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LORAN STATION EJDE

62 18.0N - 07 04.4W (Oct 1, 1964)
62 17 59.680 N 07 04 26.710 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: AUG 1958

Construction Date 1959

Constructed by:  

Established: 1959

Disestablished:  

Operated by: DENMARK

Chain: NORWEGIAN SEA - SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970
NORTH ATLANTIC – SL-7, 7930
ICELANDIC - 9980; 9007

Station Letter designation: SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970 – “M”
SL-7, 7930, 9980 – “X”

Station code name: RAIL 1
WELD III

Station Unit Number:  

Radio Call Sign: OUN

Station aka:  

On-air testing date: 1959

Operational date: MAR 1960

Operations Ceased: 31 DEC 1994 - US Involvement ceased
01 JAN 1995 - Station Operations continued

Station Operation: 1959 – 1966 Single MASTER
1966 – 1994 Dual Rated: Master/Secondary

Station pair: SL-6, 1959 – 1964 BO, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR
SL-0, SL-3, 7970 1964 – 31 DEC 1994 BO, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR, SYLT
SL-7, 7930, 1966 – 31 DEC 1983 CAPE RACE, SANDUR, ANQISSOQ
9980, 1 JUN 1983 – 31 DEC 1994 ANGISSOQ, SANDUR
9007, 1 JAN 1995 ANGISSOQ, SANDUR

Loran Rate: SL-6, SL-0, SL3, 7970, SL-7, 7930, 9980

On-Air: SL-6, MAR 1960 – 1964
SL-0, 1964
SL-3, 1966
SL-7, 1966 Station became Duel rated
7970, 25 FEB 1975
7930, 25 FEB 1975
9980, 1 Jun 1983
9007, 010001Z JAN 1995

Off-Air SL-6, – Change of Rate – Sylt added to the chain
SL-0, 1966 - Change of Rate – Station became duel rated
SL-3, 25 FEB 1975 – Change of Rate
SL-7, 25 FEB 1975 – Change of Rate
7930, 312400Z MAY 1983 Chain reconfigured
7970, 312400Z DEC 1994 GPS replaced Loran C requirements
9980, 312400Z DEC 1994 GPS replaced Loran C requirements

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment: 1959 - AN/FPN-38/39, 625FT Twr 325KW
1964 - AN/FPN-44, 625FT TWR, 400KW
1995 – AN/FPN-64 24 HCG, 400KW

Antenna Type: 625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1150R, 1959 – 28 MAR 1962
625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1250R,

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous: 28 MAR 1962 – Tower Collipased – Jan Mayen became Master on 29 Mar 1962.
16 FEB 1969 - Station Folder declassified (SECRET)
31 DEC 1994 – US Involvement ceased.

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
Frode Thielfold 1959 – 1984
Ivan M Carlsson 1984 – 2004
Asbjørn Østerø 2004 -

Documents:

01 OCT 1985 - Mr. Solvi Jespersen Distinguished Public Service Award - pdf
DEC 1994 - Capt Summers and CDR Gasley with station crew - pdf
03 APR 1962 - White House Brief Tower collapsed 28 Mar 1962 - Jan Mayen ordered operational Master (photo below)
06 JUN 1962 - White House Brief Tower Collapsed

Pictures

Loran Station Ejde

Picture from google earth.

Tower collapse April 1962

From the tower manual - 625ft tower, tower colapse mentioned in White House Briefing

Ejde from the town

Photo contributed by Cdr Carl Burkhart(Ret)

Thanks Carl!

Below photos were contributed by Ivan Carlsson
Station Manager 1984 - 2004

Ariel view of the station

circa 2002

The build to the left the technical equipment (old AN/FPN-39 XMTR building). The building on the right is now office, storeroom, workshop, etc (old AN/FPN-44 XMTR building). The old office, engineroom and watchstander building is now completely empty and is laying outside the TLE foundations to the left.

LRE Training at Wildwood NJ

Photo taken at Wildwood for LRE training c./mid 70's

L to R: Gunner Mackeprang (Angissoq Loran C Tech); Jøgvan K. Mørkøre (Ejde Loran-C Tech, in Dec 2012 cerebrated his 50th anniversary at the station); sitting unknown; Hans A.B. Hansen (Angissoq, station leader); Frode Thielfoldt (Ejde Station Manager).

LRE Training at Wildwood

Wildwood LRE traing mid 70'S

The photos below are from the days of construction
contributed by Ivan Carlsson

Transmitter building and tower

Signal and Power building

Station building

Station building

trucks

construction truck

Radio Room

Main Engine and generator

Road to the transmitter building

Looking up the tower

AN/FPN-44 Vacuum Relay

AN/FPN-44 Vacuum Tube Antenna relay

Thanks Ivan!