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LORAN STATION DANA

Station Information

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date: SEP - NOV 1966
SEP 1978 - CG Housing Renovation
04 MAY 1995 - Station rehab completed
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:

030800Z JAN 1967 as a HQs unit
Decommissioned:
Disestablished:

14 MAY 2010
01 JUN 2010
 
Operated by:

1967: USCG/USAF
1972: USCG
Project code name:

Unit Identifier:

1966: 98-40135
1968: 02-40135
1996: 08-40135
Mail address: P.O. Box 337, Dana, IN 47847
 
HAM Call sign:


N/A
Personnel Allowance: 1966: 2 Officers; 8 USCG Enlisted; 8 USAF Enlisted
1970: 2 Officers; 12 USCG Enlisted; 4 USAF Enlisted
1977: 1 Officers; Enlisted
1987: 6 Enlisted
1992: 7 Enlisted
2000: 5 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 24 APR 1987: X-Ray ionization study conducted
19 JUL 1994: Recommended unit personnel be placed under ionizing radiation requirement due to exposure to X-ray particles on a daily basis. (Inspection by Millon Rose)

Commanding Officer/Officer in Charge: 1966 - 1968 LTJG Donald P. Billings (PCO/CO)
1968 - 1970 LTJG William R. Jones
1970 - 1972
1972 - 1974 LTJG John F. Hughes
1974 - 1975 CWO Glen W. Patterson (? - 21 MAR)
1975 - 1979 CWO William L. Dibble (21 MAR - 29 JUN)
1979 - 1981 CWO Albert J. Klapetzky (29 JUN - 24 APR)
1981 - 1984 CWO David R. Gay (24 APR - 16 JUL)
1984 - 1986 CWO Wilson G. Hamilton (16 JUL - SEP)
1986 - 1987 ETC Raymond M. Thomas (SEP - 16 JAN)
1987 - 1989 ETC Steven R. Beattie (16 JAN - 01 DEC)
1989 - 1992 ETC Daniel L. Ball (01 DEC - 26 JUN)
1992 - 1996 ETC Jeffrey W. Hall (26 JUN - 01 JUL)
1996 - 1999 ETC Paul O. Reeves (01 JUL - 17 SEP)
1999 - 2002 ETC Brian D. Wills (17 SEP - ?)
2002 - 2006 ETC Mark O'Heir (? - 02 JUN)
2006 - 2010 ETC Kenneth J. McKinley (02 JUN - 01 JUN) DECOMM OIC

Change of Command:

17 SEP 1999 Change of Command Invitation - pdf

02 JUN 2006 Change of Command photos

Station Operations

LORAN-C

39 51 07.540 N 87 29 12.140 W (WGS-72)
39 51 07.658 N 087 29 11.586 W (WGS-84)

Chain: JAN 1967 - 09 SEP 1978 EAST COAST
09 SEP 1978 - 08 FEB 2010 U.S. NORTHEAST EAST
31 MAR 1980 - 08 FEB 2010 GREAT LAKES
 
Radio Call Sign:
N/A
 
Operational date:
Declared Operation:

03 JAN 1967

Operations Ceased:

08 FEB 2010
 
Station Operation:

1967 - 2010 Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
1980 - 2010 Single MASTER (SM)

Loran Rate:
Function:
Baseline:

Loran Rate:
Function:
Baseline:

Loran Rate:
Function:
Baseline:


SS-0; SS-7; 9930
"Z"
M-Z: Approx. 576 Nautical miles

9960
"Z"
M-Z: Approx. 512 Nautical miles

8970
"M"
M-W: Approx. 543 Nautical miles
M-X: Approx. 512 Nautical miles
M-Y: Approx. 607 Nautical miles
M-Z: Approx. 756 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: SS-0: NOV 1966
8970: FEB 1980
 
On-Air: SS-0: JAN 1967
SS-7: 06 JAN 1969
9930: 25 FEB 1975
9960: 09 SEP 1978
8970: 31 MAR 1980
 
Off-Air:

SS-0: 06 JAN 1969 Rate change
SS-7: 25 FEB 1975 Changed Identification of GRI
9930: 09 SEP 1978 Chain reconfiguration
9960: 08 FEB 2010 Service terminated
8970: 08 FEB 2010 Service terminated
Equipment: NOV 1966: AN/FPN-44/46
14 NOV 1973: LRE installation
21 - 24 JAN 1981: Feedback modification completed
FEB/MAR 2004: NSSX installation completed
JUL 2004: LRE/AN/FPN-44 equipment removed

Antenna Type: 625ft TLM: Stainless Inc. Model 1692 (NOV 1966 - ?)
15 - 22 APR 1977: Tower Lighting Mod completed
 

Awards:

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

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23 NOV 1974 - 05 MAR 1975

01 JAN 1977 - 31 DEC 1977

23 NOV 1994 - 01 MAR 1996

Documents:

19 OCT 1966 Midwest Personnel Requirements - pdf

08 NOV 1966 Operating Plan Change Order - pdf

31 MAR 2010 OFCO 009-010 - pdf

02 JUN 2010 OFCO Complete msg - pdf

Pictures:

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Aerial view from google earth c./2009

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(Courtesy of Jap Flynn c./1986)

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(Courtesy of Jay Flynn c./1986)

Station photos c./unk

Coast Guard photos

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ETC Ken McKinley, ET2 Brian Wise, ET1 Edward Dunlap, MK2 Michael O'Conner, ET3 Andrew Montgomery
03 JAN 1967 - 08 FEB 2010, 43 years and 37 days of LORAN-C coverage
US East Coast 9930-Z, 03Jan67 - 09Sep78
US North East 9960-Z, 06May79 - 08Feb10
Great Lakes 8970-M, 31 Mar80 - 08Feb10

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