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Here are a few shots of the new electronics lab Bill built in our garage.  We are currently using the space to build 100 Stanford SuperSID receivers and getting them ready to ship.
Here is the new counter we installed for the HP Selective Level Meter.  The second SID unit, station ID SARA, is on top of the HP.  The speaker is used in calibrating the SID receiver. 

This is an Itty Bitty Telescope (IBT) Bill built.  It is highly portable radio telescope used to demonstrate basics about radio astronomy.  It can be connected to a computer running Sky Pipe software or a strip chart recorder.  SARA has a more sophisticated model used in the Navigator program.  You can build your own IBT and perform your own experiment to measure the antenna gain and aiming accuracy.

Here are the receivers we use to monitor radio waves from space.  We monitor from Very Low Frequency (VLF) 25.2 KHz to High Frequency (HF) 1420 MHz.

A look at our radio and visual observatories and antennas.  The C-band dish antenna is used with SpectraCyber to monitor the Milky Way at 1420MHz.  The dual dipole antenna is used with Radio Jove at 20.1 MHz to monitor Jupiter storms and solar storms.  The Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID) monitor utilizes a 400 foot loop antenna to detect solar disturbances in the ionosphere.
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