archive: Re: SETI Re: Contact frequencies

Re: SETI Re: Contact frequencies

rjfear@iquest.net
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 09:47:27 -0600 (MDT)

Dr. Shuch,

Are the "band" start and stop frequencies well defined or are they more fuzzy?

R.J.

At 08:29 AM 9/1/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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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