[time-nuts] Is a FS700 useable in the USA?

Azelio Boriani azelio.boriani at screen.it
Sat Nov 5 19:22:48 EDT 2011


Lucky you having found an FS700 cheap. On the usual epay there is one for
$600. The Loran C was shutdown in 2010 in the USA. Here in Europe there are
left few sites to cover the north. The Lessay chain is the nearest for me.
All the south chains were shutdown long ago.

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Scott Harris <scott at flatironresearch.com>wrote:

> I picked up a SRS FS700 LORAN-C frequency standard cheap and is seem to be
> functional, but I don't have the active antenna. I've googled around and it
> seems that the Coast Guard has shut down its LORAN sites, but that there
> still are some sites working in the USA. Is this true?
>
> I live about 20 miles west of Boulder, CO. Can I rig up a simple antenna
> and pick up a useful signal? I've looked around in the list archives and it
> seems like I need to put a resistor across the antenna jack in order to
> fool the unit into thinking it has the active antenna attached.
>
>
> Thanks,
> -Scott N8YY
>
>
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