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LORAN STATION PORT ISABEL

Station Information

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date: 1967 - 1968
 
Constructed by: W. Y. Young Construction Company $195,000.
 
Established:
Commissioned:
1968

Decommissioned:
Disestablished:


AUG 1980
AUG 1980
 
Operated by:


USCG
Project code name:


 
Unit Identifier:


08-30334
Mail address:
 
AKA:


 
HAM Call sign:


N/A
Personnel Allowance: 1968: 6 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 10 AUG 1980: Hurricane ALLEN struck Port Isabel causing serve damage. Station operations terminated as it was to discontinue service 31 DEC 1980.
Officer in Charge: 1968 -
1969 - ETC Raymond Hadfield
1975 - ETC Robert A. Vanderzyl


Station Operations

LORAN-A

26 04 13.57 N 97 09 45.27 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Chain: GULF OF MEXICO
 
Station Letter designation: "P"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Declared Operational date: 01 NOV 1968
Operations Ceased: 10 AUG 1980
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


PORT ISABEL (S) - GALVESTON (M)
3H3
1000 us
Approx. 234 Nautical miles
On-air testing date:
 
On-Air: 01 NOV 1968
 
Off-Air: 10 AUG 1980

 
Monitor Rate:  
 
Equipment: 1968: AN/FPN-30 Timers; T-325 Transmitters
1975: AN/FPN-53 LRE
 
Radiator: 120ft AS-1088/TRN
 

Pictures:

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Photo from Google Earth

 

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