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LORAN STATION JUPITER INLET
LORAN A
27 02 12.1N 80 06 53.0W (Site Survey 1961)

27 02 13.27 N 80 06 52.35 W (1960 Mercury Datum)
LORAN C
- 1st Site
26-59-00 N 80 05 42 W (1927 Datum)
26 58 59.99 N - 80 05 41.28 W (WGS-84)
LORAN C - 2nd site
27 01 57.9N 80 06 54.8W (Site Survey 1961)
27 02.0N - 80 06.9W (Oct 1, 1964)

27 01 58.490 N 80 06 53.520 W (WGS-72)

27 01 58.528 N 80 06 52.875 W (WGS-84)

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Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

7 FEB 8 MAR 1961

Construction Date

LORAN A/C STATION: 1962

Constructed by:

2nd site - John B Tschirai and Hunter Company

Established:

LORAN A: 1962

LORAN C: 1st site
1957 TEST SITE/TRANSMITTING STATION

LORAN A/C: 2nd site
12 JUL 1962 - Commissioned

Disestablished:

FEB 2010

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

LORAN A:
U.S. EAST COAST

LORAN C:
1957 1978 U.S.EAST COAST
1978 SOUTHEAST U.S.

Station Letter designation:

LORAN A:
3L1, P -  3L5, J

LORAN C:
S0, SL-0 X
SS-0, SS-7, 9930 W
7980 Y

Station code name:

LORAN C:
CLOSE 3

Station Address: 1962 - P.O. Box 636, Jupiter, FL

Station Unit No./OPFAC:

07-40124

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

LORAN A: 1962

LORAN C:
1ST SITE, 1957
2nd SITE,

Declared Operational date:

LORAN A: 021400Z JUL 1962

LORAN C:
1ST SITE: 12 AUG 1957
2nd SITE: 281200Z AUG 1962 - East Coast Chain declared Operational

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A: 312400Z DEC 1980

LORAN C:
1ST SITE: 021300Z JUN 1962
2nd SITE - 082000Z FEB 2010

Station Operation:

LORAN A: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY

LORAN C:
SLAVE/SECONDARY
S0, SL-0,  X-RAY
SS-0, SS-7, 9930 WHISKEY
7980 YANKEE

Station pair:

LORAN A:
1H7, 3L1, FOLLY ISLAND
3L5, SAN SALVADOR

LORAN C:
1st SITE
S0, CAROLINA BEACH, MARTHA'S VINEYARD
2nd SITE:
SL-0, CAROLINA BEACH, NANTUCKET
SS-0, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, NANTUCKET
SS-7, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, NANTUCKET, WILDWOOD"T
9930, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, MALONE, NANTUCKET, WILDWOOD
7980, CAROLINA BEACH, GRANGEVILLE, MALONE, RAYMONDVILLE

Loran Rate:

LORAN A: 1H7, 3L1, 3L5

LORAN C: S0, SL-0, SS-0, SS-7, 9930, 7980

On-Air:

LORAN A:
1H7 021400Z AUG 1962
3L1 1968
3L5 1969

LORAN C:
1ST SITE
S0 - 12 AUG 1957
S0 OCT 1958 - Carolina Beach On-Air
2ND SITE
SL-0, 021300Z JUN 1962
SS-0, 1966
SS-7, 06 JAN 1969
9930, 25 FEB 1975
9960, 9 SEP 1978
7980, 9 SEP 1978

Off-Air

LORAN A:
1H7 1968
3L1 312400Z DEC 1980
3L5 312400Z DEC 1980

LORAN C:
1ST SITE
S0 SEP 1958 - Carolina Beach Off-Air - Tower failure
S0 021300Z JUN 1962

2ND SITE
SL-0, 1966
SS-0, 06 JAN 1969
SS-7, 25 FEB 1975
9930, 9 SEP 1978
9960,
7980Y - 082000Z FEB 2010 -
TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

LORAN A:
1962 - AN/FPN-30, T-325C, AM-1700
1975 - AN/FPN-53, AN/FPN-60, LRE, T-325C, AM-1700

LORAN C:
1ST SITE
AN/FPN-15 (XW-1) Xtmr, 60Kw
2ND SITE
02 JUN 1962 - AN/FPN-41/42, 300Kw
Comms 2 AN/URT-17, 2 R-840, TT-48 teletype

1974 - AN/FPN-54, AN/FPN-60 (LRE), AN/FPN-42, 300KW
1985 - AN/FPN-65, AN/FPN-64, 400KW

Antenna Type:

LORAN A:
AS-1088/TRN

LORAN C:
1st SITE
625ft TLM Wind Turbine 6000c, 1950s JUL 1963
2nd SITE
625ft TLM Wind Turbine 6000c, JUL 1962 - 2014

Personnel Allowance:

 <1962 LORAN A: ETC; ET1; 2 ET2
<1962 LORAN C: LTJG; ETC; 3 ET1; 4 ET2; 5 ET3; EN ; 3 SN

Miscellaneous:

1st LORAN C Station:
The original station was approximately 2 miles south of the A/C station located in Jonathan Dickinson state park
1957 - The equipment was relocated from Carrabella, FL test site
AUG 1958 - USCG assumed responsibility for the experimental East Coast Chain
1963 - The 625ft tower was demolished and dump off Jupiter Inlet, now a dive site

LORAN A/C:
LORAN A operations relocated to new A/C station from Hobe Sound
021300Z JUN 1962 LORAN C commenced to transmit from new A/C station with a higher transmitting power output.
06 MAR 2009 - Unattended station operations commenced.

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

LORAN C: 1st Site
CO: LT Cyril D Maxwell – 1957 - 1963

LORAN A/C:
1st CO: LT Robert L Sullins 12 JUL 1962 - MAR 1964
2nd CO: LT James A Blake MAR 1964 - 1967
3rd CO: LTJG Duane Gullixson 1967 - 1969
4tth CO: LTJG Thuren (Terry) M Drown 1969 - 1971
CO: LT Richard L Harvey 28 APR 1972 - 9 MAY 1975
CO: LTJG Calvin M Rich 9 MAY 1975 - 1977
CO: LTJG Thomas J McDaniel 1977 - 1979
CO: LTJG Victor A Loher 1979 - JUN 1981

LORAN C:
CO: LTJG Kenneth L Savoie JUN 1981 - FEB 1983
CO: CWO Alvin (AJ) J Faith FEB 1983 - 1985
CO: CWO Lawrence (Larry) E LaFlam 1985 - NOV 1987
OINC: ETC Clarence Sheridan 1989 - 1992
OINC: ETC Daniel E Ragland 1996 - 1999
OINC: ET1 Martin S Delgado ? - 9 JUL 1999
OINC: ETC Timothy L Gass 9 JUL 1999 -
OINC: ETC Matt Will JUL 2002 - JUL 2003
OINC: ETC Rob C Mihalco 2004 - 2008

  9 Jun - 21 Jul 1972 - Unit Commendation

Documents and Stories:
30 SEP 1960 - Jupiter Loran C change in status (pdf)
06 OCT 1960 - LORAN C Timing (pdf)
09 FEB 1961 Jupiter Loran C change in status (pdf)
10 FEB 1961 - Jupiter Loran C change in status (pdf)
FEB/MAR 1961 Site Survey (pdf)
29 MAY 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Operations - East Coast reconfiguration
(pdf)
09 OCT 1963 - USAF Tactical Requirements LORAN-C (pdf)
14 OCT 1963 - USAF Tactical Requirements LORAN-C (pdf)
My Coast Guard Memories Lorsta Jupiter - by Bob Nahikian

Pictures  Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Jupiter

Picture from google earth.


Original Jupiter Loran C site c./1960


LORAN C station c./Jan 1960

AN/FPN-15 the 1st generation of Loran-C Transmitters

AN/FPN-15 Transmitter, the first generation of Loran-C transmitters, from NBS Monograph 129, dated Oct 1972

Photos below contributed by Dan Rebkovich

Loran-C Timer Room at Lorsta Jupiter circa OCT 1959
 

Loran-C Transmitter at Jupiter, circa 1959

Loran-C AN/FPN-15 Transmitter Room at Lorsta Jupiter circa OCT 1959
 

Loran C Transmitter at Lorsta Jupiter, circa 1959

Loran-C AN/FPN-15 Transmitter Room at Lorsta Jupiter circa 1959

Thanks Dan!
 

Loran A Shutdow Crew 31 DEC 1980
L to R: ET1 Bill Dietz, Unknown, SN Bill Scoleburg, SN Jack Nash, ET3 Jeff Fortner, Unknown
Kneeling: ET3 Bobby Sanspree and ET3 Terry O'Malley

Lorsta Jupiter Station Patch

The below photos were contributed by Charlie Turner c./1963/64

Admin Bldg from Barracks

Barracks and Mess hall

C Transmitter Building with the Everglades in the background

Here be serpents

Signal Power Building from C-TBuilding

LORAN C Transmitter Building

Main Road Entrance

Sunset at the Barracks

View from Signal Power to Barracks

Thanks Charlie!


The below photos were contributed by Gary Olson 1971-72

Station Entrance

AN/FPN-41 Timer

T-325C Loran A Transmitter

On Watch

On watch

Buffing the deck

LORAN C Transmitting Tower

Below Photos is The Back Road


Thanks Gary!

 

 

 

 

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