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LORAN STATION POINT ARENA
38 55 44.1N 123 43 37.4W ( 1948 Op Data Report)
38 55 44.20 N 123 43 41.40 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

 

Constructed by:

 

Established:

JUN 1945
25 NOV 1946 - Permanent Station in Operation

Disestablished:

25 NOV 1946 Mobile Unit 404 Decomm
JAN 1980

Operated by:

USAAC: JUN 1945 - 1947
USCG: JAN 1950 JAN 1980

Chain:

U.S. WEST COAST

Station Letter designation:

A

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

CG Unit 404 Mobile Unit
CG Unit 461

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

1H6 15 JUN 1945

Operational date:

1 JUL 1945 Mobile Unit 404
25 NOV 1946 Permanent station on-air

Operations Ceased:

312400Z DEC 1979

Station Operation:

Single/Double MASTER (SM) (DM)

Station pair:

1H6 POINT SUR
2H2, 1H5 - POINT ARGUELLO
2H3, 1H6 CAPE BLANCO

Loran Rate:

1H6, 2H2, 2H3, 1H5, 1H6

On-Air:

1H6, 1 JUL 1945
2H2, 1948 POINT ARGUELLO
2H3, 1948 CAPE BLANCO
1H5, 1970 POINT ARGUELLO
1H6, 1970 CAPE BLANCO

Off-Air

1H6, 1947
2H2, 1970 POINT ARGUELLO
2H3, 1970 CAPE BLANCO
1H5, 312400Z DEC 1979 POINT ARGUELLO
1H6, 312400Z DEC 1979 CAPE BLANCO

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Antenna Type: 300ft Wind Turbine
Tower Dropped early Jan 1980

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, CS1, EN2, 4 SN

Miscellaneous:

Mobile Loran A Group "G" 1944
15 MAR 1949 4 Family Housing Unit Budget Completed 5 JUN 1950
JUL 1981 - Loran Station Property transferred to Mendocino Community College

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

OINC: WO Fred Baines 1946 - 1947
OINC: ETC Elver Huntly 1957
OINC: ETC J. A. Westbo 1960
OINC: ETC William F Haygood 1965
OINC: ETC Robert B Swart JUN 1967 MAR 1968
AOINC: ET1 Raymond T Hale 24 JUL 1967 & 21 FEB 1968 8 MAR 1968
OINC: ETC E.J. Weisner MAR 1968 - DEC 1969
OINC: ETC Ed Scott DEC 1969 - 1972
OINC: ETC William Acklen 1973
OINC: ETCS Robert A Myers 1976 - 1977

Last OINC: ETC Brian Sterling 1978 - 1980

Documents:

18 FEB 1946 - Acquisition of site ltr -pdf
01 NOV 1946 - Commission of permanent site - pdf
24 NOV 1948 - Operational Data Report - pdf
15 MAR 1949 - Budget Approval for 4 Family Housing - pdf
291615Z MAR 1965 - Stability message (pdf)

Pictures  Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Porint Arena

Picture from google earth.

The following photos contributed by ET1 Ray Hale


Station Crew 1968
Chief Swart, ET1 Hale, ET2 Dailey, ET2 Strebe, EN3 Kemp, SNET-ET Striker Stamn; SA Wes Wheeler


Loran A Transmitter Modification 1968


Station Buildings c./1968


Station Office c./1968


PT LEDGE c./1968
Cutter electronics maintained by the LORAN Crew 


ETC Weisner Ball Team c./1968


1968 Christmas Card

Thanks RT!

The following photos provided by Merritt Scott (ETC Ed Scott OINC 1969 -1972)
Pictures c./1970

Thanks Merritt!

 

 

 

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