archive: Re: SETI Re: Contact frequencies

Re: SETI Re: Contact frequencies
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?


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
>>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).
>Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
>433 Liberty Street, PO Box 555, Little Ferry NJ 07643
>phone (201)641-1770; fax (201)641-1771; URL
>---> PLEASE REPLY TO: <---
>Join 18 million Eudora users by signing up for a free Eudora Web-Mail
account at
---------- if you're forwarding.... feel free to snip here ---------------
Robert J. (R.J.) Fear North Central Regional Coordinator
President The SETI League Inc.
Topia Inc. ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, and IN
Adaptive Design and Development Corp. Project Argus Station ID: EN70en
113 North Boots Street
Marion Indiana 46952 USA
voice (765) 668-4198 fax (765) 668-4197
email office:
email personal:

"If we don't know where we're going how will we know when we're there?"