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LORAN STATION GALVESTON

Station Information

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date: APR 1967 - 1968
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:


01 NOV 1968
Decommissioned:
Disestablished:
01 JAN 1981
 
Operated by:


USCG
Project code name:


 
Unit Identifier:


08-31110
Mail address:
 
AKA:


 
HAM Call sign:


N/A
Personnel Allowance: 1968 - 6 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous:



Officer in Charge: 1968 - 1970 ETC Irvin Dean (01 NOV - ?)
1970 - 1972
1972 - 1974
1974 - 1976
1976 - 1978
1978 - 1980


Station Operations

LORAN-A

29 19 45.25 N 94 44 10.99 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Chain: GULF OF MEXICO
 
Station Letter designation: "G"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Declared Operational date:
01 NOV 1968

Operations Ceased: 31 DEC 1980
 
Station Operation: Double MASTER (DM)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

GALVESTON (M) - GRAND ISLE (S)
3H2
N/A
Approx. 250 Nautical miles

GALVESTON (M) - PORT ISABEL (S)
3H3
N/A
Approx. 234 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 1968
 
On-Air: 3H2: 01 NOV 1968
3H3: 01 NOV 1968
 
Off-Air: 3H2: 312400Z DEC 1980 Service termination
3H3: 10 AUG 1980 Service termination - Hurricane ALLEN destroyed LORAN Station PORT ISABEL

Monitor Rate: N/A
 
Equipment: 1968: AN/FPN-30 Timer; T-325 Transmitter; AM-1700 Amplifier

 
Radiator: AS-1088/TRN
 

Documents:

1965 - Coast Guard correspondence to establish station - pdf

1976 - Coast Guard Press Release leasing 211 acres to the town - pdf

Pictures:

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Picture from Google Earth

Coast Guard Official Photos:

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G.)

01 June 1967 Grounding Breaking Ceremony and dinner

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./01 June 1967)

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./28 APR 1968)

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./17 AUG 1971)

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./14 NOV 1974)

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(Courtesy of U.S.C.G. c./14 NOV 1974)

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