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AMTA Technical Tours

AMTA logoRegistration for the tours is done by e-mail, before the deadline, at a first-come, first-serve basis. Only participants with a valid conference registration can attend the visits.

To register, send an e-mail to

  • Indicating first and family names;
  • Indicating affiliation institution and country;
  • Indicating the conference registration number;
  • With scan of the passport (or ID card) in attachment.

Visit to MEO Satellite Earth Station

Tuesday, April 14th, 14h00-17h00
Deadline for registrations: April 13th

Bus departure from Conference Site at 14h00

The Alfouvar satellite ground station has been built by Companhia Portuguesa Radio Marconi, in 1974, and is located about 30 km North of Lisbon. Nowadays it belongs to the MEO Serviços de Comunicações operator network.

The visit comprises the transmitter and receiver rooms as well as the dish antenna field. Several generations of satellite communications equipment will be at display.

For more information visit the site.

Visit to an HF Transmitter Site of the Portuguese Navy

Wednesday, April 15th, 14h00-17h00
Deadline for registrations: April 8th.

Bus departure from Conference Site at 14h00

Registered participants will visit an HF transmitter site of the Portuguese Navy, located in Penalva, Coina (about 30 km South of Lisbon).

The visit comprises the HF antenna field and the transmitter’s room. About 25 HF antennas can be seen during a bus tour. Different types of HF omnidirectional and directional antennas, such as, log periodic, spiral cone, double cone, elliptical and conical antennas (vertically, horizontally and elliptically polarized), will be approached within a plot area of about 400 acres. The transmitter’s room comprises about 30 HF transmitters with output power up to 10 kW.

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