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Sunday 11th February 2018 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

The Radio Astronomy Group will next meet 10am Sunday 11th February.

We'll be continuing on our path of work on the Radio Jove equipment and the Hydrogen Line (21cm) receiver and dishes.

If you'd like to get involved with these sorts of things, or have other ideas, then please either come alongor contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

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Sunday 14th January 2018 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

At our December meeting we continued with a couple of projects:

* investigating the issues with the 21cm hydrogen line receiver to  determine the source of noise on one of the channels

* testing the Radio Jove receivers

We also discussed some new projects, the first of which will be investigating setting up a magnetometer at MBO which will allow us to monitor the state of the Earths magnetic field which changes in response to impacts from the solar wind and coronal mass ejections (which also cause aurora).

If you'd like to get involved with these sorts of things, or have other ideas, then please either come along to the next meeting at 10am on Sunday 14th January or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All the best!
Chris

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Sunday 19th November 2017 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

To all MBO radio-heads!

The next Radio Astronomy Group meeting will be at 10am on the *THIRD* Sunday  of November, the 19th (*not* the second Sunday).

Rough agenda:

  • Work on fixing up the Radio Jove antennas
  • Work on understanding signal level changes for Radio Jove
  • Making a comprehensive plan for further RAG work

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Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.  For weather information please see our useful links.

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Sunday 10th September 2017 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

The next Radio Astronomy Group working bee will be 10am Sunday 10th September where we will be working on both Radio Jove and the 21cm hydrogen line gear.  I have also procured a Raspberry Pi 3 (model B) with some extras to experiment with and will bring this along on Sunday.

A rough agenda so far is:

  • Test the Radio Jove masts at full height (weather permitting)
  • Install cable guides to tidy up cabling under eaves
  • See if we can try my Raspberry Pi 3 with Radio Jove
  • See if we can address the noisy channel on the 21cm hydrogen line receiver

Ray has taken the 21cm receiver to see if he can trace out the circuitry to compare to the supplied diagrams.

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Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.