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LORAN STATION JAN MAYEN
LORAN A: 70 55 33.19 N 08 42 44.80 W
LORAN C: 70 54.9N - 08 43.9W (Oct 1, 1964)
LORAN C: 70 54 52.610 N 08 43 58.690 W

Pictures

Loran Station Jan Mayen's website

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

AUG 1958 – A & C

Construction Date

LORAN A: 1959
LORAN C: 1959

Constructed by:

 

Established:

LORAN A: 1959
LORAN C: 1960

Disestablished:

LORAN A: NOV 1977
LORAN C; 

Operated by:

NORWAY

Chain:

LORAN A: NATO “A”

LORAN C:
SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970 - NORWEGIAN SEA

Station Letter designation:

LORAN A: “J”

LORAN C:
SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970 – “Z”

Station code name:

Chain Code Name: RAIL
DART 5

Station Unit Number:

Loran A: No. 21 NATO Loran station

Radio Call Sign:

JXP

Station aka:

OLONKIN CITY

On-air testing date:

LORAN A: 1959
LORAN C; 1960

Operational date:

LORAN A: 1959
LORAN C: MAR 1960

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A: 10 NOV 1977
LORAN C:

Station Operation:

LORAN A: Single MASTER (SM)
LORAN C: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY “ZULU”

Station pair:

LORAN A:
1L0 – BO

LORAN C:
SL-6 - BO, EDJE, SANDUR
SL-0 - BO, EDJE, SANDUR, SYLT
SL-3 - BO, EDJE, SANDUR, SYLT
7970 - BO, EDJE, SANDUR, SYLT

Loran Rate:

LORAN A: 1L0
LORAN C: SL-6, SL-0, SL-3, 7970

On-Air:

LORAN A: 1959

LORAN C:
SL-6,  MAR 1960
(29 MAR 1962 - ? Master)
SL-0, 1964
SL-3, 1966
7970, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

LORAN A:
1L0 – 10NOV 1977 Loran A phased out

LORAN C:
SL-6, 1964 Change of Rate
SL-0, 1966 Change of Rate
SL-3, 25 FEB 1975 Rename the rate 7970,

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

LORAN-A
Output Power: 160kw
LORAN-C

AN/FPN-38/39, 240Kw
Colac 1970’s

Antenna Type:

LORAN A:
LORAN C:

625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1300, 1960
1980 -

Personnel Allowance:

1960 – 40 man crew

Miscellaneous:

1960 – a second Loran C AN/FPN-39 transmitter installed
29 MAR 1962 – Master because of tower collapsed at EJDE
17 OCT 1980 – Tower Failure – Off Air

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

 

Documents:

03 APR 1962 - White House Brief - Ejde tower collapsed, Jan Mayen order operational Master

Pictues - Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Jan Mayen circa 1960

Loran Station Jan Mayen circa 1960

Photo provided by Carl Burkhart

c./unknown

The below photos were contributed by Ivan Carlsson c./2001


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