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LORAN STATION CARIBOU

46 48 27.199 N 67 55 37.713 W(1978)
46 48 27.305 N 67 55 37.155 W (WGS-84)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:
 

Construction Date  

Constructed by:  

Established: 22 NOV 1974 - LORAN C Test Facility
9 SEP 1978 - LORAN C Transmitting Station

Disestablished: 01 SEP 2010

Operated by: USCG

Chain: CANADIAN EAST COAST
U.S. NORTHEAST

Station Letter designation: 5930 – “M”
9960 – “W”

Station code name:  

Station Unit Number:  

Radio Call Sign:  

Station aka:  

On-air testing date: 5930 – 1 FEB 1980

Operational date: 5930 – 1 JAN 1984
9960 – 9 SEP 1978

Operations Ceased: 9960 - 08 FEB 2010
5930M - 031716Z AUG 2010

Station Operation: 5930 – MASTER
9960 – SECONDARY “WHISKEY”

Station pair: 5930 - CAPE RACE, FOX HARBOR, NANTUCKET
9960 - CAROLINA BEACH, DANA, NANTUCKET, SENECA, WILDWOOD

Loran Rate: 5930, 9960

On-Air: 5930 – 010001Z JAN 1984
9960 – 9 SEP 1978

Off-Air 9960W - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
5930M – 031716Z AUG 2010 – TERMINATION CANADIAN EAST COAST CHAIN

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment: 1973 - AN/FPN-54, LRE, AN/FPN-42, 350KW
1985 = AN/FPN-65, AN/FRN-64, 800KW

Antenna Type: 695ft SLT – COSMOS Eng. Inc

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous: 1973 – 1978 Test facility

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge

CO LORAN C Test Facility
LCDR PLUSCH -  22 NOV1974 –

LORAN C
1st CO: CWO Jerry Murdock 1978 - 1980
OINC: ETCS Brian D Sebastian ? - 19 DEC 1990
OINC: ETC Henry G Moss 19 DEC 1990 -
OINC: ETC David E Lown JUN 1994 – JUN 1998
OINC: ETC James L White JUN 1998 - JUN 2002
OINC: ETC Carl Seccomb 2004 - 2008
Last OINC: ETCS Fred Ripley 2008 - 2010

Pictures

The photos below were contributed by Gary Haley

Aerial view of Lorsta Caribou circa 1973

LORTESTFAC Commissioning front page

LORTESTFAC Commissioning inside cover

LORTESTFAC Commissioning program

LORTESTFAC Commissioning back

Thanks Gary!

Change of Command Invitation circa 1990

Change of Command 1990

Station Patch

Station Patch - Fred's Place