[time-nuts] Loran?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 10:31:02 EST 2010

LORAN -A,C are all dead in north america.
I think you have a boat anchor. Pun intended.
The LORAN As never had a keypad because they were analog.
As I recall they also used a twinax connector.
I dealt with a LORAN A on the NAVY ships in 1973, transitioned to OMEGA
(Long dead) and the LORAN C before getting out. It was pretty new. Also
aboard ship we were actually experimenting with sat nav. I think it was the
transit sats or even pre-transit. It was hush hush stuff then. Special team
came on board hooked up stuff for a run to Hawaii.

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:

> Canada took theirs down in August, 2010.
> J. L. Trantham wrote:
>> The Canadian LORAN chains were operating after the US shut theirs down.
>> When I was flying my plane north of North Carolina, I could pick up the
>> Canadian chains and my old Northstar M2 LORAN/GPS would be fully
>> functional.
>> However, since I live in Florida, I removed the Northstar and replaced it
>> with a Garmin GNS530W.
>> Are the Canadian chains still up or did they get shut down as well?  Do
>> you
>> live near Canada?
>> Joe
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