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LORAN STATION ESTARTIT
42 03.6N - 03 12.3E (Oct 1, 1964)
42 03 36.490 N 03 12 15.900 E

Pictures

Documents

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 28 JUL 1 AUG 1959

Construction Date

MAR - SEP 1961

Constructed by:

 

Established:

AUG 1961

Disestablished:

JAN 1995

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

MEDSEA

Station Letter designation:

Z

Station code name:

Chain Code Name: TACK
TACK 4B
DART I

Station Unit Number:

 

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

01 AUG 1961

Operational date:

OCT 1962 

Operations Ceased:

312400Z DEC 1994

Station Operation:

Z SLAVE/SECONDARY

Station pair:

SL-4 - KARGABARUN, MATRATIN, SELLIA MARINA
SL-1 - KARGABARUN, MATRATIN(67-70), SELLIA MARINA,
LAMPEDUSA (72-75)
7990 - KARGABARUN, SELLIA MARINA, LAMPEDUSA

Loran Rate:

SL-4, SL-1, 7990 

On-Air:

SL-4, OCT 1962
SL-1, 1967
7990, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

SL-4, 1967
SL-1. 25 FEB 1975
7990, 312400Z DEC 1994

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

AN/FPN-38/39, 240Kw
LRE installed Sep 1974

Antenna Type: 625ft Stainless Inc, Model 1150R 1961

Personnel Allowance:

 

Station Mascot 1968 - Murph
1987 Blackie - Golfo

Miscellaneous:

1957 A Decca site was located for 6 months
Station was first to be located at Hyeres, France (Tack 4A).
AMCOMLIB (VOA) in PALS being built during site survey - Closed in 2005
22 DEC 1960 Site Survey Report Alternate declassified
30 DEC 1960 Site Survey declassified SECRET

AUG 1961 - OCT 1962 SITE USED FOR TESTING SKYWAVE RECEPTION

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

Construction Liaison Officer: LT Jerry Lesperance MAR 1961 - SEP 1961
1st CO: LT Richard Wight 1961 - 1962
2nd CO- LTJG Bill Schobert 1962 - 1963
3rd CO: LT Alan F Miller 1963 - 1964
4th CO: LTJG J. H. Discenza 1964 - 1965
CO: LTJG David Robinette 1966 - 1967
CO: LTJG Charles G Hill 1967 - 1969
CO: LTJG James E. Doyle 1969 - 1971
CO- LT Robert McAllister 1971 - 1973
CO- LTJG Jack Orchard 1973 - 1976
CO- LTJG David W Reed 1976 - 1978
CO- LTJG James Watson 1978 -1980
CO: LTJG Mark Cerasale 1980 - 1982
CO: LTJG William Zack JUL 1982 - 1984

CO: LTJG Robin Orr 1984 - 1986
CO: LTJG Brook Doty 1986 - 1988
CO: LTJG Ed Peno 1988 - 1990
Last CO- LT Robert M Atadero JUN 1992 FEB 1995

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

Documents:

24 JAN 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Radio interference (Lorsta/France)

30 JAN 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Radio Interference (LORAN C/France)

01 AUG 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Implementation

26 SEP 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Frequency Problems in Europe

Station Information Book circa 1976 [pdf file] transcribed by MCPO Dietz.

My Coast Guard Memories, LorSta Estartit, Chapter 4 [pdf file] by Bob "Nik" Nahikian

NE Navigation Facility (LORAN Station) Estartit, Spain - Chapter 11 by Captain Richard Wight, USCG (ret) (pdf)

November 2009 trip to the station - pps

 

PicturesClick on picture for larger image

Loran Station Estartit

Picture from google earth.


Photo contributed by Carl Burkhart


From the Tower - Photo provided by Carl Burkhart

The below was found on Fred's Place
Contributed by Larry Nelson


1964 Station Christmas Card


Contributed by Larry Sheran c./1967-68


View of the station from top of tower c./1968


Station 1968 Christmas Card


Timer Room


View of town from Tower


From the two over looking the cliff


Station view from top of tower


Crew members in the barracks hallway


Mess desk


Mess deck


Larry and one of the generators


In town at one of the local hangouts

Thanks Larry!
 

 

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