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U.S. EAST COAST

The U.S. Coast Coast Chain was established in August 1957 ulitizing CYTAC project equipment which was located at Cape Fear, NC (Carolina Beach), Carabella, FL (relocated to Jupiter) and Forestport, NY (relocated to Martha's Vineyard). Each station was equiped with one set of transmission equipment. This made the system unrelible for userability. The chain was considered Experimental until Martha's Vineyard site relocated to Nantucket and the Jupiter site relocated approximately 2 mile north of the original site. The new East Coast Chain was declared operational 28 Aug 1962. with second generation Loran-C equipment, the AN/FPN-41/42 set. In 1966, Cape Race was added to the chain and in 1967 Dana became part of chain. The East Coast Chain was operational until 1978 when there was a major reconfiguration of the LORAN-C program.

CLOSE code named for this project.

CLOSE-1 Martha's Vineyard; CLOSE-2 Carolina Beach; CLOSE-3 Jupiter; CLOSE-4 LMS Bermuda

07 DEC 1956 - Special Temporary Loran Stations; establishment of - pdf

1957 - 1962

Carolina Beach - Martha's Vineyard - Jupiter - LMS Bermuda - Wildwood EECEN Test Facility

Estimates of Capability of East Coast System - pdf

14 JAN 1960 - News Release Favorable Study of New Radio Navigational System Completed - pdf

20 OCT 1961 - East Coast Loran-C Chain; control of - pdf

1962 - 1966

Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - LMS Bermuda - Wildwood EECEN Test Facility

 

1966 - 1967

Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - Cape Race - LMS Bermuda - LMS St. Anthony - Wildwood EECEN Test Facility

220138Z JUL 66 - Calbration SL-X - pdf


1967 - 1972

Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - Dana - LMS Bermuda - LMS Robins-Warner - Caribou and Wildwood EECEN Test Facilities

 

1972 - 1978

Carolina Beach - Jupiter - Nantucket - Dana - LMS Bermuda - LMS Eglin - Caribou and Wildwood EECEN Test Facilities