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Dec 6, 2006, 9:59 PM
Corrrections for Cape Race LORAN-C Transmission Mast (1st) ( http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=56824 ) and
Cape Race LORAN-C Transmission Mast (2nd) ( http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=57074 )

Cape Race LORAN-C Transmission Mast (1st) is 411.48 metre (1350 ft) tall and was built in 1965.

Cape Race LORAN-C Transmission Mast (2nd) is 260.3 metre (854 ft) tall.


e-Mail from KellyT@DFO-MPO.GC.CA, employee of Canadian Coast Guard.

Good Morning,

The original tower installed at Cape Race Loran-C station in 1965 was 411.48
meters (1350 feet). However, that tower collapsed in 1993 and was replaced
with a shorter 260.3 meter (854 foot) tower.

The current tower has 4 levels of guys. I believe the original tower had 6
levels of guys. I am looking for a picture to confirm the number of levels.

This particular Loran-C station uses a Top Loaded Monopole antenna which is
"hot" and insulated from the ground.

I have attached a picture of the current tower.

<<Cape Race6.jpg>>

Tim Kelly
COCO Canadian West Coast, COCO Côte ouest canadienne,
Canadian East Coast, Côte est
Newfoundland East Coast Côte est Terre-neuve
Loran C Chains
Chaîne Loran C
Integrated Technical Services Direction des services
Canadian Coast Guard Garde côtière canadienne
Fisheries & Oceans Pêçhes et Océans
P.O. Box 5667, St. John's, NL, A1C 5X1 C.P. 5667 St. Jean, T-N, A1C 5X1
Government of Canada Gouvernement du Canada
(709)772-4896 , Facsimile/télécopier (709)772-2454

From: Hudgin, Ben
Sent: December 4, 2006 9:36 AM
To: 'Fritz Mueller'
Subject: RE: Please answer soon: Questions about the tower of Cape
Race LORAN-C transmitter?

Mr. Mueller;

Thank you for contacting the Canadian Coast Guard, national headquarters. I
have forwarded your enquiry to the appropriate officer in the
Newfoundland-Labrador region for response.

In the meantime, should you have any questions or require additional
information please do not hesitate to contact me, my coordinates are noted


Ben Hudgin
Leader, Communications and Internet /
Chef, Communications et Internet
Canadian Coast Guard / Garde côtière canadienne
200 (rue) Kent Street, Station 5N165
Ottawa, (Ontario) K1A 0E6
*: (613) 990.3083
Fax: (613) 998.8428
*: <blocked::mailto:hudginb@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> hudginb@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

<http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/atn-aln> http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/atn-aln

Dec 8, 2006, 1:29 AM