NICOLAS PELATAN'S FRENCH NDB IMAGES


~~ GALLERY THREE ~~

Another superb collection of NDB images which were kindly supplied by Nicolas Pelatan, F4DTL, and this time featuring the NDBs: 'DSA 351' Dieppe, 'MV 434' Villaroche, 'BLB 397' Blois, 'CC 391' Chalons sur Saone, 'SZA 349,5' Military Solenzara Corsica, and 'RY 427' Royan.

Many French NDBs use the characteristic Mode A1A with a zero Hz offset, where idents appear exactly on the carrier frequency, and many of the beacons shown here have/had the characteristic 'zero' offsets, with the ident being transmitted on the exact carrier frequency (Note# At the moment a lot of the French NDBs are being converted to 400Hz offsets).

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




NDB "BLB - 397.0 kHz", BLOIS' LE BREUIL AIRPORT, FRANCE:
BLB 397
This beacon serves Blois' Le Breuil Airport (LFOQ), and is located at N4740.4 E00112.2 It has a listed range of 25nm, and is operation 24H. In this shot you can see the guyed vertical mast and transmitter housing.


NDB "CC - 391.0 kHz", CHALONS CHAMPFORGEUIL AIRPORT, FRANCE:
CC 391
Chalons Champforgeuil Airport. This shot shows the NDB at Chalons Champforgeuil Airport at Chalons-sur-SaƓne (LFLH), and is located at N4643.3 E00450.6 It has a listed range of 25nm, and is operation 24H. This is listed as a Locator Outer Marker (LOM) and is another guyed vertical.


NDB "DSA - 351.0 kHz", ST.AUBIN AIRPORT, DIEPPE, FRANCE:
DSA 351
St. Aubin Airport, Dieppe. This shot shows the NDB at St. Aubin Airport in Dieppe (LFAB), and is located at N4953.0 E00105.0. This is a Monopole type antenna, and you can see the capacity hat at the top of the mast.


NDB "MV - 434.0 kHz", AIRPORT VILLAROCHE, MELUN, FRANCE:
MV 434
Airport Villaroche, Melun. This shot shows the NDB at Villaroche Airport, Melun (LFPM), and is located at N4833.2 E00258.7 It has a listed range of 25nm, and is operation 24H. This marvelous 'aerial' shot shows the guyed vertical and transmitter housing as seen from an aircraft.


NDB "RY - 427.0 kHz", ROYAN AIRPORT, FRANCE:
MV 434
Royan Airport (Aeroport de Medis). This beacon Royan Airport (LFCY) and is located at N4537.0 W00052.0 This has a listed range of 25nm and operates 24H, in Mode A1A. The guyed vertical can be seen here at the left-hand side of the picture.


NDB "SZA - 349.5 kHz", SOLENZARA MILITARY BASE, CORSICA:
SZA 349.5
Solenzara Military Base, Corsica. This shot, shows this military NDB which is located at the military airfield (LFKS), and is located at N44156.0 E00923.6, and with a range of 60nm. This is a Monopole type antenna, and you can see the capacity hat at the top of the mast in this shot.


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We're very grateful to Nicolas 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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