By Anna McNiel
John Konrad, the CEO and founder of gCaptain, discusses rebuilding Loran-C and argues that GPS’ vulnerabilities necessitate a redundant system. Konrad also advocates for the introduction of AI into the Loran system to allow for greater accuracy and improved overall performance.
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1. “Enhanced Loran,” Sherman Lo and Benjamin Peterson, Stanford University, August 3, 2016.
2. “Could AI-Fueled Amateur Radio Rebuild Loran-C?,” John Konrad, K5HIP (gCaptain,) February 18, 2023.
3. Ham Radio Crash Course Website.
4. “Cyber Threats Prompt Return of Radio for Ship Navigation,” Jonathan Saul, K5HIP (gCaptain,) August 7, 2017.
5. “eLORAN: a terrestrial alternative to GPS,” Jeff Sherpard, Microcontroller Tips, October 26, 2020.
6. “Let the Coast Guard Operate eLORAN” David W. Zenkel, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, June 2021.
7. “LORAN-C Infrastructure & E-LORAN,” Gps.gov, November 15, 2019.
Anna McNeil is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast, and edited and produced this episode. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.
By Anna McNiel
In Sea Control’s first in-person interview, the commanding officer and first woman to command USS Constitution, CDR Billie Farrell, joins us to discuss what it is like to command a piece of American history.
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1. USS Constitution Museum.
2. USS Constitution U.S. Navy Website.
3. “Conning the Constitution,” Chris Peters, CIMSEC, September 3, 2012.
4. “Sea Control 153: USS Constitution with Angry Staff Officer and Dr. Claude Berube,” Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, January 20, 2020.
5. A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, Claude Berube and John Rodgaard, Potomac Books, 2006.
Anna McNiel is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.
This episode was edited and produced by Marie Williams.
By Anna McNiel
David Reamer joins Sea Control to discuss his Anchorage Daily News article, “Mutiny and Ice: The 1908 Journey of the S.S. Ohio from Seattle to Nome.” Mr. Reamer is a historian who writes about the city of Anchorage, Alaska. His peer-reviewed articles include topics as diverse as baseball, housing discrimination, Alaska Jewish history, and the English gin craze. You can follow Reamer’s Twitter handle, @ANC_Historian, for daily Alaskan history posts.
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1. “Mutiny and Ice: The 1908 Journey of the S. S. Ohio from Seattle to Nome,” by David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, December 18, 2022.
Anna McNiel is a co-host and producer of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.
By Anna McNeil
Sea Control is joined by CDR Chris Landis, USN to discuss his article, “Develop Separate Navy Cyber and Signal Warfare Communities.”
CDR Landis has been recognized for his sustained superior performance in C4I/IT as one of the 2021 AFCEA Copernicus award winners, and has experience in defensive cyber operations. He is currently a Computer Science PhD candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Download Sea Control 385 – Navy Cyber Workforce with Chris Landis
1. “Develop Separate Navy Cyber and Signal Warfare Communities,” by Chris Landis, Proceedings, July 2022.
2. “The Air Force Isn’t Doing Information Technology Right,” by Don Lewis, War on the Rocks, December 20, 2021.
3. “Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officers Cannot Do Cyber,” by Derek S. Bernsen, Proceedings, January 2022.
4. “Cybersecurity Readiness Review,” directed by Secretary of the Navy, 2019.
Anna McNeil is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.
This episode was edited and produced by Nathan Miller.