|G4CCH EME System Information|
5.4 m Dish
The original design prototyping started in 1989 and eventually the dish was completed in May 2000.
The dish is 5.4 m diameter with and f/d of 0.5 and is fed with a full size W2IMU horn.
The reflector is stainless steel woven mesh with a hole size approx 3mm, and the profile is accurate to 3mm and could be useable up to 10 GHz.
An Az/El mount and PC running F1EHN's software with VE1ALQ's interfaces are used for tracking. A medium sized prop pitch gearbox drives the azimuth axis and a satellite jack drives the elevation axis.