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LORAN STATION GEORGE
47 03 45.096 N  119 44 36.976 W (WGS-84)

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Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:  
Construction Date  
Constructed by: Cornan Construction Co. Cost >$3M
Established: OCT 1976
Disestablished: 20 AUG 2010
Operated by: USCG
Chain: U.S. WEST COAST CHAIN
CANADIAN WEST COAST
Station Letter designation:  
Station code name:  
Station Unit Number:  
Station nickname:  
On-air testing date: 9940-W
5990-Y
Operational date: 9940-W, 25 MAR 77
5990-Y, 30 APR 77
Operations Ceased: 9940W - 08 FEB 2010
5990Y - 03 AUG 2010
Station Operation: 9940-W
5990-Y
Station pair: 9940-W
5990-Y
Loran Rate: 9940-W
5990-Y
On-Air: 9940-W, 15 OCT 76
5990-Y, 1 Mar 77
Off-Air 9940W - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
5990-Y - 031714Z AUG 2010 TERMINATION U.S. CANADIAN LORAN C OPS
Monitor Rate:  
Equipment: AN/FPN-54(A) Timers, AN/FPN-45 Transmitters, 1600KW
DEC 8, 2003, Solid State Transmitter, 1300 kW
Antenna Type 695ft Stainless Inc, Model I-2512 (SLT)
Personnel Allowance:  
Miscellaneous: 19 NOV 1976 Station Dedication
Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge 1st CO: CWO William (Bill) A Degeorge 1975 -1976
CO: CWO Lindeblad 1980 - 1981
CO: CWO Ken Oslen 1982 - MAR 1988
1st OINC: ETC Carter  MAR 1988 - 1989

OINC: ETC Gordon C. Patterson 1989 JUL 1992
OINC: ETC Joseph M. Passalacqua JUL 1992 JUL 1996
OINC: ETC Eric W Pearson JUL 1996 JUL 1999
OINC: ETC Bradley S Lantz JUL 1999 JUL 2002
OINC: ETC Kevin T Anderson JUL 2002 - JUL 2006

Last OINC: ETC Benjamin A DiGuilio JUL 2006 - 20 AUG 2010

Pictures Click on image for larger picture.

Picture from google earth

From the top of the tower

On 18 MAY 1980, Mt St Helens, 130 miles away, erupted and spewed ashes that was captured as they approached the one of the SLT towers at the Loran Station.  Click picture for a larger view.

New Generation Equipment - Photo provided by ETC Ben DiGuilio

New Generation Equipment - Photo provided by ETC Ben DiGuilio

Tower shot of the station - Photo provided by ETC Ben DiGuilio

2009 Station Patch - Photo provided by ETC Ben DiGuilio

Feb 2010 Signal Termination photos

The Last Crew at Lorsta George

Last Crew
From Left to right:
ETC Benjamin A DiGuilio, OIC
ET1 Seth D Endter, XPO
ET3 Ryan H Hogan
MK1 Terry D Tice, EPO
Lt (USCG AUX) Gilbert Biles
ET3 Ryan H Hanson

Station Decommissioned 20 AUG 2010
Photos contributed by David Masinster



Towers & antennae pic from I-90


ET1 Endter, CDR Pelegrin, ETC DeGuilio (OINC), CDR Sanders (NAVCEN XO)


Lowering and folding of the flag one last time


Present and past Lorsta George crew


The last cake

Thanks Dave!

 

 

 

Documents

Part 1 of Nuts and Volts  story on Lorsta George (pdf)

Part 2 of Nuts and Volts story on Lorsta George (pdf)

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