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New Dual Polarization 13cm Receiver

On 24 August 1999 the new dual polarization receiver for the 13 centimetre wavelength band was installed. This replaces the previous single-polarization receiver. The two polarization modes received are left- and right-hand circular. The photograph below shows the receiver about to be winched up onto the telescope. Attie Van Wyk from the mechanical workshop provides the scale for the receiver and the dual-mode microwave feed horn. Click on the photo for a larger (72 KB JPG) view.

13cm DP receiver