[time-nuts] Anthorn eLoran
paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed May 10 18:13:10 EDT 2017
Its been quite the interesting read. I agree with the behavior of an
antenna issue. They should just use a larger penny. That tends to work for
a bit of time.
I suspect the reason to keep it going though is to test eloran's time
dissemination. The other sites are not needed for this purpose. In the US
there is only one site and they fake out a second site with a delay so that
the austrons and other receivers are happy. And it works. When the sites up
its great to see the receivers all locked.
No navigation though.
However there have been some comments made by pretty smart people that I
actually may believe that even with 1 site its possible to navigate. Please
don't throw stones. But given the quality of a local Rb references today
might it be possible?
The new eLoran gives about a 10 X and more frequency/time accuracy.
OK I am in very dangerous waters here. I hope I don't run onto the shoals.
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 4:22 PM, Alan Melia <alan.melia at btinternet.com>
> Hi Peter
> Ah that sounds more like it. Aerial maintenaance shuts down the whole site
> these dats including MSF. There is really no reason for them to keep it
> running but I think Trinity House are paying the bill. It cannot be used
> for nav without Lessay and the output from Sylt, So I muse that they are
> keeping it powered up because the equipment is quite old now (1990s
> vintage, the unused kit destined for Loop Head in Ireland) and if the leave
> it off for any length of time it just wont start again :-)) We all know
> that syndrome !
> I dont know if this is correct but I got the feeling it was not running
> anything like full power??
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Vince" <petervince1952 at gmail.com
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Anthorn eLoran
> I gather there is an intermittent fault that is taking out a fuse, which
>> they are, necessarily, working hard to rectify.
>> On 10 May 2017 at 10:58, Iain Young <iain at g7iii.net> wrote:
>> On 09/05/17 20:28, moGandalfG8--- via time-nuts wrote:
>>> Iain Young wrote:
>>>> I now have all four with green tracking lights, so looks good to go
>>>> Thanks Iain,
>>>> Also looking good here now so seems like I cried wolf after all,
>>>> very happy it wasn't anything more permanent:-)
>>>> I noted this morning, mine were all "Red" again. This very much suggests
>>> antenna maintenance (Off while they work on it during the day, and on
>>> once they've finished the day's work before starting work on it again the
>>> next morning, rather like they do with MSF next door)
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