archive: Re: SETI A neophyte's question

Re: SETI A neophyte's question

KEN CHATTENTON ( (no email) )
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 16:57:41 +0100

Hi all,

Please remember when considering a radio or other equipment that "Project
Argus" is looking around the Hydrogen line for the "All Sky Survey"
1420Mhz ) and I am afraid radios like the one you mention do not cover this
part of the spectrum, ie you will still need a 'down converter' ( more
expense ). Cheers Ken UK Co-ordinator ( England ).
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Galyen <>
To: <>
Date: 22 September 1998 04:42
Subject: SETI A neophyte's question

>As a newbie to the world of radio astronomy/seti I'm trying assess the most
>cost effective way of setting up a first station. The Winradio looks like
>an interesting, low cost receiver. Winradio is a 16-bit card that fits
>into a PC card slot and receives signals in the range from 500 kHz to 1.3
>GHz with a step range from 0.5 kHz to 1 MHz.
>Has anyone tried this for SETI or radio astronomy use or have insight into
>its usefulness for such?
>The Winradio web site is located at: