Amelia Earhart Holding Bendix Radio Direction Finder Loop Antenna

Earhart holding her loop antenna. Noonan’s and Earhart’s difficulty in using it, combined with not knowing Morse code, were factors in their disappearance.

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Earhart's lack of familiarity with the Bendix radio direction finder was a significant liability.
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Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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Earhart's lack of familiarity with the Bendix radio direction finder was a significant liability.