European Conference on Amateur Radio Astronomy 2018

European Conference on Amateur Radio Astronomy (EUCARA 2018)

Astropeiler Stockert hosted the 3rd EUCARA on September 15th and 16th, 2018. With 59 participants from eight countries it was the largest conference so far. Eleven talks were given by attendants, and the keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Michael Kramer, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy. Both mornings were devoted to these presentations.


In the afternoon of the 15th, a visit to the Effelsberg telescope was organized, and on the afternoon of the 16th various demonstrations were presented by the Astropeiler team on their telescopes. A special display was devoted to the various options to observe the spectrum of neutral Hydrogen in our galaxy. 

Coffee breaks, lunch and the conference dinner gave opportunity to exchange views and experiences, to make new friends and meet old friends again.

The slides from the presentations are made available in the links below.
In the sequence as they were held:

The Radio Meteor Zoo: involving citizen scientists in radio meteor research (17 MB)
Stijn Calders

Building the CAMRAS 'Meteor Scatter' webSDR (11 MB)
Simon Bijlsma

First results with the live CAMRAS meteor reception (10 MB)
Frans de Jong

Digital Sky Maps and Catalogues for Amateur Radio Astronomy (34 MB)
Jürgen Starek

We make a chart of the Milky Way (3 MB)
Andries Boone

Small Aperture, Low SNR Pulsar Detection (1 MB)
Peter East

Highlights from the observations at Astropeiler Stockert (4 MB)
Wolfgang Herrmann

DL0SHF station remote control with BeagleBone, Python and ZMQ (6 MB)
Per Dudek and Martin Süfke

Dwingeloo goes SDR (12 MB)
Paul Boven

Schumann Resonance, Barriers to Detection (4 MB)
Norman Pomfret

Hydrogen-line and pulsar observations with a small antenna (9 MB)
Tadeja Saje and Matjaž Vidmar