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LORAN STATION AMCHITKA

Station Information

Site Survey: 24 AUG 1943 - Site Survey
APR – OCT 1944 – USC&GS surveyed by first order astronomic observation.

Construction Date 10 DEC 1943 – FEB 1944

Constructed by: CONSTRUCTION DET “A”

Established: FEB 1944

Disestablished: 25 JUL 1949

Operated by:

USCG
Station code name: CHARLIE

Station Unit Identifier: 1943 - 1949 USCG Unit 63
Navy Unit 318

Station Address:

 
Personnel Allowance: 1943 - 1 Officer; 23 Enlisted
1948 - 1 Officer; 14 Enlisted

Miscellaneous: The station was located on the south side of the island, St. Makarius Point.

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1943 - 1944 ENS Solon B. Kemon 1943 - 1944
1944 - 1945 LTJG Raymond E. Heller (? – 12 SEP)
1945 - 1945 LT Ellsworth O. Swett (12 SEP – 2 OCT)
1945 - 1946 LTJG Arthur R. Lehne (2 OCT - ?)

 

Station Operations

LORAN-A

51 22 04.2 N – 179 12 00.2 E (Site Survey)
51 22 01.34 N 179 12 09.25 E

Chain: WESTERN ALEUTIANS

Station Letter designation: 1L0 “C”

Radio Call Sign:

 
Operational date: 8 JUN 1944

Operations Ceased: 222200Z JUN 1949

Station Operation: Single MASTER (SM)

Station pair:
Loran Rate:
Baseline:
AMCHITKA (M) - ATTU (SS)
1L0
Approx. 285 nautical miles

On-air testing date: 17 FEB 1944

On-Air: 17 FEB 1944
8 JUN 1944 24 HOUR SERVICE

Off-Air 222200Z JUN 1949 - Operations transferred to ADAK LTS

Equipment: Transmitters REL-575BC

Antenna Type: 110 ft Vertical Radiator

Documents:

Pictures:

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Picture from google earth.
(Coordinates place you out to sea, due to the difference in geodetic standards)

 

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