Top German engineer Dr. Robert Westphal, who first put forward the idea of using WSPRnet to track MH370 has added his support to Richard Godfrey’s location research.
In a post to Mr. Godfrey’s MH370 blog, Dr. Westphal who is a radio amateur and expert on WSPRnet published the following challenge to those not yet convinced of the technology.
“One simple test: Go to http://www.wsprnet.org and look for WSPR signals from or to the islands of Reunion (FR, F61695), Mauritius (3B8) and monitor a WSPR station in Western Australia (VK6) in the data-base and/or live at http://www.kiwisdr.com.
“Where do most of the peaks in SNR of the WSPR signals from the islands FR, 3B8 originate from? Look for the day (14 MHz and above) or night (7 MHz) on the radio path!
“Yes, aircraft approaches and departures from the islands. Double-check in FR24, FlightAware……you can do that almost daily if SFI is not too low ad Kp stays low. Also, see overflights of SIA478 and SIA479 on a daily basis! Reception over thousands of km!
“Just an easy validation test for the WSPR method to end the most fundamental discussion on WSPR detection capabilities. You can also try it in your backyard (home airport)!”
Dr. Westphal (above) is the Doctor of Engineering – Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Technology at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
He is also a member of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC)
Also, Mr. Godfrey (below) received an email from Dominik Bugmann, who is a radio amateur enthusiast in Switzerland who sent a WSPR signal on March 7, 2014, at 17:16 UTC which detected the Boeing 777 and went on to be received in Kambah, Australia.