NICOLAS PELATAN'S FRENCH NDB IMAGES


~~ GALLERY FOUR ~~

Another superb collection of NDB images which were kindly supplied by Nicolas Pelatan, F4DTL, and feature the NDBs 'CHY' Chailley' (currently out of service), 'CT' Ajaccio/Campo del Oro, 'FA' Figari, 'IS' Ajaccio/Campo del Oro, 'ING' St Inglevert and 'OAN' Orleans/Bricy Military Airbase.

Many French NDBs use the characteristic Mode A1A with a zero Hz offset, where idents appear exactly on the carrier frequency. All of the beacons shown here have these 'zero' offsets, with the ident being transmitted on the exact carrier frequency. The NDBs shown here are a mixture of base loaded verticals, and the 'Monopole' types, which have a large capacity hat and top loading/matching coil.

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



NDB "CHY - 353.0 kHz", CHAILLEY AIRPORT, FRANCE:
CHY 353
Chailley Airport (LFJM). This beacon is located at N4800.5 E00341.8, and operational 24 hours a day in Mode A1A.


NDB "CT - 387.0 kHz", AJACCIO (CAMPO DELL' ORO) AIRPORT, CORSICA:
CT 387
Ajaccio (Campo dell' Oro) Airport (LFKJ), Corsica. This NDB is located at N4147.7 E00843.5, and operates in mode A1A. Listed range is 20nm, and the beacon operates 24H.In this shot you can see the warning sign at the entrance to the compound.

CT 387
Another nice shot of the guyed base loaded vertical antenna and transmitter housing.


NDB "FA - 325.0 kHz", FIGARI (SUD CORSE) AIRPORT, CORSICA:
FA 325
Figari (Sud Corse) Airport (LFKF), Corsica. This beacon is located at N4136.1 E00915.2, and operates 24H in Mode A1A, with a listed range of 25nm. In this shot you can see the capacity hat standing out above the trees.

FA 325
In this shot you can see the guyed vertical antenna, and transmitter housing, Again, this NDB looks like it is very well maintained.


NDB "ING - 387.0 kHz", ST. INGLEVERT, FRANCE:
ING 387
According to AERAD, this NDB is a 'waypoint' beacon with a listed range of 50nm. Co-ordinates are N5053.0 E00144.5, and in this shot you can see the rural location, and guyed vertical mast.

ING 387
St Inglevert. Another interesting shot, you can see the 'radio balise' tag and warning messages on the cabinet.


NDB "IS - 341.0 kHz", AJACCIO (CAMPO DELL' ORO) AIRPORT, FRANCE:
IS 341
Ajaccio (Campo dell' Oro) Airport (LFKJ), Corsica. This beacon is located at N4153.9 E00836.7, and it has a listed range of 50nm. In this shot you can see the stern warning on the gates of the compound.

IS 341
An impressive view of the take off this NDB enjoys, and you can clearly see the base loaded vertical and transmitter housing.

IS 341
Here you can see a nice close up of the feeders and base loading coil. This beacon looks to be well maintained and in very good condition.


NDB "OAN - 385.0 kHz", ORLEANS (BRICY) MILITARY AIRBASE, FRANCE:
OAN 385
This beacon operates from this base and has a listed range of 100nm, which suggests that it runs higher power than many of the other NDBs. Co-ordinates are N4800.1 E00146.1, and the airfield designator is LFOJ.


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