Private Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intellegence


SETI League Project Argus Station
September 6, 2016 was the beginning of my quest to build a private back-yard Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) system. This was the day that I purchased a scrap TVRO dish from a local farmer, which would later be refurbished and given new life as the relector for an L-Band radio telescope.

In order to meet Project Argus requirements, I chose to build an L-Band system which is capable of monitoring the Hydrogen Line at 1420 MHz. This band is often used for radio astronomy and SETI, as it is a very quiet part of the radio spectrum. In order to operate at this frequency using a parabolic dish, it has been determined that the reflector needs to be a minimum of ten feet in diameter.

Scott Carter is the SETI League Project Argus Coordinator and Regional Coordinator for SETI League Central Canada Region. Although Scott is a new-comer to Radio Astronomy and the SETI program, he has made great progress with his station which was operational after several months of construction.

My Solar Radio Telescope Charts

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