The following is a paper by H. Aspden published in Electronics
and Wireless World, p. 230 (1987).
Abstract: Laboratories monitoring earthquake
tremors, as well as radio enthusiasts within a few hundred miles of regions
prone to earthquakes, may find a radio technique backs up ether
Commentary: This is an account of something observed by a
radio enthusiast in Switzerland during a period before a quite disturbing earth
tremor arrived owing to an earthquake not too far away in Italy.
Markert was working a little way from his house where his radio equipment was
receiving an amplitude-modulated long wave transmission from a BBC station in
England. So that he could follow this BBC programme while outside, Markert had
his own local frequency-modulated retransmission facility and was receiving the
station with a small portable receiver with clarity even though it was coming
into his house as AM and being retransmitted as FM. Then the reception became
distorted and Markert rushed back to his house to check the incoming AM signal.
That was still coming in with clarity. Onward checking indicated that only the
FM signal was distorted even though the AM signal was clear. Then the earthquake
tremor struck and soon thereafter everything returned to normal. There was no
fault with his equipment. His conclusion had to be that the effects of the
earthquake were felt by the FM signal but not the AM signal!
contribution in writing the subject paper was to point to this as evidence of
the aether. A earthquake tremor involves bulk deployment of matter and I believe
that the aether can be drastically disturbed by the sudden movement of matter.
Now a very small movement of the lattice structure of the aether I describe in
these Web pages can have a significant effect by distorting an FM radio signal
but a judder of the electromagnetic reference frame would have little or no
effect on the energy and so upon the signal carried by a long wave AM
transmission. Accordingly, I see this phenomernon as observed by Markert as one
more indication that there is a real aether.
This 1987 article in
Electronics and Wireless World drew this to readers attention. I may add also
that an insert in the body of the article was headed:
A Boost to Ether Theory?It reads:
Readers may recall Dr. Aspden's earlier article "The ether - an
assessment" in Wireless World. October ,
if not his book Modern Aether Science. Though adherence to ether belief
may seem futile, Dr. Aspden says he can now point to its predictive
There is currently no accepted explanation for the
proton-electron mass ratio, but amongst Aspden's many scientific papers is
"Calculation of the proton mass in a lattice model of the ether". By a major
technological advance, the proton-electron mass ratio was recently measured to
within a precision of 41 parts per billion, a severe test for the value given
by ether theory. The authors of the experiment have acknowledged in their
report that the value given by Dr. Aspden's theory was "remarkably close to
the experimentally measured value (i.e. within two standard deviations)". They
also said that this was "even more curious" taking into account that the
theory was published several years before direct precision measurement of this
ratio had begun.