Monday, 17 October 2016

Introduction and block diagram of all the modules -- Jupiter Modular Receiver

SECTION 1  —  Introduction and block diagram of all the modules


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You'll find many good homebrew receivers offered for Jupiter reception and I add 1 more design to the fray. Click for the NASA list of Receivers for Radio Jove. A treasure trove of information lies at the NASA Radio Jove project website.

My hobby: Designing and making scratch receivers evolved skyward once I learned that amateurs around the globe are making radios to receive signals from space.  I share Radionova 1 as fodder for your own experiments and to promote this growing, science-based, fun, hobby.

Many authors have written how to start into radio astronomy and I'll provide a couple of links:

[1] From SARA -- The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers. Click for their getting started web page.

[2]  Yahoo Groups for the Radio Jove enthusiast. This will connect you to Dr. Eng. Victor Herrero-Arrieta and his links, email posts and further; access to qualified, helpful people for your questions and general information. Victor's radio astronomy blog is linked from my blog.

Block Diagram



[1] From the block diagram above, the other sections should make sense

[2] I built Radionova 1 in discrete modules to allow stage isolation, future changes, module A/B testing - and re-purposing these modules in other receiver systems.

[3] I follow the NASA Jove project of choosing a receive frequency near 20.1 MHz. Full decametric reception ( 20-40 MHz ) requires an alternate local oscillator plus modification to 1 low-pass filter on the main receiver -- and also the front-end filter.



Above — Early photo of 4 of the modules. I'll update this page with more photos when all the modules are built.



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