LORAN STATION JUPITER
EXPERIMENTAL

26 59 00 N - 80 05 42 W (1927 Datum)
26 58 59.99 N - 80 05 41.28 W (WGS-84)

Station Information

Site Survey: 1956
 
Construction Date: 1957
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: 1957
 
Disestablished: JUL 1962
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Station code name:
 
Station Unit Number:
 
Personnel Allowance: 1957 - 1962 1 Officer; 17 Enlisted
 
Miscellaneous: 1957 - Equipment transferred from CYTAC test station Carrabella, FL

JUL 1963 - Tower razed and dumped off shore - now a fantastic dive site
 
Commanding Officer: LT Cryil D. Maxwell AUG 1957 - JUN 1962
 

 

Station Operations

Chain: U. S. EAST COAST
 
Station Letter designation: "X"
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Loran Rate and Function:
Baseline:
S0 (X)
Approx. 440 Nautical miles
 
Operational date:
12 AUG 1957

Operations Ceased: 021300Z JUN 1962
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
 
On-Air testing:  
 
Rate/Date On-Air/Function: S0 (X) 12 AUG 1962 
 
Rate/Function/Date Off-Air: S0 (X) 011300Z JUN 1962 
 
Equipment: AN/FPN-15 (XW-1) Transmitter 60KW (One installed)
 
Antenna: 625ft TLM, Wind Turbine 6000c 1957 - JUL 1963
 
   
 

Photos:

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Timer room c./1959 (Courtesy Dan Rebkovich)

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Transmitter Room c./1959 (Courtesy Dan Rebkovich)

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Transmitter Room c./1959 (Courtesy Dan Rebkovich)

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c,/JAN 1960