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How can we send interplanetry communications?
« on: 10/10/2008 11:17:45 »
I understand transmissions have taken place from the Ukrainian space centre beamed at the planet Gleise 21.5 ly away and possibly inhabitable.
I have sent an email to this institute asking for technical details and if I receive a reply will pass them on.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2008 09:54:03 by chris »


 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2008 12:44:48 »
43 years to wait for a reply. Will they remember having sent it?
 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #2 on: 10/10/2008 14:55:10 »
No doubt when try to display the messages with the alien equivalent of Vista they will get the message 'this message has been deleted to protect your system as it is not Vista approved'.
 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #3 on: 10/10/2008 15:40:30 »
No doubt when try to display the messages with the alien equivalent of Vista they will get the message 'this message has been deleted to protect your system as it is not Vista approved'.

 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #4 on: 10/10/2008 18:19:47 »
It could be fun - they may crap themselves when they get our message!!
But why haven't THEY sent us a message? Perhaps they have a budding Schotky, even now, developing a transistor. . . . . .
 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #5 on: 10/10/2008 21:37:04 »
Dammit, I meant Schockly, I think.
 

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Re: How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #6 on: 11/10/2008 08:26:33 »
You may be confusing William Shockley with Walter Schottky...

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William Bradford Shockley (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was a British-born American physicist and inventor.

Along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, Shockley co-invented the transistor, for which all three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor at Stanford, and he also became a staunch advocate of eugenics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shockley

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Walter Hermann Schottky (23 July 1886, Zürich, Switzerland – 4 March 1976, Pretzfeld, West Germany) was a German physicist who invented the screen-grid vacuum tube in 1915 and the tetrode in 1919 while working at Siemens. In 1938, Schottky formulated a theory predicting the Schottky effect, now used in Schottky diodes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_H._Schottky
 

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How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #7 on: 11/10/2008 10:13:36 »
Thank you. We needed both blokes, then.
 

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How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #8 on: 11/10/2008 17:08:24 »
If we are going to have two way communication we probably need the work of The brothers Russell and Sigurd Varian or their alien dopplegangers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klystron
 

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How can we send interplanetry communications?
« Reply #9 on: 13/10/2008 08:32:30 »
The Klystron is certainly the 'power tube of choice'  as it's so efficient when working narrow band. Such an elegant bit of electron beam engineering.
 

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