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LORAN STATION MOLOKAI

Station Information

Site Survey: 1952
 
Construction Date: 1952
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:

07 JAN 1953
Disestablished: 1965
 
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:



Unit Identifier:



Mail address: 1956: ILIO Point, P.O. Box 97, Kaunakakai, Molokai, T.H.
 
AKA:

ILIO POINT

HAM Call Sign:

N/A

Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953: 1 Officer; 14 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 21 JUN 1956: Group Molokai established under LTS Molokai. LTS Molokai from district to group units.

06 SEP 1960: Site survey report declassified for possible LORAN-C

Commanding Officers: 1951 - 1953 LT Jerry Komorech (SEP - 25 JUN)
1953 - 1955 LT Jamie C. Gruger (JUN 25 - 1955)
1955 - 1957 LT Allan B. Rose
1957 - 1959 LT William T. Sheppard
1959 - 1961
1961 - 1963
1963 - 1965 Ronald H. Youngman (JUL - ?)


Station Operations

LORAN-A

21 13 10.172 N 157 15 32.702 W
(Hydrographer ltr 23 JUL 1953)

Chain: HAWAIIAN
 
Station Letter designation: 1952 - 1958: 2L4/2L5 "L"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Declared Operational date: 25 OCT 1952

Operations Ceased: 08 JAN 1965
 
Station Operation: Double MASTER (DM)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

MOLOKAI (M) - HAWAII (UPOLU POINT) (S)
2L6/2L4
1000us
Approx. 96 Nautical miles

MOLOKAI (M) - KAUAI (S)
2L5
1000us
Approx. 128 Nautical miles

On-air testing date: 2L5: OCT 1952
2L6: OCT 1952
 
On-Air: 2L5: 25 OCT 1952
2L6: 25 OCT 1952
2L4: 1958
 
Off-Air: 2L6: 1958
2L4: 08 JAN 1965
2L5: 08 JAN 1965

 
Monitor Rate: Cross rate monitoring
 
Equipment:
 
Antenna: 280ft Wind Turbine AUG 1952 - ?
 

LORAN-C Monitor

Site Survey: 1960
 
Established:
 
Disestablished:
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: HAWAIIAN
 
Station code name:
 
Radio Call Sign: NRO-11 LORAN-C BLE
 
Operational date:
 
Operations Ceased:
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment: 1960 - AN/SPN-30 Receivers (3)
 
Personnel Allowance:  
 

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Documents:

27 JUN 1956 Overseas Loran Station Survey - pdf

Pictures:

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(Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard c./May 1956)

The below photos were located on Fred's Place
Contributor Lawrance Reiman

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