[time-nuts] End of Loran-C in Europe confirmed.

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Fri Dec 18 03:20:13 EST 2015

It seems like the biggest problem for Loran-C is that they have not been 
able to build an economical model to support it. That it complements the 
GPS and GLONASS systems, as well as GALILEO in a somewhat different mode 
disturbance is a technical detail which doesn't ripple though the reports.


On 12/17/2015 11:30 PM, Thomas S. Knutsen wrote:
>  From what I understand there have been some strongly worded letters from
> the russian goverment to the norwegian with regards to the shutdown of Bø
> chain (Jan Mayen, Bø in Vesterålen and Berlevåg) all in Norway.
> The russians dont seems to happy with the loss of LORAN, specialy when
> aurora borealis makes satelite based navigation next to useless.
> The stations in Norway have been due to shutdowns before, probably in 2007
> or 2008, but then several of the other countries intervened.
> In my opinion, they are giving away navigational security for dimes. Try
> using a sixtant when the sun don't go above the horizon for several months
> in the wintertime.
> Poul-Henning: I can confirm that Russian Chayka station is still on the air.
> BR.
> Thomas.
> 2015-12-17 16:26 GMT+01:00 Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>:
>> --------
>> In message <5672A8ED.1010802 at g7iii.net>, Iain Young writes:
>>> The UK is (supposedly) supportive of eLORAN,
>> Yeah, but you need 3 transmitters and if norway and france
>> closes there is *at best* Anthorn and Sylt left.
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