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Category: EME Equipment,
Created: 2001-12-04 23:25:53
The antenna is most decisive for the performance of an EME system. The radiated power is predominantly determined by the size and the make of the dish. The electrical pattern of the antenna as well determines the sensitivity during reception periods.
My 10m dish has an f/D of 0.5. The reflector is made of stainless steel mesh with a grid of 8x8mm.
The weight of the dish with the feed, the feedhold and the relevant cables is 820kg. There is no counterweight required.
The dish survived the hurricane 'Lothar' which hit Switzerland in december 1999. Some forests close to the dish site have been destroyed and many buildings desintegrated.
History of the Antenna
First, the antenna had to be taken from its mountaintop site to the workshop...
Then, a new tower had to be built and the new site prepared.
March 10 1997 the antenna is erected in the new place.
The Dish flys in from workshop
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