[time-nuts] LORAN-C antenna

Mike Niswonger mike.niswonger at cox.net
Mon Nov 12 19:58:34 EST 2007

Actually, you are closest to the Malone, FL LORAN, about 30 miles due
south of Dothan, AL. They run 800kW into a 700 foot monopole array. For
more info see http://www.uscg.mil/d8/lorstamalone/default.asp .

--Mike Niswonger, W4CMN

Didier Juges wrote:
> Speaking of Loran, I have an old Loran receiver (origin forgotten) and no
> antenna. 
> Is it possible to build a Loran antenna?
> I understand Loran uses narrow pulses of 100 kHz, so the antenna must have
> sufficient bandwidth to let the front edge of the pulse go undistorted. On
> the other hand, there are lots of spurious signals at these frequencies, so
> some selectivity is probably necessary. I am not sure what design would be
> best. I have made ferrite bar antennas for other long-wave reception, but it
> was narrow band, so I am not sure these designs would work.
> I live on the Gulf coast of North-West Florida, and therefore I believe I am
> not too far from a Loran station, so I probably do not need extreme
> sensitivity.
> Any suggestion welcome.
> Thanks in advance,
> Didier KO4BB
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