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LORAN STATION HOKKAIDO
42 44.6N - 143 43.1E (Oct 1, 1964)
42 44 37.000 N 143 43 09.060 E

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

JAN 1962

Construction Date

Summer 1962 - Construction commenced

Constructed by:

 

Established:

9 APR 1963 Commissioning ceremony

Disestablished:

OCT 1993 - Transfer to Japan

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

NORTHWEST PACIFIC

Station Letter designation:

SS-3, 9970, 7930 X

Station code name:

WING I 

Station Unit Number:

14-40176

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station AKA:

Tokachibuto

On-air testing date:

SS-3 25 JUL 1963
SS-0 17 MAR 1964
SS-3 21 DEC 1964

Operational date:

21 JAN 1964 

Operations Ceased:

30 SEP 1993

Station Operation:

Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)

Station pair:

SS-0, SS-3, 9970 GESASHI, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP, BARRIGADA

Loran Rate:

SS-3, 9970, 7930

On-Air:

SS-3 - 21 JAN 1964
SS-0 25 MAY 1964
SS-3 1 JAN 1965
9970 25 FEB 1975
7930 210300Z FEB 1981
9970 310700Z MAR 1981

Off-Air

SS-3 - JAN 1964
SS-0 MAR 1964 IWO & YAP Off Air Tower Failures
SS-3 21 DEC 1964 IWO & YAP On-Air
SS-3 25 FEB 1975 Change of Rate
9970 210300Z FEB 1981 IWO Off-Air Tower Maintenance
7930 310300Z MAR 1981 IWO On-Air
9970 30 SEP 1993 Loran C replaced by GPS

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

AN/FPN-46/44, 625ft Tower, 400Kw
1968 Clarinet Pilgrim installed

Antenna Type: 625ft Wind Turbine, Model 6000s, 1963

Personnel Allowance:

 

Mascots 1971 - Cho Cho and Lady

Miscellaneous:

13 AUG 1962 Site Survey Report declassified

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Robert Casper 1963 - 1964
2nd CO: LT Richard A Applebaum 1964 - 1965

CO: LT Frank T Gallo 1968
CO: LT Thomas P Dolan 1974 - 1975
CO: LTJG Patrick Shuck 1975 - 8 APR 1976
CO: LTJG Ronald R Borison 8 APR 1976 5 APR 1977
CO: LTJG Jacobs 1979 - 1980
CO: LTJG Butler 1984 - 1985
CO: LTJG Todd Watanabe 1985 - 1986
CO: LTJG David Cinali 1986 - 1987
CO: LTJG Robert S Walters 1987 - 1988

CO: LTJG George F. Young APR 1989 - APR 1990
CO: LTJG Joe J. Losciuto APR 1990 - 1991
CO: LTJG Vogelbacher 1991
Last CO: Hung Q Tran ? - JUL 1993

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

Pictures - Click on picture for larger image


c./1970's

Loran Station Hokkaido

Picture from google earth.

The photos below were contributed by Beuferd Fletcher c./1989-90


Station Oct 1989


Station Tower


Anthony Patrick Glesner - STO 1988 - 1989 - Deceased


Timer Room - ET3 Ligon


CO Frank Young and future wife Kumiko


DC2 Chris Lumpkin - 1990


ELC3 Fletcher - Kimiko Abe - ET1 Ken Naine


MK1 Mike Bartholet - EM1 Raphael Mack - DC2 Chris Lumpkin


SA Steve Gordon


Mr. Oba - Intreperteur 1990


Shishi Hiromichi - Station cook - Deceased
Mr Hiromichi was aboard since the construction of the station


Kenoshita - station friend


Reservoir

Thank You Beuferd!


Mike Baughman with station mascots Cho Cho and Lady (German Shepred) c./1971

Thanks Mike!

The below photos were contributed by Ray Chesley c./1971-72


Station Sign


Ray with the station mascots Cho-Cho and Lady


Ray on the bike


Ray's Room


Short Timer's Board


The boy's
Ray second from left, Doc (Stooping to left), EN3 Jean Louis Dehoux "Frenchy" (Second from right)


The Zoo


The Water Treatment Plant

Thanks Ray!

The below were contributed by Myron Hale (CWO) c./1972-73


CWO Myron Hale and Chief Engineman


Personnel Inspection 1973


The station

Thanks Myron!


Station Patch 66-67


Station Patch 1976
Found on Fred's Place

The photo below was contributed by Dave McDermott


c./1978 - 1980

Thanks Dave!

The be;low photos were contributed by Jeff Howard c./1975-76

Thanks Jeff!

The below photos were contributed by Dave Masinter c./1976


LTJG Pat Shuck (CO from 1975 - 1976) retired from the CG as a Commander


LTJG Pat Shuck today (4-2013)


LORSTA Panorama View


From the helipad overlooking the admin/barrack bldg to the timer/engineering bldg. to the xmtr bldg,
and the Sea of Japan in the distance


Desk, 8 track tapes, and CG coat with station patch in livings qtrs


ET's Robideaux and Nixon


Seaman Pewitt and Huth


ET3 Nixon


ETC Quintas saying good by to Red


349cc Minica


Winter from the Admin/Barracks bldg to the Timer/Engineering bldg
and transmitter bldg beyond.


SN Huth getting the mail


Fuel tanks in winter


Looking from the galley on the west side of the admin/barracks bldg south, past
the timer/engineering bldg to the transmitter bldg and the Sea of Japan beyond


Winter pictures from the front door of the admin/barracks bldg


Looking from the parking lot of the admin/barracks bldg, across the basketball court
to the timer/engineering bldg and the transmitter bldg beyond


Playing baseball against the Japanese - MK3 Jerry Arnold at bat


MK2 Mogford on the mound


On the sidelines


On the sidelines


Doc playing ping pong against Todd Johnston


ET3 Dave Masinter Jan 6th, 1976


The stations flags - USCG, Japan National, 76" bi-centennial, U.S. National


Curtis Brewton & Riley Fairchild

Thanks Dave!

Station Hat
Contributed by Don Perillo

Thanks Don!

 

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