Here's the thing that I don't understand exactly: The message as I see it, is a series of charcters from our english alphabet, plus some arabic numerals. How exactly was this message from outer space converted into these characters? When I write the letter "G" it is a symbol, representing a sound. I'm assuming that in this case, the letter "G" has a different meaning. But is it suppose to be numeric? Basically, what I'm asking is this: How did we get from a radio signal, to the letter, "G" in the first place? Exactly what type of device decided that this radio signal was going to be that particular character? As I understand it, a radio signal is a wave form. We broadcast radio signals with the intention that the person recieving is going to have some sort of amplification system connected to a speaker of some sort. Thus we get the morning weather. But if that person didn't have a seaker, and instead had something completely differnt connected to their radio receiving equipment, they would get something seemingly random, and totaly unintelligable, and definitely not something "decodable." Basically, what I'm saying is that this experiment doesn't really fly that well with me. If aliens were to be sending radio signals to each other, who knows what type of devices they would be using to transmit and interperate those signals. It would probably be something unlike we have ever seen. Now, if they were intentionally trying to get our attention, the only logical thing to do would be to transmit something in binary format "on and off" so that we could easily detect a pattern. IN that situation, we wouldn't end up with the letter "G."