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LORAN STATION KARGABARUN
40 58.3N - 27 52.1E (Oct 1, 1964)
40 58 20.950 N 27 52 01.520 E

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Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

MAR 1958

Construction Date

22 Aug 1958 -Construction commenced
12 FEB 1959 - station completed

Constructed by:

Turkish Contractor ($675,000USD)

Established:

17 FEB 1959 - Commissioned

Disestablished:

021300Z SEP 1994 Station operation transfer to Host Nation

Operated by:

1959 02 SEP 1994 USCG
1994 - Turkey

Chain:

MEDITERRANEAN

Station Letter designation:

1959 1967:  X
1967 1993:  Y

Station code name:

Chain Code: TACK
TACK II 

Station Unit Number:

APO 380

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

TUSLOG DET 52, TARGABARUN

On-air testing date:

SL-4, 1 FEB 1959 - low power testing
7990, 112132Z OCT 1978

Operational date:

250000Z MAR 1959 

Operations Ceased:

25 FEB 1993

Station Operation:

Single SLAVE/SECONDARY
SL-4, XRAY
SL-1, 7990, YANKEE

Station pair:

SL-4, ESTARTIT(62-67), MATRATIN, SELLIA MARINA
SL-1, ESTARTIT, MATRATIN(67-70), SELLIA MARINA,  LAMPEDUSA(72-75)
7990, ESTARTIT, SELLIA MARINA, LAMPEDUSA

Loran Rate:

SL-4, SL-1, 7990

On-Air:

SL-4, 25 MAR 1959
SL-1, 1967
7990, 25 FEB 1975
7990, 121530Z OCT 1978

Off-Air

SL-4, 1967 Change of rate
SL-1, 25 FEB 1975 Change of rate
7990, 290900Z JUL 1975 Disagreement between US & Turkey
7990, 25 FEB 1993 Tower fell, Loran C phase out

Monitor Rate:

1959-Baseline Monitor

Equipment:

1 FEB 1959 - AN/FRN-38/39 Electronics Installation completed - 240Ksw

Antenna Type: 625ft Stainless, Inc, Model 1100, 1959 25 FEB 1993

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

KARA BURUN stated as the Local Name site in the site survey report dtd 17 MAR 1958.
It was highly recommended to being designated a TUSLOG detachment under the 1954 Facilities Agreement as per site survey.
16 FEB 1960 Site survey declassified SECRET

1964 CO shot himself
1967: Named Changed to KARGABARUN
1975-78 Station off air due to US Arms embargo
25 FEB 1993: Tower fell - ice storm - station never retrun to on-air status
021300Z SEP 1994 Station transfer to Host Nation

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Sanders 1959 - 1960
CO: LT J.Hidenrack 1962 - 1963
CO: LT John F. Otranto 1963 - 1964
CO: LTJG Jim Umberger 1965 - 1966

CO: LTJG Radford Rodgers 1968 - 1969
CO: LTJG John J Powers 1970 -1971
CO: LTJG Harper 1973 1974
CO: LTJG Whitaker 1974 - 1975

CO: LTJG Rob Turner JUL 1977 - JUL 1978
CO: LTJG Steven Swanson 1979 - 1980
CO: LTJG Brian J Ford 1980 - 1981
CO: LTJG Robin Voiles 1983 - 1984
CO: LTJG Mark Higgins 1985 1986
CO: LTJG Clem Ketchum 1986 1987
CO: LTJG Dean Bruckner 1987 1988
CO: LTJG Barry Compagnoni 1988 1989

CO: LTJG Fahy 1989 - 1990
CO: LTJG Reynaldo Quiroz 1990 - 1991
CO: LTJG Roger N. Wylkle JUN 1991 - 1992
CO: LTJG Crawford - year unknown
CO: LTJG Milo - year unknown

Awards:

Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM)
      (1) Defense of Saudi Arabia - 2 August 1990 to 16 January 1991
                                     (2) Liberation and Defense of Kuwait - 17 January 1991 to 11 April 1991
                                     (3) Southwest Asia Cease-fire - 12 April 1991 to 30 November 1995

MEDALS AND AWARDS MANUAL
COMDTINST M1650.25D
5 May 2008

9. Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM).
a. Eligibility Requirements. Awarded to military personnel in designated areas of operation as follows:
(1) General. The SWASM may be authorized for wear by members of the Coast Guard who have served in one or more of the following areas on or after 2 August 1990 to 30 November 1995: the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 N latitude and west of 68 E longitude, as well as the total land areas of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Individuals serving in Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jordan, including airspace and territorial waters, between 17 January 1991 and 30 November 1995 are also eligible for award of this medal.

Thanks to Jerry Beasley for pointing this out.

Our LORAN signal was used by the ground troops. Several times we were ordered to cease any routine maintenance that would affect the signal strength (no transmitter switches, etc). Jerry Beasley



 

 

Pictures


Photo contributed by Carl Burkhart

Thanks Carl!

Stars and Strips article Nov 8, 1969


The van we used to calibrate the baseline at Targaburun, Turkey in 1959 - Joe Rush

Thanks Joe!

The below photo is of the Turkish WWI Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Memorial Museum at the station c./Jun 1966


Taken and contributed by Jim Umberger (CO) retired as a Captain

Thanks Captain!

 

 

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