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Station Information

Site Survey: 1950
 
Construction Date: 1950 - 1951
 
Constructed by: U.S. Air Force
 
Established:
Commissioned:
1951 USAF
18 FEB 1955 USCG

Disestablished: JAN 1981
 
Operated by:

1951 - 18 FEB 1955 U.S. Air Force
18 FEB 1955 - 31 DEC 1980 U.S. Coast Guard
Project code name:

 
Unit Identifier:

1955 FEB 18: 07-350585
1967 APR 01: 07-40127
Mail address:
 
AKA:

 
HAM call sign:

N/A
Personnel Allowance: 10 MAY 1951: 1 Officer; 24 Enlisted (USAF)
FEB 1955: 1 Officer; 14 Enlisted (USAF)
1955 - 1980: 8 Enlisted (USCG)
1967 JAN 01: 10 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 1950 - U.S. Air Force constructed the chain for training of pilots and navigators for the Northern Canadian Arctic chain. May 10, 1951 the chain on air operation 24 hour service. August 30th declared operational.

1954 - The Arctic chain project was abandon. The U.S Air Force proposed to turn over the chain to the U.S. Coast Guard with funding until the 1957 budget.

18 FEB 1955 - U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted the Gulf of Mexico chain.

Commanding Officer:


USCG Officer in Charge:

U. S. Air Force
1953 - 1955 LT Jess F. Stanley (? - 18 FEB) USAF

U. S. Coast Guard
1955 - 1957 ETC Robert A. Burjoice (18 FEB - ?)
1957 - 1959
1959 - 1961
1959 - 1964
1963 - 1966 ETC David R. Cheney (JUN - APR)
1966 - 1966 ETC Mel (Shakey) Schuldt (APR - SEP)
1966 - 1968 ETC Page J. Shaw (SEP - ?)
1968 - 1970 ETC Phil Kolb
1970 - 1973 ETC William Bailey
1973 - 1976
1976 - 1976 ETC Skorupa
1977 - 1978
1978 - 1979 ETC Tranquiliho Tamayo (? - 28 NOV 1979)
1979 - 1981 ETC Charles Connor (28 NOV 1979 - JAN 1981) Decomm

Station Operations

LORAN-A

27 04 38.50 N 82 27 02.06 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Chain: GULF OF MEXICO
 
Station Letter designation: "V"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Operation date:
Declared Operational date:
10 MAY 1951
30 AUG 1951
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


VENICE (S) - CAPE SAN BLASS
1LO; 2H0; 3H0
1000 us
Approx. 299 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 1951
 
On-Air: 1L0: 10 MAY 1951
2H0: 1952
3H0: 010001Z JUL 1963
 
Off-Air: 1L0: 1952 Rate change
2H0: 010001Z JUL 1963 Rate change
3H0: 312400Z DEC 1980 Service terminated
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment: 1951: USAF Air Transportable
1952: UE-1b Timers;
1960/1: AN/FPN-30 timers; T-325B transmitters; AN/FPN-2; AN/FPN-3A
Antenna: "T"
 

Awards:

Documents:

Pictures:

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c./1970

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(c./unk courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

Dwight Grimes 1964 photo collection

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