Loran C off the air

Chip Fetrow tacos at fetrow.org
Thu Aug 12 00:55:24 CDT 2010

Nine degrees.

But, WWV... doesn't give you enough directions.

Waaa, Wbbb, and Wccc MIGHT, but not like GPS or LORAN-C.


On Aug 12, 2010, at 12:14 AM, Joseph Bento wrote:

> On Aug 11, 2010, at 9:32 PM, Chip Fetrow wrote:
>> Frankly, shutting down WWV, WWVL, WWVB would not be nearly the  
>> problem of shutting down LORAN-C.
>> LORAN-C was both timing and location.  WWV... is just TIME.   
>> Frankly, it is useless for timing, since you don't really know the  
>> delays until MUCH later when they publish the atmospheric delays.
>> WWV... doesn't give you any idea of where you are located.
> And to think many moons ago, people would triangulate using a  
> specialized AM BCB radio receiver.   Coordinates were known for the  
> towers, so I believe if you took a bearing on at least two stations,  
> you'd have a nice "X" where you apparently are.
> How many people know their magnetic declination at their home QTH to  
> determine true north?  Orienteering was fun, and perhaps a bit more  
> challenging than Geocaching.
> Joe

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