[time-nuts] The Demise of LORAN (was Re: Reference oscillator accuracy)
jfor at quik.com
Sat Nov 14 21:26:20 UTC 2009
Does anybody know who in Congress might take the lead in reversing the
decision? None of the reps in this state are at all likely to give a damn.
Their interest is apparently only in social issues.
> AOPA is pushing congress to repristinate funding for LORAN. General
> aviation is probably the heaviest user on this Nav system. The
> aviation user community would love to see Nav systems with integrated
> LORAN and GPS capabilty, but the industry has done little in this
> area, due to lack of government commitment to LORAN. The FAA knows the
> GPS can be easily jammed, but has done nothing do push LORAN as the
> GPS backup system.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 14, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Christopher Hoover <ch at murgatroid.com>
>> David I. Emery wrote:
>>> I have emailed my brother in law who is a rear admiral (I think
>>> now called a vice admiral) and currently CFO of the USCG (and as a
>>> re your alma mater a MIT Sloan grad) and rather loudly said so
>>> myself. He most likely was part of the group that made the
>>> decision... I intend
>>> to ask him why they did it when I next see him.
>> I see three possibilities: a) modernization (E-LORAN), b) maintain
>> existing service and capabilities, c) shut it down.
>> It would be helpful to know if USCG supports the plan to shut the
>> system down.
>> If USCG does not, those of us who are US citizens can lobby Congress
>> to restore funding for the service. There's an educational piece
>> here to do.
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