George M (N2XM)'S NDB IMAGES

~~ GALLERY ELEVEN ~~

The NDBs in this album are all located in South Middle Tennessee. These include: 'TY' on 353.0 kHz in Knoxville, TN (35 44 31.90N 085 9 26.6472W), 'MNV' on 361.0 kHz from Madisonville, TN (35 32 42.0734N 084 22 58.826W), and 'MMI' on 242.0 kHz from Athens, TN (35 23 52.94N 084 33 47.97W).

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TY 353.0 kHzTY on 3563 kHz at Knoxville, TN:

This NDB is part of the marker system for the Knoxville McGhee-Tyson International Airport. Located off Big Springs Rd, Friendsville, TN, this three-wire symmetrical T it is about sixteen miles southwest of the city of Knoxville proper. (244.0kb)
TY 353.0 kHzTY on 3563 kHz at Knoxville, TN:

The 75 MHz Yagi marker antenna. (283.0kb)
TY 353.0 kHzTY on 3563 kHz at Knoxville, TN:

View of the attachment of the three-wires to the west pole. (134.0kb)
TY 353.0 kHzTY on 3563 kHz at Knoxville, TN:

View of the east pole attachment. (189.0kb)


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MNV 361.0 kHzMNV on 361 kHz in Madisonville, TN:

MNV services the Monroe County (TN) Airport and is located in an large open area just outside the airport's security fence. Off Carson Rd, the airport is two miles northwest of Madisonville, TN. (334.0kb)
MNV 361.0 kHzMNV on 361 kHz in Madisonville, TN:

Southern Avionics Transmitter and Coupler units. (509.0kb)
MNV 361.0 kHzMNV on 361 kHz in Madisonville, TN:

West tower supporting one end of a two-wire symmetrical T antenna. (391.0kb)
MNV 361.0 kHzMNV on 361 kHz in Madisonville, TN:

East tower with necessary warning lights atop the tower since it is located less than 100 yards from the south end of the airport's single runway. (104.0kb)
MNV 361.0 kHzMNV on 361 kHz in Madisonville, TN:

Main entrance to the airport. (283.0kb)


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MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

MMI is located on the grounds of the McMinn County (TN) Airport. Off Rt 30, the David W Midland Highway, it is approximately four miles southeast of Athens, TN. The airport is also a home base for a pilot training center. (163kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

A view of the quite substantial airport office building. (229kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

The beacon is located in the southwest corner of the field behind the main hanger area. (191kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

The west pole, about 30 feet in height and set in the midst of trees, supports one end of a two-wire symmetrical T antenna. (415kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

The east pole, about 300 feet distant, displays numerous small 'cavities' along its main axis but otherwise appears structurally sound. (119kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

Closeup view of one of the 'cavities' in the east pole. Speculate that these were the location of tree branch nodes which have rotted out. (111kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

Southern Avionic Antenna Coupler Model PC 1000C (left side of pole) and FCC ID B69 SA 25 Radio Transmitter (right side). (241kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

View of antenna loading coil (faintly) visible through the plexiglass window. (203kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

A NEXWOS weather station (mfg Fly All Weather Inc) located across the road from the NDB. (259kb)
MMI on 242 kHzMMI on 242 kHz, from Athens, TN:

A few hundred yards east of MNI is another functioning NDB that operates at a much, much shorter wave length. (237kb)


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