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 November 10 2013
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July 27 2013
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July 5 2020

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November 1 2015
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January 5 2015
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December 15 2021: after a Windows update on the device where the SBS-1 is running, the entire database disappeared and had to restart with a back-up of two weeks earlier. It means there are no Brussels ACARS between December 2-14 2021.

May 4 2021: index restyled with main theme ' the weather '.

April 9 2021: replacement of temperature & humidity sensor on Davis Vantage Pro2 between 1452-1523 local time as the humidity sensor gave poor results. Temperature calibrated by lowering 1įC at 1933 local time.    

March 16 2021: SBS-1 equipment reactivated to publish Brussels ACARS.

February 16 2021: humidity calibrated lowering 30% at 1157 local time.

February 15 2021: humidity calibrated adding 20% at 1816 local time.

February 9 2021: humidity calibrated lowering 20% at 1358 local time.

February 7-9 2021: due to freezing rain and frost afterwards, the anemometer was temporary frozen between 1515-1406 local time.

February 7 2021: humidity calibrated adding 14% at 1535 local time.

January 19 2021: installation of a new webcam "Logitech C920 Pro HD" with 15mpx replacing "Logitech Quickcam Fusion" with 1.3mpx.

August 8 2020: barometer calibrated adding 5,3 hPa at 0835 local time.

November 2015 - June 2016: interuption of weather station.

November 1 2015: aircraft & weather pictures will be shared online only via Instagram, just follow @skystef777 or #skystef777.

October 17 2015: Brussels ACARS ceased.

January 1 2013: link snow-thunderstorm forecast for Flanders, weerwaarschuwingen and RSS-feed all ceased.

January 1 2013: link weather diary ceased and replaced by link climatology Kampenhout

February 15 2012: links for Barometer, Temperature and Wind from weather station Kampenhout, free to use for local monitor purpose in Kampenhout or surroundings .

January 30 2012: index page restyled.

January 1 2012: official launch of automatic Weather station Kampenhout powered by Davis VP2.

January 1 2012: monthly-pictures ceased.

January 1 2012: Brussels movements ceased and replaced by Brussels ACARS.

March 1 2011: from this date, my own weather update only when potentially severe weather is on its way.

June 22 2010: web statistics moved to stats.

April 13 2010: link Belgian register has been completed after more than five year research and scanning. All blue links in these 6 page section are individual airframes which are documented by at at least one picture.

January 15 2010: extern link "guestbook" removed due to unexpected cease of this free service.

May 15 2009: RSS-feed available for skystef's weersverwachting BelgiŽ

April 1 2009: daily acars available for Belgium for the active month (older ones can be requested by mail)  

February 26 2009: dropdown list of operators added in pictures of airlines and airliners at Brussels Airport.

February 20 2009: dropdown list of operators added in contrail picture sections.

January 22 2009: link aircraft action pictures and pictures of aircraft encountering Sun and Moon grouped in special pictures of airliners at Brussels Airport.

January 2 2009: weather picture of the month rebranded to picture of the month as aviation & space related items will be included.

January 1 2009: during 2008 this website attracted 215695 visitors, an average of almost 600 per day.
Top 3 weather links:
weersverwachting BelgiŽ, webcam Kampenhout and weather in 1 click.
Top 3 aviation links: contrail pictures of 4 engined airliners, contrail picture main page and Belgian airlines.

December 16 2008: link pictures of airlines & airliners at Brussels airport

December 16 2008: link pictures of Sabena foreigners has been deleted

December 14 2008: link pictures of aircraft inducing vortices and condensation

December 14 2008: link pictures of B707-720 has been integrated in the section B707/720

November 23 2008: link aviation movies, grouped in aircraft pictures

June 20-21 2008: a virus attack on my webspace caused an interruption of more than 24 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.

December 27 2007: mark of 200.000 visitors was reached for entire year 2007, once more a big thank you.
Most popular page remains weersverwachting BelgiŽ = 35%, followed by the weather webcam Kampenhout = 25%.

November 7 2007: link calculators, added fog, Tmin, convective windgust & wintry precipitation calculators.

May 31 2007: link thunderstorm indices.

December 11 2006: mark of 100.000 visitors was reached for entire year 2006, a big thank you.
Most popular page remains weersverwachting BelgiŽ = 30%, followed by the weather webcam Kampenhout = 26%.

October 14 2006: by use of a java script written by Swiss colleague Markus Pfister, with permission to republish but slightly revised by me, most of the forecast weather maps (general weather, snow & thunderstorm) contain an animation tool.

October 5 2006: link heat index calculator.

September 27 2006: link Benelux weather in 1 click.

September 25 2006: links METAR & TAF retriever and aviation weather revised.

September 22 2006: links Bulk Richardson Number, Showalter Index calculators.

August 14 2006: weather pictures, movies and reports have been regrouped in the main menu bar to weather images. A new menu bar has been added to navigate through these sections.

May 2006: stats from my host are included on this page. Variations with counter " Belstat" is due to the fact that not all pages are linked with this free script. 

From April 2006 on a few hundred pages with low resolution pictures from the Belgian register will be added slowly.

January 31 2006: installation of a new webcam "Logitech Quickcam Fusion 1.3mpx", replacing the older wireless one.

January 21 2006: menu bar to navigate through the weather maps.

December 26 2005: mark of 25.000 visitors was reached (via free Belstat counter): a big thank you.
Most popular page was the weather outlook Belgium / weersverwachting BelgiŽ with 38%, followed by the weather webcam Kampenhout.

December 1 2005: link contrail pictures.

November 18 2005: link Belgian airlines.

November 13 2005: link Belgian register of civil piston engined aircraft.

October 28 2005: new url: All updates will be done on this url. 
The old url is still available but most photos and pages will be deleted during 2006

October 10 2005: link Belgian register of civil turboprop aircraft.

June 12 2005: links windspeed converter &
wind chill calculator.

May 6 2005: link weather webcam Kampenhout.

April 21 2005: links METAR and TAF retriever and METAR decoder.

March 9 2005: link snow-thunderstorm forecast for Flanders (text in Dutch).

February 8 2005: link Sabena pictures of foreign registered airplanes (removed December 16, 2008).

February 6 2005: link Belgian B707-B720 pictures.

January 31 2005: weather pictures have been collected in a photo album.

January 23 2005: link history of Belgian B707-B720.

January 12 2005: link weather diary of Belgium which replaces but includes weather facts of Kampenhout.

January 12 2005: link pictures of clouds according WMO classification.

January 11 2005: mirror link in Dutch glossary of weather terms for clouds.

January 6 2005: link weather picture of the month.

January 6 2005: restyle of page classification of clouds.

December 20 2004: link weather quiz of Belgian records.

December 6 2004: restyle of pages weather pictures and weather maps.

November 28 2004: link weather picture quiz.

November 11 2004: official launch of website.

November 3 2004: link Belgian register of civil jet aircraft.

October 28 2004: all backlog weather pictures & reports online.

October 10 2004: first weather pictures & reports online.

October 2 2004: website online.