[time-nuts] Loran C returning to a station near you...
paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 08:59:28 EDT 2015
I did fire up the srs last week and did not here it?
I will fire up a LF receiver and listen. Perhaps my preamp is sick.
On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 11:32 PM, David McGaw <n1hac at dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> The word is that eLoran IS on in the US from Wildwood as of June 19. Has
> anyone noticed the signal?
> There is also a bill in the US House to reinstate Loran-C as eLoran.
> David N1HAC
> On 7/14/15 6:49 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> Not to be to much of a downer here but …..
>> Loran for timing and an “Eastern WWVB” are two projects that seem to each
>> have a
>> life of their own. They seem to come up on some sort of cycle related to
>> sun spots.
>> Both have zero (or possibly less than that) percent mind share among
>> those who
>> would need to implement them into systems. Since there is major cost on
>> the systems
>> end, it would take “mandatory use” legislation to get them designed in.
>> Without those
>> design in’s, *having* a backup system is pretty useless. You are talking
>> about billions of
>> dollars and years of effort to hook them up ….
>> If you are talking about “infinite budget” military systems, some of that
>> may happen. I
>> notice in the papers that “infinite budget” does not seem to apply to the
>> US DOD these
>> days. For commercial systems, nobody will significantly cut into profits
>> to do something like this.
>> Should they do this - sure. Will they do it - nope.
>> On Jul 14, 2015, at 4:49 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The reason to stay with the LORAN C style pulses is very very simple. It
>>> allows our time-nuts Austrons and SRS to work. Its the only way I get any
>>> of my tax dollars back. :-)
>>> The good news is no official government person reads time-nuts.
>>> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 12:16 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
>>>> In message <55A4AC81.1030100 at rubidium.dyndns.org>, Magnus Danielson
>>>> The safety is
>>>>> relative, in that it takes quite a bit of more infrastructure compared
>>>>> to the jamming of GPS, and that lies in the wavelength of the signal
>>>>> than anything else.
>>>> If the goal is a reliable backup for GPS, there are smarter ways to
>>>> use the 100kHz band than Loran-C pulses, and there really isn't much
>>>> reason to stay compatible with Loran-C receivers.
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