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LORAN STATION SYLT
54 48.5N - 08 17.7E (Oct 1, 1964)
54 48 29.800 N 08 17 36.330 E

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

Fall 1961 final site chosen
15 NOV 1 DEC 1961

Construction Date

Nov 1961 planning completed
15 JAN 1962

Constructed by:

 

Established:

7 FEB 1963

Disestablished:

30 JUN 1989 - USCG
2006 - European

Operated by:

USCG 1964 31 DEC 1994
GERMANY 1995 2006

Chain:

SL-0, SL-3, 7970 NORWEGIAN SEA

Station Letter designation:

SL-0, SL-3, 7970 W
8940 X

Station code name:

DART 2

Station Unit Number:

APO 170

Radio Call Sign:

DML

Station aka:

WESTERLAND

On-air testing date:

 

Operational date:

7 FEB 1963

Operations Ceased:

2006

Station Operation:

1964 JUN 1985 - Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
JUN 1985 31 DEC 1994 Double SECONDARY (DS)
JAN 1995 2006 Single SECONDARY

Station pair:

SL-0 BO, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR
SL-3 BO, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR
7970 BO, EDJE, JAN MAYEN, SANDUR
8940 CATANZARO, LESSAY, SOUSTONS

Loran Rate:

SL-0, SL-3, 7970, 8940

On-Air:

SL-0 1964
SL-3 1966
7970 25 FEB 1975
8940 JUN 1985

Off-Air

SL-0 1966 Change of Rate
SL-3 25 FEB 1975 Change of Rate
7970 312400Z DEC 1994 Loran C replaced by GPS
8940 2006

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

2 AN/URT-17 Comms Transmitters
1964 - AN/FPN-41/42, 300KW

Antenna Type: 625ft Wind Turbine, Model 6000s, 1964

Personnel Allowance:

1961 1 LTJG, 1 ETC, 1 ET1, 3 ET2, 2 ET3

Station Mascot: 1968 - Sieger

Miscellaneous:

Since June 1960 site selection difficulties were encountered.
29 MAR 1962 Site survey declassified Secret/Confidential
1967 - New barracks built
30 JUN 1989 - Station transferred to Federal Republic of Germany

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT William Flanders 05 JUL 1962 -
CO: LTJG Philip Kies 1965 - 1967
CO: LT William (Bill) A. Swansburg 1967 - SEP 1970
CO: LTJG C J Miotke SEP 1970 - JUL 1972
CO: LTJG Charles S. Park JUL 1972 - 1974
CO: LTJG Scotty Hathaway 1974 - 1976

CO: LTJG Pete DeBoer 1979 - 1981
CO: LTJG Cornelius Jul 1981 - 1983
CO: LT Ed Thiedeman 1985 - 1987
Last CO: LT Scott Evans 1987 - 30 JUN 1989

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

Documents:

30 JAN 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Radio Interference (LORAN C/France)
12 APR 1962 - LORAN C Information Request (pdf)
01 AUG 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Implementation
26 SEP 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Frequency Problems in Europe
14 DEC 1962 - Blink Procedures (pdf)

Pictures - Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Sylt

Picture from google earth.

Station from the top of the tower
Photo provided by Carl Burkhart

The photos below were contributed by Larry Sheran


Christmas Card Front 1968


Back of 1968 Christmas Card


Change of Command 1970

Thanks Larry!

The below was contributed by Dennis Best


Christmas Card 1970 Front


1970 Christmas Card Back

Thanks Dennis!

The below photos were contributed by Scott Evans (Last USCG CO)


1987 COC - LT Thiedman is relieved by LT Scott Evans


Decommissioning Ceremony Invitation


Decommissioning Program page 1


Decommissioning Ceremony Program page 2


Brief station history


Decommissioning News Article


Decommissioning Ceremony

Thanks Scott!

 

 


 

 

 

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