Poltava

The URAN-2 radio telescope

The second station of the URAN decameter interferometer network, URAN-2 is situated in the Stepanivka village, Poltava Region, Ukraine. Operated by Poltava gravimetrical observatory of S. Subotin Institute of Geophysics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Poltava).

geographic longitude: 34° 49′ 28′′
geographic latitude: 49° 37′ 48′′

Antenna specifications

Frequency range: 8 – 32 MHz (potential for up to 40 MHz)
Antenna type: antenna array of wideband dipoles
Number of array elements: 512 (16 × 32)
Antenna array dimensions: 238 × 116 m
Effective area: 28 000 m2 at 20 MHz
Antenna polarizations: two linear polarizations
Best beam width (HPBW): 3.5° × 7.5° (at 25 MHz)