The WOW point is seldom available to SETI Net because of its low point in the Southern sky. You can read a further explanation of this famous signal here.

The Ohio State University's "Big Ear" - The system that reported the WOW signal. There is some difference in opinion on the frequency the Big Ear was tuned to when the WOW signal was detected. I usually use the frequency reported by Dr. Jerry Ehman of 1420.4556 +/- 0.005 MHz but in his book 'The elusive WOW' Robert Gray reports that John Kraus thought that the receiver might have been tuned to 1420.356 MHz so I set aside some observing time at this frequency as well.

'Kraus' refers to John Kraus the designer of the Big Ear

2016-11-21 T 13-26-48

New sofware running. Hit occurred and produced this :

Hit: 1111

Receiver chirp was operating.

2014-07-31 22 :25 Pacific - A signal was detected and is being falsified. Stand by for details.

  1. Scan 3275 - was logged into the system. It contains two hits (Hit 8955 and 8954).
  2. Hit 8955 was retested and could not be re-acquired. It was listed as at frequency of 1420,453,588Hz, bin 7885 of the 32 K waterfall
  3. Hit 8954 is at the same frequency so it could not be re-acquired either. It is listed at frequency of 1420,453,561 this is with the error limit of the first.
  4. Both hits are from the same signal.
  5. Hit 8955 collected 4 SETIData points (10170, 10169, 10168 ,10167 and 10166
  6. Hit 8954 collected 4 SETIData points (10165, 10164, 10163 ,10162 and 10161
  7. The WOW are has set for the night so this will have to be reconsidered tomorrow evening.

2014-03-05 6:41 AM Pacific - Working a hit in the WOW area. It is one of those that does go down in amplitude when the antenna is moved off axis but does not disappear completely. Most probable a mixing effect with a large local signal but WAVs and JPGs were collected - just in case.
Its an open hit to be revisited after that point in the sky drops below the horizon.