posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 06:43 PM
Originally posted by judasfish
And I am wanting to to my own research and monitor signals and the skys for unidentified signals.
Is there anyone out there that can help me along with know how on how to make some kind of radio/reciever?
What you are trying to do is near impossible. With one reciver you can only monitor one band at a time. There are millions of millions of bands, and
you'd have to listen to all of them for at least 24 hours to make sure that there is nothing weird on that band(and hope that an alien transmition on
that band happens during those 24 hours), and if you hear a morse code(or any other signal), then you have to do research to make sure it's not of
terran origen(and trust me, there are hundreds of frequencies transmiting morse code signals every day).
Moreover, you can't build a scanner just like that. There are a number of frequencies that may be illegal to monitor(example, if in your country is
illegal to intercept a phone conversation, then stay away from those bands). In the US you would contact the FCC to ask them what you can listen to,
and what you can't. Don't know who you would contact in your case.
But the biggest drawback is that a home made reciver will not be powerful enough to recive anything higher than SHF, and worse, digital signals are
out of the question.
Your best bet is to get the SETI@HOME program. SETI already picks up a lot of signals per day, so many that they would need a super computer to
analyze all of them. Instead, SETI@home sends the signals to remote users, and has their computers analyze the signals when idle, best of all most
terrestrial signals are filtered out.
You can get and read more about Seti@home here: setiathome.berkeley.edu...
[edit on 21-1-2008 by daniel_g]