archiv~1: Re: SETI more confirmations of the signal?

Re: SETI more confirmations of the signal?
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 06:34:16 EST

In a message dated 11/2/98 2:42:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< reetings...

Please view this page and respond to what is posted.

Convinced this is all some plot to get you to click that page? Fine,
here's the text, sorry about the spacing. Please DO look at theat page
and the attached images/screendumps and respond on this list. Surely,
you are all considering these new reports and looking for the signal
yourselves as best you can, right?


Second Confirmation from radio amateur in Japan.

From: Jay Oka

To whom it may concern:

I found your site from reading a post you made to
regarding signals at 1450Mhz. Most interesting. I am
involved with microwave point-to-point communications and when I noticed
a message from another amateur who also works
stations in the 23 cm band. I have also maintained an interest in
amateur radio astronomy and have a 2 meter hydrogen line
telescope that I use occassionally. What I did was as follows: connect
the hydrogen line telescope feedhorn to a microwave
range spectrum analyzer board in my PC and with this setup I gathered
the data you see plotted in the first inclosed jpeg. I was
highly skeptical of the whole story about EQ Pegasi especially after
reading the buisness wire story however I decided to give
it a look. If nothing were found it would be a very interesting

On October 31 at about 17:30 UTC (November 1st, 2:30 local) I set the
telescope to the corridinates of EQ Pegasi, RA 23
31 52, Dec +19 56 15 (the yellow "x" on the star map in the second
image) I also tuned to the frequency around 1453.827
Mhz as was described. I did not see signal. I looked higher in frequency
and still did not see signal. I then seached lower and
found a carrier-like signal at about 1452.187 Mhz. I recorded the graph
you see. The X axis represent time, the Y axis
represents frequency. It is the "waterfall" display of the spectrum
analyzer program I used. During the time of observation, in
the image you'll see the signal (the diagonal line) shifted down in
frequency by nearly 200Hz! That would explain why I couldn't
pick the signal up at 1453, the signal itself is getting lower. I hope
this may be of some service to those that may want to
monitor this signal

Best regard,

Jay Oka - JA1TR - Tokyo

Star Map of Pegasus sent to us by Jay Oka in Japan.

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It is hard to understand the motivations of the hoaxsters at this point. Is it
to rip-off ham callsigns and discredit hams and seti? What a waste of time.