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Message 2015812 - Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 3:07:19 UTC

The first packet I received was from 2008, but now I'm only getting material from 2019. Why is that, exactly?

What dates are other people receiving?
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Message 2015817 - Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 4:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 2015812.  

The first packet I received was from 2008, but now I'm only getting material from 2019. Why is that, exactly?

What dates are other people receiving?
The older dates are from old Arecibo data that had problems being processed back then that has recently been corrected for processing.

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Message 2015829 - Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 9:41:57 UTC - in response to Message 2015817.  

Ah, thanks. As you can probably tell from my credit, I'm only just coming to grips with how the system works and what it means. I'm sure I'll catch up to you giants eventually.
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Message 2015831 - Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 10:36:33 UTC
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Us oldies long time crunchers (dates joined are under our names) can only hope to pass our knowledge on when we can.

As for being 1 of the "giants", I don't consider myself as 1, but an "old timer" I'll take. ;-)

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