name is Klotz Daniel, I am born on 1950.
My city is near Metz in
the North East of France, departement of Moselle,
region Lorraine (locator : JN39BE)
My licence date is 1969
for the class 3 and 1972 for the class 1.
am Amsat-France member.
After my HF traffic and VHF/ UHF terrestrial
activity, I have interested me by the space
traffic and my first satellit qso was the 31
October 1991 and since this date, I have arround
1500 sat qso with AO-7, AO-10, AO-13, AO-16,
AO-40, AO-51, FO-20, FO-29, VO-52.
have also often connected the MIR Station on
packet and SSTV and the ISS on APRS or packet.
have organised a special contact on 08/08/1999
during the Mondial Air
Balloon on Chambley (balloon
fiesta) with the MIR team and the french
astronaut Jean-Pierre Haigneré (FX0STB). The
call was TM5BMA.
the present, my radio installation is an Icom
IC-910H for 2m, 70 cm and 23 cm with a
downconverter for the reception on the 13 cm.
use the satellit tracking program SatPc32 with a
CAT system for the automatic doppler correction.
antennas are 2 x 6 el X-Quad for VHF, 19 el
Tonna on vertical polar for UHF, helix antenna
for the 1200 MHz and a 80 cm dish with helix
feed for the 2400 MHz.
This antenna system is steered by two rotors and
a home made interface controls the positions.
have contacted Dimitrios the first time the 21
January 2008 on the VO-52 satellit.