Re: [Fwd: Question to list]

Tony Beresford (
Sat, 22 May 1999 12:13:24 +0930

At 11:36 22/05/99 , Phil Rogers wrote:
>Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but as a radio telescope, Aricebo
>should be passive and transmit no signal at all. It is more akin to a telemetry
>receiver for non-manmade signals rather than a radar which does transmit
> peak power signals of very limited duty cycle.
Aricebo is also used as an ionospheric radar system, using megawatt peak
pulse transmissions of small duty cycle. 
Tony Beresford