This is the home page of the ESA Amateur Radio Award. The ESA Amateur Radio Award is a permanent competition among OMs worldwide, established by the European Space Agency radio clubs. The purpose of this initiative is to promote ESA activities among radio amateur community by encouraging people to follow ESA programmes status and achievements, by linking radio clubs activities and award scoring to ESA major milestones. These can be followed on the ESA official website and on this site, on the dedicated page.


  • Malargue Ground Station active as LU2MMR from 16/04 to 29/04
    Javier is again in Malargue, and he will be active as LU2MMR during free time. He started on the 16th of April and it will end on the 29th. Set-up is as before, but he will also try FT8 mode, this time.
    Posted 18 Apr 2019, 02:56 by
  • Malargue Ground Station active again as LU2MMR

    Javier is active again from Malargue Ground Station using Malargue radio club callsign LU2MMR. Activity started on 13th of March and it will end on the 22nd. It will be active with limited power and dipole antenna, so DXs will not be easy, but worth to give a try. It is active in phone, but it may give a try with digital modes, possibly FT8.

    Here are some pictures from him and his set-up.

    Posted 26 Mar 2019, 04:09 by
  • 2018 Marathon Final Results

    The classification for the 2018 Marathon is now official. All logs have been checked and processed. The 2018 winner is the ED9E contest team which reached 18 points, followed by Helder (Men) CT7AJL with 15 points and by Randall K5ZD with 14 points.

    The certificates are ready to be shipped together with some gadgets from ESA. We also prepared the certificates for 2017 which was not shipped last year (sorry for this). We also prepared the special prize which will be shipped later, upon confirmation of successful receipt of the certificate.

    For the time being, congrats to winners, and hope to hear you again this year.

    Posted 12 Mar 2019, 03:02 by
  • FY/DL5FAB Active from hotel and from radio club

    Manfred is active either from the hotel and from the radio club. Here are some pictures! He's operating SSB and FT-8 now on all bands. Check on cluster for latest updates.

    This is the set-up from the hotel...

    And here are some pictures from the club...

    Posted 8 Jul 2018, 00:28 by
  • Manfred DL5FAB Active from Kourou - French Guyana
    In preparation for the launch of Metop C, Manfred DL5FAB is now in Kourou and took with him some 38kg of stuff to operate from there. He will be active either from hotel of from the FY5KE radio club, using his own FY/DL5FAB callsign. Power is limited to 100W, from an old IC-706.
    All QSOs are worth 2 points. Stay tuned!!!

    Posted 8 Jul 2018, 00:00 by
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