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LORAN STATION MIYAKO JIMA
24 43 44.17 N 125 26 10.32 E
24 43 44.170N - 125 26 10.320E (02 NOV 1970)

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Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

9 AUG 24 SEP 1952 Including BATAN, CATANDUANES, ANGUAR

Construction Date

23 NOV 1953 Station construction completed.

Constructed by:

 

Established:

1953

Disestablished:

MAR 1997 

Operated by:

AUG 1953 1972 USCG

1972 MAR 1997 JAPAN

Chain:

RYUKYU ISLANDS

Station Letter designation:

2H4, I

2H5, I

Station code name:

ELMO 6

Station Unit Number:

1961 - APO 235

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

ELMO 6 

On-air testing date:

20 JUL 1953

Operational date:

1 AUG 1953 

Operations Ceased:

10 MAR 1997

Station Operation:

1 AUG 1953 1964 Single MASTER (SM)
1964 1972 Double MASTER (DM)
1972 10 MAR 1997 Single MASTER (SM)

Station pair:

1L4, 2H4 - BATAN ISLAND
2H5 - GESASHI

Loran Rate:

1L4, 2H4, 2H5

On-Air:

1L4 1 AUG 1953
2H4 1 JAN 1964
2H5 - 1964

Off-Air

1L4 1 JAN 1964 Change of Rate
2H4 1972 BATAN ISLAND off air
2H5 10 MAR 1997 Loran A phased out

Monitor Rate:

2H3 - 24 43 44.170N - 125 26 10.320E
2H6 -

Equipment:

 

Transmission Antenna: 1955 - 80 FT Pole
1966 - 100 Ft Tower Replacement

Personnel Allowance:

<  DEC 1953 LTJG, ETC, ET1, BM1, CS1, HM1, 2 ET2, DC2, RM2, 4 ET3, EN1, 2 EN3, FN, SN

Station Mascot: 1970 - Fang

Miscellaneous:

18JAN53-27JUL54 - Koran War Service Medal
1959 - Typhoon Sarah leveled all buildings except S/P.
1969 - Crew member stabbed by local - evacuated

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

CO: LTJG Rudy Roberts 1953 - 1954
CO: LT George P Adamson 1954
CO: LTJG Leon Beaudin 1963 - JUN 1964
CO: LTJG Peter A Joseph JUN 1964 - JUN 1965
CO: LTJG James F Greene JUN 1965 JUN 1966
CO: LTJG Frank T Dunn 1967 - 1968
CO: LTJG E. J. Steele 1970 - 1971
CO: LTJG Harold T Enger 1971 - 1971

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  Old  New

Documents:

07 DEC 1964 - OCT 1964 CG-2899 report - pdf
19 APR 1971 - CG-2899 Resubmission - pdf
03 MAY 1971 - 2H4 Findings - pdf
222255Z AUG 71 - LORAN OPS Rate 2H4 - pdf
27 AUG 1971 - Acceptance of Message Traffic - pdf

 

Pictures

Photos below were contributed by Larry Bilski

Lorsta Mikayo Jima circa Feb 1960
Lorsta Miyako Jima circa Feb 1960.


Station c./1964


1967 Christmas Card

Myako Jima 1967 Crew

Thanks Larry!


Thanks Larry!

 

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