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22nd of September 2016
Receiver change at the Parkes Dish
by Lucero Uscanga (Universidad de Guanajuato)
Here two more pictures of my first time in Parkes, August 2011, witnessing a receiver change first hand. In this case the Ku-band (12 - 15 GHz) receiver is being hoisted up to the focus cabin (left picture) to replace the K-band (16 - 26 GHz) receiver. On the right picture the prolific 20-cm (L-band) multibeam receiver is seen sitting on the translator behind the much smaller Ku-band receiver, which is in focus for the scheduled maser observations. The Parkes focus cabin allows for two receivers to be installed simultaneously, which can be moved into focus on a mechanical translator.

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