Six Antennas

Six Antennas

For the SSSM project (SKA Site Spectrum Monitoring) I am about to embark on a site surveying mission to South Africa. The objective is to investigate the electromagnetic environment at this site in order to establish the suitability of the site for a large scale next generation radio telescope. In other words: how much man made radio noise is received at this particular site. Obviously, the less the better.
Therefore candidate sites are chosen from a number of very thinly populated locations at about 30 degrees latitude, North or South. After the Karoo desert in South Africa the measuring equipment will travel to China, Western Australia and finally to Argentina. About 4 to 5 weeks will be spent doing survey measurements at each site.
The picture shows the measuring antennas, just before they were packed for first shipment. In all six can be counted, five in the foreground and the sixth one in the background: the famous 25 meter dish of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory.

1 comment:

PJH's blog said...

Hoi Rob, ik ben Patrick een van de vaste gasten van WWRadio. Interessante baan heb je, je ziet nog eens wat van de wereld. Goede foto's ook.