This paper is intended to provide the user with practical guidelines to assist in the planning and implementation of shipboard Loran-C receiving installations. The information contained here may help the user avoid some of the common pitfalls and problems that occur if proper consideration is not given to the installation details. Some of the topics covered in this paper include determining the correct placement of the antenna and coupler as well as the receiving equipment, electrical grounding considerations, types and sources of "on board" electrical noise including carrier interference, impulse noise, electrical noise generated by "on board" equipment, the re-radiation of incoming Loran signals, the various paths through which RF interference can be introduced into the Loran-C receiver and potential interference problems that may be caused by communication systems aboard the vessel. The final, and perhaps most critical part of the installation, is the instruction of the operator in the proper use of the Loran-C receiver, what the system can do, and what it cannot do.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers presented at RTCM Assembly Meeting April 17-20, 1978, Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada. With participation of International Association of Great Lakes Ports. Volume 2, Navigation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Gutman, G A
    • Provenzano, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2.E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM