Amateur Radio Astronomy
By John Fielding, ZS5JF
Explore the contributions of radio amateurs to the science of radio astronomy and how the average amateur can make and set up equipment to study the signals coming from space.
Receiving radio signals from outer space
A historical perspective of radio astronomy needed to become active
Paramaters required for the antenna and receiver through practical low noise amplifiers
Advice on assembling a receiving station and practical information to put together your own
A practical design for a "hydrogen line receiver" aimed at at 1420 MHz.
The author has achieved a great balance between historical narrative and technical information. Amateur Radio Astronomy is not only "a great read" but a practical reference for this fascinating topic.