Wiki

Central place for discussing, creating, and managing projects

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GNU Radio

Free and Open-source Radio Astronomy Software for all experience levels

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Get Involved

List of people involved and contact info for joining the project

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Community

Join the Discussion

One of the goals of Open Source Radio Telescopes is to foster group discussions about radio astronomy and radio telescopes. We encourage anyone and everyone to get involved and ask as many questions as you like!

We have just started up a Wiki Forum, where you can post your questions, comments, etc. about radio telescope designs, hardware, software, digital signal processing, astronomy, and other related topics. To reach the forum, follow this link:

Open Source Radio Telescopes: Forum

To start a new thread, click on one of the main topics to enter a new page. Then, click on the “New topic” icon at the upper right of the page. Type in what you like and click “Save Thread.” To reply to another person’s post, click on the thread title, then click “Write a reply” and follow the same steps you would to add a new thread.

Contribute to the Wiki

We are eager to populate our wiki with telescope plans and designs as well as pages explaining important DSP/hardware electronics/radio astronomy concepts. If you would like to contribute, first please create a user account by clicking the link. Then, follow these instructions to get started!

Become a Member

If you have expertise or interest in any field related to OSRT’s goals and you would like to contribute your ideas to our growing community, please join our OSRT Members Mailing List. To check out past discussions, visit our Archives.

Other Active Communities

If you would like to check out other active discussion groups in areas related to amateur radio astronomy, digital signal processing, or citizen science, you may want to check out these websites:

Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers: Email Discussion List

The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) is a group of radio astronomy enthusiasts who design and discuss all aspects of amateur radio telescopes and astronomy.

GNU Radio Mailing List

GNU Radio is an open-source software dedicated to digital signal processing, and can be used in many radio-astronomy related applications. They have an active mailing list and searchable archives which are an excellent reference to anyone interested in using that software.

Zooniverse

The Zooniverse Project is a collection point for a variety of citizen science projects. One which might be of particular interest to visitors of this site is Radio Galaxy Zoo, a project which encourages citizen scientists to analyze radio data and look for radio jets of distant galaxies.