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Rad Lab was able to step away after loran was running on a solid foundation. By 1945 the Rad Lab program was terminated.
 
Rad Lab was able to step away after loran was running on a solid foundation. By 1945 the Rad Lab program was terminated.
 
Jack Pierce's epic article published by the IEEE in 1946 is the prime source for the information here.  
 
Jack Pierce's epic article published by the IEEE in 1946 is the prime source for the information here.  
THE LORAN PROJECT WAS A GREAT ELECTRICAL  ENGINEERING ACCOMPLISHMENT.  
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THE LORAN PROJECT WAS A GREAT ELECTRICAL  ENGINEERING ACCOMPLISHMENT.
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Pierce
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Pierce, who was intimately involved with the project from the very beginning,  had this to say about loran:
 
Pierce, who was intimately involved with the project from the very beginning,  had this to say about loran:
 
“In less than 5 years, loran, the American embodiment of a new method of navigation, has grown from a concept into service used by tens of thousands of navigators over three tenths of the surface of the earth. Even under the stress of military urgency, the direct cost of this system has been less than two percent of the seventy-five million dollars so far spent for operational equipment. ” JA Pierce 1946.
 
“In less than 5 years, loran, the American embodiment of a new method of navigation, has grown from a concept into service used by tens of thousands of navigators over three tenths of the surface of the earth. Even under the stress of military urgency, the direct cost of this system has been less than two percent of the seventy-five million dollars so far spent for operational equipment. ” JA Pierce 1946.
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JA Pierce, "An Introduction to Loran",  IEEE AES Magazine 1990 (attached)
 
JA Pierce, "An Introduction to Loran",  IEEE AES Magazine 1990 (attached)
 
Bowditch, American Practical Navigator.U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1958 pp. 333 - 343  
 
Bowditch, American Practical Navigator.U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1958 pp. 333 - 343  
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Other key information about Loran 'A' can be found at the Loran History web site.
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http://www.loran-history.info/
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Infomation on the history of Loran in Canada:
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Hyperbolic Radionavigation systems compiled by Jerry Proc VE3FAB
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http://www.loran-history.info/
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WEBSITES
 
WEBSITES
 
THE COAST GUARD AT WAR. IV LORAN VOLUME II
 
THE COAST GUARD AT WAR. IV LORAN VOLUME II

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