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LORAN STATION SAN MATEO POINT

Station Information

Site Survey: 05 DEC 1962
 
Construction Date: 01 APR 1963
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:
1963

Disestablished: JAN 1980
 
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:

TRAP I

Unit Identifier:

11-40138

Mail address:
 
AKA:

SAN MATEO - name changed in 1965
The Western White House during President Nixon term in office

HAM Call Sign:

N/A

Personnel Allowance: 1963: 7 Enlisted
1969: 10 - 12 Enlisted

Station Mascot: 1972 - Blitz

Miscellaneous: 23 - 24 JUL 1975 Mr. Nixon grilled at the Loran station
Officer in Charge: 1963 - 1966 ETC William E. Burghart
1966 - 1968
1968 - 1970 ETC Delbert Shearer
1970 - 1973
1973 - 1975 ETC William House
1975 - 1976 ETC/CWO Ryan
1976 - 1977 ETC Lawrence Meade

Station Operations

LORAN-A

33 23 21.57 N 117 35 41.48 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Chain: U.S. WEST COAST
 
Station Letter designation: "M"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Declared Operational date: 1963
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1979
 
Station Operation: Single MASTER (SM)
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


SAN MATEO (M) - POINT ARGUELLO (S)
2H1, 1H4
N/A
Approx. 167.8 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 1964
 
On-Air: 2H1: 1963
1H4: 1970
 
Off-Air: 2H1: 1970 Change of rate
1H4: 312400Z DEC 1979 Service termination

 
Monitor Rate: Cross rate monitoring
 
Equipment: 1963: AN/FPN-30 Timers, T-325 Transmitters, AM-1700/FPN Amplifiers
1975: Loran Replacement Equipment AN/FPN-53, AN/FPN-60
 
Radiator: 127ft AS-1088-TRN
 

Documents:

02 NOV 1964 Commandant's approval to change Coding Delay - pdf

Pictures:

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Image from Google Earth

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(c./1970 Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

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