eLoran (Enhanced Long Range Navigation)

Published: 5 January 2024
Last updated: 5 January 2024

Enhanced Long-Range Navigation (eLoran) is a terrestrial-based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) system that uses transmitters operating within the 90-110 kHz low frequency band.

The technology can provide a ground-based complement and backup to satellite-based radio PNT systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Its use of low frequency bands enables the transmission of signals capable of travelling long distances, and into areas that satellite based PNT systems cannot reach (like buildings or underground areas).

How to apply for a licence

Please contact the Spectrum Licensing team for a copy of the application form.

Tel: 020 7981 3131

Licence fee

The licence fee is £200, renewed annually.

You can have a licence that is valid for less than 12 months. The fee for a short-term licence is £200.

Other things to note

  • This licence is not tradable.
  • The maximum permitted peak radiated power for a transmitter, EIRP, is 1000 kW (60 dBW).

Issued licences

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