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Old 01-10-2010, 14:26   #1
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Do Any LORAN Stations Remain ?

I know the US has discontinued transmitting LORAN signals but its that universally the case? Are any countries still broadcasting or is everyone, world wide, relying on GPS?
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Looks like it's gone in Canada as of this past Feb.

Loran-C Radio Navigation Services To End February 2010
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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) posted a notice in the Federal Register on January 7 certifying that termination of the Loran-C signal will not adversely affect the safety of maritime navigation and that decommission will begin on February 8 with all Loran stations expected to cease transmitting the Loran-C signal by October 1, 2010.
USCG Publishes Loran-C Termination; DHS Says Not Needed for GPS Backup | Inside GNSS

LORAN Closures ➥ LORAN-C General Information - USCG Navigation Center

TERMINATION OF U.S. LORAN-C SIGNALS:
In accordance with the 2010 DHS Appropriations Act, the U.S. Coast Guard terminated the transmission of all U.S. LORAN-C signals on 08 Feb 2010.

TERMINATION OF RUSSIAN AMERICAN LORAN-CHAYKA SIGNALS:
The U.S. Coast Guard transmission of the Russian American signal was terminated on 01 Aug 2010.

TERMINATION OF CANADIAN COAST LORAN-C SIGNALS:
The U.S. Coast Guard transmission of Canadian LORAN-C signals was terminated
on 03 Aug 2010.
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Old 01-10-2010, 16:22   #4
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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) posted a notice in the Federal Register on January 7 certifying that termination of the Loran-C signal will not adversely affect the safety of maritime navigation and that decommission will begin on February 8 with all Loran stations expected to cease transmitting the Loran-C signal by October 1, 2010.
USCG Publishes Loran-C Termination; DHS Says Not Needed for GPS Backup | Inside GNSS

LORAN Closures ➥ LORAN-C General Information - USCG Navigation Center

TERMINATION OF U.S. LORAN-C SIGNALS:
In accordance with the 2010 DHS Appropriations Act, the U.S. Coast Guard terminated the transmission of all U.S. LORAN-C signals on 08 Feb 2010.

TERMINATION OF RUSSIAN AMERICAN LORAN-CHAYKA SIGNALS:
The U.S. Coast Guard transmission of the Russian American signal was terminated on 01 Aug 2010.

TERMINATION OF CANADIAN COAST LORAN-C SIGNALS:
The U.S. Coast Guard transmission of Canadian LORAN-C signals was terminated
on 03 Aug 2010.

I know all of that. But, is that also the case for Europe, the Middle and Far East and "down under"?
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The European eLoran project is still underway

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Loran/Chayka Stations Worldwide ➥ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ationscrkl.jpg

Enhanced Loran (eLoran) ➥ http://www.loran.org/news/LORAN%20FI...%20Release.pdf
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Enhanced Loran (eLoran) ➥ http://www.loran.org/news/LORAN%20FI...%20Release.pdf
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Whats that got to do with the OP question , its a 2008 statment
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Alternate Question

Perhaps I should have posed this enquiry differently. We have a very reliable RayNav 550 Loran that was rendered inoperable due to the US Government's decision to abandon LORAN as a backup for GPS. I am trying to decide whether to remove the system and simply discard it; or; to remove the unit, but not the antenna system, against the possibility that a future owner might take the yacht to an area where it could be of use. Our system was very reliable and quite accurate once the area corrections were made, routinely giving us positional data that was within 60 feet of the positional data from our WAAS enabled GPS. I do not want to discard a system that some later owner might be able to take advantage of; or, retain a system for which there is no likely future use. (My garage is already overflowing with obsolete electrical devices--anyone interested in a portable Smith Carona Electric Typewriter?)

Any thoughts?
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Did you ever figure out an answer for this? I have a loran but don't want to remove it if it can be used outside of North America.
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I donít know how up to date these are.

Currently active Loran transmitters:
http://teconcept.de/geo/Stationen.htm

LORAN-C chains in service
Chain information

Notwithstanding, I'd expect a LORAN-C receiver to be "next to" useless.
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Evidently, in recognition of the fragility of GPS, European LORAN stations remain active and will be utalized to implement a GSP alternative navigation system "EuroFix". Accordingly, I shall dismount our equipment but not discard it against the possibility that our boat may someday return to her original home port in Europe. For added information follow the links at European Loran C .

FWIW...
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Thanks for the info! I will probably leave my alone for now. I got other things to work on...
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