[time-nuts] Loran - any good for timekeeping?

Rob Kimberley time.bandit at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 21 02:46:31 EDT 2006

Long time since I played with a LORAN-C timing receiver, but the Austron
units were good to a microsecond. Interesting to know what the newer
technology can manage.

Rob K 

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Hal Murray
Sent: 21 April 2006 07:37
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran - any good for timekeeping?

> The US is keeping Loran-C going as a backup for GPS as well.

How good is Loran for timekeeping?  How does it compare to WWVB?

What sort of receiver do I need?  Any good how-to type web pages?

I'm in Silicon Valley.  The NIST map says that WWVB should work here, but my
quick try didn't get very far.  I was just using a small ferrite antenna and
I didn't check the tuning.

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