News and Updates
John Cook has issued the 2013 October VLF Report available here
Issue 2 of RAGazine available for download here
Dr David Morgan has produced a new paper - "Further Developments of an SDR Radio Telescope" using the FunCube Dongle Pro and SpectrumLab. Download it here
July and August 2013 VLF Reports available for download from here
Issue 2 of The BAA Radio Astronomy Group RAGazine now available for download
This new 52 page downloadable magazine has content and contributions from many of the members of our group and has been edited by Dave James. Please contact Dave if you would like to contribute to the next edition. Contact details are within the pdf download.
High and low resolution versions of issues number 1 and 2 can be downloaded from here.
Amateur Radio Astronomy group tracks Milky Way Hydrogen emissions
Peter East has published a new paper describing a Low Cost Hydrogen Line Radio Telescope
Paul Hyde has updated his paper on Evaluating the 38MHz band
David Morgan's papers on 'Detection of Meteors by RADAR' and 'Measurement of Neutral Hydrogen Velocities' have been re-released.
Note: John Cook (VLF reports) now has a new email address. jacook @ jacook.plus.com
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Many amateur astronomers who are interested in what
happens outside of the optical spectrum are put off making radio observations
because they believe that large parabolic aerials and complicated electronic
circuits are required to receive the very faint signals arriving from
space. They are put off, too, in thinking that the radio astronomer’s
output comprises nothing more than reams of paper on which traces akin
to squiggly lines are recorded. It is true that there are aspects of radio
astronomy that need big dishes and sophisticated electronics, but there
are others that can be observed with relatively simple equipment.
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Radio Astronomy Talks
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Maidenhead AS 2014 Feb 7
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