archiv~1: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Yvan Dutil ( Yvan.Dutil@drev.dnd.ca )
Thu, 05 Nov 1998 10:01:04 -0500

At 00:19 06-11-98 +1000, you wrote:
>Dear Alfred,
>The 3 minute transmission was to breif a time for it to be detected. If it
was
>it would become
>someone elses WOW signal that never repeated. What a shame. We here on the
Earth
>have sent signals that could arrise into folklore of Aliens that are also
>looking for aliens.??
>Regards,
>Noel C. Welstead.

If you want my opinion, this message as been designed to NOT be detected at
all,
but to invreased the awareness of the public about SETI. The signal has
been send
on a poor target, far away and for a very short period of time.
Even worst, the signal is coded in such a way than you need a "group" of Nobel
prize pluged in paralel to dechipher it.

This was a publicity stunt, no more.

Yvan Dutil