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LORAN STATION GRANGEVILLE

30 43 33.018 N 90 49 43.600 W (WGS-72)
30 43 33.149 N 90 49 43.046 W (WGS-84)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

Construction Date 1978

Constructed by:

Established: OCT 1978
DEC 1978 - Commissioned

Disestablished: FEB 2010

Operated by: USCG

Chain: 7980 - U.S. SOUTHEAST
9610 - SOUTH CENTRAL

Station Letter designation: 7980 – “W”
9610 – “Z”

Station code name:

Station Unit Number:

Radio Call Sign:

Station aka:

On-air testing date: 7980 – OCT 1978
9610 - AUG 1990 – DEC 24th 1990.

Operational date: 7980 – 11 OCT 1978
9610 – 25 DEC 1990

Operations Ceased: 7980 – OPERATIONAL
9610 – 08 FEB 2010

Station Operation: Double SECONDARY (DS)

Station pair: 7980 - CAROLINA BEACH, JUPITER INLET, MALONE, RAYMONDVILLE
9610 - BOISE CITY, GILLETTE, LAS CRUCES, RAYMONDVILLE, SEARCHLIGHT

Loran Rate: 7980, 9610

On-Air: 7980 – 11 OCT 1978
9610 – 25 DEC 1990

Off-Air 7980W - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
9610Z - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS

Monitor Rate:

Equipment: AN/FPN-65, AN/FPN-64 1000KW

Antenna Type: 700ft (SLT) – Stainless Inc, Model 2516-2-2

Personnel Allowance:

Miscellaneous:

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: CWO W.H. Shova 1978
CO: CWO Larry Oliszewski 1981- 1982
CO: CWO Melvin G Uecker OCT 1983 – JUN 1986

1st OINC: ETC John Van Atta JUN 1986 - 1989
OINC: ETC John P Dungy 1989 - 1990
OINC: ETC William (Bill) J Broome 1990 - 1993
OINC: ETC Doug Bishop 1993 - FEB 1996
OINC: ETC Gerald (Jerry) Sexton FEB 1996 - JUN 1999
OINC: ETC Kent Barcus JUN 1999 - 2001
OINC: ETC Derek Benda 2001 - 2002
OINC: ETC Raymond L Beavers 2004 - ?
OINC: ETC Robert Michaelson 2007 - 2009
Last OINC: ETC Brad D Kopf 2009 - 2010

Pictures

Loran Station Grangeville

Picture from google earth

The below pictures were contributed by Tad Dixon

Loran Station Grangeville

Loran Station Grangeville

LORANTRANFAC GRANGEVILLE

Station patch circa mid-80s

Grangeville Logo

Station logo

Thanks Tad!

Station Lighter

Station Lighter c./1982
Found on Fred's Place

Awards and Citations

Click on award for citation

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

For period February 1990 to April 1991