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 91 
 on: July 24, 2018, 09:21:39 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ted G Campbell
Is Betty’s Notebook and Richard Jantz’s documents “originals” being held in AE’s “museum”? Hmmm!

SAY WHAT????  Where did you hear that?

 92 
 on: July 24, 2018, 04:27:46 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Greg Daspit
Congratulations on organizing all of this data in a report that explains what happened so clearly.
Listing the signals by active periods makes it easy to see why categorizing some of the receptions as Credible Beyond Reasonable Doubt is justified. 
For example,  as noted during Period 9, multiple stations heard dashes after the KGMB broadcast asking her to send dashes, and then Pan Am gets a bearing on the signals that is close to Gardner.  And as noted during Period 11, DF bearings from 3 different locations were taken and they all cross near Gardner. This report makes those sequences and correlations easy to see now.

The graphics are better than ever. Especially the chart on Page 16 and 17.
 Notice that on the first night there are signals before the tide peak but not after until it gets light. The next two nights there are signals before and after the peak, even during darkness after the peak. One theory for this could be that on the first night they could see the water rising (higher than earlier in the day) but don't know yet when it will stop. They may risk going to shore the first night because they think the plane may soon be washed away.   On the 2nd and 3rd night they may stay in the plane until morning because they learned it didn’t rise high enough the first night and discovered the risks of crossing the reef in darkness the 1st night.

 93 
 on: July 24, 2018, 02:01:09 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
If the islands were not on their charts then I am not sure if I get  how they would have known that Gardner lay to the south on the 357-157 line.

I don't think they did.  I once thought that Noonan saw the Phoenix Group as an alternate if they couldn't find Howland, but when you think about it, it doesn't make sense.  Noonan can't head south to find Gardner unless he knows he's south of Howland.  If he knows he's south of Howland he should fly north.

I don't think Noonan was ever doing anything but trying to find Howland by "running on line north and south" just like AE said.  Later that night, when they're on the ground, he can get their lat/long and know they're "on a reef southeast of Howland."

 94 
 on: July 24, 2018, 01:54:25 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Alfred Hendrickson
Very nicely assembled report. A fascinating read. Thank you.

Alfred

 95 
 on: July 24, 2018, 01:47:43 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Matt Revington
A very good presentation of the data, there is so much that I will still have to go through it a couple of more times. 
I do have one question, on page 28 in the discussion about why AE never mentioned the name of the island it is suggested that FN may have used the H.O. 5050 chart which ended just below the equator and did not include the Phoenix Islands so they would  not have  had access to  the island names.  If the islands were not on their charts then I am not sure if I get  how they would have known that Gardner lay to the south on the 357-157 line.

 96 
 on: July 24, 2018, 08:31:04 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Excellent article in USA TODAY.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/24/amelia-earhart-birthday-distress-call/782617002/

 97 
 on: July 24, 2018, 08:03:01 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Is Betty’s Notebook and Richard Jantz’s documents “originals” being held in AE’s “museum”? Hmmm!

SAY WHAT????  Where did you hear that?

 98 
 on: July 24, 2018, 06:43:58 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Pat Fontaine
Just finished reading the report - makes perfect sense to me.  I found it well organized and presented an easy-to-read chronology of the transmissions correlated to the conditions on the island.
Between this and the bones analysis, the evidence strongly supports them meeting their end on Gardner.
Thanks to all who worked putting this together.

 99 
 on: July 23, 2018, 10:07:01 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ted G Campbell
Ric,

We are looking forward to your report.

Is Betty’s Notebook and Richard Jantz’s documents “originals” being held in AE’s “museum”? Hmmm!

Ted Campbell

 100 
 on: July 23, 2018, 11:26:29 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
As was reported in yesterday's TIGHARNews and on the TIGHAR Facebook page:
Tomorrow, Amelia Earhart's 121st birthday, TIGHAR will release a new in-depth analysis of the radio distress calls heard during the five days and nights following Earhart's disappearance.
    Fifteen year-old Betty Klenck's transcription of the desperate pleas for help she heard on her family radio in July 1937 has been featured in books, articles, and television documentaries as a remarkable record of perhaps the last communication from Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.
   Betty's Notebook describes a scene so clearly authentic and so emotionally powerful that her experience tends to overshadow the other 56 credible signals heard in the days following the Electra's failure to arrive at Howland Island. Those receptions constitute a body of evidence far stronger than Betty's alone.
    Similar to the castaway bone measurements analyzed by forensic anthropologist Richard Jantz, the post-loss radio signals constitute historically documented quantitative data that can be scientifically analyzed. The new analysis, four months in preparation by TIGHAR Senior Researcher Bob Brandenburg and Executive Director Ric Gillespie, presents the signals in a graphical and narrative format that makes their significance easier to understand. Newly identified patterns and relationships in the data provide new insights into the situation faced by the lost aviators. The paper is being published in a dedicated special issue of TIGHAR Tracks on July 24, and will also be posted on the TIGHAR website.

I'll be eager to know what all of you think of the new report.

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