archive: Re: SETI A neophyte's question

Re: SETI A neophyte's question

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:03:35 -0400

At 04:57 PM 9/23/98 +0100, KEN CHATTENTON wrote:
>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 ).

True, but in addition to our hydrogen line search, there is useful SETI
work to be done all across the spectrum. So the receivers which only tune
to 1.3 GHz still have merit. Remember, there are no wrong frequencies for
SETI.
With regard specifically to the Icom 1000, however, it seems that its
interface spec is not available from Icom, so it can't be controlled by a
PC other than by using their own program, which appears to be useless for
SETI.

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