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New study examines Amelia Earhart's signals

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Researchers attempting to solve the mystery of missing aviatrix Amelia Earhart have produced a new study looking distress signals thought to have been sent by the pilot following her disappearance. The organization known as TIGHAR released their findings today, which would have been Earhart's 121st birthday. In their report, the group says that they analyzed over 100 curious radio signals which were reported in the days after Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan vanished and found that 57 of the calls appeared to be credible.

https://news.iheart.com/featured/coast-to-coast-am/content/2018-07-24-study-examines-potential-earhart-distress-signals/

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Catalog and Analysis of Radio Signals During The Search for Amelia Earhart in July 1937

https://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/Archives/Research/ResearchPapers/Brandenburg/signalcatalog.html

 

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Not A Rockstar

I have always felt they could have found them, just did not really try as hard as they could have, or did not know how.

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Myles

Why did it take this long for me to hear of this?

 

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/07/26/dozens-heard-amelia-earhart-radio-for-help-after-crashing-into-pacific-report.html

Dozens of people from around the world heard Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan radio for help after crashing into the Pacific Ocean and becoming stranded on a remote island, according to researchers.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) theorizes that Earhart and Noonan were able to employ their two-way radio in the downed Lockheed Electra to send pleas for help in their final days marooned on the then-deserted Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, The Washington Post reported.

"Will have to get out of here," Earhart could be heard saying at one point, according to the paper citing TIGHAR's. research. "We can't stay here long."

A woman in Toronto heard the pilot say, “we have taken in water . . . we can’t hold on much longer.”

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Ozfactor
On 26/07/2018 at 12:22 AM, Still Waters said:

Dozens of people from around the world heard Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan radio for help after crashing into the Pacific Ocean and becoming stranded on a remote island, according to researchers.

If dozens heard these distress messages why are we only hearing about it now ?

On 26/07/2018 at 12:22 AM, Still Waters said:

 

Earlier this year, it was revealed that human bones discovered on a remote island in the region back in 1940 may have been those of Earthart herself.

DNA testing would solve this ?

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seanjo
20 hours ago, Myles said:

Why did it take this long for me to hear of this?

 

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/07/26/dozens-heard-amelia-earhart-radio-for-help-after-crashing-into-pacific-report.html

Dozens of people from around the world heard Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan radio for help after crashing into the Pacific Ocean and becoming stranded on a remote island, according to researchers.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) theorizes that Earhart and Noonan were able to employ their two-way radio in the downed Lockheed Electra to send pleas for help in their final days marooned on the then-deserted Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, The Washington Post reported.

"Will have to get out of here," Earhart could be heard saying at one point, according to the paper citing TIGHAR's. research. "We can't stay here long."

A woman in Toronto heard the pilot say, “we have taken in water . . . we can’t hold on much longer.”

Shocking really.

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cyclopes500

Was the mode of radio transmission she used morse code or voice? A voice in English civilian people would understand. As for morse I'm not so sure. If I remember rightly morse uses a narrow bandwidth and a morse message also travels further for the same amount of wattage.

 

 

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LucidElement

Boy Amelia really screwed the pooch on this one. Instead of her saying, "Can you read me? Can you read me?". She should have given some sort of idea of her location or surrounding area.

Good one Amelia, now we still cant find you!

We might be able to read you, but we sure as hell cant find you!

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UFOwatcher

I'm not sure if I'm buying into this. She was transmitting in the blind not sure if anyone could hear her. Typically you would cram all the (Location) information you could into the short limited transmissions. A housewife heard her while scanning the home radio? Those old radios often did cover some shortwave bands but would take a powerful signal because of the small home (usually internal) antenna. I would dismiss the housewife account.

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TripGun

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Seti42

I don't think the 'powers that be' at the time really wanted Earhart found. Sexism? Probably. Other reasons? Maybe...I doubt we'll ever know the full story. That's why it's a popular mystery and conspiracy theory magnet.

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Berwen

Something just doesn't sound right to me. Why is this just coming to light now and not when it happened. This would have been too big to keep hushed up in 1937. I suspect some ulterior motive here.

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Hammerclaw

They were talking about radio transmissions when I was a kid. It's just TIGHAR, repackaging old news and banging the gong for more donations. 

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