Knudsen South Earth Station
The Knudsen south station is the newest addition.
Knudsen South serves as UCLA’s backup uplink station, with the planned upgrade path allowing it to serve as a full uplink/downlink backup station.
Main features of the Knudsen Station include:
Two phased 2MCP8A circularly polarized VHF yagis with polarizer switching capabilities
AlphaSpid’s Big RAS rotor with a Green Heron RT-21 Az-El controller
Shared Icom IC-910H for TX
Hamlib to control rotors/ custom tracking script using PyEphem and TLEs
[Planned for future] Quad array 436CP42UG cross polarized UHF Yagis
[Planned for future] Two FunCube Dongles Pro+'s with power splitter for RX
UHF/VHF Gain (Est)
Noise Figure ( with additional ZRL-700+)
dB/100m @ 150MHz
Run Length (Est)