SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION . . . (Actually, waiting for the paper work, Environment Impact Statement, title search and permits to continue)
The World's Largest Radio Telescope The Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope on the Plains of San Augustin, 50 mi. west of Socorro, New Mexico. Dedicated Oct. 1980, it remains the premier astronomical instrument in the world for radio astronomy.
Legally, the world's largest multi-element image synthesis phased array interferometer
   Arecibo is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope
   The NRAO 300-foot Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest steerable single-dish radio telescope
   My backyard 18MHz Jupiter L-burst antenna is one of the world's smallest radio telescopes

To Electronic Hobby Pages Tutorials & Construction projects for hams, homebrewers, QRPers, and electronic enthusiasts 

To EVLA IF/LO Pages -- Work related information & documents on the NRAO T301, T302, and T303 EVLA Up- and Down-Converters.

EVLA Project archives:
To EVLA "Front End" Pages  -- Work related information and documents on the EVLA "Front End" (FE) cryogenic receivers and builds.
Built: 06 May 2004 Last update: 22 Apr 2013 pharden@nrao.edu
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope
Socorro, New Mexico
NRAO personal webpages for Paul Harden (NA5N), FE Lab
Run mouse over photo                   Photo courtesy Jeff Goldin
VLA being protected by Imperial Stormtroopers
Photos taken over the years of the VLA/EVLA
All photos by Paul Harden and they are here
for you to use and amuse
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Photos of the Very Large Array
Photos of the EVLA construction
Moving a VLA antenna
Legacy photos of the VLA
Pencil sketches of the old VLA
VLA RIP - the last VLA antenna
The Great Hailstorm of 2004
NRAO 50th Anniversary
Rededication to the Pete
  Domenci Array Operation Center
B-17 bombs VLA East arm
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Weather at the VLA site
Weather in Socorro
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