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LORAN STATION OROTE POINT

13 26 36.03 N 144 37 22.24 E (1960 Mercury Datum)

LORAN C MONITOR

13 35 19.8 N 144 50 24.6 E (WGS-72)

 

Site Survey:  
 
Construction Date  
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: 1966
 
Disestablished: JAN 1978
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: The MARIANAS
 
Station Letter designation:  
 
Station code name:  
 
Station Unit Number:
Mailing Address:

Box 163, FPO, SF 96630
 
Radio Call Sign: NRV-1
 
Station aka:  
 
On-air testing date:
 
Operational date: 01 FEB 1966
 
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1977
 
Station Operation: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)
 
Station pair: 2L2 - YAP
2L3 - SAIPAN
 
Loran Rate: 2L2; 2L3
 
On-Air: 2L2 (S), 01 FEB 1966 - YAP
2L3 (S), 01 FEB 1966 - SAIPAN
 
Off-Air 2L3 (S), 312400Z DEC 1977 – Loran A phased out
2L2 (S), 312400Z DEC 1977 – Loran A phased out
 
Monitor Rate: LORAN C:
NORTHWEST PACIFIC
 
Equipment: AN/FPN-30 Timers, T-325C Transmitters, AM-1700 Amplifiers, CU-815 Antenna Coupler
 
Anteena: 125ft tower
Personnel Allowance: 1972 - 8 Enlisted
 
Miscellaneous:

25 NOV 1965 - 3 WWII Japanese soldiers walked out of the jungle

1967 – Name of station changed to GUAM ISLAND

JUL 1972 - Loran Station, Depot Guam and Radio Station became separate units.

May 1976 – Typhoon PAMALA – 4 days of storm – station on-air entire time

Commanding Officers /
 Officers in Charge

Supervisor:
ETC Gale ? – NOV 1968
ETC Patrick Corley NOV 1968 – JUL 1969
ETC Charles Ingram JUL 1969 - 1970

OINC: ETC Theodore Turner 1974 - 1975
OINC: ETC Robert N. Gardner 1976 - JAN 1977
OINC: ETC C. R. Barber JAN 1977
 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD NEW

Awards:

Coast Guard Restricted Ribbon

Documents:

Mid 70's - General Information Book - pdf

Pictures:

Orote Point: Picture from google earth 2002

Orote Point: Picture from google earth 2017

Photos below were contributed by Jack Winslade c./1970

Building Building viewed from the main road

View of the station from the access road

Station Building as viewed from the Transmitting Antenna

Timer Room

AN/FPN-30 Timers

Transmitter Alley

Cliffs of Orote Point rear of station antenna field

ET3 George McEwan on duty

ET3 George McEwan on the phone

ETC Charlie Ingram

ETC Charlie Ingram relaxing after a very intense workday

Guamanian Rail

Guamanian sunset with station tower looking out over the point

RF Transmission lights the fluorescent tube

Thanks Jack!