<< At 03:11 PM 3/1/99 EST, you wrote:
>You seem to be talking at me rather than to me.
>1) 200Hz is --way-- to broad.
>2)Scintillation is not a problem--it is a solution. You don't get this. And
>unlike yourself, I am familiar with the 'scintillation' literature.
>Choosing a spot on the sky SOLEY for minimum scintillation severely
>compromises the figure of merit.
Send me the reference to article I will be glad to read them.
I think there is a misundertanding between us. You focus on
detection of signal, I focus a readability. If your are searching
short duration signal amplified by scintillation you are perfectly
As for convering the largest volume of space possible military radar
do the job very well. I dont want to compete with them.
Any way that's for your honest comments.
We may meet at the IAF meeting in Amsterdam this fall.
My list posting never made it here to aol's server so I have no idea who got
If you can impress me with the notion that you have made a proper literature
search then I will take the time to provide references.
There is no mis-understanding between us. The issue isn't communication: Its
telecommunication. I will repeat it a final time for you:
1) you need to hit lots of targets SIMULTANEOUSLY to have ANY hint of a bona
fide figure of merit. And yes; of COURSE this is a reciprocal issue on
2) your target(s) were chosen with, at best, naive 'concerns' about QSB and no
concern about the FOM;
3) multipath will produce amplitude variations which require a different
modality than the one you have chosen. Yours is far from optimal and indicates
a lack of understanding of the propagation problems entailed;
4) The propagation issues are INDEPENDENT of the FOM and , with the right
modality HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE SIGNAL TO NOISE.
5) Hedy Lamarr is as big a hint as I will give without you doing your
I have grave concerns that this 'active seti' scenario is yet another example
of 'creativity' in SETI which translates to --at best-- poor science. Now we
all pay the price with public humilation and turned-off donors.