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

Re: SETI Fwd: Fractal Antenna Distance Record Set

KEN UK ( (no email) )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 16:33:33 -0000

Hi everyone,
-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. H. Paul Shuch <>
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Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: SETI Fwd: Fractal Antenna Distance Record Set

>> 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
>>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

For those who are members of the 'RSGB' or have access to the publication,
'RadCom' you may be interested to know that in 'Technical Topics' this month
there is a reprint of a letter from 'Chip' in relation to his 'Fractal'
antenna designs ( see also, RadCom 'TT' for, April and June 98 ).

Cheers all and a very merry Christmas and a happy New year to you all, Ken
>H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
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