Both are available to down load below.
Introduction to Radio Astronomy
The first article covers the use of the UKRAA Magnetometer and encourages amateur astronomers to have a go and observe the earths magnetism. John Cook (Director BAA Radio Astronomy Section) and Andrew Thomas (UKRAA Trustee) describe the operation of the magnetometer sensor and consider the practicalities of making observations. This article was first published in Radio Astronomy the Journal of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) Journal, Nov-Dec 2020, pp. 53-61.
The second article is an introduction to radio astronomy for a general readership. It was published in the February edition Radio User Magazine and aims to interest the reader in radio astronomy and give guidance to some introductory projects.
The editors of both magazines are keen to receive articles for publication and can be contacted through their websites
Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) www.radio-astronomy.org
Radio Enthusiast www.radioenthusiast.co.uk
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.
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'.
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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.
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