archive: Re: SETI Channel Master MF10041FD ...

Re: SETI Channel Master MF10041FD ...

Alfred A. Aburto Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 11:43:27 -0800

The model is 1004IFD at $99.95 (I made a mistake in the
post below).

It has a frequency range from 950 - 2050 MHz.

Does this mean I can connect it to my 1.42 GHz Quagi
with LNA? It seems so.

Al

> "Dr. H. Paul Shuch" wrote:
>
> At 06:00 AM 12/18/98 -0800, Alfred A. Aburto Jr. wrote:
>
> >In the latest issue of "Radio Astronomy", Nov/Dec 1998,
> >Journal of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers, there
> >is an article by Chuck Forster, "12,000-MHz Radio
> >Telescope for $200". He describes a Channel Master Model
> >10041FD Tuning meter availabe for $99 from:
> >http://www.satwarehouse.com. I seems a very useful piece
> >of hardware.
>
> It is. I bought one, and it works great. I built the "$200 Radio
> Telescope" described in that article, with the addition of some 1.4 GHz IF
> gain and filtering (I used the AmpliFilter described at
> <http://www.setileague.org/hardware/amplifil.htm> between the LNB and the
> meter), and was actually able to detect the full moon (but no other phase).
> Theoretical calculations suggest a 75 Jansky threshold sensitivity for
> that system with 1 second of integration time, although I have not yet
> measured any of the distant sources. Sun noise, OTOH, is trivially easy!
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