like to invite you and your fellow radio amateurs to participate in the annual 50 MHz IARU Region 1 Contest which is scheduled to take place, as usually, on the third weekend of June which is:

19 -20 of June 2010

Successful ARISS Contact with European School in European Parliament
Submitted by: ON7TK
Logo Europe-ARISSBRUSSELS Tuesday 27 April 2010,
12 students of the European School, Brussels were invited to visit the Exhibition set up by the International Amateur Radio Union in collaboration with the European Space Agency in the European Parliament, Brussels and sponsored by MEP Birgit Sippel, Germany.
The Exhibition's name is "European Amateur Radio Benefiting Society" and the thematics are Emergency, Education and Space. The students, aged 14-18, accompanied by two science teachers, were welcomed by ARISS Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF who introduced the event with a general presentation on the orbital and technical aspects of VHF communications between amateur radio ground stations and the ISS.

New Video reportage from Jan ON7UX was added (02/05/2010).

La nouvelle version de WinOnContest est disponible
Submitted by: ON7TK

Jacques ON4AVJ reported he has finished a new version (2.22) of his WinOnContest software. There were some adjustments for the VHF contests of 2010 (with Rover class) and the Spring Contest. The WinOnContest software is free and known by most active contests applicants. You can download the program from our "Download" page.

New version of QBuS
Submitted by: ON7YD
Due to a change of URL at the new UBA web site earlier this year the update function of the QBuS sofware was no longer functional.
Therefore we now have a new version of QBuS available at www.qbus.uba.be.
QBuS (QSL Bureau Search) is a small applicatie that allows you to sort yout outgoing QSL-card the right way. Based on a call (or prefix) it shows you the correct QSL-bureau.
As an extra you get the DXCC / WAE entity and you can lookup additional QSL-information.