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LORAN STATION ANGISSOQ

59 59 17.270 N 45 10 27.470 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: MAR 1962
 
Construction Date 1963
 
Constructed by:  
  
Established: 1963
 
Disestablished: JAN 1995
 
Operated by: DENMARK
 
Chain: SL-7, 7930 NORTH ATLANTIC
9980, ICELANDIC
7930, LABRADOR SEA
9007, ICELANDIC
Station Letter designation: SL-7, 7930 “M”
9980 “W”
7930 “X”
9007 “W”
Station code name: WELD II
 
Station Unit Number:  
  
Radio Call Sign: OVY
 
Station aka:  
  
On-air testing date: SL-7, 1963
7930, AUG 1983
 
Operational date: 1966
 
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1994
 
Station Operation: SL-7, 7930 – MASTER
9980 – WHISKEY
7930 – X’RAY
9007 - WHISKEY
 
Station pair: SL-7, 7930, CAPE RACE, EJDE,SANDUR
9980, EDJE, SANDUR
7930, CAPE RACE, FOX HARBOR
9007, EDJE, SANDUR
 
Loran Rate: SL-7, 7930, 9980
 
On-Air: SL-7, 1966 - CAPE RACE, EJDE,SANDUR
7930, 25 FEB 1975 - CAPE RACE, EJDE,SANDUR
9980, 1 JUN 1983 - EDJE, SANDUR
7930, 01001Z JAN 1984, CAPE RACE, FOX HARBOR
9007, 010001Z JAN 1995 - EDJE, SANDUR
 
Off-Air SL-7, 25 FEB 1975 Change of rate
7930, 312400Z DEC 1983 Chain reconfiguration
9980, 312400Z DEC 1994 Loran C phased out
7930, 312400Z DEC 1994 Loran C phased out
 
Monitor Rate:  
 
Equipment: 1964 - AN/FPN-44, 400KW
1965 - AN/FPN-45/46, 3000KW
12 APR 1976 – LRE installed
 
Antenna Type: 1350ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1460
021824Z AUG 1964 1350ft Tower collapsed
650ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1250-1
 
Personnel Allowance:  
  
Miscellaneous: 11 JUL 1962 - Site Report unclassified – Confidential
 
There was a consideration of moving the Fredricksdal Loran A to Angissoq however consideration was given to the overland distance of the “A” transmitting antenna to the service area.
 
31 DEC 1994 – US involvement of station operations ceased
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
Station Leader: Hans A.B. HANSEN

Documents:

21 MAR 1962 - White House weekly brief (pdf)

Pictures

The below photos were contributed by Carl Burhart

View of Angissoq from Loran Tower

View of town from tower.

Tower Collapse

1350 foot tower Collapse.

Thanks Carl!

The below photos were contributed by Ivan Carlsson

Cable Trench Installation

Installation of the cable trench

Resupply Cutter

Resupplying station with stores and fuel c./1968

Supply ship approaching

circa 1973 Station

c./1973

circa 1973 Unit road

c./1973

Thanks Ivan!

 

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