UKRAA promotes the science of radio astronomy and all branches of radio astronomical research by designing, manufacturing and selling radio astronomy equipment for amateur astronomers.

In these uncertain times we would like to reassure everybody that the UKRAA team is continuing to operate and fulfil any orders we receive.  We are able to maintain an appropriate social distance, many miles apart, each of us in our respective shed or workshop.  As long as the post continues to operate, we shall be able to dispatch orders as they arrive.

We are all well, so far so good. 

We wish you all good luck in the future.  Stay at home, keep safe and stay well.

UKRAA had a stand at Astrofest 2020 at the end of February this year.  This was the second time we have exhibited at this event and it was a great pleasure to meet a lot of new people and spread the word of amateur radio astronomy.  We would like to thank those familiar faces who sought us out for a chat.

We were pleased with the response of visitors and we have decided to attend next years show.  Looking forward to Astrofest 2021!

UKRAA is pleased to announce that a new assembled version of the E-field Active Antenna Amplifier Kit is available for purchase. Three versions of the kit are available to purchase from our online shop:

  • An SMD component kit comprising the PCB and all SMD components can be purchased here from our online store.

  • An assembled module with the SMD components mounted and tested can be purchased here from our online store.

  • A fully assembled module with the RF and power connectors mounted can be purchased here from our online store.

This kit won the Construction category at the RSGB Construction Competition 2016 and its usefulness was highlighted by John Rogers and David Lauder at this year's RSGB convention RFI Clinic.

In addition, one of UKRAA’s Trustees has looked at how to produce a simple low cost enclosure for the antenna and a short note on the E-Field probe Antenna Housing is available to download.

The Invisible Universe

We have added to our bookshop the third edition of Dr Gerrit Verschuur's excellent book on the history and future of radio astronomy: 'The Invisible Universe - The Story of Radio Astronomy'.

The Invisible Universe

Buy from our online store

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