archive: Re: SETI Fwd: Fractal Antenna Distance Record Set

Re: SETI Fwd: Fractal Antenna Distance Record Set

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 09:46:19 -0500

> unfortunately there is minimal overlap
>with SETI:-( I have kept Rob Dixon abreast of these developments but he
>followed through; I offered to help the SI out with some fractal feeds last
>March (at cost I might add) but like everything else I present to them, it
>goes nowhere.

I'm sure you'll find The SETI League more receptive to your ideas. More
than half of us, after all, are hams, and many of our members are
space-limited. Now if fractal technology can get the gain equivalent of a
three-foot dish in a quarter of the space, we're interested!
Beyond that, we're always looking for more efficient dish feeds, which
give about a 15 dB edge illumination taper while minimizing aperture
blockage. Sounds like a job for -- SuperFractal!
73, Paul
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