Electronic ATON: Loran units can mean unusual duties

by Petty Officer 2nd Class John D. Miller By the time you will have finished reading this sentence, Loran Station Carolina Beach will have transmitted its radionavigational signal 401 times. To human ears, the 8-pulse sequence sounds akin to a hyperactive, monotonous cricket. To a boat or airplane’s Loran receiver, though, the 650,000-watt transmission enables it to almost instantaneously identify...