[time-nuts] Questions about Austron 5000 Loran C receiver
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Sun Mar 4 18:47:41 UTC 2012
Looks like the marine version was something ONI rented you on a per hour basis. I suspect that keeping one running at sea was a bit of a chore.
On Mar 4, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Glen Hoag <hoag at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> In searching the archives of the International Loran Association <http://www.loran.org>, I note that Austron offered two versions of the 5000. There was the station monitor version that was used as part of the system to apply time corrections as well as a marine system, both controlled by a PDP-8.
> --Glen Hoag
> hoag at hiwaay.net
> At 10:17 AM 3/4/2012, you wrote:
>> A couple of things. They are not the gov. They go home on the weekends.
>> So do take a listen to 100KC during the week.
>> I looked at the austron 5000 it was a loran station monitor. What a beasty
>> it actually is.
>> Though the nixies are nice. I guess my loran simulator would drive it.
>> But can't imagine what it must actually weight.
>> My older austron 2000 is heavy and a bear to operate.
>> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Andy Lokken <alokken at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Paul:
>> > It was your reports of the Great Lakes chain that got me interested in
>> > this. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, so I am hopeful of hearing it here. I
>> > have a couple other LF receivers with which to try to hear Loran C, so I
>> > still have options.
>> > Obviously, before I invest much in this, I want to see that the feds have a
>> > long term interest in maintaining Loran again, and especially the GL chain.
>> > -Andy
>> > On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > That is indeed interesting because the only rcvr I knew that needed a
>> > pdp 8
>> > > was the older actual station monitoring units.
>> > > I would strongly believe if you know what the 5000 wants these days its
>> > > very reasonable to emulate the control system.
>> > > That said in the US the only GRI I could monitor was the great lakes
>> > chain
>> > > 89700.
>> > > It was on and off the air as you might expect for a test.
>> > > Regards
>> > > Paul
>> > > WB8TSL
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > --
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>> > Andy Lokken
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