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LORAN STATION BOISE CITY

36 30 20.783 N 102 53 59.487 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date 1990
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: PreCom established July 1st 1990
Placed in service Nov 8th 1990
 
Disestablished: FEB 2010
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: 8970 GREAT LAKES
9610 US SOUTH CENTRAL
 
Station Letter designation: 8970 Z
9610 M
 
Station code name:
 
Station Unit Number:
 
Station nickname:
 
On-air testing date: 9610M - Aug 1990 Dec 24th 1990.
8970Z Aug 1990 to Sep 28th 1990.  Ceased 24 hr operations because of acquisition problems experienced by some 8970 receivers.  One hour on-air testing from Oct 3rd Oct 29th .  Resumed 24 hour operations Oct 30th, 1991 till Dec 24th 1990.
 
Operational date: 9610 Dec 25th 1990 for M-W, M-X, M-Y, M-Z  Jan 17th 1991 for M-V
8970Z - Dec 25th 1990
 
Operations Ceased: 8970 - 08 FEB 2010
9610 - 08 FEB 2010
 
Station Operation: LORAN C:
8970 SECONDARY
9610 - MASTER
 
Station pair: 8970 - BAUDETTE, DANA, MALONE, SENECA
9610 - GILLETTE, GRANGEVILLE, LAS CRUCES, RAYMONDVILLE, SEARCHLIGHT
 
Loran Rate: 9610
8970
 
On-Air: 8970-Z 30 Oct 1990
9610-M early Aug 1990
 
Off-Air 8970Z - 082000Z FEB 2010 -TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
9610M - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment: AN/FPN-65A Timers
AN/FSN-2(v)
AN/FPN-64(v)-4 Solid State Transmitter
700ft Tower with 800 ft TLE
 
Personnel Allowance: ETC (OinC), ET1 (XPO), MK1 (EPO), and ET2 (OPS).
 
Miscellaneous:
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
PRECOM OINC: ETC Joe Jester, 01 JUL 1990 - 08 NOV 1990
OINC: ETC Joe Jester, 08 NOV 1990 01 SEP 1994
OINC: ETCS Thomas Lowrimore 01 SEP 1994 - 1999
OINC: ETC Robert Buxman MAR 1999 - MAY 2000
OINC: ETC Daniel Heineck 2000-2001
OINC: ETC John Hill 2001 -
OINC: ETC Mark O'Heir 2006
 

Pictures

Loran Station Boise City

Commissioning Day
November 8, 1990

"Attention to Colors" Commissioning Day at Boise City.
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

CPO Jester tells D2 Lorsta Boise City is ready to accomplish it's mission.

"Admiral, Loran Station Boise City is ready to carry out it's mission"
states CPO Jester at the Commissioning Ceremony
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

PO2 Boyd explains the Loran Pulse

PO2 Barry Boyd (Ops PO) illustrates the loran pulse to the guests at the Commissioning Ceremony
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Lorsta Boise City Engine Room

Engine Room circa early 1990s
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Looking down from top of the north face of the tower.

Looking down from the top of the 700 foot tower.
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

PO3 League near the top of the tower

"Don't give me that look Rodney, you volunteered to be a tower climber"
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Operations Room circa 1990s

Operations Room circa 1990s
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Loran Station Boise City circa early 1990s

Security patrol on maneuvers.  Just kidding. :)
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Loran Station Boise City

View from Texline Road
-- Photo provided by Joe Jester

Loran Station Boise City Patch

Citation:

1992 Christmas Card

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

9610 Meriterous Unit Commendation