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LORAN STATION BILOXI

Station Information

Site Survey: 1950 - USAF
 
Construction Date: 1950 - 1951
 
Constructed by: U. S. Air Force
 
Established:
Commissioned:
1951
18 FEB 1955 - USCG

Decommissioned:
Disestablished:
01 NOV 1968
 
Operated by:

1951 - 18 FEB 1955 U. S. Air Force
18 FEB 1955 - 31 DEC 1980 U. S. Coast Guard
Project code name:

 
Unit Identifier:

08-350245
Mail address:
 
AKA:

 
HAM call sign:

N/A
Personnel Allowance: 10 MAY 1951 - 18 FEB 1955 1 Officer; 19 Enlisted (USAF)
18 FEB 1955 - 8 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 1950 - U.S. Air Force constructed the chain for training of pilots and navigators for the Northern Canadian Arctic chain. May 10, 1951 the chain on air operation 24 hour service. August 30th declared operational.

1954 - The Arctic chain project was abandon. The U.S Air Force proposed to turn over the chain to the U.S. Coast Guard with funding until the 1957 budget.

18 FEB 1955 - U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted the Gulf of Mexico chain.

01 NOV 1968 - station operations reloacated to GRAND ISLE
Officer in Charge: 1955 - 1956
1956 - 1957
1957 - 1958
1958 - 1959
1959 - 1960
1960 - 1961
1961 - 1962
1962 - 1963
1963 - 1964
1964 - 1965
1965 - 1966
1966 - 1968 ETC D. E. Hagberd

Station Operations

LORAN-A

30 23 26.712 N 88 51 32.507 W

Chain: GULF OF MEXICO
 
Station Letter designation: "X"
 
Radio Call Sign:
 
Operational:
Declared Operational date:
10 MAY 1951
30 AUG 1951
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


BILOXI (S) - CAPE SAN BLAS (M)
1L2; 2H1; 3H1
1000 us
Approx. 188 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 1951
 
On-Air: 1L2: 10 MAY 1951
2H1: 1952
3H1: 010001Z JUL 1963
 
Off-Air: 1L2: 1952 Rate change
2H1: 010001Z JUL 1963
3H1: 312400Z DEC 1980 Service terminated
 
Monitor Rate:  
 
Equipment: 1951: USAF Air Transportable
1952: UE-1b Timers;
1960/1: AN/FPN-30 timers; T-325 transmitters; AN/FPN-2; AN/FPN-3A
 
Antenna: 120ft
 

Awards:

Documents:

Pictures:

U. S. Coast Guard Official photos

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