Lviv

The URAN-3 radio telescope

A station of the URAN decameter interferometer network, the URAN-3 radio telescope is situated in Svityaz village, Volyn region, Ukraine and is operated by Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv).

geographic longitude: 23° 49′ 38′′
geographic latitude: 51° 28′ 19′′

Antenna specifications

Frequency range: 8 – 32 MHz (potential for up to 40 MHz)
Antenna type: antenna array of wideband dipoles
Number of array elements: 256 (8 × 32)
Antenna array dimensions: 238 × 58 m
Effective area: 14 000 m2 at 20 MHz
Antenna polarizations: two linear polarizations
Best beam width (HPBW): 3.5° × 15° at 25 MHz