[time-nuts] Lessay and Soutons French LORAN Stations Shutting Down

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 13:24:01 EST 2015


And with some Luck the US appears very interested in eLORAN.
I have my Austrons running right now on 87900. They have one transmitter.
But it emits the master and a fake secondary (Y). This is a 2 week test but
there have been a number of longer duration tests starting this year.
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Iain Young <iain at g7iii.net> wrote:

> On 11/12/15 15:50, Bob Camp wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Yes, the Austron (at least the one I ran back in the 80’s) really does
>> not care if it has a master or not.
>> If you want traceability of the signal, it needs the master.
>>
>
> Ah great.
>
>> Navigation wise, the slaves become useless once the master for that chain
>> goes off the air. Unless
>> there is a new master set up, the slaves will be shutting down fairly
>> soon.
>>
>
> Anthorn is eLORAN anyway and thus backwards compatible time wise, so
> won't be going away any time soon - In fact the UK Government is
> strongly pro eLORAN, so all is not quite lost. Maybe Anthorn will just
> become a master.
>
> Sylt is joint funded by the UK, Germany, and France, so hopefully that
> will continue, or even switch to master on 6371 as well as 7499
>
>
>
> Iain
>
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