Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Where can I find good source of information for how to create amateur radio telescope. Particularly interested in creating Fresnel Zone Plate Antennas (aka flat dish).

  • design, diagrams, electronics.
  • discussions about probes in production etc.
share|cite|improve this question
Ever heard of Google? I just tried "amateur radio astronomy", and believe it or not, at least a dozen of pages popped up. There is a society! – Georg Oct 11 '11 at 20:12
Believe it or not every question have answer somewhere on the Internet indexed by Google, what is you point here? SE sites are for questions and answers. – Ross Oct 12 '11 at 6:00

Taking a step back, what do you want to study with your telescope? The telescope is just one component in your DIY astronomy lab. You are also going to need a plan for your study, a way to acquire signals from your telescope, and a way to process those signals.

Some telescope / antenna stuff -

share|cite|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.