archive: SETI Fwd: (Radiotelescopes)

SETI Fwd: (Radiotelescopes)

Edward R. Cole ( (no email) )
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 13:54:41 -0800

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>From: "Nico L." <orbiter@tin.it>
>Subject: (Radiotelescopes) Project Argus and possibilities of common

>Hi SETIzens and RadioAstronomers !
>
>I'm downloading setileague.org pages and radiosky publishing,
>but I have not yet found (I hope to find it) what I'm looking for:
clip-clip
>On the other side we have a lot of people who whis to partecipate but
>have not the posibility to learn concepts about electronics, or it takes a
lot
>of time for building radiotelescopes.
>
>Have you ever thought to sell - ready made - radiotelescopes ?
>All over the world there are a lot of vendors of telescopes,
>but I don't know about radiotelescopes vendors.
>I found a lot of components, books, and explanations for doing
>amateur radiotelescopes, but never a vendor.

Two vendors of commercial equipment for RA and/or SETI:
Radio Astronomy Supplies:
http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/ras20.html
Down East Microwave:
http://www.downeastmicrowave.com

As far as "club or society" supported projects: SARA has a 406 Mhz RT
project,
and I leave comment for SETI League to Dr. Paul. Often club sponsored
projects
become heavy burdens for the clubs and their members to support.

Finally, I am considering getting into this business, in a small scale, after
completing my own RT. The system I would offer would likely consist of
converted DSS Satellite receivers, assembled R2 receivers (for SETI), and RA
detector/integrator modules. I would resell LNA's or LNB's, a small selection
of 10-12 foot satellite dishes, and dish actuators. The buyer would need to
install dish and connect equipment themselves; computers and software would be
left to buyer to procure. I would provide interconnecting cables if desired.
All components would be new equipment; I don't have guess what it would
cost;
shipping extra, of course.

The attraction for doing it yourself is the ability to make it the way you
want, using materials available to you, for less cost!

>Why SETI doesn't try for this possibility ?
>I think that be an useful thing, and funds for developing / selling
>radiotelescopes ?
>
>There are a lot of amateur organizations which could partecipate
>to build radiotelescopes for selling them and destinate funds
>for setileague.
>
>what do you think about this ?
>
>ciao
>Nico Lonetti - ITALY

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>From: "Nico L." <orbiter@tin.it>
>Subject: (Radiotelescopes) Project Argus and possibilities ofcommon

>Hi SETIzens and RadioAstronomers !
>
>I'm downloading setileague.org pages and radiosky publishing,
>but I have not yet found (I hope to find it) what I'm lookingfor:
clip-clip
>On the other side we have a lot of people who whis to partecipatebut
>have not the posibility to learn concepts about electronics, or ittakes a lot
>of time for building radiotelescopes.
>
>Have you ever thought to sell - ready made - radiotelescopes ?
>All over the world there are a lot of vendors of telescopes,
>but I don't know about radiotelescopes vendors.
>I found a lot of components, books, and explanations for doing
>amateur radiotelescopes, but never a vendor.

Two vendors of commercial equipment for RA and/or SETI:
Radio Astronomy Supplies:
        http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/ras20.html
Down East Microwave:
        http://www.downeastmicrowave.com

As far as "club or society" supported projects:  SARA hasa 406 Mhz RT project, and I leave comment for SETI League to Dr.Paul.  Often club sponsored projects become heavy burdens for theclubs and their members to support.

Finally, I am considering getting into this business, in a smallscale, after completing my own RT.  The system I would offerwould likely consist of converted DSS Satellite receivers, assembled R2receivers (for SETI), and RA detector/integrator modules.  I wouldresell LNA's or LNB's, a small selection of 10-12 foot satellite dishes,and dish actuators.  The buyer would need to install dish andconnect equipment themselves; computers and software would be left tobuyer to procure.  I would provide interconnecting cables ifdesired.  All components would be new equipment;  I don't haveguess what it would cost;  shipping extra, of course.

The attraction for doing it yourself is the ability to make it the wayyou want, using materials available to you, for less cost!

>Why SETI doesn't try for this possibility ?
>I think that be an useful thing, and funds for developing / selling
>radiotelescopes  ?
>
>There are a lot of amateur organizations which could partecipate
>to build radiotelescopes for selling them and destinate funds
>for setileague.
>
>what do you think about this ?
>
>ciao
>Nico Lonetti - ITALY

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