Monday, February 08, 2010

Loran-C Is Gone (at least in southern CONUS)

The Loran-C navigational chain that has burned up 100 kHz on the US West Coast since the late 1950s is off the air. The switch was pulled soon after 2000 UTC today (Feb 8), a time that had been previously announced by the US Coast Guard.

The silence is a bit unsettling. Quiet out there. Too quiet.

A UDXF member reports that the Loran-C station in Jupiter Inlet, FL, has also left the air.