[time-nuts] Loran in the US
jfor at quikus.com
Sun Mar 4 21:39:55 UTC 2012
With today's electronics and 'puters, a new system could be designed to
operate essentially without local staffing, IMO. The biggest problem would
be getting antennas with reasonable radiation efficiency at 100 kHz,
without using 1000' plus towers.
One option might be more, smaller, cheaper stations.
> On 03/04/2012 10:02 PM, Charles P. Steinmetz wrote:
>> Antonio wrote:
>>> Now, that the Loran C ressurection seems to be probable
>> I suspect that it is not yet anywhere near probable -- more likely there
>> is now some remote possibility of a ressurection if many difficult
>> preconditions (including Congressional action) are all met.
> Rebuilding the network and finance the cost of running it will be a
> challenge. This is why tearing down the old network was such a waste of
> money. If they seriously considers it, maybe they have learned a hard
> lesson and at least considers it and is ready to bite the bullet.
> A key worry would be if they chose to use a non-compatible coding such
> that existing Loran-C equipment needs to be scrapped anyway.
> It would be interesting to see how it plays out.
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