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LORAN STATION GESASHI
LORAN A: 26 36 26.22 N 128 09 07.48 E (2S7)
26 36 16.91 N 128 09 05.31 E (2H5, 2H6)
26 36 16.910N - 128 09 05.310E (2H5, 2H6)
LORAN C: 26 36.4N - 128 08.9E (Oct 1, 1964)
LORAN C: 26 36 24.990 N 128 08 56.210E

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Fact Sheet

Site Survey:  
Construction Date  
Constructed by:  
Established: LORAN A: 1964
LORAN C: 161130Z NOV 1963 - Commissioned
Disestablished: LORAN A: MAR 1997
LORAN C: SEP 1993 - Transfer to Japan
Operated by: LORAN A:
USCG 1964 31 DEC 1977
JAPAN 1 JAN 1978 10 MAR 1997
Chain: LORAN A: JAPAN LORAN C:
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
KORAN
Station Letter designation: LORAN A: 2H5, 2H6, 2S7 E LORAN C:
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
SS-0, SS-3, 9970, X
7730, Y
KORAN
5970, Z
Station code name: LORAN C: WING IV NWPAC
                  PACE I 1962 SEASIA Chain/Cancelled 1963
Station Unit Number: 14-Z40179
FPO 98770
Radio Call Sign:  
Station aka:  
On-air testing date: LORAN A: 1964 LORAN C:
PACIFIC NORTHWEST:
25 JUL 1963 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
17 MAR 1964 - HOKKAIDO, MARCUS
21 DEC 1964 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
Operational date: LORAN A: 1964
LORAN C: 21 JAN 1964
Operations Ceased: LORAN A: 10 MAR 1997
LORAN C: SEP 1993 - Transfer to Japan
Station Operation: LORAN A:
1964 1977 - Triple SLAVE/SECONDARY (TS)
1977 1997 Single MASTER/Double SECONDARY (SM, DS)
LORAN C:
SLAVE/SECONDARY X
Station pair: LORAN A:
2H5 - MIYAKO JIMA 1964 MAR 1997
2H6 IWO JIMA 1964 1977
2S7 NOMAIKE 1964 1997
2H6 HACHIJO 1978 1997
LORAN C:
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
SS-3, 9970  - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
7930 - HOKKAIDO, MARCUS, YAP
9970 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP*, BARRIGADA* Replaced YAP in 1987
KORAN
5970 - POHANG, HOKKAIDO, KWANJU, OSAN
Loran Rate: LORAN A: 2S7, 2H5, 2H6 LORAN C:
PACIFIC NORTHWEST: SS-3, 9970, 7930
KORAN, 5970
On-Air: LORAN A:
2H5, 1964 MIYAKO JIMA
2H6, 1964 IWO JIMA
2S7, 1964 NOMAIKE
2H6, 1978 HACHIJO
LORAN C:
SS-3, 21 JAN 1964 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
SS-0, 25 MAY 1964 - HOKKAIDO, MARCUS
SS-3, 1 JAN 1965 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
9970, 25 FEB 1975 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
7930. 210300Z FEB 1981 - HOKKAIDO, MARCUS, YAP
9970, 310700Z MAR 1981 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP
9970, 1987 - HOKKAIDO, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, BARRIGADA
Off-Air LORAN A:
2H5, 10 MAR 1997 MIYAKO JIMA
2H6, 312400Z DEC 1977 IWO JIMA
2S7, 10 MAR 1997 NOMAIKE
2H6, 10 MAR 1997 HACHIJO
LORAN C:
SS-3 JAN 1964
SS-0, MAR 1964 Tower fell at IWO & YAP
SS-3, 21 DEC 1964 Tower erected at IWO & YAP
SS-3, 25 FEB 1975 Change chain designation
9970, 202300Z FEB 1981 Tower maintenance @ IWO
7930, 310300Z MAR 1981 Tower maintenance complete @ IWO
9970, 1987 YAP Off air replaced by BARRIGADA
9970, SEP 1993 - Transfer to Japan
Monitor Rate:  
Equipment: AN/FPN-44/46, 400Kw
Clarinet Pilgrim installed 1968
Antenna Type: LORAN A: LORAN C:
625ft, Wind Turbine, Model 6000s, 1963
Commando Lion

625ft, Trylon, Model 6000s
Personnel Allowance: 1 ETC, 2 ET1, 3 ET2, 4 ET3
Mascot: 1966 - Sam & Shackles
? - 1979 Commodore Nate
Miscellaneous: LORAN A:
1964 - Station operations transferred from Ichi Hanare
LORAN C:
13 AUG 1962  Site Survey Report declassified
1964 Chain reconfigured due to Iwo and Yap tower failures
Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge LORAN A/C:
1st CO: LT Bob Gardner 1963 - 1964
CO: LTJG N. H. Harold 1964 AUG 1965
CO: LTJG J. H. Lightner SEP 1965 - 1966
CO: LTJG W. J. Noonan APR 1968 - APR 1969
CO: LTJG Richard W. Wright APR 1969 08 APR 1970
CO: LTJG David H Lyon 08 APR 1970 APR 1971
CO: LTJG Timothy Cenna APR 1971 APR 1972
CO: LTJG Terrance M Edwards APR 1972 05 APR 1973
CO: LTJG Charles Bell 05 APR 1973 - 1974
CO: LTJG Patterson 1974 - 1975

CO: LTJG C. K. Watanabe 1977 1978 LORAN C:
CO: LTJG Winslow 1978 - 1979
CO: LTJG Paul Prince 1979 - 1980
CO: LTJG Wayne Collins 1980 - 1981
CO: LTJG David Medina 1981 - 1982
CO: LTJG Ed Wieliczkiewicz 1982 - 1983
CO: LTJG Mark Northrup 1983 - 1984
CO: LTJG Sue Englebert 1985 - 1986
CO: LTJG Hoffman 1986 - 1987
CO: LTJG Steven Giondeminica 1987 - 1988
CO: LTJG Hung M Nguyen 1988 - 1989
CO: LTJG Archbold 1989 - 1990
CO: LTJG Peter Gautier 1990 - 1991
CO: LTjg Cedric Hughes 1991 - 1992
CO: LTJG Oscar Stallings 1993

CO: LTJG Marcott year unknown

Newsletter:
Contributed by David H Lyon (CO, c./1970-71) 
(pdf)
05-1970   06-1970   07-1970   08-1970   09-1970   10-1970   11-1970   12-1970   02-1971   03-1971

Thanks Dave!


Fred's Place Reunion Hall: 
OLD  NEW


Documents:

Gesashi Installation Data
(pdf)
272255Z AUG 73 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
200740Z SEP 73 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
190840Z NOV 73 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
290702Z NOV 73 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf

090848Z JAN 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
040856Z MAR 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
092231Z APR 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
180902Z APR 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf

010012Z JUN 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
141035Z JUN 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf
312104Z JUL 74 - State Department Loran A Functions - pdf

300550Z SEP 75 - State Department Status of Loran A Transfer - pdf
260910Z NOV 75 - State Department Status of Loran A Transfer - pdf
 

Pictures:

The photo below was contributed by Angus MacFeeley


This is the LORSTA Gesashi crew in 1985.
Mr Yonashiro in center was the civilian transmitter mech.  Rick Hoffman was skipper.  I was XO/STO.


Photo contributed by Larry Bilski

Thanks Larry!


Photo contributed by David McDermott c./1977

Station Hat
Contributed by Don Perillo

Thanks Don!

The below photos wer contributed by Ron Behnken c./1977

Shots I took from the tower and Huey chopper including village of Gesashi.

Thanks Ron!

 

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