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16th of May 2018
Ultra-Wide-band Low installation
Yesterday saw the installation of a new Ultra-wide-band receiver on the Parkes telescope. The receiver is capable of detecting frequencies between 700 MHz and 4.2 GHz -- a much wider range than has been possible in the past. The $2.5 million instrument was developed by CSIRO and a consortium of Australian universities led by Swinburne University of Technology, with funding from the Australian Research Council, Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Previous ADAP's have shown the receiver being characterised in an anechoic chamber in 2015 and being trialled on the Dish in 2017. Read more about the new receiver in this CSIRO blog. (Picture credit: John Sarkissian.)

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