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Strange Radio Signals From Nearby Star

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Jul 16, 2017.

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  1. W0PV

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    First the "WOW!" signal in 1977, discovered by Jerry Ehman. (AC8IV ?)

    And now perhaps another, the so called "WHAT?" signal.

    ET phoning in to this weekends CQ VHF contest?

    73 de John - WØPV

    http://phl.upr.edu/library/notes/ross128
     
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  2. WX4O

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    More than likely it's an Ad for lawyers. "Injured in a car wreck? Call ......"
     
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  3. W0KGB

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    One would have hoped that higher intelligence beings would have gotten rid of their lawyers.
     
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  4. KK5JY

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    ...and ad banners.
     
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  5. N4AAB

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    Hmmm, Ross 128 is in our stellar neighborhood.
     
  6. KK5JY

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    CQ ran a similar story a few years back. Seems there are all kinds of bizarre radio signals that come from space.
     
  7. N0TZU

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    Either that or advertising a medicine for some alien health problem!
     
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  8. W1YW

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    This is an honest assessment of a transient signal that needs to be confirmed. It is of unknown origin, and no speculation is justified until confirmed and additionally investigated.

    The magic word here is 'dispersion'. That means 'distance'-- differential time of arrival over a frequency range caused by a column density of plasma, presumably tenuous and distributed over a long(many kiloparsec) length. It caught my attention.

    Worth following John. Thanks for pointing it out.

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  9. W1YW

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    Those are called 'fast radio bursts'. This is something different.
     
  10. W1YW

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