|Construction Date:||APR 1941: Research/LTS Facility
APR/MAY 1942: LTS
| Constructed (equipment installation) by:
||MIT Division 11 & USCG enlisted personnel
|APR 1941 - 01 OCT 1942 & fall 1943 - 1946
01 OCT 1942
01 JAN 1943
22 SEP 1943
| Operated by:
||1941 - 1942 MIT
Spring 1942 - 1943 USCG
|Project code name:
| Unit Identifier:
||MIT/U.S. Navy/USCG Unit 02
|Personnel Allowance:||Spring of 1942 - CG enlisted personnel reported aboard
|Station events:||APR 1941: MIT signed lease for use of an abandon USCG Life Saving Station property with the U.S. Treasury Department.
MAY 1942: With U.S. Navy permission, MIT Mr. Donald Fink traveled to Canada to get an agreement with the Canadian Government to establish two stations in Nova Scotia. Canada agreed to this however U.S. must furnish the technical equipment and training. Canada was to provide for the two Newfoundland stations also however the USCG was tasked to staff the three northern Atlantic station in 1943 as there was a storage of Canadian personnel.
JUN 1942: USCG personnel started to report for assigned duty.
17 JUN- 17 JUL 1942: The Long Range Navigation (LORAN) trials were conducted which the U.S. Navy accepted to continue with the development of the system.
01 JAN 1943: Under direction of U.S. Navy, US Coast Guard assumed the responsibility of installation, staffing and operational control of all Navy loran stations.
01 JUL 1943: Standard loran transmissions relocated to Siasconset, Nantucket, MA. The relocation was necessary in order to maintain sync with rate 1 at night. Montauk Point continue in service as a research facility.
22 SEP 1943: Montauk station transferred to MIT RADLAB. All equipment, property and supplies turnover.
Fall 1943 - DEC 1944: Expermental Synchronization Skywave (SS) transmission tests were conducted by MIT scientists and English technicians.
|1941 Mr. Lawrence M. Leeds (GE)
1941 Mr. Harry A. Dahl (MIT) (01 SEP - ?)
1942 - 1943: CRE Robert W. Billups (? - JUL)
|Chain:||NORTH ATLANTIC WEST
|Station Letter designation:||"M"
|Radio Call Sign:||N/A
|Declared Operational date:
||16 OCT 1942 - 16 hours per day|
|Operations terminated:||011800Z JUL 1943 as a LORAN Transmitting station
|Station Operation:||Double MASTER (DM)
|MONTAUK (M) - FENWICK (S)
Approx. 209 Nautical miles
MONTAUK (M) - BARRACO (S)
Approx. 324 Nautical miles
|On-air testing date:||1L0: DEC 1941 - OCT 1942
1L1: SEP 1942
|On-Air:||1L0: MAY 1942 16 hour service/JUN 1943 24 hour service
1L1: 01 OCT 1942 16 hour service/JUN 1943 24 hour service
|Off-Air:||1L0: 011800Z JUL 1943 service relocated to Siasconset, Nantucket
1L1: 011800Z JUL 1943 service relocated to Siasconset, Nantucket
|Equipment:||DEC 1941: Bell Lab Timer
(courtesy of Google Earth)
(courtesy USCG c./SEP 1945)