LORAN-C transmitter Seneca

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Coordinates: 42°42′50.60″N 76°49′33.86″W / 42.7140556°N 76.8260722°W / 42.7140556; -76.8260722 The LORAN-C transmitter Seneca was the master station of the Northeast US LORAN-C Chain (GRI 9960) and the X-Ray secondary station of the Great Lakes Chain (GRI 8970). It was located within the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York, south of Geneva. It used a 1000 kilowatt, 742 foot (226.2 m) guyed mast that was constructed in 1977 and dedicated on August 2, 1978.[1] The station was operated by United States Coast Guard and was located on a 250-acre (1.0 km2) piece of land within the 10,587 acre facility.[2] The transmitter was used to guide ships and aircraft up to 1,000 miles (1,600 km) away. It was the first LORAN station to use solid state versus vacuum tube components.[3]

The station, was shut down for good on February 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST.[4] The tower was dismantled shortly after decommissioning of the LORAN-C system and is currently stacked in pieces next to the transmitter building awaiting further disposition.

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