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LORAN STATION ANGISSOQ

59 59 17.270 N 45 10 27.470 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: MAR 1962
Construction Date 1963
Constructed by:  
Established: 1963
Disestablished: JAN 1995
Operated by: DENMARK
Chain: SL-7, 7930 NORTH ATLANTIC
9980 ICELANDIC
7930 LABRADOR SEA
9007 ICELANDIC
Station Letter designation: SL-7 7930 “M”
9980 “W”
7930 “X”
9007 “W”
Station code name: WELD II
Station Unit Number:  
Radio Call Sign: OVY
Station aka:  
On-air testing date: SL-7  1963
7930 AUG 1983
Operational date: 01 JAN 1964
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1994
Station Operation:

SL-7 7930 – MASTER
9980 WHISKEY
7930 XRAY
9007 WHISKEY

Station pair: SL-7, 7930 CAPE RACE, EJDE, SANDUR
9980   EDJE, SANDUR
7930   CAPE RACE, FOX HARBOR
9007 EDJE, SANDUR

Loran Rate: SL-7, 7930, 9980, 9007

On-Air: SL-7  1964 CAPE RACE, EJDE, SANDUR
7930 25 FEB 1975 CAPE RACE, EJDE, SANDUR
9980 1 JUN 1983 EDJE, SANDUR
7930 01001Z JAN 1984 CAPE RACE, FOX HARBOR
9007 010001Z JAN 1995 EDJE, SANDUR

Off-Air SL-7 25 FEB 1975 Change of rate
7930 312400Z DEC 1983 Chain reconfiguration
9980 312400Z DEC 1994 Loran C phased out
7930 312400Z DEC 1994 Loran C phased out

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment:

1964 AN/FPN-44, 400KW
1965 AN/FPN-45/46, 3MW
12 APR 1976 – LRE installed

Antenna Type: 1350ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1460
021824Z AUG 1964  1350ft Tower collapsed
650ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1250-1

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous: 11 JUL 1962 - Site Report unclassified – Confidential
There was a consideration of moving the Fredricksdal Loran A to Angissoq however consideration was given to the overland distance of the “A” transmitting antenna to the service area.
31 DEC 1994 – US involvement of station operations ceased. Station turned over to host nation.

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
Station Leader: Hans A. B. HANSEN

Documents:

21 MAR 1962 - White House weekly brief (pdf)

 

Pictures

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 The below photos were contributed by Carl Burhart

View of Angissoq from Loran Tower

View of town from tower. 

Tower Collapse

1350 foot tower Collapse.

Thanks Carl!

The below photos were contributed by Ivan Carlsson

Installation of cable trench

Installation of the cable trench

U.S. Coast Guard resupply cutter

Resupplying station with stores and fuel c./1968

Looking out to sea

View of Station

c./1973

Road to station

c./173

Thanks Ivan!