RJ 1.1 Radio Telescope – Observing

Attention: This page is a reference for users of the original Radio JOVE RJ1.1 receiver.

Users of the RJ2.0 SDR-based telescope can find the web pages for that system by going to and following the RJ 2.0 link found there.

See also:
RJ 1.1 Overview | Building and testing the RJ 1.1 | Observing with the RJ 1.1 | RJ 1.1 Data Analysis

IMPORTANT: Before first attempting to observe with the Radio JOVE decametric radio telescope set up, be sure to review
 • "Setting Up the Radio Telescope"
 • "Testing the Receiver and Antenna Together"
for important information on using your Radio JOVE equipment.


Basics of Observing Jupiter using Radio Jupiter Pro Program
From "So you want to observe Jupiter with Radio JOVE? — Planning your observing" by Jim Brown, JOVE Bulletin, July 2018

Basics of Observing the Galactic Background using Radio JOVE [PDF]
Entitled "Things That Go Hump in the Night — A Fun Experiment" by Dave Typinski and Wes Greenman, May 2015

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are many human-made sources of radio noise to contend with when using a decametric radio telescope. See Samples of Radio Interference in the Radio JOVE Library for just a few examples of these sources.

Here are some radio frequency interference (RFI) articles from the Radio JOVE Bulletin:

Radio JOVE team member, Jim Sky, has blogged articles on RFI:

The Radio JOVE Spectrograph User's Group has additional links to articles about RFI:

examples of building the RJ 1.1 radio telescope