In my mind you have found the best place for amateur microwave SETI,
and that place is the SETI-League.
If you are trying to find a simpler solution to finding ET with
microwave SETI; I do not believe it is possible, without some
personal deception. It takes hard work, money, properly constructed
equipment, much study of the science, calibrated equipment and
FOLLOWING THE RULES; no matter how good the collected data. Indeed, as
well as a host of other items not stated here.
Of course, if you have been with the open SETI-L list for a few
months you may suspect all this; yes you are correct.
Forgive me --I was reiterating for the recent list newbies.
Good luck with your effort!
Walt Williams, 98.11.02