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Dominic Ford
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It’s not just amateurs using off-the-shelf communications hardware to do radio astronomy, incidentally.

On a larger scale, I believe the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is built out of standard 12-metre dishes that are used by telecoms companies. Of course, the detectors and mounts needed to be bespoke, though.