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.


  • Special Call from Cebreros G/S
    The special callsign EG1ESA, will be active from the ESA Cebreros Ground Station in Spain, from the 18th of September till the 6th of October 2017. Due to short activation period, any QSO made with this spacial station will be valid 2 points (instead of 1) for the ESA award.

    The station will be operated Javier Roldan EA1HEO and Age Riise LA5PMA, using a FT-817ND (5W) with an HF amplifier 27-300 (aprox 200W), 20m monopole antenna with 4 radials hanging in a 12m telescopic fiber mast and a crossed dipoles for 40 and 80m hanging from 30m weather station mast. They will operate SSB and digital modes.
    Posted 15 Sep 2017, 02:05 by
  • ESOC celebrates its 50 years. Happy birthday!
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt. ESOC will celebrate this event, on September the 8th, with 'Long Night of the Stars', an open-door event to welcome the public into the heart of mission control.
    A special period has been added to our schedule for that week-end, lasting from Friday 08/09 to Sunday 10/09. You will be welcome to contact us, and of course to join the visit in Darmstad if you are close by. It will be a unique event!

    You can find a lot of information on the 50th anniversary here and on the Long Night of the Stars here.
    Posted 28 Aug 2017, 01:46 by
  • Some updates...
    Hi... We have been a bit quite in the past months. Sorry for that!
    The first period of activities was completed, even if, due to short notice, we could not organise so well. Anyway, we have collected some QSOs to start with our award.
    The next periods have been rescheduled due to launches postponement. Check out the new dates on the relevant page.
    And finally, the script to compute the points have been prepared and are now on-line even if still under testing. Should you find any issue with the results, let us know! A log-search will be also added shortly.

    de Alberto - IW1FNW
    Posted 28 May 2017, 06:45 by
  • Ready to start!

    Our new activity is ready to start, on 01/03/2017.

    The stations are more or less running with some limitations, the website is on-line with main pages already prepared, a list of events is defined with one to come very soon, abd we are all looking forward to hear you on-air soon.

    So, stay tuned!

    Posted 23 Feb 2017, 02:06 by
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