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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Shoran was high frequency line-of-sight system
1945
5451 thumbnail picture
Shipboard Shoran antenna from below. On EXPLORER
1945
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Shipboard Shoran antenna as viewed from bow. On EXPLORER
1945
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Shore station Shoran antenna being raised. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 1 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
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Shore station Shoran antenna being raised. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 2 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5455 thumbnail picture
Range-range navigation lattice generated by Attu-Semichi stations. First purely electronic navigation lattice used by C&GS. Electronic navigation lattice developed by party off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5456 thumbnail picture
Closeup of Shoran antenna mounted on radar antenna. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Mt. Agamenticus, Maine 1946
5457 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna installed on radar tower. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Mt. Agamenticus, Maine 1946
5458 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna installed on radar tower. Shoran array installed by party off of LYDONIA
Maine, Cape Elizabeth 1946
5459 thumbnail picture
Plotting range-range Shoran position with Odessey protractor. On LYDONIA
Gulf of Maine 1946
5460 thumbnail picture
A conceptual Shoran station layout. Circular lines of position with Shoran in range-range mode
Alaska, Buldir Island, Aleutian Islands 1944
5461 thumbnail picture
Mast and antenna system for Shoran installation. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 3 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5462 thumbnail picture
Mast and antenna system for Shoran installation. First electronic navigation antenna ever raised by C&GS. Party off of EXPLORER. Photo No. 4 of sequence
Alaska, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands 1945
5463 thumbnail picture
Shoran antenna at Cape Wrangell. Party off of SURVEYOR
AlaskaCape Wrangell, Attu Island, Aleutian Is. 1946
5464 thumbnail picture
Shoran station in Liberia. Combined operations party of George Morris. Shoran used to control airplane conducting photogrammetric operations
Liberia 1953
5465 thumbnail picture
Shoran station being unloaded through surf at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 1 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5466 thumbnail picture
Hauling Shoran gear up the cliff at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 2 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5467 thumbnail picture
Hauling Shoran gear up the cliff at Nushagak Bay. Party off of PATHFINDER. Photo No. 3 of sequence
Nushagak Bay, Alaska 1950
5468 thumbnail picture
Shoran equipped launch in the Beaufort Sea. Launch operating with the Arctic Field Party
Near Tigvariak Island, Beaufort Sea, Alaska 1950
5469 thumbnail picture
Inshore sextant fix hydrography as out of line-of-sight of Shoran. Launch off of EXPLORER
Alaska, Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands 1949
5470 thumbnail picture
Shoran station Stem. Installed by party off of EXPLORER
Little Sitkin Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 1949
5471 thumbnail picture
Shoran installation at Port Clarence.
5472 thumbnail picture
Diagram of range-range navigation geometry. Hydrographic Manual
5473 thumbnail picture
Erecting EPI (Electronic Position Indicator) antenna. EPI was a medium frequency system that was useable out to 200 miles. Invented within the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Nunivak Island, Bering Sea, Alaska 1951
5474 thumbnail picture
EPI antenna mast used in Bering Sea operations.
1951
5475 thumbnail picture
Carl Aslakson monitoring EPI receiver on HYDROGRAPHER. Field testing of EPI - first medium frequency survey navigation system. Invented within the Coast and Geodetic Survey
Gulf of Mexico August, 1948
5476 thumbnail picture
First field testing of Raydist on the SOSBEE. Medium frequency survey navigation system
Tampa Bay area, Florida 1954
5477 thumbnail picture
Raydist watch on the HYDROGRAPHER. Hydrographic surveying operations
Gulf of Mexico 1958
5478 thumbnail picture
Electronic survey equipment on HYDROGRAPHER. Field testing of electronic survey equipment
Gulf of Mexico 1959
5479 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Base plate with tower and cable - tower assembled from 10-foot aluminum sections . Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #1 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5480 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Preparing the gin pole - basically a large lever arm. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #2 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5481 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Ready to erect tower. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #3 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5482 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Lifted a little. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #4 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5483 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. About half-way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #5 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5484 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Most of the way up. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #6 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5485 thumbnail picture
Setting up a Raydist tower. Tower in position and ready to transmit. Party off of wire drag vessels WAINWRIGHT and HILGARD. Photograph #7 of sequence
Texas coast 1965
5486 thumbnail picture
Erecting a 100-foot Raydist tower with a 30-foot gin pole. Party off of PATHFINDER
Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 1970
5487 thumbnail picture
NOAA helicopter supporting Raydist tower installation. Party off of SURVEYOR
Prince William Sound area, Alaska 1977
5488 thumbnail picture
Electronics for loading Raydist tower.
5489 thumbnail picture
Operational Raydist station at Kamishak Bay. Installation by party off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kamishak Bay 1969
5490 thumbnail picture
ARGO tower being installed. Installation by party off of FAIRWEATHER
Alaska 1985
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Raydist tower at Cape San Blas. Note man at top of tower making final adjustments. Installed by party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
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Assembling Raydist tower sections. Party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
5493 thumbnail picture
Electronics for loading Raydist tower. Party off of NOAA Launch 1257
Florida, Cape San Blas 1978
5494 thumbnail picture
Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
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Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
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Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
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Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
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Erecting ARGO navigation tower. Making final adjustments - not a good job for acrophobics. Party off of MT. MITCHELL
Louisiana coast 1988?
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Using Coast Guard light tower as base for ARGO whip antenna. Party off of PEIRCE
Delaware, Bowers Beach 1985

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