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Radio & Satellite Aids to Navigation

A Historical Bibliography


Articles:

"Aids to Navigation Electronics Update." Coast Guard Engineers Digest 24-227 (Summer 1985), p. 13.

"Aids to Radar Navigation: Development in the Coast Guard." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 52 (Sep-Oct 1948), pp. 20-24.

"Alaskan LORAN-A Station Terminated [ Stations Biorka, Ocean Cape & Spruce Cape ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 14 1980), p. 12.

Andersen, M.E. "LORAN in the Arctic: Part III-Mechanical & Electrical Systems." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 97 (Mar-Apr 1956), pp. 26-40.

"Arrangement of Radio and Sound Fog Signals in Combination at Two Stations on the Great Lakes." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 7 (Jul 1, 1930), pp. 27-28.

"ATON in Orbit [ Global Positioning System / GPS ]." Commandant's Bulletin #25-82 (Nov 8 1982), p. 7.

Barrow, W.L. "Pulse Navigation Systems." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 117-130.

Bender, Bryan. "Wild West Meets World of LORAN." Commandants Bulletin (Dec 1991), pp. 22-23.

Beukers, J.M. "Radio Navigation in North America ... The Next 25 Years." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 186 (Jan-Feb-Mar 1975), pp. 14-27.

Calahan, E.T. "Long Range Electronic Aids to Navigation: Part I." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1961), pp. 56-66; "Part II." (Jan-Feb 1962), pp. 56-66; "Part III." (Mar-Apr 1962), pp. 57-66; "Part IV." (Jan-Feb 1964), pp. 28-36.

Cankar, Frank H. "Forty Days in the Orient (Loran Team Makes Survey of Japan and Formosa)." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May 1946), pp. 42-51.

________.________. Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1946), pp. 34-38.

"Caution as to Need of Care in Approaching Lightships on Radio Bearings." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 53 (May 1, 1934), p. 175.

Chrubuck, David C. "Smart Charts." Forbes 150, No. 5 (Aug 31 1993), pp. 70-71.

"Coast Guard Helps Air Force Test Computer Navigation [ LORAN ]." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (July-Aug 1964), p. 344.

"Coast Guard Introduces RATAN [ Radar & Television Aid ]." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1962), pp. 67-69.

"Coast Guard Undertakes Loran Study for Post-War Merchant Vessel Use." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov 1945), pp. 248-249.

Colman, Peter V. "Selecting Electronic Navigation Systems for Merchant Vessels." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Dec 1945), pp. 281-284.

"Continuous Wave Equipment for Radiobeacons and Radio Compasses." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 15 (Mar 2, 1931), p. 59.

"Coordinated Operation of Maritime Radiobeacons of the United States and Canada." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 70 (Oct 1, 1935), pp. 221-222.

Crawley, Jeff. "Coast Guard Brings on a New Generation of Loran Stations at Las Cruces, New Mexico." Commandants Bulletin (Aug 1992), pp. 32-33.

Culbertson, J.F. "LORAN-C for the Seventies." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1975), pp. 32-34.

Davis, C.W. "Recent Developments in the Use of Loran." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Mar 1954), pp. 358-365.

Davis, K.S. "Pacific Loran Stations: Some Aspects of Their Logistics, Maintenance, & Repair." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 75 (Jul-Aug, 1952), pp. 62-68.

Dean, Ralph D. "An Introduction to Ratan." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 134 (May-June 1962), pp. 28-32.

________. "The Ratan System Evaluation." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 19 (July 1962), pp. 107-109.

"Development of Radio Apparatus at the Detroit Lighthouse Depot." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 2 (Feb 1, 1930), p. 9.

Donnell, K.W. "Loran in the Artic: Part I-DOPE Station Design." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 95 (Nov-Dec, 1955), pp. 36-41.

Duncan, F.B. "Technical Advances in the Loran System and Its Future Development." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 96 (Jan-Feb, 1956), pp. 3-9.

Eddy, Jim. "Radio Personnel on Confidential Mission in Lonely Pacific Ocean Island Stations." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1946), p. 54.

"End of an Era." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May-Jun 1979), p. 41.
"Experience in Using Radiobeacons, Especially in Approaching Lightships." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 55 (Jul 1, 1934), p. 181.

"The First Radio Beacon in Alaska." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 32 (Aug 2, 1926), pp. 145.

"First Radio Beacon Stations in Florida." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 50 (Feb 1, 1928), pp. 230-231.

Fitzgerald, Tom. "Preparation for Loran Duty." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1976), pp. 2-3.

Fontaine, M.J., & J.E. Coulter. "An Arctic Loran Station in Eleven Months." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 136 (Sept.-Oct., 1962), pp. 2-12.

Gammon, Fred R. "History and Design Development of Coast Guard Tall Towers." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 141 (Oct-Nov-Dec, 1963), pp. 2-10.

Gray, Ben. "'I Cruised Aboard the Nettle and Learned about LORAN." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1950), pp. 7-8.

"Guiding Ships By Radio." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 1 (Jan 2, 1930), pp. 1-2.

Harned, Albert E. "Use of Loran for Search and Effecting a Rendezvous." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov 1948), pp. 231-232.

"The History of Detachment Mike." Coast Guard Engineers Digest 19-196 (Fall 1977), pp. 2-11.

"IMMRAN [International Meeting on Marine Radio Aids to Navigation]." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 115-116.

"IMMRAN: Conclusions, Recommendations and Views Adopted by the International Meeting on Marine Radio Aids to Navigation (IMRAN) May 9, 1947 (As Corrected)." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (July 1947), pp. 179-183.

"International Meeting on Radio Aids to Marine Navigation." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Aug, 1946), pp. 131-132.

"International OMEGA Principles Signed." Commandant's Bulletin #4-82 (Jan 25 1982), p. 3.

"International Recommendations as to Radiobeacons Approved at the Lisbon Conference." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 15 (Mar 2, 1931), p. 59.

Jane, F. E. "LORAN Station Iwo Jima: Master Station of the Northwest Pacific LORAN-C Chain." Commandant's Bulletin #3-84 (Feb 3 1984), pp. 26-27.

"Joint Services Open LORAN Chain [ joint USAF & USCG operate LORAN-C chain ]." Commandant's Bulletin (May 19 1980), p. 4.

Judd, Ralph W. "Tight Rein Happenings." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1967), pp. 346-359.

Kirlin, Clyde B. "Loran-C…C for Chicanery? Are We Here, or Here, or…Man the Pumps!" Cruising World 6 (Mar 1980), p. 41.

Kroll, C. Douglas. "LORAN Duty--Stepchild of the Coast Guard?" Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1975), pp. 3-4.

________. "Return to LORSTA Ulithi." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1973), pp. 47-49.

Lathrop, James L. "Post War Operation of the Coast Guard Loran System." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May 1950), pp. 65-73.

Leaf, Jesse J. "Loran Accuracy, Part 1." 166, No. 3 Yachting (Sep 1989), pp. 38-41; "Part 2." 166, No. 4 (Oct 1989), pp. 55-58.

Lesperance, G.O. "Preparation for Loran Duty." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1976), p. 2.

"Liberia and U.S. Agree on OMEGA Station." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 25 1980), p. 4.

Lipsey, Elmer M. "Precision Time LORAN." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 19 (May 1962), pp. 76-81.

"The Long Arm of the US Coast Guard: LORAN-C Aids Mariners, Airmen and Terrestrial Navigators."  Coastguard: The Magazine of HM Coastguard (Jul 1990), p. 23.

"LORAN." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 44 (May-Jun, 1947), pp. 17-19.

________. Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 46 (Sep-Oct 1947), pp. 1-4.

"LORAN-A Long Range Aid to Navigation." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May 1950), pp. 61-65.

"Loran-- a Long Range Aid to Navigation, A Brief Historical Review and Description." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May 1950), pp. 61-65.

"LORAN; A New Long Range Electronic Navigational Aid." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 2 (Oct 1945), pp. 150-151.

"LORAN for Merchant Vessel Use." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1946), pp. 30-31.

"LORAN Rule Set for 1996." Aviation Week & Space Technology 140 (Apr 25 1994). P. 31.

"LORAN -A Shuts Down." Commandants Bulletin #5-81 (Jan 26 1981), p. 14.

"LORAN-C." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1962), p. 65.

"LORAN-C Radio Navigation Coverage Grows." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 31 (July 1974), p. 131.

"LORAN-C Station [ Baudette ] Commissioned." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 28 1980), p. 12.

"LORAN Chain [ Great Lakes LORAN-C ] Opens." Commandants Bulletin (Apr 14 1980), p. 3.

"LORAN Construction in the Pacific." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 45 (Jul-Aug, 1947), pp. 17-19.

"LORAN-C: A Navigation System for the Future." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 182 (Jan-Feb-Mar 1974), pp. 48-53.

"LORAN Duty -- A Family Affair [ CWO4 Kirk D. Rose and daughter LTJG Tamera Rose ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 7 1982), p. 22.

"LORAN Monitor Station Shetland." Commandant's Bulletin (Dec 22 1980), pp. 10-11.

"LORAN Station Gesashi." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 23 1981), p. 13.

"LORAN Station Hokkaido." Commandant's Bulletin (Oct 28 1983), p. 24.

"LORAN Station Iwo Jima." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 29 1981), pp. 11-12.

"LORAN Station Jupiter, Florida." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 16 1983), p. 23.

"LORAN Station Marcus Island." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 16 1981), pp. 10-11.

"LORAN Station Nantucket." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 5 1981), pp. 6-7.

"LORAN Station Port Clarence." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 14 1983), pp. 41-43.

"LORAN Station Saipan Shuts Down." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 10 1981), p. 9.

"[ LORAN ] Station Saipan: End of an Era." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 10 1981), pp. 12-14.

"LORAN Station Searchlight [ Nevada ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 23 1980), pp. 8-9.

"LORAN Station Sylt Germany." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 11 1983), pp. 14-16.

"LORMONSTA Shetland Decommissioned." Commandant's Bulletin (Dec 9 1983), p. 7.

"[ LORSTA ] Base Americana, (LORSTA) Estartit, Espana." Commandant's Bulletin #22-82 (Sep 27 1982), pp. 14-15.

Meree, C.E. "LORAN in the Arctic: Part II-Construction Phase." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 96 (Jan-Feb, 1956), pp. 29-33.

"Mission Transition." Commandants Bulletin (Sep 1995), pp. 9-11.

Moss, John. "Far East LORAN Transfers Final..." Commandants Bulletin (Jan 1994), pp. 6-9.

________. "LORAN -C Support Ceases in Far East." Commandants Bulletin (Jan 1994), p. 8.

Murdock, Karen. "Long Range Aids to Navigation." DoD High School News Service Profile 29, No. 6 (Apr 1986), pp. 22-23.

"Navigation by Radio." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 29 (May 1, 1920), p. 126.

"New Group of Atlantic Coast Radiobeacons Synchronized." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 7 (Jul 1, 1930), p. 28.

"New Radiobeacon Buoy is First of Several to be Established." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 34 (Apr 1945), p. 385.

"New Radiobeacon in Hawaii to Guide Trans-Pacific Shipping." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 8 (Aug 1, 1930), p. 31.

"1947 International Meeting on Radar, Radiobeacons, Decea, & Loran." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 4 (June 1947), pp. 101-102.

Norton, Garrison. "Official Opening and Welcoming Speech by the Honorable Garrison Norton, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States of America at the International Meeting on Marine Radio Aids to Navigation." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 131-134.

Norris, R.T. "Electronic Aids to Navigation." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 16 (Jan 1959), pp. 3-5, 21.

O'Connell, J.M., & W.G. Walker. "The Development of Loran-C for Navigation in Harbor and Harbor Entrance Areas." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 194 (Jan-Feb-Mar 1977), pp. 34-41.

"OMEGA Sta. Australia." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 3 1983), pp. 14-15.

"OMEGA Station Liberia Transferred." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 26 1982), p. 12.

"OMEGA Station [ Trinidad ] Closed." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 9 1981), p. 3.

"OMEGA Station Trinidad Terminated." Commandant's Bulletin (Oct 20 1980), p. 20.

"Operation of All Great Lakes Radiobeacons on an Hourly Schedule." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 12 (Dec 1, 1930), pp. 49-50.

"Operation Tight Reign." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1967), pp. 28-36.

Pohle, C.G. "The LORAN-D Navigation System." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 145 (Oct-Nov-Dec, 1964), pp. 9-11.

________. "The Omega System of Global Navigation." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 152 (Jul-Aug-Sep, 1966), pp. 26-33.

"Possibilities of Short Radio Waves for Safeguarding Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 62 (Feb 1, 1923), pp. 265-266.

"Principle Types of Radio Compasses." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 69 (Sep 1, 1923), p. 307.
"Principles and History of Loran System of Navigation." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Dec 1945), pp. 274-280.

"Progress of Radio Compasses on Shipboard." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 71 (Nov 1, 1923), p. 306.

"Progress in the Use of Radio Signals in Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 69 (Sep 1, 1923), pp. 293-294.

"Radar Navigational Aids." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 6 (Oct 1949), pp. 168-169.

"Radio Compass Approved by Shipmasters." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 58 (Oct 1, 1922), p. 245.

"Radio Compass Installations on Coast Guard Vessels." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, (Jun 1, 1923), pp. 281-282.

"Radio-Compass Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 26 (Feb 2, 1920), p. 114.

"The Radio Compass as a Navigational Instrument on Shipboard." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 62 (Feb 1, 1923), p. 265.

"Radio Direction Finding and Safety of Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 45 (Sep 1, 1921), p. 93.

"Radio Direction Signals." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 39 (Mar 1, 1921), p. 169.

"Radio Fog Signals." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 34 (Oct 1, 1920), p. 145.

"Radiobeacon System Between New York and Boston." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 53 (May 1, 1928), p. 241.

"The Radiobeacon System of the United States Lighthouse Service on the Great Lakes." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 54 (Jun 1, 1928), pp. 245-246.

"Radiobeacons to Guide Ships to the Panama Canal." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 70 (Oct 1, 1929), p. 307.

Reinberg, LeRoy, Jr. "NAVSTAR GPS: A New, Global Positioning System." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (July/Aug 1983), pp. 26-27.

"Report on Radiobeacon Buoy." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), p. 190.

Robinson, Greg. "Mission Transition: Coast Guard LORAN Leadership, Management Come to an End in Europe as ActEur/MIO Europe is Established in Rotterdam, Netherlands." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 1995), pp. 9-11.

Rose, Earl G. "Progress in Radio Navigational Aids." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 139-145.

Ryssy, J.W. "Developments in Electronic Navigational Systems and Devices--Part I, Part II." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 9 (Jan 1952), pp. 4-9.

Seward, H.L. "World Radio Aids to Navigation." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 134-139.

Shea, John M.  "U.S. Coast Guard Aviation and LORAN." The Quarterdeck Log 15, No. 2 (Summer 2000), pp. 26-29.

Smith, Kenneth B. "Life at a Loran Station." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1951), pp. 20-23.

Pierro, Kenneth A., Sarah Foster-Snell & John Moss. "Stepping Into History: Omega Navigation Ceases Operation." CG (Sep 1997), pp. 21-23.

"Successful Test of Radio Compass on a Lighthouse Tender at San Francisco." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 57 (Sep 1, 1922), p. 241.

Sullivan, Tim. "Loran Duty..." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Sep/Oct 1978), pp. 19-20.

"Summary of IMRAN Conference." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (June 1947), pp. 152-153.

"Synchronization of Air Fog Signals and Radiobeacon Signals for Distance Finding." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 13 (Jan 2, 1931), pp. 51-52.

"Synchronizing of Radiobeacons on the Great Lakes." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 69 (Sep 3, 1929), pp. 303-304.

"Tests of Radio Fog Signals Near New York and of the Radio Compass on the U.S. Lighthouse Tender ‘Tulip.’" Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 43, (Jul 1, 1921), pp. 185-187.

Thiel, Richard. "SARSAT, COSPAS & ELT, Life saving letters." The Compass no. 1 (1984), pp. 25-28.

Torres, Bob. "OMEGA Station Hawaii." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 23 1984), pp. 26-27.

"Use of LORAN by Vessels of Merchant Marine Increasing." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1948), p. 10.

"Use of Radio Compass in Navigation and Relief Work at Sea." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 66 (Jun 1, 1923), p. 281.

"Use of Wireless Signals in Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 2 (Feb 1912), p. 5.

Van Etten, J.P. "Special LORAN-C Program." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 104 (May-June 1957), pp. 39-40.

"Volcanic Ash [ from Mount St. Helens ] Blankets LORAN Station [ George ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 23 1980), pp. 10-11.

Waldron, B.C. "Saipan: End of an Era." Commandants Bulletin (Aug 10 1981), pp. 12-14.

"Warning Radiobeacons." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 65 (May 1, 1935), pp. 205-206.

Webster, E.M. "A Preview of Some United States Navigational Aid Developments." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin IX, No. 3 (June 1947), pp. 145-152.

Webster, J.R. "Is Radar an Aid to Safe Navigation?" Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 20 (Oct 1963), pp. 170-172.

Wine, Adam. "Life at [ LORAN Station ] Lampedusa." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 1995), pp. 10-11.

Wysocki, J.P. "OMEGA: The Radionavigation System That Covers the World." Coast Guard Engineers Digest 20-198 (Spring, 1978), pp. 11-19.

Young, Robert W. "A Description of the New Aleutian Loran Station Buildings." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 59 (Nov-Dec, 1949), pp. 1-3.

________.________. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May 1950), pp. 73-78.

Zack, William L. "Loran Duty in Europe." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Jan/Feb 1985), pp. 34-35.


Books & Published Government Documents:

Cluett, Robert, IV. General Information Relating to the LORAN Transmitting Station Cape Atholl, Greenland. Boston: Commander, First Coast Guard District, 1 June 1957.

Ed Parker, compiler.  Loran A and the Class of 1954 USCG Academy.  New London, CT: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2013.

United States. Bureau of Light-houses. Radiobeacons and Radiobeacon Navigation. Washington: GPO, 1931.

________.________. Radio Fog Signals and Their Use in Navigation in Connection with the Radio-Compass. 2d ed. Washington: GPO, 1924.

________. ________. Clark Congressional Delegation. Report of the Clark Congressional Delegation Regarding Its Inspection of U.S. Coast Guard Loran A and C Stations in Southeast Asia and Its Meetings and Consultations Concerning Maritime Policies, Programs, and Problems of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries... Washington: GPO, 1972.

________.________. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Navigation. U.S. Coast Guard Loran-C Stations, Mediterranean Area; Report on a Congressional Investigation. Washington: GPO, 1969.

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