MARC GOLDMAN'S CALIFORNIA NDB IMAGES

All of these lovely Sunny images were kindly supplied by Marc Goldman of Monterey, CA, and show a number of Californian NDBs, which were photographed on a local Beacon Hunting trip. These images show the NDBs and Marker Beacons at Chualar, Pajaro, Munso and Reiga, and at Pigeon Point, CA. These images show the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, which dates from around 1872, and shows some of the antenna systems, including the DGPS antenna, which is on the site. There is a small approx. 25 ft tower. that is a US weather bureau setup, this is near the buoy that is on display. Marc thinks that the NDB used to be nearby, but it is now across Highway 1, some several hundred feet away.

There are two short towers, each with two domes on them. Most likely they are the GPS high grade "choke feed" antennas.. fully redundant and than some. The white building is relatively new. The NDB main tower is on an insulator, and I think some of the guy wires are part of the antenna capacity hat, very electrically short. The DGPS beacon is on a frequency of 287 KHz, and it is located at 37 11.2 N 122 23.4 W. The original Marine NDB on this site used the callsign PI, and operated on 286 kHz.

Marc's latest additions for 2012, shows the Tracy NDB in California, which transmits on 203 kHz and is located at: 37 41 32.63 N 121 26 40.67 W, and RWE on 526 kHz at the currently off air Camp Roberts site in California, which is listed as being at: 35 46 48.0 N 120.43 57 W.


NOTE# All of the following pictures are copyright Marc Goldman, and should not be re-produced with out first obtaining the permission of the owner - please ask me for his contact details if you should require them.




CAMP ROBERTS NDB IMAGES:

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RWE 526RWE on 526 kHz at Camp Roberts:

Overall view of the Camp Roberts NDB site. (250.0kb)
RWE 526RWE on 526 kHz at Camp Roberts:

Marc likes this one because it shows his Jeep...and the Camp Roberts buildings in the background. This is the back side of the transmitter building. (253.0kb)
RWE 526RWE on 526 kHz at Camp Roberts:

This shows the poor man's lightning protection and feed through into the building. (255.0kb)
RWE 526RWE on 526 kHz at Camp Roberts:

This shot shows a close up view of the front of the building. (319.0kb)



TRACY NDB IMAGES:

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TCY 203TCY on 203 kHz
Overall view of the NDB site. (210.0kb)
TCY 203TCY on 203 kHz

This shot shows the NDB's antenna. (165.0kb)
TCY 203TCY on 203 kHz

This shot is a close up of the TRY transmitter building. (204.0kb)



OTHER CALIFORNIA NDB IMAGES:

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UAD 263UAD on 263 kHz
This is called Chualar on the California aero chart, but is actually nearer to the small town of Gonzales. Near by is the sewer plant for Gonzales. It is at 36 29 27 N 121 28 30 W near the Salinas river. Mountains way in back are the Gabilans, and the large town of Salinas, out in the middle of nowhere, but more or less on the path to Salinas Airport. (250.0kb)
PDG 327PDG on 327 kHz

Pajaro (pa har o) off the end of the runway a ways from Watsonville Airport. This also has a 75 MHz marker beacon. Fairly common, it is at 36 54 48.8 N 121 48 28.6 W. (335.0kb)
MR 385MR on 385 kHz

MR Munso beacon and 75 MHz marker beacon, it is at 36 37 14.71N 121 59 19.09W. The beacon in the light house has been gone for a good while, it is home of a calibration point for the Loran C (100KHz) system. (363.0kb)
MR 385MR on 385 kHz

Another close up of MR. The lighthouse is nearby at 36 38 00 N 121 56 01W. This is a beautiful scenic area, and just up the road is Pebble Beach, where the "The Crosby" pro-am Golf Classic was recently held. (341.0kb)
LV 374LV on 374 kHz

This one is out east of Livermore at 37 41 32.0 N 121 41 2.6 W. It has a 75 MHz Marker for Livermore Airport. Yet again it is across the street from a large sewer plant - strange! It is also a couple of miles to the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory - a.k.a "The Rad Lab". (254.0kb)
LV 374LV on 374 kHz

As above, but seen this time from a little closer in. (350.0kb)



PIGEON POINT NDB IMAGES:

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Pigeon Point (118kb) Pigeon Point (51kb) Pigeon Point (90kb) Pigeon Point (92kb)

Pigeon Point (90kb) Pigeon Point (39.1kb) Pigeon Point (92kb) Pigeon Point (90kb)

Pigeon Point (90kb) Pigeon Point (39.1kb) Pigeon Point (92kb) Pigeon Point (90kb)

Pigeon Point (90kb) Pigeon Point (39.1kb) Pigeon Point (92kb) Pigeon Point (90kb)




Marc also has a Gallery of DGPS Images as well, just click on the button below to visit this:


We're very grateful to Marc for the use of his pictures, and if you have shots of your own that you would also like to see on display here in the NDB List Photo Gallery, we would love to hear from you too!




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