Best 6cm center frequency with CABB

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Best 6cm center frequency with CABB

Postby Mark.Wieringa » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:05 pm

The current recommended frequency for 6cm observing is 5500MHz. Looking at the autocorrelation noise cal it looks like wild things are happening at the top of the band (from 6380 upwards). Jamie took some data with 5300 MHz as the center frequency to see if things were better at the bottom end.

Here is the standard 5500 MHz setting:
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and here is the 5300 MHz setting:
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On most antennas the second setting is better, but antenna 4 has a massive spike around 4420 which spoils the picture.

Still, it looks like shifting down 100 MHz, to a center frequency of 5400MHz might be a slightly better option.

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Mark
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Re: Best 6cm center frequency with CABB

Postby ste616 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:39 pm

As part of our attempt to characterise the system temperature at C & X bands, we were able to determine the shape of the noise cal for antennas 3 and 4.

This page fully describes our process, but I've also attached here the noise cal shapes at 6cm.

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