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

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 21:27:22 EST 2015


I was of the impression 3 would do and the master can be one of the points.
However for LORAN C after the new year it won't matter.

eLORAN has some useful properties in the data channel. I suppose with luck
we will all learn more about that. At least at the moment my old LORAN C
gear is very happy with the eLORAN out of NJ and so far my house hasn't
moved an inch or meter.
I hope that there may be further testing and development of eLORAN in
Europe.
Though I think you were way ahead of us on that front.
Regards
Paul.

On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 5:16 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
wrote:

> --------
> In message <678A5344-8039-4145-89A9-223106955CAA at n1k.org>, Bob Camp
> writes:
>
> >Each navigation chain requires 4 stations for navigation (one master to
> supply
> >timing and three slaves to triangulate against).
>
> All the european LORSTAs are absolutely timed, that improved precision
> dramatically.
>
> You really only need 3 stations to navigate, but for typical layouts
> the fourth station gives many more nautical square miles per buck
> than the first three.
>
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