Loran C off the air
Tom Azlin N4ZPT
n4zpt at cox.net
Sun Aug 8 20:37:37 CDT 2010
I thought shutting down Loran was a debate that long proceeded Obama.
But then I guess who ever is currently president gets blamed for
everything that goes wrong and nothing that goes right.
On 8/8/2010 8:33 PM, Chip Fetrow wrote:
> 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 VERY
> LITTLE MONEY!
> 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
> TWO HOURS!
> 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
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