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Posted: 9/3/2004 7:16:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 8:43:29 AM EDT by AeroE]

If they are coming after left wingers, I'm all for it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:19:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 7:20:08 AM EDT by wedge1082]

ETA - No we are not alone, but they are also not contacting us.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:22:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 7:24:16 AM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:26:09 AM EDT
I wouldn't look into this that deep.

First up, the gov't cut financing this project in the early 90's. Secondly, has anyone seen this dish in Puerto Rico? Talk about the maintenance crew slacking!!! The dish is over grown with trees and grass. There are pools of water on the dish. Yeah they got a signal alright.

The warning light telling them it time to mow the lawn and drain the ditches.

I really hate it when people don't take care of the equipment. All they need is a weed whacker and some shears.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:27:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:34:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:57:00 AM EDT
CNN ran that story yesterday, then pulled it real fast. The BBC has an article with a little more info.. Seems that yes, the SETI 'scope picked up a possibly anomalous signal. After a little thought, the braniacs have determined that the signal was nothing to get excited about, and was completely within the bounds of random chance. They are following up, but nobody (short of that Bigfoot dude we had on here a few weeks back) really thinks anything will come of it.

Linky to BBC report
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:02:59 AM EDT
As more amateurs are building Hydrogen Line radio telescopes, we are beginning to experience interference from strong adjacent out-of-band signals. The most common of these interference sources are Global Positioning System (GPS), Weather Facsimile (WEFAX), and Personal Communications System (PCS) satellites operating in the 1.5 to 1.7 GHz region; cellular telephone equipment operating in the 850 MHz segment; ISM equipment at 915 MHz; and DME/TACAN, air trafic control radar, and airborne transponder signals operating in the 960 to 1215 MHz band. Thus the 1420 MHz hydrogen line is surrounded by interference.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:34:56 AM EDT
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