IMPROVED LORAN RECEPTION AND RANGE EXTENSION

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore W. Bozarth

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper shows the requirement for continued use of Loran, discusses the theoretical accuracy of Loran signals at extended ranges (1500 to 3000 nautical miles), reports how improved Loran reception was obtained and at what ranges reliable signals were received under controlled conditions, and tells how operational users may obtain the same results with equipment available today. It is customary to speak well of the dead. Since I am going to say a few kind words about Loran, I want to first assure you that this 15-year-old youngster is still quite alive and healthy. That the United States Air Force will continue to use Loran for some time to come was indicated in an unclassified letter from Headquarters, USAF, to all major commands on 15 February 1955. The subject of the letter was, "USAF Policy on Long Distance Aids to Navigation," and it said in part:
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 1
Pages: 17 - 23
Cite this article: Bozarth, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore W., "IMPROVED LORAN RECEPTION AND RANGE EXTENSION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1956, pp. 17-23.
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