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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 - 1990
OINC: ETC William (Bill) J Broome 1990 - FEB 1993
OINC: ETC Doug Bishop FEB 1993 - JUN 1996
OINC: ETC Gerald (Jerry) Sexton JUN 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

Awards and Citations

Click on award for citation

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

For period February 1990 to April 1991

 

Pictures

Loran Station Grangeville

Picture from google earth

The below pictures were contributed by Tad Dixon

Loran Station Grangeville

Loran Station Grangeville c./2007

LORANTRANFAC GRANGEVILLE

Station patch circa mid-80s

Grangeville Logo

Station logo

Thanks Tad!

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