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Author Topic: eLORAN Tests 1250 UTC 9 FEB 2024  (Read 539 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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eLORAN Tests 1250 UTC 9 FEB 2024
« on: February 09, 2024, 1251 UTC »
Heard here at 1250 UTC.

From the time-nuts mailing list:

Eloran long test from now to August or September.

Very good news today there is a long test running in the Western US
and 3 sites are now active.
Sites at Fallon, NV; George, WA; and Havre, MT are all up and running now.
GRI is 5990. Not sure youíll hear them so far away but thought I would
let you know in case you see any skywave.
At least two of these stations have significant power. Not sure on
Havre MT.
Chris Smolinski
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Re: eLORAN Tests 1250 UTC 9 FEB 2024
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2024, 1411 UTC »
Oh, this is exciting. I'll have to break out my portable LORAN-C receiver and see if can pick up anything here.
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Re: eLORAN Tests 1250 UTC 09 FEB 2024
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2024, 2008 UTC »
Ha, what is old is new considering LORAN was decommissioned some time ago.

I used to have a nice Austron LORAN time and frequency standard back in the days. As LORAN uses cesium-based frequency standards it made for a nice disciplined standard until the services were decommissioned.

Nothing heard on 100 kHz so far (20:00 UTC 09 Feb 2024) but worth keeping an ear out.

Anyone know if there is any software (preferably free) available to decode the signal?

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Re: eLORAN Tests 1250 UTC 9 FEB 2024
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2024, 1414 UTC »
All the KiwiSDR receivers have a eLORAN decoder.  You select it from the extensions drop down menu.  It hasnít been updated to include these new sites though.

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