LORAN-C transmitter Jan Mayen

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The LORAN-C transmitter Jan Mayen [1] was a LORAN-C [2] transmission facility on the island of Jan Mayen at 70°54′51″N8°43′57″W / 70.91417°N 8.73250°W / 70.91417; -8.73250 Coordinates: 70°54′51″N8°43′57″W / 70.91417°N 8.73250°W / 70.91417; -8.73250 . The LORAN-C transmitter Jan Mayen used as an antenna had a 190-metre tall (625 ft) guyed mast.


This mast was built as a replacement of a 190.5 metre tall mast, which collapsed in a storm on 8 October, 1980 as the result of low tension on the guy-wires. The guy-wires were adjusted by personnel from the USCG who mixed up pounds and kilograms. [2]

Both transmitters on Jan Mayen, [3] together with the other Norwegian LORAN-C transmitters at , and those at Eiði in the Danish Faroe Islands, were shut off at midnight on 31 December, 2015. [4]

The transmitter was demolished in 2017.

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  2. 1 2 Loran-C has been established in 1960
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