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LORAN STATION ESTACA DE VARES
43 47 05.28 N  07 40 35.82 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 1955

Construction Date

 

Constructed by:

 

Established:

1960

Disestablished:

JAN 1978 

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

NATO C

Station Letter designation:

1H5, S

Station code name:

 RITE 3

Station Unit Number:

Radio Call Sign:

 

AOB-50

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

1S4, 1960

Operational date:

1961

Operations Ceased:

312400Z DEC 1977

Station Operation:

Single MASTER

Station pair:

1S4, PORSPODOR
1H5, EAST BLOCKHOUSE

Loran Rate:

1S4, 1H5

On-Air:

1S4, 1961
1H5, 1976

Off-Air

1S4, 1976
1H5, 312400Z DEC 1977

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Personnel Allowance:

 

Station Mascot: 1967 Snoopy was a pup during this period and loved by all. He was injured by our truck and had his left rear leg in a cast for awhile.  He then had a disease and it was decided to put him to sleep.  A very sad evening when a few of the crew took him outside behind  the station, shot him and buried him.  I have several photo's of Snoopy during that period.  A great dog! Roland Perreault
1975 - Narc

Miscellaneous:

On-Air date delayed due to Spanish fishing fleet using nearby radio frequencies.
1967 1968 12 hrs of operation 2000 to 0800 French station 12 hour day operation
Last two and half months station manned by USAF and USCG

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Robert S. Palmer 1960-61
CO: LT Robert Reynard 1961 1962
CO: LT Katchaian 1964 - 1965
CO: LTJG Lambertson 1965 - OCT 1965
CO: LTJG Raymond D Bland OCT 1965 OCT 1966
CO: LTJG O'Niell OCT 1966 - 1967
CO: LTJG A. D. Picone 1967 1968
CO: LTJG David Light 1968 - 1969

CO: LTJG Fishburn 1969 - 1970
CO: LTJG Jon Neff 1970 - 1971
CO: LTJG Lake 1971 - 1972
CO: LTJG Tom Pearson 1972 - 1973
CO: LTJG Mark Beasley 1973 - 1974
CO: LTJG Christopher Waring 1974 - 1975
CO: LTJG David Crawford 1975 - 1976
Last CO: LTJG John Wcislo 1976 - FEB 1978


Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

Documents:

261103Z NOV 76 - State Department Loran A Station Estaca de Vares, Spain - pdf

PicturesClick on picture for larger image

Loran Station Estaca de Vares

Picture from google earth.

The photo below was contributed by Robert Reynard (CO 1961-62)


Back Row L to R: EN3 Richard Rog, RM2 Jim Philips, SN Mike Fewell, EN1 Don Allen, ET1 Bill Weisenborn
Front Row L to R: ET2 BuD Everritt; LTJG Robert Reynard (CO); CS2 Frank Giangrosso, DC3 Richard Russo
 

Loran Station Estaca de Vares circa 1965
Circa 1965


Circa 1965 Photo provided by Ray Bland


Christmas 1965 Photo provided by Ray Bland

Dec 1965 - Photo provided by Ray Bland
Richard L Yeates, ET1 - LTJG Raymond D Bland - Gordon D Campbell, EN1
Robert Wilson, CS1 - Felix Grande y Barge - Antonio Lopez y Lopez - Wayne Smith, RM3
James T Marshall, ET2 - Mam (Felix's mother-in-law) Victoriano Paz y Lopez - Kurt Zajac, FA
Lawrence Gaines, EN3 - Pedro - Douglas L LaCroix, SN
 


Circa 1973 - Photo provided by Carl Burkhart

Be sure and visit Dennis McCord's Estaca de Vares website.

 

 

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