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LORAN STATION RAYMONDVILLE
26 31 55.006 N - 97 50 00.093 W

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Awards and Citations

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

 

Constructed by:

 

Established:

SEP 1978 - LORAN Station
01 OCT 1982 - LORTRANSFAC

Disestablished:

FEB 2010

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

7980 -  U.S. SOUTHEAST
9610 - SOUTH CENTRAL

Station Letter designation:

7980 X
9610 Y

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

 

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

 

On-air testing date:

7980 12 14 SEP 1978
9610 - Aug 1990 - Dec 25th 1990

Operational date:

7980 SEP 1978
9610 25 DEC 1990

Operations Ceased:

7980 - 08 FEB 2010
9610 - 08 FEB 2010

Station Operation:

Double SECONDARY (DS)

Station pair:

7980 - CAROLINE BEACH, GRANGEVILLE, JUPITER, MALONE

9610 - BOISE CITY, GILLETTE, GRANGEVILLE, LAS CRUCES, SEARCHLIGHT

Loran Rate:

7980, 9610

On-Air:

7980 SEP 1978
9610 25 DEC 1990

Off-Air

7980W - 082000Z FEB 2010 - TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
9610Y - 082000Z FEB 2010 -
TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

32-SSX,, 400KW

Antenna Type: 700ft Stainless Inc, Model 2516-2-1

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

 

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: CWO Mel Giradin 1978
CO: CWO Melvin G Uecker APR 1981 SEP 1982
Supervisor: ETC James J Dunnington 1 OCT 1982 - 15 SEP 1983

OINC: ETC Dennis Greer 1985 - 1986
OINC: ETC Gary Robinson 1986 - 1989
OINC: ETC Mori Tucker 1995 - 1998
OINC: ETC Scott N. McDonald 1998 - 2000
OINC: ETC Chuck Thompson 2005 - 2007

OINC: ETC Derek Long 2007 -
OINC: ETC Chuck Thompson 2005 - 2007
OINC: ETC Dexter Williams Yr Unknown
OINC: ETC Ely Degasperi Yr Unknown

Documents:

17 AUG 1983 - James J Dunnington Letter of Appreciation

The story of Raymondville's ghost. (pdf file)

Pictures - Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Raymondville

  Picture from google earth.


Loran Station Raymondville, photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

The below photos were contributed by Andrew Dart c./1984
His web site is - http://www.ae5d.com/loran/


Station Building


Watchstander at the Model 40 Teletype


L to R: LSOS -HP-9826 (used a Hayes 300 baud modem for remote control)
Cesium Rack; Chart Records; Teletype patch panel


SSX transmitter - solid state (Balls are Halon 1301 fire suppression system)


700 ft Transmitting Antenna


Base of the tower

Thanks Andrew!

The below photo was contributed by Scott McDonald (OINC 1998-200)
Photo take Dec 25, 2004

Thanks Scott!

 

Awards and Citations - Click on award for citation

 

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation For period February 1990 to April 1991
   

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