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LORAN MONITOR STATION RHODES

Station Information

Site Survey: 1958
 
Construction Date: SEP 1958 - 27 JAN 1959
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:

27 JAN 1959
Decommissioned:
Disestablished:
1977
1977
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:

TACK

Unit Identifier:



Mail address: USCG Monitor Station, c/o American Embassy (VOAR), APO 223, NY, NY 09223
USCG Monitor Station, Sirinella Triante, Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece
 
AKA:



HAM Call Sign:



Personnel Allowance: 1967: 1 CWO; 7 Enlisted
Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 17 SEP 1958: Permission granted to establish a monitor station

Commanding Officers: 1958 - 1960 ELEC Archie C. Yano
1960 - 1962 ELEC Robert T. Gray
1962 - 1963
1963 - 1965 CHELEC Michael H. Bower
1965 - 1967
1967 - 1969
1969 - 1971
1971 - 1972
1972 - 1974 CWO Melvyn L. Ferguson (? - 19 JUL)
1974 - 1976 CWO Robert J. Landefeld (19 JUL - 13 JUL)
1976 - 1977

Station Operations

System Area Monitor (SAM)

36 25 20.746 N - 28 09 31.920 E

Chain: MEDITERRENEAN
Radio Call Sign:

 


Loran Rate:
Distance to:
Simeri Crichi (M)
Targabarun (X;Y)
Matratin (X;Y)
Lampedusa (X)

SL-4; SL-1; 7990

Approx. 562 Nautical miles
Approx. 270 Nautical miles (M - X;Y: Approx. 530 nm)
Approx. 600 Nautical miles (M - X;Y: Approx. 500nm)
Approx. 758 Nautical miles (M - X: Approx. 284 nm)

Chain On-Air Testing:
Operational date:
Declared Operation:


01 FEB 1959 - low power

250000Z MAR 1959
Station Operations Ceased:


1977
Equipment: 27 JAN 1959 installation complete - Two AN/SPN-30
Receive Antenna:
 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD NEW

Awards:

Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon*

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*Authorized by Commandant, 28 OCT 2009
however no official list has been published

Documents:

01 JUL 1967 - Station Information Book - pdf

Pictures:

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(courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./unk)

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Contributed by Bob McNiesh c./1967-69

Thanks Bob!

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