Here’s one of those back-burner issues. The National Boating Federation is supporting a bill in Congress that would direct the Department of Defense to reboot LORAN (LOng RANge) in the form of Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN). It would serve as a land-based backup system to the all-powerful GPS system we’ve all come to know and love. For those unfamiliar with Loran, here’s the Wikipedia explanation.
The comment period ends tomorrow, May 22. To weigh in, follow this link.
Here’s the notice from the Recreational Boating Association of Washington:
Public Comment is Requested Regarding Implementation of eLoran in the U.S. in a Federal Register Notice…
The Public Comment Period Ends on Friday, May 22nd.
For quick access to submit your comment, visit
The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation web site.
The Foundation has set up an easy process for submitting comments and for encouraging your Congressional representatives!