The XRT-C procurement team have successfully ordered the the Spectracyber 1420 MHz Hydrogen Line Spectrometer/Continuum receiver from Radio Astronomy Supplies.

This state of the art receiver observes 1420±2 MHz with a band width of 10KHz which is ideal for observing Neutral Hydrogen and the 21cm emission line.

In addition the component comes with a purpose built L-Band feedhorn, amplifier and filters and 50m of coxial low loss cable. The science team are looking forward to getting hold of this item and starting testing and calibration!

Spectracyber