[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Question to list]]

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Sat, 22 May 1999 02:45:41 +0000

Phil Rogers wrote:
> 
> jstone@dialnet.net wrote:
> 
> >It was 189,578 at 3300.9 Hz at 90.6 seconds ... The previous high I had had was
> >1200 or so ... Considering the extreme strength of this one I has to be something
> >like an airplane ... I wonder if the airspace around Aricebo is restricted
> >airspace ... I bet is is ... because sometimes they transmit a huge signal ....
> 
> Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but as a radio telescope, Aricebo
> should be passive and transmit no signal at all. It is more akin to a telemetry
> receiver for non-manmade signals rather than a radar which does transmit
> extremely high peak power signals of very limited duty cycle.
> 
> Phil Rogers
> progers@mindspring.com
> ********

	Actually, Aricebo can transmit radio waves.  For SETI purposes, it
only listens, but it is capable of transmitting a signal.  It radar imaged
Venus in the 1970's and it also transmitted a signal to a globular cluster
in 1973, I think.

Mike
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Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com