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    Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2011 Mar 3, 15:06 -0800

    If this website is accurate, the statement from one of the Itasca's radio 
    operators (Chief Radioman Leo G. Bellarts) would seem to discount this 
    latest theory:
    "She was coming closer to us all the time. In those days the closer you got 
    the louder you became. I even flipped on the louder [sic?] speaker so others 
    in the radio shack could listen. She came over so loud.�
    "A 50-watt transmitter airborne will certainly transmit dependably to 500 
    miles under normal conditions. During nighttime hours, this distance could 
    be multiplied several times under favorable skip conditions. I did not 
    notice any skip conditions during her flight and believe that her signals 
    were copied �ground wave� as they continually build up to the time of her 
    final transmission when she was very loud and could be easily copied on the 
    ship�s loud speaker. This would not have been true under skip conditions�".
    On 3/3/2011 4:50:26 AM, Richard Langley (lang@unb.ca) wrote:
    > AVwebFlash report:
    > A report from Papua New Guinea says the wreck of an aircraft that
    > might be the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and her
    > navigator Fred Noonan has been found on a reef near Bougainville
    > Island near Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Post Courier is
    > reporting"armed men" are guarding the area over a reef off Matsungan
    > Island where an aircraft matching the description of Earhart's plane
    > has been found. Divers are now checking the wreck and inquiries are
    > flooding in from all over the world. There is no word on whether any
    > human remains have been recovered.
    > More: http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1847-full.html#204205
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > | Richard B. Langley                            E-mail:
    > lang@unb.ca         |
    > | Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: 
    > http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
    > | 

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