The IF bandwidth of all heterodyne receivers is 500 MHz, except for 230G2 which, coupled to the 1MHz filter bank, has a 1 GHz bandwidth. The following table lists the present possible receiver combinations:
The present 3mm1 and 230G1 H polarization receivers will be replaced in October by two new systems located in a single dewar. Due to improvements in mixers, LO injection and optics, we expect significantly better system noise temperatures. As before, The V polarization 3 mm receiver (3mm2) or the V polarization 1.3mm receiver (230G2) will be usable with the new H polarization 3mm1 and 230G1 receivers with a high efficiency (in the latter case, at the request of the observer, a mirror will replace the dichroic mirror located on the V polarization ray path). Four receiver operation (3mm1+3mm2+230G1+230G2) using the dichroic mirror is possible, but will result in a significant increase in the noise of 230G2 (by >70 K).