Reply to post: Re: This is where we are now

Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

Benson's Cycle

Re: This is where we are now

Yes, but transmitter power has dropped drastically. The Internet doesn't rely on, for instance, the 250kW analog transmitters Voice of America used during the Cold War.

Anyone listening now from fairly close in would detect a lot of activity in certain bands (like 800MHz) which resembled pure noise, but because the individual transmitters are so tiny it would be almost impossible to detect from a few LY out, since the sources are radiating over the full 4π steradians.

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