BOB COOMLER, W7SWL'S NDB IMAGES


~~ GALLERY SEVEN ~~

In 2015 Bob had an excellent holiday in Australia, and managed to take a few pictures of some of their NDBs as when the opportunity arose. The first three pictures are of 'MER' on 395.0 kHz at the Merimbula Airport, Merimbula, New South Wales, which serves the beautiful Sapphire Coast of NSW's far south. According to Bob the NDB installation was rather handsome, but he wasn't quite sure what the antenna was on the tower to the left. It looks a bit like a mobile phone or UHF TV antenna, but if anyone knows for sure please do let us know. The second two photos are of 'ABA' on 340.0 kHz at the Albany Regional Airport on the very south westerly point of New South Wales.

The third group shows two pictures of the ndb at the Broome International Airport on the NW coast of Western Australia, this has the callsign of 'BRM', and the frequency it uses is 320.0 kHz. This has very robust towers and guying as the area is not unfamiliar with cyclone force winds. Despite it's somewhat remote location, it is one of the better heard WE NDBs. In the second picture, Bob guesses the pilot was using BRM to find the runway. The fourth group shows 'BLN' on 386.0 kHz at the Busselton Regional Airport, Western Australia. Busselton is at the northern end of the peninsula where the wonderful Margaret River wine region is located.

NOTE# All of the following pictures are copyright 'Bob Coomler', 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 "MER - 395.0 kHz", MERIMBULA, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA:
MER Merimbula
This picture shows the MER antenna system.

MER Merimbula
A close up shot of the strange antenna on top of the mast.

MER Merimbula
This picture shows the sign outside the compound.


NDB "ABA - 340.0 kHz", ALBANY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA:
ABA Albany
This picture shows the antenna system of ABA, with its two supporting lattice towers.

ABA Albany
ABA on 340 kHz at Albany Regional Airport, New South Wales, Australia - This picture shows the antenna system of ABA, with its two supporting lattice towers.


NDB "BRM - 320.0 kHz", BROOME, WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
BRM Broome
You can see just how sturdy this NDB is, probably just as well with all the cyclones that can hit this area.

BRM Broome
BRM on 320 kHz at Broome International Airport, Western Australia - In this image it looks like the pilot is using the NDB to find the runway.


NDB "BLN - 386.0 kHz", BUSSELTON REGIONAL AIRPORT, WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
BRM Broome
BLN on 386 kHz at Busselton regional Airport, Western Australia - You can see the single mast used by BLN in this shot.


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