[time-nuts] Loran C sounds

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Sun Feb 14 04:36:33 UTC 2010

Confirmed to be not only a hoax, but a cruel hoax. Jerry asked
the Coast guard and got this answer:


Thank you for your report regarding the absence of LORAN signal

In accordance with the DHS Appropriations Act, the U.S. Coast Guard
has terminated the transmission of all U.S. LORAN-C signals effective
2000Z 08 Feb 2010. At this time, the U.S. LORAN-C signal will be
unusable and permanently discontinued.

This termination does not affect U.S. participation in the Russian
American or Canadian LORAN-C chains. U.S. participation in these
chains will continue in accordance with international agreements.
The Canadian Coast Guard has also issued a statement, which is
shown on their website. 

You may view the estimated remaining LORAN-C signal coverage areas
of these international chains at 

The Coast Guard strongly urges mariners currently using LORAN-C for
navigation to shift to a GPS navigation system and become familiar
with its operation as soon as possible. 

The decision to cease transmission of the LORAN-C signal reflects
the president's pledge to eliminate unnecessary federal programs.

If you have any further questions regarding LORAN please contact the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Public Affairs Office at 202-282-8010.


USCG Navigation Center
Navigation Information Service
7323 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 20598 - 7310
Tel: 703-313-5900

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Hawkins
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:25 PM

Sorry, this appears to be a hoax. Jerry is Canadian and perhaps not
familiar with US politics. Searching for "LORAN saved" gets no recent
hits except for this article. One person on the list asked if it was
the first of April already (April Fool's Day).

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Hawkins
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:49 AM
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran C sounds

This reference showed up in a radio list from a reliable source (Jerry


Bill Hawkins

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