Hi Radio Astro folks,
The next RAG meeting will be 10am Sunday 8th April at MBO and will follow on from Sunday 1st's successful test of Adrians repair work to the 21cm hydrogen line receiver. Now the intermittent crackling is gone we can start trying to focus the dishes using Rays test signal generator housed in the dome. This will mean a fair bit of manual wrangling of the dishes to point them both to the dome at the same time and get the best signal out of each in turn.
There is an MBO committee meeting at 1pm that day so we will need to finish on time, but if we do have some spare time left over we can look at calibrating the Radio Jove detectors with the test generator as well.
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All the best,
Today we were getting our heads around focusing the first of the @MBObservatory 21cm hydrogen line dishes using our test source. Turns out connecting the laptop directly to the antenna is easier than going via the receiver because of receivers AGC. pic.twitter.com/MSGXaeHLvc— Chris Samuel (@chris_bloke) April 8, 2018
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