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LORAN STATION SANDY HOOK

Station Information

Site Survey:  
Construction Date: 1950-1951
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:

1951
Disestablished: 31 MAR 1981
 
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:



Unit Identifier:

03-36224

Mail address:
 
AKA:

 
HAM Call Sign:

N/A

Personnel Allowance: 1953 2 Enlisted
1980 3 Enlisted billets deleted in the OPFO

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous:  
Officer in Charge: None - Part of the group

Station Operations

LORAN-A

40 28 21.09 N 74 00 43.71 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Chain: U.S. EAST COAST
 
Station Letter designation: 1951: "A"
1968: "J" 
Radio Call Sign: N/A 
 
Declared Operational date: <01 JUL 1951
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980
 
Station Operation: Single MASTER (SM)*

*01 FEB 1969 Nantucket (M) and Sandy Hook (S) swapped functions for the reason Nantucket was PTTI however the local fishermen were highly upset because all their "SECRET" numbers were no longer useable. Within a short time the stations return to their previous functions.

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


SANDY HOOK (M) - NANTUCKET (S)
1H0, 1H5, 3H5
N/A*
Approx. 288.7 Nautical miles

On-air testing date: 1951
 
On-Air: 1951 1H0
1958 1H5
1968 3H5
 
Off-Air: 1958 1H0 Change of rate
1968 1H5 Change of rate
312400Z DEC 1980 Termination of service

 
Monitor Rate:  
Equipment: 1975 AN/FPN-53 COLAC Timer and LRE installed; T-325C Transmitter
Radiator: 117ft AS-1088-TRN
 

Documents:

19 MAR 1980 OFCO Disestablish Loran-A - pdf

11 DEC 1980 Coast Guard News Release - pdf

CGD3 Operation Order 001-81 - pdf

Pictures:

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To left: Group Commander's living quarters
In center: Group Electronics Shop (ERS)
To Right: Boating Safety Office
(c./1976)

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Left: The Loran-A transmitting tower
Right: The Loran shack
(c./1976)

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