Marshall Island and Amelia Earhart's SOS transmissions-sending again

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K1YTG, Dec 10, 2016.

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  1. AK1M

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  2. WR2E

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    As good as; " I read it on Wikipedia " ! ;)
  3. AK1M

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  4. N3HGB

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  5. W0PV

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    Unless other evidence is produced, it seems highly likely that NBC and others are making a mistake interpreting the info of this book. Go look at the images of it on the link provided above.

    It's allegedly a personal travelogue, ie, an album. You can see it is loosely bound, like a 2-ring binder, so pages could be added to it. The date, not printed but circular rubber-stamped in INK, seen on page 5 (NOT a title page) to which everyone is referring is likely NOT a "publishing" date but instead simply indicates the start of the log book. NOT the end date of all records contained within it. The photo on page 99 allegedly showing Noonan and Earhart is waaaay in the back of the book, ie, maybe two years later (?)

    73 de John - WØPV
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  6. WR2E

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    That was my point exactly.

    Instead of circumstantial evidence and hearsay, the facts need to always be examined objectively.

    In this case I don't see enough evidence to accept a date of "SHOWA 10" as definitive proof of anything.
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  7. W2JKT

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    Print first, fact-check later, maybe, if someone complains. Otherwise, sell the sensationalism of rewriting history, truth be damned.
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  8. AK1M

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    Agree. Focusing on facts: (1) the location is certain; (2) the exact date is unknown, but there is a reasonable date range; and (3) it's not possible to positively identify any people in the photo. So, at least one unanswered question remains: How common was it, in this time frame, at this particular port, in this remote Pacific island atoll, to find a freighter towing a barge carrying what certainly appears to be a twin engine airplane missing its left wing? Now I'm speculating, but did this really happen more than once?
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  9. WR2E

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    The idea that an ink stamp from 1935 appears on page 5 of this loose leaf collection of pages arranged into an 'album' (we shouldn't really call it a book) means that ALL the pages are from the same time frame is a stretch. How long did that album kick around before the library got it? Alot can happen in 80 years.

    As Mythbusters might say, "It's PLAUSIBLE" that the individuals in the photo are Earhart and Noonan, but because of the conflicting date stamp there is some doubt.

    The album isn't PROOF of anything.
  10. WR2E

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    Yes, btw, I did. That and more.

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