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Carl Reade

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  1. It will work fine. I think what UR is saying is the plate on the feed is a reflector which it is but not the main reflector. Copper will need sprayed with a coating to protect it from the weather. Keep us updated on the build.
  2. Love to see some spectrum guys results here. It does look dim to the naked eye. Are we in for a big bang?
  3. As long as the sides are 90 deg to eachother I'm sure you can have a small curve.
  4. Looks like you will be up and running soon. What size of dish are you using? Carl
  5. Hi Fedor basically I had to cut a hole in the centre of the plate and screw a small price of copper circuit board to a female N connector. So the screws go through the plate and N connector. The. I soldered a small price f hard coax to the copper plate using the correct spacing from the plate. Then I soldered the "bow to the coax. The top middle of the bow to the centre core and the bottom centre to the outer coax. As I used hard coax its outer is like copper tube and was enough to support the bow. It is far easier if you can get a piece of copper plate and solder a small copper pipe to it and then you just feed coax though it. The second pic is an easier way. I would also mention that you need to solder with a blowtorch to get enough heat and plumbing solder. Hope this makes sense. Carl.
  6. Have a read through the thread there are lots of links and diagrams to get you started. Carl
  7. Good stuff. You should be able to get false colour in the settings as well.
  8. Not bad at all. You will get passes like that and others will be a lot better.
  9. Basically these satellites orbit constantly transmitting live weather pictures. So the aim is to wait for it to pass overhead, tune to it's frequency, decode the signal using software and produce a picture.
  10. Just a horizontal V and LNA. I used WXtrack software to look at the passes.
  11. Software is fine. To improve a quad helix or turnstile would help both not easy to build. Overall I found I generally I got one decent quality pass a day. Here are my decent ones.
  12. I was referring to your first post On the weather one the best results I've had was using a horizontal V antenna and a LNA4ALL preamp and a decent pass helps a lot.
  13. Looks way too narrow for station. Check if noise level changes when aerial connected. Would also widen the band to the max.
  14. Nice webpage and concept. Just a couple of questions, points, The user is going to need the co ords of the telescope to know when and what it will drift through. Is the scope going to be Alt Az mounted in order to look at different locations of sky? Maybe an idea to point users to software ie Stellarium in order to plan a scan request. I take it you will be carrying out requests manually? Carl
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