Loran C off the air

Chip Fetrow tacos at fetrow.org
Sun Aug 8 19:33:15 CDT 2010

I am on two other lists where this has been discussed to death.

On the "broadcast list" there were a lot of comments about some Sun  
effects taking out ALL of the GPS satellites.

On another list, heavily populated by pilots, and some smart people,  
it is the same.

I think it is the second most bone-head play by Obama, and it saves  

We had already off-loaded the non US chains to other countries, who  
are now paying to maintain them.

The thing is, I used to use LORAN-A and LORAN-C in my car before GPS,  
and actually after GPS was started because I was a GPS user when my  
"hand held" unit was huge, only displayed Lat-Long, and the only  
waypoint was MOB, for Man Over Board.  OH, and it ate EIGHT C-Cells in  

There were two major users, the airlines and ships at sea.  Most  
airliners removed them years ago, once GPS was approved for in-route  
navigation, mostly for weight and panel space reasons.  Of course,  
LORAN-C was not nearly as useful, or useable on aircraft as LORAN-A,  
with the former being Long-Wave requiring very long antennas, and  
LORAN-A being Medium-Wave.

I'm sure there are many on THIS list who know more than I.


On Aug 8, 2010, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at amrad.org wrote:

> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 18:15:21 -0400
> From: "Mike O'Dell" <mo at 131.ccr.org>
> Subject: Re: Loran C off the air
> i fear that the Stupid Tax payments arising from that
> incomrephensible decision are going to be staggering
>     -mo

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