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    granted a Skywave fix might only give a best case fix of 2 NM and be subject to disruption from solar flares,  
    you had pretty good 1/4 mile fix accuracy as you got with LOS of the stations,  which is about 200 miles.

    now you probably couldn't chart a fix using the tables, maps and time data flying at 0.9 mach,  but with an automatic
    Loran station, it was probably fast enough to crank out
    a decent fix, especially with a magentic heading input and
    air speed input.

    you may want to talk to some of the old timers and discuss
    LORAN for aircraft and boating, and update your article.

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