News Release (January 5, 2016)
On the 31st of December, 2015, eight European Loran stations in France, Norway, Denmark and Germany have been decommissioned. The station at Anthorn (UK) remains on air for precise timing purposes. The reason for this French-Norwegian decision is difficult to understand as Loran is now in western Europe the only usable GNSS backup system needed for position, navigation and time. Fortunately, many other countries continue with Loran or Chayka, or even have plans to expand the coverage. Among them are Russia, China, the United States, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.
Reelektronika, as a leading Loran receiver manufacturer, will continue the production and development of eLoran receivers and eDLoran reference stations. Reelektronika is also capable to test these products because of its Loran signal simulators, now extended with a library of recent very accurately recorded antenna signals. Receivers cannot discern any difference between recorded and real-life signals.
We hope and expect that France and Norway will reconsider their decision to decommission Loran-C, and will come back on air, but then as eLoran. That will make radio navigation in Europe more resilient against jamming, spoofing and solar bursts.
The inventors of eDLoran
Reelektronika is a company specialised in radionavigation with knowledge on eLoran, Eurofix, 9th pulse, GNSS and radar for land, maritime and aeronautical applications.
Reelektronika has a long experience in analysing, designing and prototyping complex systems in this specialised telecommunication area.
Reelektronika manufactures eLoran equipment for users, service providers and surveyors, that has successfully been used in installations in Europe, the US, the Middle-East and the Far-East.
Reelektronika developed, tested and manufactures the new eDLoran system. eDLoran works with existing Loran transmitter stations and incorporates the benefits of Internet. eDLoran yields unprecedented differential Loran position and navigation accuracies and is suitable as a robust backup for GPS.
Click here for a featured article about eDLoran in GPS World.
- Radionavigation technology and expertise
- eLoran and GNSS knowledge and experience
- Frequency and timing concepts based on eLoran
- LORADD-based integrated eLoran/GPS receiver solutions
- eLoran / Eurofix monitor equipment
- Installation and maintenance services
- Consultancy and navigation related studies
Reelektronika cooperates with customers worldwide since the early 1980’s. We build and share our knowledge together with customers to our mutual benefit.
The three orange boxes on the left are AD Navigation GPS-RTK units yielding very precise reference position and heading. The orange box on the right is an eDLoran receiver in a AD Navigation enclosure. The elevated grey box contains special test equipment.