Keep in mind also that B0329+54 is really the only one within reasonable
"reach" for an amateur in the northern hemisphere--the others are much
fainter, although if one simply added another "gulp" of antenna every
paycheque or two...
Also, you need a stable clock--I'm using an OCXO, but a TCXO will work
for shorter observing times. So, if you are using a dongle, you'll need
to replace its clock.
On 2016-12-01 15:19, Iain Young, G7III wrote:
> Hi Marcus,
> Brilliant. I am in the middle of assembling my own radio telescope,
> but had not thought Pulsar reception would be possible.
> I have a couple of questions on the RF Hardware. I see from some other
> updates, that the antenna is essentially sets of a 4 bay HDTV antenna.
> How are you phasing them all together ? Just additive combiners with
> same length coax ? What amplification are you using before feeding
> them to the SDR ? Or ?
> Best Regards
> On 01/12/16 18:45, Marcus D. Leech wrote:
>> One of the many goals we set for ourselves at the Canadian Centre for
>> Experimental Radio Astronomy was to successfully observe
>> pulsar B0329+54 before spring. This pulsar is the only one bright
>> enough for a small observatory in the northern hemisphere to
>> See our update:
>> The software is available via github:
>> https://github.com/ccera-astro/pulsar_pfb _display
>> No custom blocks required--just a modern Gnu Radio install, and ideally,
>> Doing this with Gnu Radio was so very easy...
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