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Author Topic: Are we allow to talk to Space Aliens on HAM frequency ?  (Read 10072 times)
NK6Q
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2011, 05:12:28 PM »

Oh great!

Has anyone QSOed with Elvis lately?

Bill in Pasadena, CA (home of JPL, who would be talking to aliens if anyone is)
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ONAIR
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2011, 06:28:20 PM »

It is perfectly legal as long as you stay within the frequency privileges of your license class.
Note, however, a USA FCC licensed amateur operator must operate equipment that is
permanently installed in an operational spacecraft located outside earth orbit and said
spacecraft must be travelling at greater than Celarus. Watch out for Doppler Shift.

For more information become fully familiar with FCC Rules and Regualtions Part 13 subsection
3.88 e^8 and-or listen to George Noorey on Coast-To-Coast AM radio.


    Interesting, but wouldn't it be a violation of FCC rules to communicate with an alien on amateur frequencies, if the alien was unlicensed?
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ONAIR
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2011, 06:32:02 PM »

Oh great!

Has anyone QSOed with Elvis lately?

Bill in Pasadena, CA (home of JPL, who would be talking to aliens if anyone is)
   Not on ham frequencies, because Elvis was a CBer!
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AC4RD
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 04:15:12 AM »

  Interesting, but wouldn't it be a violation of FCC rules to communicate with an alien on amateur frequencies, if the alien was unlicensed?

That's handled just like any other "freebander" issue--if the guy has a valid sounding callsign and is in the right part of whatever band it is, you can assume you're working a licensed ham, even if he IS from another planet.

I believe the callsigns allocated to Mars begin with "pi" (the symbol, not the number.) 

That guy signing "Gamma Lambda Three Radio Delta" might really be on one of Saturn's moons, or he might be "Slim."  But you know the rule:  WFWL.
 
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KJ4I
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2011, 07:58:57 AM »

Mars was booming in 5/9 yesterday all over ten meters. They all promised me a qsl card. Can I count it towards WAP (Worked all Planets)?
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ONAIR
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2011, 10:00:18 AM »

Mars was booming in 5/9 yesterday all over ten meters. They all promised me a qsl card. Can I count it towards WAP (Worked all Planets)?
    Only if you can verify the contacts.  Did you get their call signs and their Martian QTH, or were they operating "astronomical mobiles"?
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W5CBO
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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011, 07:29:12 AM »

Channel 19 is a pretty good watering hole for Aliens.
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ONAIR
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« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011, 07:51:00 AM »

Channel 19 is a pretty good watering hole for Aliens.
     Yep, almost as good as 14.313!
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N1EQ
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2011, 09:19:51 AM »

Channel 19 is a pretty good watering hole for Aliens.
Not really...
http://www.setileague.org/general/waterhol.htm
 Grin
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ONAIR
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2011, 09:41:38 AM »

Channel 19 is a pretty good watering hole for Aliens.
Not really...
http://www.setileague.org/general/waterhol.htm
 Grin

   Interesting.  Can Hams utilize those frequencies?  We have made many communications breakthroughs in the past, and I wouldn't be surprised if we could be the first ones to communicate with extraterrestrials!  In fact, we should be able to reach some of those low flying UFOs with just our HTs!  Smiley
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N2HBX
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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2011, 04:27:29 PM »

Must be a slow news day at EHam... Huh

73,
Larry, N2HBX
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W4HLN
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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2011, 07:52:10 PM »

You'd think if they were smart enough to fly a rocket or UFO they'd have the brains to pass an extra exam.....I'ts not like the test questions answers arent spread universe wide! So Easy....A Caveman could do it!

Ernie / W4HLN
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K4JC
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2011, 08:39:43 PM »

Kirk to Enterprise...Scotty, beam me up! What? Scotty, what do you mean by CQDX CQDX? Oh, that's not you, Scotty? Well who the heck is this K4JC character and why does he want my call sign?
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ONAIR
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« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2011, 09:45:44 AM »

Kirk to Enterprise...Scotty, beam me up! What? Scotty, what do you mean by CQDX CQDX? Oh, that's not you, Scotty? Well who the heck is this K4JC character and why does he want my call sign?
   Kirk:  "Mr. Spock, why are my feet pointing backwards since I beamed up?"  Spock:  "It appears Captain, that there may have been a transporter malfunction caused by electromagnetic interference.  Apparently, an alien on the planet's surface was utilizing an illegal 500 Gigawatt linear amplifier on the ancient Earth CB band.  I will notify the Federation Communications Commission immediately!" 
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AA4HA
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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2011, 05:07:21 PM »

Channel 19 is a pretty good watering hole for Aliens.
Not really...
http://www.setileague.org/general/waterhol.htm
 Grin

  Interesting.  Can Hams utilize those frequencies?  We have made many communications breakthroughs in the past, and I wouldn't be surprised if we could be the first ones to communicate with extraterrestrials!  In fact, we should be able to reach some of those low flying UFOs with just our HTs!  Smiley

The water hole frequencies are typically allocated to radio astronomy. There are several other chunks of spectrum that are very good for radio astronomical observations. They are actually bands because while they are based upon very specific spectral bands they allocate room on each side to account for doppler shift.

You can receive all you want (and it is an important hobby somewhat related to amateur radio) but unless we have a particular allocation in that spectrum to transmit you would just end up causing QRM to radio-telescopes that have sensitivities measured in Jansky's 10-26 watt/(meter2 Hertz)

http://www.setileague.org/articles/protectd.htm

http://astrosurf.com/luxorion/radioastronomy.htm

It is likely that their communications technology is even more removed than a comparison of 100 years of technology is for us. In that time we went from spark-gap to things like OFDM.
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
Lookout Mountain, Alabama
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