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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Allen Telescope Array

I'm really getting into the SETI Live project. Whenever I get a chance I go to the SETI Live page, log on, and classify a few signals. Today I was looking at the tech aspects of the antenna array. Very interesting, and very appealing to homebrewers. They are making use of dishes that were made for TV reception. And they are using software-defined receiver systems. All of this makes upgrades relatively easy.

Jill Tartar of "Contact" fame is running this project.

Check it out: http://www.seti.org/ata

So, I'll be I'll be using a big array to listen (watch really) for the REAL DX on .5 to 11.2 Gigahertz. I'll let you guys know if I hear any "new ones"!

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1 comment:

  1. "The ATA-350 will have sensitivity comparable to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Robert C. Byrd Telescope and Very Large Array, with survey and imaging capabilities complementing both."

    Hmmmmm.....I wonder what Paul Harden NA5N would have to say about -that-?

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