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Combination: Loran and GPS

Is there such an animal out there.

I would like a unit that would use both or either in the event of a GPS outage to get a position and also have a fairly large screen (6 or so inches) and would accept charts that are upgradeable for the west coast.

I do not know much about the instrumentation available so be gentle with me
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I have a Furuno LC 90 Loran, if you want to buy it cheap.

Make me an offer.

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We yanked the Loran out of our boat when installing the GPS chartplotter . . . still have the antenna on the mizzen's masthead though.

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In the event of a GPS "outage" dead reckoning might be the only back-up available. If something disrupts GPS would it leave Loran unscathed ? Should be able to take your pick of Loran units from Minney's & other surplus outlets.
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I think the only thing that will take out GPS is gonna take out those coastal Loran stations too! (G)
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Hello,

LORAN is dead. Maybe not officially, but in reality it is. Very few companies still manufacture loran units. The Coast Guard is considering turning off the system.

Lastly, if the GPS system is turned off, it is likely that you will have far greater problems than knowing exactly where you are.

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My fisherman friends say Loran will be around for a while yet.
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While LORAN is on its way out, I don't think it is quite dead yet. I don't think anything would really take out GPS and LORAN that wouldn't give you far more problems to worry about besides where you are.
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To answer your original queston. Raymarine used to make units that did both Loran and GPS. They come up on ebay fairly frequently. Go to Raymarines site, look in the discontinued products area, pick out a unit that meets your needs, and hunt it down on ebay.

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PS Loran is dead... the politicians and the old salts just don't know it yet.
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