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APERTIF-12 FrontEnds ready for installation

Submitter: R.H. van den Brink
Description: In the first week of April 2016 the second six APERTIF PAF FrontEnds were assembled and tested. The first six FrontEnds were installed in RT2, RT4, RT5, RT8, RT9 and RTA. The next six FrontEnds were ready in Februari 2016, but waiting for the LNAs to be assembled.

The new FrontEnds were assembled in one day by a large team of APERTIF members and volunteers. Two days later the FrontEnds were tested by Mark Ruiter and Lute van de Bult. They will now be installed in RT3, RT6, RT7, RTB, RTC and RTD, which will complete APERTIF-12

(*) APERTIF-12 is the second part of the APERTIF project, which is divided into two delivery phases. In the first phase (APERTIF-6), six dishes are fitted with the single-polarization version of the APERTIF system. In the second phase (APERTIF-12), another six dished will be fitted with the APERTIF system, and all twelve dishes are upgraded to a dual-polarized system.
Copyright: R.H. van den Brink
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