FINBAR O'CONNOR'S IRISH NDB IMAGES

The images on this page were kindly supplied by Finbar, and show a number of the beacons that are operating in various parts of Ireland, including the Donegal, Sligo, Carrickfin and Finner Camp NDBs. The Sligo NDB was recently replaced with a brand new one, and below you will see some wonderful images of both the old and new ones. You will find pictures of the NDB at Ennis in County Clare, which is an enroute beacon for Shannon Airport. We're very grateful to Finbar for sharing these wonderful shots with us, and for allowing us to display them here in the NDB List Photo Gallery.


NOTE# All of the following pictures are copyright Finbar O'Connor, 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.




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CFN 361CFN on 361 kHz

Carrikfin, Donegal. This beacon serves Carrickfin Airport in Donegal, and is located at N55.0238 W008.2021. (478.0kb)


FNR 402FNR on 402 kHz

Finner Army Camp, Donegal. This beacon serves the Irish Army's Finner Camp, and is located at N54.3000 W008.1400. (378.0kb)


SLG 384SLG on 384 kHz

Sligo, Donegal. This shot shows the base mounting of the old NDB at Sligo, it was amazing just how well this got out considering that it just used a fairly simple whip antenna. The offsets on this old NDB were 1020 Hz (398.0kb)
SLG 384SLG on 384 kHz

Sligo Airport, Donegal. Another shot of the old whip antenna used at Sligo, which is located at N54.1643 W008.3528. (251.0kb)


Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

This shot shows the new Sligo NDB, which has now replaced the old whip antenna. Here you can see the lower part of the mast. (594.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

This shot shows the base of the mast, and the Transmitter housing of the NDB. (345.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

This is a very impressive shot, you can even see the earth wire connecting the base to the radials. (333.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

A more distant view of the new tower and surroundings. (390.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

Another shot of the full installation, this time from another angle. (362.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

A cracking shot of the old NDB, now laid to rest alongside the newer installation. (359.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

This shot shows a really good close up of the Nav Light Transformer on the new NDB. (249.0kb)
Sligo NDB 384The New Sligo NDB on 384.0 kHz

A graphic comparison of the old and new. On the ground is the old NDB whip antenna, whilst in the background the new NDB stands proud. (413.0kb)

Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

This shot shows the Ennis NDB, which serves Shannon Airport. This beacon operates on 352.0 kHz, and is located at N52.54'19 W008.55'40. This shot shows the large guyed mast. (340.0kb)
Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

This is a nice shot of the transmitter housing, and you can see the feeder where it exits the housing and runs up to the antenna. (309.0kb)
Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

This is a really nice close up showing the insulators on the mast, and the isolator where the feeder comes out through the transmitter housing. (320.0kb)
Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

Another nice view of the mast and antenna, obviously a popular spot with the local birds who're probably keeping their feet warm up there. (333.0kb)
Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

This shot shows the base of the antenna mast. (476.0kb)
Ennis 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

Another nice shot of the NDB and antenna from a slightly different angle. This looks like it might be a enroute beacon from the size of the mast. (324.0kb)
Ennis NDB 352Ennis NDB on 352.0 kHz

Another shot of the NDB's transmitter housing from a slightly different angle. (309.0kb)



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



We're very grateful to Finbar 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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