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

Alan Melia alan.melia at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 7 06:55:46 EST 2016


Hi Brian Yes I did mean the Royal Inst. of Navigation.  I think the hard 
facts were that there seemed no support from Governments for systems for 
which the users could not be billed . That hastened the demise of our own 
Decca Nav system in the late 90s also hastened by the end of the Cold War. 
My contact may have been jaundiced as he had been a Decca man. I had a 
contact whilst the Loop Head gear was operating from Rugby, but not after 
the contract passed to Babcock and Anthorn......but there were ex BT staff 
working there.....I will enquire.

Alan
G3NYK
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Inglis" <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
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Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 6:26 AM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran Europe Lessay seems to be back on air?


> The 2015 shutdown was of the Research Information Network, but I guess the 
> OP may have meant the Royal Institute of Navigation? Hard to believe 
> anyone responsible from the latter would decry eLoran, unless perhaps the 
> operational cost was seen to be unreasonable.
>
> On 2016-01-06 18:39, Alan Melia wrote:
>> Yeah well its all done by computers now you dont need qualified 
>> navigators, the Captain can easily run it aground on his own :-)) It took 
>> a little longer than dumping ROs but not much.
>>
>> Alan
>> G3NYK
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Inglis" 
>> <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca>
>> To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 9:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran Europe Lessay seems to be back on air?
>>
>>
>>> On 2016-01-04 14:11, Alan Melia wrote:
>>>> I remember being told by a senior member of the RIN that he thought it 
>>>> was a "dead duck" and a waste of money.
>>>
>>> It appears someone also thought RIN was a "dead duck" and a waste of 
>>> money as it too shut down at the end of 2015!
>
> -- 
> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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