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So much hype about so little by so few. The same old same old rhetoric that has no substance. Nobody so far has put anything forward that actually justified the keeping of Loran in any configuration, just the same old rhetoric that can not be substantiated.
The costs associated for satellites and the current loran transponder Db loss, it made no sense to try and keep the loran system online. Especially considering the usable spectrum is a finite resource. Think how efficient the spectrum reuse will be, due to better xmiters/receivers available today.
FWIW there is not much white space available within the usable spectrum.... http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/allochrt.PDF