[time-nuts] Loran Europe Lessay seems to be back on air?
alan.melia at btinternet.com
Mon Jan 4 21:11:52 UTC 2016
If I remember correctly the GLA(Trinity Ho.) has a contact with Babcock who
run Anthorn which goes through to 2019 or 2020. The notice to mariners did
not mention Anthorn but it did request that nav. receivers be turned off. If
TH terminate that contact they will presumably have to pay Babcock anyway so
they may as well continue "playing". From the papers it would seem the North
Sea study has been completed.
I am just surprised that, naively, they did not get assurance from the
French that they would keep Lessay running, because the move to eLoran was
very much promoted by the French though they did not get a lot of support
from other European countries.
I remember being told by a senior member of the RIN that he thought it was a
"dead duck" and a waste of money.
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From: "GandalfG8--- via time-nuts" <time-nuts at febo.com>
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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Loran Europe Lessay seems to be back on air?
> >As of 1725, 4th January, Lessay seems to have been transmitting again
>>at least 30 minutes, and showing the same or a slightly stronger signal
>>here on the west coast of Scotland than Anthorn.
> Are you sure it's not UK trying to rig something up for their eLoran
> I'm pretty sure now that's exactly what it was, and keeping my fingers
> crossed it'll be permanent once they finish playing:-)
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