archive: Re: Earlier SETIQuest article on Polychromatic SETI

Re: Earlier SETIQuest article on Polychromatic SETI

David Woolley ( )
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 00:34:45 +0100 (BST)

In a message dated 6/9/98 1:57:16 PM British Summer Time,
Chip Cohen wrote:
> In a message dated 9/6/98 3:18:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time**,
> writes:
> > This includes the part of the article defining the problem, but not the
> > solution.

Just in case it wasn't completely clear. Larry Klaes gave a reference to
a facsimile of the front page of Chip's article: Polychromatic SETI: The
Cosmic Arpeggio. The reference to not containing the solution only refers
to this one page.

> Tha article certainly does not say:" order of 1 KHz over a few hours". This
> is inaccurate.

The actual words are "several thousand hertz over several hours".

> Or do you have some wild belief that the SQ
> article is about diffraction bandwidth spreading from the ISM?

[ ISM = insterstellar medium ]

I'd assumed similar mechanisms to those affecting HF propagation in the
ionosphere (only really at a very qualitative level). Could you possibly
expand on the alternative theory, even if you consider it fatally flawed.

[ I've tried to minimise the guessing here, which limits the points I
can cover, unless and until I consider the issue important enough to
spend GBP 20 of my own money on the two articles. ]

** Actually it was Sat, 5 Sep 1998 20:54:10 +0100 (BST)