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LORAN-C signal north of Havre to be shut off

 

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The nautical navigational signal known as LORAN-C will be shut off Feb. 8 nationwide, including at the U.S. Coast Guard base north of Havre. The base, which deals exclusively with the signal and at which five Coast Guard employees are stationed, will be shut down as well, with the personnel restationed at other bases, said Mike Sollosi chief of the office of navigation systems for the Guard. Originally, the LORAN-C signal was a classified navigational program during World War II, Sollosi said. The coastal system became a public signal in 1957 and became a backup system when global GPS, a mo...



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