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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:
 From SARA -- The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers. Click for their getting started web page.
 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.
 From the block diagram above, the other sections should make sense
 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.
 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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