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

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 09:59:44 EST 2011


Scott
I do not believe any antenna will allow you to even hear the signal. Much
less allow it to become useful.
I have a srs700 on the eastcoast and on rare evenings I can barely get the
European signals. On occasion get lock I have a good preamplified antenna
some what away from noise sources. (Relatively speaking).
I have numbers of other LORAN C rcvrs and as an example the austrons seem a
bit better at recovering the signals.

So funny story at the last two ham flea markets in new england a dealer is
carrying around a FS700 approached him at these flea markets. Well the
thing was gold. Wanted $300-400 for the unit. It did not matter that it was
useless in the US. I would put these at a value of $20 today.

Unless you happen to have a LORAN C simulator. But then its only good for
comparing 2 references against each other. Or more importantly a fine case
for a GPS reference. :-)
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL
Boston

On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Azelio Boriani <azelio.boriani at screen.it>wrote:

> Yes, I have seen that some old Loran receivers (like the Apollo 612B) have
> fixed preprogrammed chain delays (GRIs) and others (like Raynav 520) can be
> set with a variable delay.
>
> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Magnus Danielson <
> magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
>
> > On 11/06/2011 12:25 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >
> >> In message<F3429597-8C62-464A-82FA-C321B51FECF5 at flatironresearch.com>,
> >> Scott H
> >> arris writes:
> >>
> >>  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 live about 20 miles west of Boulder, CO.
> >>>
> >>
> >> I seriously doubt you will get any kind of signal that the FS700 or
> >> any other LORAN-C receiver can use.  Your nearest station may be
> >> one of the Russian "Chayka" stations.
> >>
> >> PS: But I'm in the market for a cheap FS700, if you want to get
> >> rid of it again, but we need to find a sensible way to ship it
> >> to Denmark...
> >>
> >
> > I would too be in the market for one, I'm in Sweden so I too get to see
> > some LORAN-C. However, I recall there being some issue with the FS700 and
> > support for European chains due to the chain delay settings.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Magnus
> >
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