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LORAN STATION BO

LORAN A
068 37 55.74 N 014 27 20.29 E (1960 Mercury Datum)
LORAN C
068 38.1N - 014 27.9E (Oct 1, 1964)
068 38 06.150 N 014 27 47.000 E
068 38 06.216 N 014 27 47.350 E (WGS-84)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: AUG1958 – for both A & C

Construction Date

Constructed by: H. Eeg-Hendriksen

Established: LORAN A: 1959

LORAN C: 1960

Disestablished: LORAN A: 10 NOV 1977

Operated by: NORWAY

Chain: LORAN A: NATO “A”

LORAN C: NORWEG1AN SEA

Station Letter designation: LORAN A: 1L0/1L1 – “N”

LORAN C: SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970, “X”

Station code name: LORAN C: RAIL 2

Station Unit Number: LORAN-A: NATO Loran Station No. 22

Radio Call Sign: JXL

Station nickname: Kleppelven

On-air testing date: LORAN A: 1959

LORAN C: 1960

Operational date: LORAN A: 1959

LORAN C: MAR 1960

Operations Ceased: LORAN A: 10 NOV 1977

Station Operation: LORAN A: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY

LORAN C: X-RAY

Station pair: LORAN A:
1L0 – JAN MAYEN
1L1 – TARVA

LORAN C:
SL-6, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR
SL-0, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR, SYLT
SL-3, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR, SYLT
7970, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR, SYLT
Loran Rate: LORAN A – 1L0, 1L1

LORAN C - SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970
On-Air: LORAN A:
1L0, 1959 – JAN MAYEN
1L1, 1959 – TARVA

LORAN C:
SL-6, MAR 1960
SL-0, 1964
SL-3, 1966
7970, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air LORAN A:
1L0, 10NOV 1977 – JAN MAYEN
1L1, 10 NOV 1977 – TARVA

LORAN C:
SL-6, 1964
SL-0, 1966
SL-3, 25 FEB 1975
7970, 312400Z DEC 1994
December 31, 2015 at 11:00 UTC All Norwegian Stations.

Monitor Rate:

Equipment: LORAN A: Output Power: 128kw

LORAN C: AN/FPN38/39, 625ft Twr, 240KW

Antenna Type: 625ft TLM– Stainless Inc, Model 1150R 1959 -

Personnel Allowance:

Miscellaneous: 16 FEB 1963 – Site survey declassified – SECRET
31 DEC 1994 – US involvement of station operations ceased. Station turned over to host nation.
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge


Miscellaneous

From the Artic DX blog by Bjarne Mjelde titled "The Rise and Fall of the Berlevag Loran C Station"
Published Sunday, January 03, 2016 and retrieved 5/24/2017

On December 31, 2015 at 11:00 UTC the Norwegian Loran C stations closed down transmissions. Listen to the DX of two Alaskan AM stations at the moment of shutdown.

KFBX 970AM Fairbanks, AK
KBRW 680AM Barrow, AK

The Dx's will be enjoying the missing Loran Signal.
--Joe

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