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LORAN STATION CAPE SAN JUAN

18 23 07.32 N 65 37 11.87 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:
 

Construction Date 1955 – 1957

Constructed by:
 

Established:
27 SEP 1957 – Commissioned

Disestablished: JAN 1981

Operated by:
USCG

Chain:  

Station Letter designation:
3L2, “J”

Station code name:
 

Station Unit /
Account Number:
SEP 1957 - 07-350815

Station nickname:
 

On-air testing date:
JUL 1959

Operational date:
03 JUL 1959

Operations Ceased:
312400Z DEC 1980

Station Operation:
Single MASTER

Station pair:
2L2, 3L2 – SOUTH CAICOS

Loran Rate:
2L2, 2L3

On-Air: 2L2, JUL 1959 – SOUTH CAICOS
3L2, 1968 – SOUTH CAICOS

Off-Air 2L2, 1968 – SOUTH CAICOS
3L2, 312400Z DEC 1980 SOUTH CAICOS

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment:
AN/FPN-30, AN/FPA-2, T-325B/FPN, AN FPA-3A

Personnel Allowance:
1966 – Request to change LTJG to BMC

Miscellaneous:
 

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: LTJG Arthur H Edwards 27 SEP 1957 – 1 NOV 1957
CO: LTJG William A Publicover 1 NOV 1957 – 1 APR 1960
CO: LTJG John N MacDonald 1 APR 1960 - 1962
CO: LTJG J R Gore 1963 - 1965
OINC: BMC Velez 1969 - 1970
OINC: BMC H. K. Chun 1970 – 11 FEB 1972
OINC: BMC Bass 1976 - 1978
Last OINC: ETC James W Allen 1978 - JAN 1981

Documents:

08 AUG 1955 - Site Survey ECV - pdf
08 AUG 1955 - Site Survey - pdf
12 AUG 1955 - Site Survey - pdf
01 NOV 1955 - Land Acquisition

Pictures

Loran Station Cape San Juan

Aerial View Coast Guard Photo

Aerial View (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The photos below were found on Fred's Place and posted by Robert Price

San Juan Christmas Card circa late 1960s

Christmas Card - c./late 60's

Aerial View 1967

Aerial View c./1967

Crew Late 1960s

Crew late 60's

Thanks Robert

The photos below were contributed by Tom Herendeen c./1972

Cape San Juan Light and Station

Lighthouse

Transmitter Building

Transmitter Building

Transmitter building and helopad

Transmitting Building with Helipad

transmitter building with antenna in background

Transmitter Building

AN/FPN-30 Loran Timer/Synchronizer

AN/FPN-30

Loran A transmitter circa 1972

Loran A Transmitters

Antenna circa 1972

Antenna, c./1972

View of tower during lamp changing

Changing Lamps

BMC Chun Officer in Charge

BMC Chun - OINC

Change of Command 2-11-1972

Change of Command Feb 11, 1972

Personnel Inspection Nov 1972

Inspection - Nov 1972

H Stoppleman

H Stoppleman

USCGC SageBrush

CGC Sagebrush Search and Rescue

USCGC Sagebrush rescue complete

CGC Sagebrush Search and Rescue Complete

Thanks Tom!