Karl Guthe

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Karl Guthe was born in Norman, Oklahoma back in 1905 to Cyril and Nellie. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After getting his BS in physics he worked for bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey.

His job assignment was investigating the sources of static that would interfere with radio voice transmissions. He built an antenna designed to receive radio waves. It was mounted on a turntable allowing it to be rotated in any direction. By rotating the antenna on a set of Ford Model-T tires the general direction of a received signal could be pinpointed, that is except for one.

After recording signals for several months, he determined the signal intensity rose and fell only once a day. The cycle was 23 hours and 56 minutes, the equivalent of the rotation of the earth. By comparing observation with optical astronomical maps, he determined the signal was coming from the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. Thus, Karl Guthe Jansky was the first person to discover radio waves from outer space. He is considered one of the founding figures of radio astronomy.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Karl was one big thinker well ahead of his time. Enjoy your day!

Aug 17, 2017 04:22 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Radio astronomy, eh? Still can't quite get the meaning of it! Kudos to Karl for getting it.

Aug 17, 2017 04:41 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

He founded what I didn't know existed....another 
"who knew" from you !

Aug 17, 2017 04:50 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Maybe someday they will show their being to us again!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 17, 2017 04:50 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Too bad he didn't answer them back since they have left and are looking elsewhere for intelligent life.  

Aug 17, 2017 05:15 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

It is so interesting to learn about discoveries and how in most cases, it is all by accident. This reminds me of the movie "Contact". 

Aug 17, 2017 05:53 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray this is well beyond my paygrade, just to understand what you wrote.... I understand the simple things in life!! 

Aug 17, 2017 06:36 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is pretty cool stuff, I think I have seen movies about this sort of thing and it always makes me wonder if there is more out in the world that we can't even fathom.

Aug 17, 2017 06:43 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Karl was way ahead of his time, wasn't he?! And ow look what we can do?!


Aug 17, 2017 06:51 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is a really special post and I enjoyed learning about karl and his discovery.

Aug 17, 2017 07:31 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's nice to know an Oklahoman did such groundbreaking work so thanks for this one.

Aug 17, 2017 12:55 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- very interesting information that flew right over my head!

Aug 17, 2017 03:12 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think it is wonderous what people can come up with these discoveries that I wouldn't have a clue how to do James Dray 

Aug 17, 2017 06:48 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, James, for telling us about Karl Guthe Jansky and his radio wave discovery.

Aug 18, 2017 05:48 AM #14
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Wow! I heard physics and I knew I wouldn't have a clue who you were writing about. Just amazing how one can stumble onto such a discovery.

Aug 24, 2017 08:44 AM #15
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