We are sad to have lost Ron in 2019. He was a brilliant scientist and engineer who wasn’t afraid to stand up for scientific truth.-David de Hilster, director of Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year
Ronald Ray Hatch is a GPS scientist who currently holds over 30 patents in GPS. Ron appears as one of the scientists that finds flaws in Einstein’s theory of relativity. Scientists, professors, and media site GPS as one of the best examples of practical uses for relativity. Mr. Hatch says otherwise.
Born in Freedom, Oklahoma, having spent his later life in Wilmington, California, received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics and math in 1962 from Seattle Pacific University. He worked at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Boeing and Magnavox as Principle Scientist, before becoming a Global Positioning System (GPS) consultant.
In 1994 he joined Jim Litton, K. T. Woo, and Jalal Alisobhani in starting what is now NavCom Technology, Inc. He has served a number of roles within the Institute of Navigation (ION), including Chair of the Satellite Division, President and Fellow. Hatch received the Johannes Kepler Award from the Satellite Division and the Colonel Thomas Thurlow Award from the ION. He has been awarded twelve patents either as inventor or co-inventor, most of which relate to GPS, about which he is one of the world’s premier specialists.
He is well known for his work in navigation and surveying via satellite. In a pair of articles, Hatch shows how GPS data provides evidence against, not for, both special and general relativity: “Relativity and GPS,” parts I and II, Galilean Electrodynamics, V6, N3 (1995), pp. 51-57; and V6, N4 (1995), pp. 73-78. In his 1992 book, Escape From Einstein, Hatch presents data contradicting the special theory of relativity, and promotes a Lorentzian alternative described as an ether gauge theory.
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