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US Coast Guard Intends To Kill LORAN-C

January 12th, 2010 01:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

adaviel writes “LORAN (Long Range Aids to Navigation) is an electronic navigation system using low-frequency radio, used by many boaters (including me) before GPS. It has an approximately 200m accuracy and is a functional replacement in case GPS fails or the US implements selective availability in time of war. The US Coast Guard, part of the Department of Homeland Security, intends to turn it off starting February 8.” This is in spite of $160M spent on modernizing LORAN stations over the past 10 years.

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