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> Converting Loran Numbers To Gps
post Feb 14 2003, 10:22 AM
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Anyone had any luck with programs that convert Loran numbers to GPS that put you EXACTLY on the spot? I know there are programs out there, but how well do they get the job done. After running 40 miles I'd sure like to see the converted Loran number on the GPS and the ledge appear on my bottom machine. Can it be done to this accuracy?
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post Feb 14 2003, 10:33 AM
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I have the Garmin 162 and you can put TD's in it and run it as if it were a loran. The few times i've tried this it seems pretty accurate. Send me some good #'s for the BSB and I'll try them out & send you the GPS #'s. Sounds good to me anyway. I don't have any experience with the programs that convert the #'s but they are programs available on the web.
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post Feb 14 2003, 10:36 AM
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Jim - You can do a quick search and find some other info on this subject. Here's a link that may be helpful I pulled up for ya. Loran Stuff smile.gif GDog

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post Feb 14 2003, 10:41 AM
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POSAID is used by the Coast Guard and with the right formula it is very accurate. Send me an email and I'll send you the name of a guy to contact. He uses POSAID to convert numbers and gets them REALLY close. The link to download the program is in the post above called "Loran Stuff."

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post Feb 14 2003, 03:21 PM
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Don't forget that any conversion will be no more accurate than LORAN was to begin with. And LORAN was also only as accurate as the unit taking the measurement, and only on the day it was taken. Those with LORAN experience can probably attest to waypoints shifting about some from trip to trip. Conversions can get close, but "exact" probably depends on ones definition.


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