TV transmissions from years ago- how common are they?

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  1. Scott Strang

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    I've heard of this happening, but have never known someone personally that saw them.

    Has anyone here seen them?
     
  2. MickeS

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    Yeah, I saw them.... years ago.

    /Mike
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    I'll get back with you after I finish listening to this radio broadcast I'm listening to on the filling in my tooth.
     
  4. Scott Strang

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    Do you guys not know what I'm asking?
    Or just being cute? [​IMG]
     
  5. RobertR

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    I've heard of a lot of things happening.

    It's coming up with a sound reason for thinking that some of them are what they claim to be that's the hard part.
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

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    I have a Beta tape with the tail end of the original airing of "Sybil" in 1977; someone taped something else over it so the end's all that's left, would've been cool to have a copy of the whole thing the first time it was shown [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, I'll bite...I don't have a clue as to what you are talking about...
     
  8. Ike

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    I believe he is talking about TV signals still floating around in the air that were aired long ago...like how some people say that if there were life on other planets, they'd be watching I Love Lucy right about now because the transmissions never go away.
     
  9. Scott Strang

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    Supposedly it's possible for TV (and FM radio which TV is anyway) signals to end up "bounced" back to Earth even though they may be many years (20 years although they could be of any age) old. I read about this actually happening years ago, but I really can't remember where.
     
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  11. Steve Enemark

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    [sarcasm]

    ...and we all know our technology is superior to any alien civilizations', known or unknown. Therefore, it is impossible for aliens to monitor our TV/radio traffic.

    [/sarcasm]
     
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  13. Jack Briggs

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    Any of you ever experience multiplexing problems when listening to FM broadcasts via your fillings? I'm also having problems with signal drift. There may be a sensitivity issue here. Do gold fillings pull in cleaner signals? This is driving me crazy.
     
  14. RobertR

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    This is a really dumb related question. Don't a lot of our radio signals rely on the existence of the Heaviside Layer to bounce them off? Suppose this is a really rare phenomenon - would life on other planets have bothered with radio at all (because it could only be used over short distances). And if not, would they look out for radio signals as a sign of other civilizations trying to contact them?
     
  16. Jack Briggs

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  18. Jack Briggs

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    You're right! I forgot the green paint thing. If it can work with CDs, then it can work with gold fillings. That's my solution, then. But I'll have to think of something to tell the people at work. No matter, though--anything for a cleaner signal with more front-to-back depth.
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    The beginning of the movie "Contact" sorta illustrates this theory.
     
  20. Jack Briggs

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    Well, I'm guided by the voices in my head. And I do everything my Rice Krispies tell me to.
     

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