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LORAN STATION CONSON

08 43 N 106 38 E

8 43 19.79 N 106 37 52.03 E Building Site - provided by Chris Dailey

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:  

Construction Date JUN 1966 – construction started

Constructed by: RMJ/BRT - Raymond International Morrison-Knudsep Brown & Root & J.A. Jones

Established: 2 SEP 1966 - Commissioned

Disestablished: 30 APR 1975

Operated by: USCG

Chain: SOUTHEAST ASIA

Station Letter designation: S-3, SH-3 “Y”

Station code name:  

Station Unit Number:  

Address: APO 96314

Radio Call Sign: NPB2

Station aka:  

On-air testing date: 8 SEP 1966

Operational date: 28 OCT 1966

Operations Ceased: 29 APR 1975

Station Operation: S-3, SH-3 YANKEE

Station pair: S-3 - LAMPANG, SATAHIP
SH-3 - LAMPANG, SATAHIP, TAN MY

Loran Rate: S-3, SH-3

On-Air: S-3, 280400Z OCT 1966 - LAMPANG, SATAHIP
SH-3, 1969 - LAMPANG, SATAHIP, TAN MY

Off-Air S-3, 1969 - TAN MY added to the chain
SH-3, 291246Z APR 1975 – US pull out from Vietnam

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment: AN/FPN-44/46, AN/GSH-8, Rubidium standard
Transmitters located in the S/P building

Antenna Type: 625ft TLM – Trylon, Model 6000s, 1966 – Apr 1975

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous:  

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
CO: LCDR Judd 1966 - 1967
CO: LCDR L R McDowell 1968 - 1969
CO: LT Michael Bell 1970 - 1971

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:

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Documents:

190210Z APR 75 - State Department SEA Loran - pdf

Pictures

The following photos were contributed by Michael Phuta

Conson Timer Room

Chief on Santa's lap

Locals visiting Santa

tower work at Conson

Conson toilet

Con Son Toilet

Conson Station Patch

Thanks Michael!

The Christmas Card was provided by Larry Sheran

Christmas Card 1968

Crew at Christmas 1968

Thanks Larry!

The below photos were contributed by Rod Christian

Station Entrance

View from the bottom of the tower

Tower Insulator

Aerial View of Conson

Thanks Rod!

Below station patches were located on Fred's Place

Station Patch

Station Patch

Station Patch