[time-nuts] LORAN-C discontinuation in US

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Thu Mar 12 16:07:03 EDT 2009


This is the "washington monument" budget ploy. For example, the Park
Service is told to come up with a budget plan. The PS says to save $ we'll
close the Washington Monument, the public recoils from this idea, congress
funds it. It's a dangerous process, 'cause congress can call the bluff.
But if we all write our congress folks, the $ to run LoranC may be
restored.
Don
PS I know this from working for Forest Service for some years...:-)

Poul-Henning Kamp
> In message <49B9476C.2070304 at febo.com>, John Ackermann N8UR writes:
>
>>Just saw that the 2010 Federal budget says that LORAN-C stations
>>operated by the US Coast Guard (isn't that all of them in the US?) will
>>be shut down sometime after the end of the 2009 fiscal year:
>>http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/loran/default.htm
>
> I belive that the USCG does that each year, and then congress tells
> them to stuff it and keep running the things.
>
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