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Old 01-07-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Loran is dead

The whole question of the future of Loran-C apparently became moot today when the USCG announced that, due to cost cutting, the entire Loran network will be shut down starting on February 8, 2010.* After that date, the USCG said in its news release, Loran would no longer be suitable for navigation and the few remaining people who use it will have to switch to GPS.* Now I'll have to figure out what to put in the console hole that is currently occupied by the Furuno Loran-C unit that came with the boat.....

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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The whole question of the future of Loran-C apparently became moot today when the USCG announced that, due to cost cutting, the entire Loran network will be shut down starting on February 8, 2010.**
WASHINGTON The Coast Guard's Director of Prevention Policy announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of the Record of Decision to decommission the Loran-C program and terminate the North American Loran-C signal.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Told ya so. Chuck
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:28 AM   #4
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Guess the loran goes on the museum shelf with my old Magnavox Sat Nav.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:14 AM   #5
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... And your BetaMax video recorder
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:58 AM   #6
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In the PNW this issue continues to get interesting as Canada and Russia support Loran. Lest we forget, there is a world beyond the eastern US shores.
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Oh, they'll just shut it down, then find that it has lots of uses and spend hundreds of millions to re-commission it. I bet the folks who will do that were behind the de-commissioning.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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AM keeping my Sailor MDF aboard ,and it has the frequencies for Consolan ,

which will be the fastest to get on line if there is an EMP.

Might be a good idea to upgrade to a good deep depth sounder , and think of contour nav again.

With of course updated real paper charts.

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