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Old 04-11-2013, 14:26   #1
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Loran C unit

Dusty hard to get at shelf in garage or garbage can?
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Old 04-11-2013, 15:12   #2
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Depends. If it is a unit that picks up the overseas chains, should you ever think of wandering that far afield, then shelve it or sell it to someone who is going.

If it will only pick up US chains then pitch it. It will take a war with some body that has ASat capability or a serious Coronal Mass Ejection to give the DoD the leverage to say that DoHS screwed up by killing the Loran system. It was a disappointment to me when it happened since it was only costing $35M/yr to operate and maintain and recreating the system or something similar will cost $100M's, perhaps more than $1B whenever something finally causes a major GPS outage.

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Depends. If it is a unit that picks up the overseas chains, should you ever think of wandering that far afield, then shelve it or sell it to someone who is going.

If it will only pick up US chains then pitch it. It will take a war with some body that has ASat capability or a serious Coronal Mass Ejection to give the DoD the leverage to say that DoHS screwed up by killing the Loran system. It was a disappointment to me when it happened since it was only costing $35M/yr to operate and maintain and recreating the system or something similar will cost $100M's, perhaps more than $1B whenever something finally causes a major GPS outage.

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The non US systems are e-loran, which I don't believe is compatible with the old LORAN C

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I've still got one that could keeps your's company on that shelf, It's just too hard to throw away stuff that you paid that much money for.
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Re: Loran C unit

Gave mine to Goodwill, at least got a deduction for it.
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The non US systems are e-loran, which I don't believe is compatible with the old LORAN C

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