[time-nuts] eLoran announcement in the UK
jfor at quikus.com
Wed Jul 17 13:31:32 EDT 2013
On a smaller scale, my two Austron 2100Fs are sitting, patiently waiting....
Has anyone had success in the US locking a standard LORAN-C
receiver/antenna onto the European stations lately?
> I find this interesting.
> The military is also rekindling an interest in HF communications. It
> seems that they are worried that satellite communications are vulnerable.
> A story I heard was that one fellow (a ham and book reseller) spent 10
> year buying up surplus Collins 5 kW transmitters from the government.
> He had the warehouse space and equipment to handle heavy stuff.
> Now there is a run on his stock by, guess who, the military.
> On 7/17/2013 17:06, Iain Young wrote:
>> On 17/07/13 17:27, David wrote:
>>> Not the first time this has been mentioned but another confirmation of
>>> the GPS alternative and "eLoran stations to be rolled out across UK"
>> Now this will be interesting. My -understanding- is that eLORAN is
>> backwards compatible with LORAN-C, (So an old LORAN receiver will
>> still receive the eLORAN signals, you just wont get the extra features
>> [low rate data transmissions, timing built in, rather than relying on
>> TOC etc])
>> Now if only they'd stop playing with Anthorn during the day at the
>> moment, I could do some more tests. Ah well, I'll get to it later,
>> it'll be cooler then anyway!
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