archive: SETI Re: Contact frequencies

SETI Re: Contact frequencies

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:32:50 -0700

On Mon, 31 Aug 1998 21:42:16 Matthew G Cheung wrote:

>>Actually, the frequency used in Contact was 4.45 Ghz, or hydrogen times
>pi.>
>That's what it was in the movie, but in the book it was on many
>frequencies, 1420 Mhz, 1660 Mhz, and 9.2 Ghz. The is around or on the
>X-band, right?

1420 and 1660 are in L-band. 9.2 GHz is certainly X-band (which extends from 8 to 12 GHz).

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