February 9th, 2005


Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Spouses Night
Greenstreets at
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn


The Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane - An Update on Plans and Analysis

Speaker:Rod Blocksome is a native of Kansas. He moved to Iowa in 1968 and has lived in Iowa ever since, except for 4 years in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rod is a Senior Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids with 37 years experience. He served in the military as a Communications Engineering Officer USAF from 1969 to 1972. Rod has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1968), and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering (1973) from Kansas State University. He has been working on the Amelia Earhart Project since 1999 serving as a volunteer in the area of Consultation and Analysis. Rod has been an Amateur Radio Operator since 1960 (call sign K0DAS).
Program Chair:Gerald Mohling
Program:The program will cover recent experiments conducted to refine the radio signal analysis used to predict where Amelia Earhart's plane went down in the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island in 1937. A search area has been defined and 60-percent of it searched with deep ocean sonar in 2002. A return expedition to complete the search is planned for the spring of 2005. 
Price:$11.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent.)
Time:Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls.
Reservations:Telephone Bob Tujets (319) 234-1273 or email ( tujets@mchsi.com), by noon on Monday, February 7th. Leave message on answering machine. Guests are welcome, please make a reservation. Please state if special dinner preparations are necessary.

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