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Friday, December 18, 2015

LORAN's Comeback

Radio station at the US Coast Guard Reservation in Lower Township, NJ

From the Press of Atlantic City comes this story:

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The radio navigation system that helped win World War II and then guided mariners and aviators in peacetime may be making a comeback.
And it starts right here in New Jersey.
It won’t exactly be the old Loran C system southern New Jersey fishermen and general aviation pilots grew up with. It would be better. The so-called enhanced Loran, or eLoran, is being tested here at a decommissioned Coast Guard base that ran Loran operations from 1947 to 2010.
New Jersey became the first state to turn the signal back on Friday afternoon as two private firms, engineering companies UrsaNav and Harris, provided seed money for the tests supported by the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies under something called a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA.

You can read the rest of the story here and if you are local or propagation is enhanced, you might hear the New Jersey eLoran signal on 100 kHz.

1 comment:

  1. The Cape May ARC club did a Special Event from the site and even used the tower as one of our antennas, this was few years ago.