[time-nuts] Loran Europe Lessay seems to be back on air?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 13:57:30 EST 2016


Well this is indeed a good new year.
It would appear that Anthorn will be active for a year to 2017.
It will be dual rated as a master and slave same sight. Much like the US.
The ups and downs you are seeing are the process to dual rate the Master.
Should settle out soon as Master and Y.
So It would appear that at least one country sees the value in an alternate
time and frequency distribution method. Hats off to the UK.

OK now I may have to go back to building the 10' square loop. Do a bit of
eLORAN DX.

Enjoy
Paul
WB8TSL


On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 7:36 AM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <
time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> I've only used Loran specific hardware receivers for actual decoding,  so
> no doubt others will be better able to answer your question re suitable
> software, but one thing to watch out for is that the stations don't
> actually
> transmit a named identifier.
>
> With all stations transmitting at 100KHz, identification depends on the
> pre-allocated group repetition interval (GRI), with the secondary
> stations in
> a particular group being identified by their time relationship  to the
> master.
> Purpose made receivers that identify stations by name do so from internally
>  stored data, which is why my FS700s always insist that Anthorn is really
> Loop  Head in Ireland, SRS jumped the gun a bit but never issued an updated
> PROM after  the proposed station at Loop Head didn't go into service:-)
>
> It's certainly fun just monitoring today though, both Master and Y  station
> are back at the moment but the modulation's been changing about  enough to
> suggest someone might even be trying to play tunes on  it:-)
>
> Regards
>
> Nigel
> GM8PZR
>
> I'm receiving pulses on 100 kHz with AirSpy and a SpyVerter, but I have no
> Windows software to decode the signal and determine just which LORAN it is.
>
> Can anyone recommend suitable Windows software?
> Being located in  Edinburgh the signal is reasonable  strong.
> Thanks,
> David
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