[time-nuts] Locked onto LORAN 8970 GRI Monday AM
jfor at quikus.com
Tue Feb 5 09:58:10 EST 2013
Paul, I'm not so sure about a big power bill. The average power of a LORAN
transmitter is not high.
> Their interest is indeed a time service as an alternate to GPS. There is
> intent to re-activate much of the actual chains its not for the old
> location service at all. UrsaNav has published several ppts that show what
> there interests seem to be.
> I think the key business is selling new rcvrs that can take advantage of
> the new transfer method. Some of the work they have done shows that
> up a transmitter in the mid US has very good coverage but setting up 2
> really does a very fine job.
> But all this said. Its unclear to me as to how the power bill gets paid
> every year.
> WWVB seems to have the gov paying the bill. And for us east coasters you
> don't get what you pay for. Not so sure UrsaNav has that backing.
> But selling rcvrs sure isn't going to pay for that electric bill even if
> they are far more then we time-nuts can afford.
> So I want to thank UrsaNav for at least putting a compatible signal out
> the moment. Will enjoy as long as I can.
> I actually believe what we are seeing is a tug of war between NIST and
> UrsaNav for the actual transmit funding. Neither has a need to support the
> past to survive.
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone thought to ask them what their intentions are?
>> It would seem to me that if they are interested in re-activating
>> enough of the old LORAN-C network to provide time service that they
>> might want to talk to folks that used to rely on LORAN-C for time
>> -Chuck Harris
>> Stan, W1LE wrote:
>>> After 11:20 hours still tracking and locked to LORAN.
>>> Frequency offset compared to my T'Bolt GPS/DO is -2.5E12.
>>> Stan W1LE Cape Cod
>>> On 2/4/2013 8:56 PM, paul swed wrote:
>>>> We can only dream. But will take what I can get for as long as I can
>>>> it. It sure in the heck kicks wwvb's capabilities.
>>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM, J. Forster <jfor at quikus.com> wrote:
>>>> Great. Now if the transmissions continue and the format doesn't
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