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Message 1262271 - Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 18:54:35 UTC



Hello world !

I wonder a bit about search for radio signals, if this makes really sense ?
What if the extraterrestrials communicate in sign-language ? Do they then use
radio-signals for interstellar communications ? I guess, that there are then other different signals than radio-signals ?!

For feedback thank you.

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Message 1262293 - Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 20:09:06 UTC

If ET is spacefaring or at least at our level of development it is most likely that they use some form of electromagnetic devices for beyond visual range communication. While it is possible that they have perfected some other form of device for that purpose most scientists agree that radio waves have the best properties for long range transmission.
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Message 1262303 - Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 20:22:30 UTC - in response to Message 1262293.
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ET doesn't necessarily have to be able to hear to actually send out radio waves. We can't hear them either unless they are retrieved by a receiving device and translated into something we can hear. ET coud just as easily convert the radio waves into light flashes or othee means or perception otherwise radio waves are just radio waves
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Message 1262331 - Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 22:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 1262308.



Hello Musicplayer !

Nice to read your posting of today.

:o) ( is an emoticon a radio-signal too ? - assumed there is no beep ... )

You said, you discussed it with a family-member ... is he/she deaf ?

If yes, greet him/her from me !

See you soon.
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Message 1262350 - Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 0:02:31 UTC - in response to Message 1262333.


Hello to all who replied, thank you !

It looks then - seen more from general view - that signals are measured by frequencies. Also mostly frequencies, with which we "listen" or we cannot "hear" - because some frequencies are too high.

But the field of visual signals remains more "unheard".

In case, when ET's are signing in sign-language in some stellar system around the corner, there are no radio signals ... or else frequencies. Why is the research of frequencies "at public ear" ? Yes, don't forget that you are "ear-bound" - when the phone rings - you pick up the phone at once ... means again you are p-e-r-f-o-r-m-e-d by hearing ! Deafs are performed by watching (not all ...)

Would mean, we need to build some optical systems, who scan after "movements" on some spot in our or outer galaxy. Such optical system measuring with a damn-high resolution would only be possible with laser ? ( And would devour up much electricity ... ) - soon no problem, when fusion-energy works. But then we would need algorithms, who recognize movements as speech or as living forms of beings. Enough puzzle to be solved ...

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Message 1262355 - Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 0:41:16 UTC - in response to Message 1262271.

we are actually looking for microwave signals at a logical frequency for interstellar communication--one of the absorption lines of hydrogen.

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Message 1263431 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 18:26:36 UTC

we must start listen subspace first to have a chance to catch something :P
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Message 1264206 - Posted: 25 Jul 2012, 20:42:02 UTC - in response to Message 1262355.



Hello !

sorry for delay.

But what project is that ? your project with microwave-signals ?

Is this project available at berkeley ?

Under which name ?

Thank you for reply.

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Message 1292849 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 17:27:36 UTC

I have not been able to get any computers use for SETI@Home because I lost my home some time ago. My wife did not want me anymore in the house so she kicked me out. I traveled around looking for work with some and very little success. I had been living in my car from time to time because I had no where to live. Finally I have place staying with my uncle for a while until I get a job again, and get back into my radio science research.
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Message 1293094 - Posted: 9 Oct 2012, 6:06:50 UTC - in response to Message 1263431.
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we must start listen subspace first to have a chance to catch something :P

I wasn't aware that there is proof that sub-space exists anywhere besides Si- Fi TV shows and movies. But of course you were joking.
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Message 1293378 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 4:19:11 UTC - in response to Message 1293094.

we must start listen subspace first to have a chance to catch something :P

I wasn't aware that there is proof that sub-space exists anywhere besides Si- Fi TV shows and movies. But of course you were joking.


i am very serious ! ^_^
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