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LORAN STATION UPOLU POINT
Loran A: 20 15 04.45 N 155 53 13.78 W
20 15 15.23 N 155 53 22.76 W (USCG ltr 1951)
Loran C: 20 14.9N - 155 53.1W (Oct 1, 1964)
Loran C: 20 14 49.160 N 155 53 09.700 W

Pictures:

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

LORAN A: NOV-DEC 1943
LORAN C: 9 OCT - 6 NOV 1959

Construction Date

JUN 1944 – JUL 1944

Constructed by:

LORAN A: Construction DET “C” Unit 80

Established:

LORAN A:
JUL 1944
8 NOV 1944 Station commissioned and turned over to 14th District
OCT 1952 - Station relocated

LORAN A/C: 060000Z JUN 1961

Disestablished:

LORAN A: JUN 1979
LORAN C: 1993

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

LORAN A: HAWAIIAN CHAIN
LORAN C: HAWAIIAN CHAIN 1961 -
LORAN C: CENTRAL PACIFIC CHAIN

Station Letter designation:

LORAN A:
2L0, “J”
2L5, “P”

LORAN C:
SH-4, S-1, 4990 “X”

Station code name:

NRO5 LORAN C Net

Station Unit Number:

1944 - 206, NAVY UNIT 24
1961 - 14-350185

Radio Call Sign:  

Station nickname:

 HAWAII – Named changed in 1967

On-air testing date:

LORAN A:
2L0 - 22 JUL 1944
2L6 - OCT 1952

LORAN C: JAN 1961

Operational date:

LORAN A:
2L0 – 8 NOV 1944
2L6 - 25 OCT 1952

LORAN C: 211000Z JUL 1961

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A: 302400Z Jun 1979

LORAN C: 31 DEC 1992

Station Operation:

LORAN A:
Single SLAVE (SS): 1944 – 1965
Single MASTER (SM):  1965 – 1979

LORAN C: SLAVE/SECONDARY: X-RAY

Station pair:

LORAN A:
2L0, NIIHAU
2L4, MOLIKAI
2L5, KAUAI

LORAN C: KURE, JOHNSON

Loran Rate:

LORAN A:
2L0, 2L4, 2L5, 2L6

LORAN C:
SH-4, S-1, 4990

On-Air:

LORAN A:
2L0, 8 NOV 1944
2L6, 25 OCT 1952
2L5, 8 JAN 1965

LORAN C:
SH-4-X, 211000Z JUL 1961
S-1-X, 1969
4990-X, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

LORAN A:
2L0, 25 OCT 1952
2L4, 8 JAN 1965
2L5, 302400Z JUN 1979

LORAN C:
SH-4, 1969
S-1, 25 FEB 1975
4990, 31 DEC 1992

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

LORAN A:
Aug 47 UE-1 and TDP-1 replaced original equip
1951 - TEH replaced the TDP-1 transmitters
Nov 53 T-235 replaced the TEH
May 54 T-138 installed
Aug 55 new 280 Xmtr twr installed
Nov 55 FPN-30/FPA replaced UE-1/UM
Feb 2, 61 FPA-3A install enabling semi-auto ops

LORAN C:
1961 - AN/FPN 41/42 - 300Kw
AN/FPN-54, AN/FPN-42

Antenna Type:

LORAN A:
280ft – Wind Turbine

LORAN C:
625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1300, 1960

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 – LTJG, ETC, ET1, 3 ET3, CS1, EN1, EN3, DC2, 2 FN, SN

Miscellaneous:

LORAN A:
JUN 1946 – fatal accident upon the “Liberty Party”
24 JUN 1958 Station authorized to display daytime storm warnings as directed by the weather service
1965 2L5 moved from MOLIKAI

LORAN C:
06 SEP 1960 Site Survey report declassified

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

LORAN A:
1st CO: ENS/LTJG Richard J Peterson 8 NOV 1944 – 7 DEC 1945
CO: LTJG Charles G Pashia 7 DEC 1945 –
27 JUN 1946
OINC: ETM2/c Donald J Fearnley 18 FEB 1946 – 24 FEB 1946 (Acting)
OINC: MoMM1/c Chas P. Sanda 27 JUN 1946 – 6 JUL 1946 (Acting)
CO: ENS Howard A Linse 7 JUL 1946 – 13 AUG 1946
CO: LT James W. Christman 13 AUG 1946 – 26 NOV 1947
CO: CRE J. Mizel 26 NOV 1947 -

CO: LTJG Scott Marple 1948
CO: LTJG Harry F Gregg 1951 – 5 AUG1952
CO: LT William G Donaldson 5 AUG 1952 – 1 JUL 1954
CO: LTJG Lawrence J Otto 1 JUL 1954 – 18 JUL 1956
CO: LTJG/LT D.D. Garnett 18 JUL 1956 – 5 AUG 1958
CO: LTJG/LT Kenneth W. Forslund 5 AUG 1958 – 24 AUG 1960

LORAN A/C:
CO: LTJG Norman E Fabri 24 AUG 1960 – 1 AUG 1962
CO: LTJG Leo N Schowengerdt 1 AUG 1962 – 6 AUG 1964
CO: LTJG Robert C McFarland 6 AUG 1964 -
CO: LTJG Erwin Chase  OCT 1966 - OCT 1968
CO: LTJG Wood OCT 1968 - DEC 1970
CO: LTJG Dale K Frieden JUN 1971 – MAY 1973
CO: LTJG William Seney MAY 1973 - 1974

CO: CWO Charles Cate 1974 - 1977
CO: CWO Dick Beers  1977 - 1979

LORAN C:
CO: CWO Erich Vanderzyl 1979 - 1982
CO: CWO Daniel Rebkovich 1985 - JAN 1989
CO: CWO Daniel Lubecki JAN 1989 - NOV 1990
Last OINC: ETCS Dave Pier 1993

Fred's Place Reunion Hall

Old - New

Documentation:

19 NOV 1948 - Wardroom Mess Establishment - (pdf)
18 MAY 1950 - Funding Request for Upgrade of station - (pdf)
Hydrographer Office ltr; New Hawaiian Chain Mar 1952 (pdf)
17 MAR 1959 - Land Acquisition Memo (pdf)
10 AUG 1959 - Aeronautical Study (pdf)
18 SEP 1959 - Speed Ltr (pdf)
09 OCT 1959 - Family Qtrs (pdf)
181512Z  MAR 1960 - Comdt to D14 Family Housing Approval (pdf)
14 APR 1960 - Family Housing (pdf)

Pictures Click on images for larger view

Picture from google earth.


Station Circa 1959

The below photos were contributed by CDR Carl Burkhart (Ret.)


Tower Hot Work


Tower Hot Work

Thanks Carl!

The below photos were contributed by Don Perillo c./1961


Looking down at the station


Road to the xmtr building


Signal Building
LORAN C on the left
LORAN A on the right

Thanks Don!

The below photos were contributed by CDR Gary Thomas, USCG ret c./2013


 

Thanks Commander!

 

 

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