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Offline skeezix

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eLORAN in the U.S. is alive?
« on: June 11, 2017, 0020 UTC »
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Date: Fri Jun 2 16:55:21 EDT 2017
Subject: [time-nuts] Exciting news for the western US eloran to be on the air!!

Quite the opportunity. 3 sites on the air and synchronized so you could
actually do real location tracking. What is amazing is the sites have to
some level been restored to operation. I have heard as an example Dana
Indiana was gutted.
Have fun and enjoy and I will be listening from the East coast.

The Loran sites at Havre, MT; George, WA, and Fallon, NV will be
continuously broadcasting from 0900 (MST) 20 June 2017 through 1200 (MST)
on 30 June 2017. The sites will be operating on the 5990 rate but
occasionally may operate at other rates. Only the site at Fallon will be
operating as an eLoran site. The sites at Havre and George will be
operating as Loran-C sites synchronized to UTC.

Regards
Paul


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In general these are for various propagation and characterization studies
using new eloran receivers by UrsaNav. As an example. How well the signals
received in a modern building. Stuff like that.
The fact that they actually have 3 stations up and synchronized is quite
amazing given transmitters and control chains were trashed in most stations.
Regards
Paul.


From another thread in the same mailing list:

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Ruslan N
Wed May 10 20:43:22 EDT 2017

Hi, what's the current status of eLORAN globally?  It's difficult to
find the latest information on this on the WWW.  As I understand it,
there currently exist only two active eLORAN projects, Ursanav/US
gov't in the US, and Babcock Comms/UK gov't in the UK (and possibly
South Korea as well?).  I know that the former has operated only one
site in the near past (Wildwood), though the testing period (according
to its website) has expired and I'm not seeing any information on a
continuation.  As for the latter, as the recent thread has informed
us, at least one site is active (albeit experiencing some technical
issues), Anthorn.  In particular, more detailed information, analysis,
and predictions on these efforts are sought.

A follow up to that confirmed this conjecture.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 0031 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: eLORAN in the U.S. is alive?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 2302 UTC »
"Paul" quotes from part of the 5 June 2017 GPS World web page on this at http://gpsworld.com
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Wishing the 1980's PopComm was still around.

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Re: eLORAN in the U.S. is alive?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 0156 UTC »
On which frequencies will these LORAN stations be transmitting? Will there be anything that would be audible on an SSB radio?
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Re: eLORAN in the U.S. is alive?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 0230 UTC »
100 kHz

If you're listening with USB, tune a little below that.

LORAN-C:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UHrwWCHFIQ

This is of eLORAN (however, I have yet to hear it on the air):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swjC1efj1J8

More:
http://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/LORAN
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 0237 UTC by skeezix »
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