Toronto college students design device to contact Internationala
Astronauts circling high above the earth should expect a call from four Toronto college students who have surpassed expectations by coupling a simple-looking antenna with a complex communications device capable ...
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#1 Feb 3, 2009
While nice, the article is completely in error about this being any sort of 'first'.
The students used ordinary store bought ham radio gear, and a computer controlled directional antenna. Hate to break it to you, but hams have been using those, including the antennas, for dozens of years.
Hams have used such systems to talk to the Space Shuttle all along, and to the ISS since it's been up there to talk to.
GRADE school students have done this, long since.
#2 Feb 4, 2009
if they had contacted aliens like via LISTENING FOR ALIENS. By LEON JAROFF;DAVID BJERKLIE/HARVARD Monday, Feb.
... capable enough to transmit meaningful radio signals across vast stretches of empty space....
that sorts through the input and discards cosmic radio "noise." ...
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#3 Feb 4, 2009
Four students become first college-level group in world to call NASA with homemade device ...
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