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I know the technology is dying, or maybe already dead, but wasn't sure if anyone needs it or could use it before I chunk it. Been in sittin on the shelf in the garage for WAY too long.
 

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They just shut the loran towers down so I certainly don't see any need for a unit. I have one that I used each and every time out and still think loran so I am bummed out about them shutting them down.
 

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Ok, I thoughtI remembered hearing/reading the towers were coming down; just didn't know when. Just checking before I threw itaway. Thanks.
 

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I'm almost certain they haven't discontinued the loran. From what I've heard the govt has been in the process of doing a 400+ million rennovation to the system because they figured out the loran doesn't have the flaws of the gps.

What model is it?? I might be interested.
 

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If that is the case then they will upgrade the units also, just like when they went from Loran A to Loran C. They are talking about E Loran.
 

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Yeah Sitex and I believe Furuno have come out with new E loran in the last year or two. I think Sitex is the only one that offers it as a stand alone unit as well as a gps/E loran combination, but dont quote me on this.
 

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i also have one that somebody can have. don't know why i've kept it.
 

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I was at the marina tues. wed. and today.I could not get my loran to lock in,but phantom loran on my nothstar will.Just my expeirinince,.Don't know for sure.:letsdrink
 

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The LORAN C signal was shut down for good on 8 Feb. It's gone and replaced by a much better system:doh
 

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LORAN-C Termination Information

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/loran/default.htm

In accordance with the DHS Appropriations Act, the U.S. Coast Guard will terminate the transmission of all U.S. LORAN-C signals effective 2000Z 08 Feb 2010. At that time, the U.S. LORAN-C signal will be unusable and permanently discontinued. This termination does not affect U.S. participation in the Russian American or Canadian LORAN-C chains. U.S. participation in these chains will continue in accordance with international agreements. The Canadian Coast Guard has also issued a statement, which is shown on their website.

You may view the estimated remaining LORAN-C signal coverage areas of these international chains in Appendix B, pages B-6 through B-9 of the Specification of the LORAN-C Transmitted Signal, COMDTINST M16562.4A. The entire Specification may be downloaded also.

The Coast Guard strongly urges mariners currently using LORAN-C for navigation to shift to a GPS navigation system and become familiar with its operation as soon as possible. Mariners will not be able to rely upon LORAN-C for navigation as of Feb. 8, 2010.

LORAN-C has, as a result of technological advancements in the last 20 years, became an antiquated system no longer required by the armed forces, the transportation sector or the nation?s security interests and is used only by a small percentage of the population. The Coast Guard understands that LORAN-C is still used by a small segment of the public and that those users will have to shift to GPS or other systems; however, continued use of limited resources to operate LORAN-C is no longer prudent use of taxpayer funds and is not allowed under the 2010 DHS Appropriation Act.
 

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capt wade (2/18/2010)

What model is it?? I might be interested.
Not sure, but I'll find out and let you know. It's pretty old, but I think I have everything that goes with it, with maybe the exception of the antenna coupler. Your welcome to it if you want it.
 
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