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LORAN STATION VENICE

27 04 38.50 N 82 27 02.06 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date 1949
 
Constructed by: U. S. Air Force
 
Established: 1949
 
Disestablished: JAN 1981
 
Operated by: 1949 - FEB 1955 U. S. Air Force
18 FEB 1955 - 31 DEC 1980 U. S. Coast Guard
 
Chain: GULF OF MEXICO
 
Station Letter designation: 3H0 "V"
 
Station code name:
 
Station Unit Number:
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Station aka:  
 
On-air testing date: 1L0 - 1949 
 
Operational date:
Declared Operational:
1949
30 AUG 1951 - USAF
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980 - LORAN-A Termination
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
 
Station pair: 1L0; 2H0; 3H0 - CAPE SAN BLAS
 
Loran Rate: 1L0; 2H0; 3H0 
 
On-Air: 1L0 - 1949
2H0 - 1952
3H0 - 1964
 
Off-Air 1L0 - 1952 - Change of Rate
2H0 - 1964 - Change of Rate
3H0 - 312400Z DEC 1980 - LORAN-A Termination
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment: 1955 - AN/FPN-30 Timer; T-325B Transmitter
 
Antenna: 1964 - T-Cage
Personnel Allowance: 1955 - 8 Enlisted
 
Miscellaneous: 1949 - 18 FEB 1955 U.S. Air Force operative and maintenance
18 FEB 1955 - Station transferred to U.S. Coast Guard
Officer in Charge OINC: ETC Cheney 1964 -
OINC: ETC Mel (Shakey) Schuldt APR 1966 - SEP 1966
OINC: ETC Page John Shaw SEP 1966 - 1968
OINC: ETC Phil Kolb 1968 - 1970
OINC: ETC William Bailey 1970 - 1973
OINC: ETC Skorupa 1976
OINC: ETC Tranquiliho Tamayo ? - 28 NOV 1979
OINC: ETC Charles Connor 28 NOV 1979 - JAN 1981
OINC: ETC Miller
 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD NEW

Awards:

Documents:

181627Z APR 1955 - System Accuracy Check; request - pdf

Pictures:

Picture from google earth

From Fred's Place

Dwight Grimes contributed the photos velow c./1964

The Timer Room

The AN/FPN-30 Timer

T-325B/FPN Transmitter

The Transmission Coupler

The OINC - ETC Cheney

Thanks Dwight!