Coast Guard Loran Station Hokkaido Japan circa 1970's

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jack SATO Photo - circa 76-77

                                             Anyone remember this guy?  Jack Sato hard at work!
                                             Jack was the station's translator/interpreter.  Photo was
                                             taken between April 76 and April 77.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Loran Station Hokkaido crew - taken between April 76 and April 77

                            LORAN STATION HOKKAIDO crew after a personnel inspection.  
                                           Photo taken between 8 April 1976 and 5 April 1977. 
                                                                      Recognize anyone?

Loran Station Hokkaido Japan Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet - compliments of Loran-History website!
Site Survey:
JAN 1962
Construction Date
Summer 1962 - Construction commenced
Constructed by:

Established:
9 APR 1963 Commissioning ceremony
Disestablished:
OCT 1993 - Transfer to Japan
Operated by:
USCG
Chain:
NORTHWEST PACIFIC
Station Letter designation:
SS-3, 9970, 7930 – “X”
Station code name:
WING I 
Station Unit Number:
14-40176
Radio Call Sign:

Station aka:

On-air testing date:
SS-3 – 25 JUL 1963
SS-3 – 17 MAR 1964
SS-3 – 21 DEC 1964
Operational date:
21 JAN 1964 
Operations Ceased:
30 SEP 1993
Station Operation:
Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
Station pair:
SS-3, 9970 GESASHI, IWO JIMA, MARCUS, YAP, BARRIGADA
Loran Rate:
SS-3, 9970, 7930
On-Air:
SS-3 - 21 JAN 1964
SS-3 – 25 MAY 1964
SS-3 – 1 JAN 1965
9970 – 25 FEB 1975
7930 – 210300Z FEB 1981
9970 – 310700Z MAR 1981
Off-Air
SS-3 – MAR 1964 IWO & YAP Off Air – Tower Failures
SS-3 – 21 DEC 1964 IWO & YAP On-Air
SS-3 – 25 FEB 1975 Change of Rate
9970 – 210300Z FEB 1981 IWO Off-Air Tower Maintenance
7930 – 310300Z MAR 1981 IWO On-Air
9970 – 30 SEP 1993 Loran C replaced by GPS
Monitor Rate:

Equipment:
AN/FPN-46/44, 625ft Tower, 1MW
1968 Clarinet Pilgrim installed
Antenna Type: 625ft – Wind Turbine, Model 6000s, 1963
Personnel Allowance:

Miscellaneous:
13 AUG 1962 Site Survey Report declassified
Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge
CO: LT RA Applebaum 1963 - 1964
CO: LT Thomas P Dolan 1974 - 1975
CO: LTJG Ronald R Borison 8 APR 1976 – 5 APR 1977
CO: LTJG Jacobs 1979 - 1980
CO: LTJG Butler 1984
CO: LTJG Robert S Walters 1987 - 1988
CO: LT Frank Young 1989
CO: LTJG Vogelbacher 1991
Here's all of the Lorsta Hokkaido unit patches I could find.  If you have one I've missed please send me the picture.

Ron







Coast Guard Loran Station Hokkaido Japan Blogspot Arrives!!!

Hello fellow Hokkaido LORAN (or is it ROLAN?) guys!  I've been getting lots of emails from guys that served on Lorsta Hokkaido.  Got motivated to start this blog as a central location to store stories and photos of life on Lorsta Hokkaido.  Let us here from you.  Send stories and photos to rrborison@gmail.com. 

Ron Borison