Is anyone out there still using LORAN or know anyone who is? We'd like to know, thanks!
BOATERS' COMMENTS NEEDED ON CONTINUATION OF LORAN SYSTEM
Loran users could soon be facing a closure of the land-based, low frequency radio system that has served mariners for decades.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), parent agency of the Coast Guard, zeroed out any funding for the continuation of Loran in its FY07 budget but Congress voted to put the money back in for one year. Now, the Coast Guard is requesting public comments on the issue until February 7, after which they will evaluate the future of the system.
Recreational boaters concerned about Loran's possible closure may submit comments by going to
http://dms.dot.gov, clicking on "comment/submissions" and using Coast Guard docket number USCG-2006-24685.