Joe Taylor is both a world-class radio astronomer and a lifelong radio amateur, well known for his development of the WSJT and JT-44 digital communications modes being used for moonbounce, meteor scatter and tropo-scatter contacts worldwide. Using his own software and a modest station, he regularly places well in ARRL VHF/UHF and Moonbounce Contests. He routinely acknowledges the prominent role which his amateur radio background has played in his professional and academic success, and can be expected to touch on the important contributions still to be made by dedicated amateurs in the fields of radio astronomy and SETI.
In addition to their joint Awards Banquet, the simultaneous SETICon04 Technical Symposium and International Ham Radio Moonbounce Conference promise enthusiasts a weekend full of workshops, speakers, panel discussions and social events. Registration for SETICon, which runs August 6 - 8, 2004, may be submitted via The SETI League's website, at http://www.setileague.org/seticon.
The SETICon04 banquet, being held for the fourth year in a row in the Trenton suburb of Ewing NJ, is once again co-sponsored by the IEEE Student Chapter at The College of New Jersey. With Prof. Taylor confirmed as banquet speaker, this year's event is sure to be a sellout, and tickets will likely not be available at the door. You are encouraged to pre-register for this year's banquet by 30 June 2004, using the online form at http://www.setileague.org/seticon/regist04.htm.
SETI scientists use a variety of scientific approaches to determine whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have been attempting to privatize the research. Experimenters interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, or citizens wishing to help support it, should email to join_at_setileague_dot_org, check the SETI League Web site at http://www.setileague.org/, send a fax to +1 (201) 641-1771, or contact The SETI League, Inc. membership hotline at +1 (800) TAU-SETI. Be sure to provide us with a postal address to which we will mail further information. The SETI League, Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)], educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the systematic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
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