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LORAN
LORAN
LOng RAnge Navigation ground-based electronic navigation system using hyperbolic lines of position determined by measuring the difference in the time of reception of synchronized pulse signals from fixed transmitters. LORAN-C and eLORAN operate in the 100–110 kHz frequency band. Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) is planned to operate using more stable timing signals and stations from other chains for greater accuracy than the current LORAN-C system.
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source: FAA Advanced Avionics Handbook (FAA-H-8083-6)

An electronic navigational system by which hyperbolic lines of position are determined by measuring the difference in the time of reception of synchronized pulse signals from two fixed transmitters. Loran A operates in the 1750-1950 kHz frequency band. Loran C and D operate in the 100-110 kHz frequency band.
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Long Range Navigation (LORAN): An electronic navigational system by which hyperbolic lines of position are determined by measuring the difference in the time of reception of synchronized pulse signals from two fied transmitters. LORAN A operates in the 1750 to 1950 kHz frequency band. LORAN C and D operate in the 100 to 110 kHz frequency band.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

Long Range Navigation, a system of long range navigation whereby latitude and longitude are determined from the time displacement of radio signals from two or more fixed transmitters.
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source: NOAA National Weather Service Glossary


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