archive: Re: FW: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Re: FW: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Ray Shank ( res@mail.org )
Mon, 24 Aug 1998 11:29:36 -0500

At 11:48 AM 8/24/98 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 8/24/98 8:15:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>lklaes@zoomtel.com writes:
>
>I said no such thing Dave. What I said was that considering under what
>conditions a small-dish survey had an acceptable figure of merit was a fun
>Summer project. I have indeed completed this BOTEC task and found it
>fascinating to see how limiting the approach is. It has no hope of
>succeeeding. I am sorry that is not to the liking of many here, but that is
>the reality.
>
>Regards,
>
>Chip Cohen
>

What you're saying is that the small dishes, say, under 40 feet, are too
small to have enough penetration?

Ray Shank - res@mail.org
Argus Station EM26eh