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.

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

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The UK Radio Astronomy Association (UKRAA) is pleased to announce its appointment as a distributor of LabJack’s U3-HV multifunction data acquisition module.

LabJack U3-HV

 

This LabJack module is recognised by Radio-Sky Pipe II, the strip chart recorder and data logging software published by Jim Sky, which is widely used by amateur radio astronomers. To order the LabJack U3-HV and for more detailed information buy from our online store, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

December 2018 Alan Melia will retire from the Board of The UK Radio Astronomy Association (UKRAA). Alan was one of the founders of UKRAA and the Board would like to thank him for his energy, enthusiasm and the depth of technical expertise he has brought to our work over the last ten years.  We are pleased that Alan will continue to provide technical advice and support for the products he has helped to develop.

UKRAA are pleased to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to the Board of UKRAA.

Dave Hilton: I have a lifelong interest in astronomy and electronics I have been drawn to the fascinating field of radio astronomy and look forward to contributing to the work of the UKRAA.

John Thain: After spending  28 years in Primary Education with the majority of this time as a Deputy Headteacher and then moving to work at Stansted Airport  I am now retired and focusing on Photography and Astronomy.

Andrew Thomas: I have long standing interest in astronomy which was re-energised when I discovered amateur radio astronomy. Now I have a job!

UKRAA has several interesting new items of radio astronomy equipment in development and the introduction of new volunteers will allow us to push these projects forward to completion over the next twelve months.New volunteers are very welcome and we would be delighted to discuss our work with you. Our e-mail contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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