[time-nuts] Loran on now
jfor at quik.com
Mon Jan 4 00:56:02 UTC 2010
"Homeland Security" is likely busy searching underwear at the moment.
> Now at 1745 MST in Tucson, AZ I can hear the usual Loran signal on
> 100 kHz (probably the one in Searchlight, Nevada. But looking at the
> Wiki article on Loran I see that it was apparently to be shut down
> AFTER 4 January, not ON 4 January, with even that predicated on a
> finding by the Department of Homeland Security. Does anyone know
> whether Homeland Security so certified??
> "After 4 January" could be a long time!
> Following is the Wiki quote:
> In November 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that the LORAN-C
> stations under its control would be closed down for budgetary reasons
> after January 4, 2010 provided the Secretary of the Department of
> Homeland Security certifies LORAN is un-needed as a backup for
> Jim Mandaville, KF7A, Tucson
>>Well its 0000 4 jan 2010 and the loran chains at the moment are running.
>>Who knows no real detail on the coast guard site.
>>On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Rich like you I have my Austrons up and a pair of HP3586 receivers
>>> Since it could be Jan 4th 0000 UTC. Maybe they will go silent in in
>>> about 3
>>> hours from now. See if I can hear the European LORAN stations.
>>> I have been logging the frequency for about a month as far as a
>>> goes. Seems like they are keeping everything in good shape till the
>>> Very sorry to see LORAN go.
>>> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Rich and Marcia Putz
>>> <rputz at bnin.net>wrote:
>>>> Hi Gang;
>>>> Tomorrow is the beginning of the count down for Loran C termination,
>>>> see how long it takes for the gov't to act on this one. I have my
>>>> That's change we can believe in!
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