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ERIC Number: ED157781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 9
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What You Should Know About Loran-C Receivers. Another Title in the Series "Marine Electronics."
Panshin, Daniel A.
This Extension Service publication from Oregon State University explains the Long Range Navigation or Loran system and what to look for in a Loran-C receiver. There are two Loran systems, Loran-A and Loran-C, the latter of which will be completed by 1980. The Loran-C system operates at 100 kiloHertz and a ship at sea can be navigated by analyzing time difference readings of a master and several secondary broadcast stations. In order to help seamen and boaters select a Loran-C receiver to fit their needs, the function of the Loran-C system and what a receiver can do is explained. Aspects of the Loran-C system described are: (1) Multiple-pulse transmissions; (2) Phase coding; (3) Envelopes and cycles; (4) Sky waves; and (5) Manual aquisition and automatic aquisition. Discussions included to assist in receiver selection are: (1) basic characteristics of all receivers; (2) conversion of Loran-A receiver to Loran-C; (3) importance of receiver installation; and (4) practical tips on receiver selection. A consumer checklist for Loran-C receivers and a glossary of terms is also included. (MR)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.