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Re: Re: starship-design: SETI Hoax?

In a message dated 11/5/98 3:38:48 PM, stk@sunherald.infi.net wrote:

>Timothy van der Linden wrote:
>> However, other amateur and
>> professional SETI researchers have picked up no signs of such a
>> signal...
>Apparently SpaceViews got mixed up...two amatuers, K.F. Benton and Jay
>Oka confirmed the signal... as did Australia's CSIRO ATNF. But ATNF
>dismisses it as a satellite. I find this a bit hard to swallow, due to
>the fact the signal has remained at the same RA and Dec, but I suppose
>if the orbit of the satellite were weird enough, it could do this. It
>certainly isn't geosyncronous as some SETI people have claimed. What
>kind of a satellite might transmit at 1453 MHz?
>Kyle R. Mcallister

Follow up post by the guy says it was a military sat.  He supposedly was shown
enough proof to be convinced (and was sick of all the hassel) so he droped it.