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).
NOTE# All of the following pictures are copyright 'George M N2XM', 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 "TY - 353.0 kHz", KNOXVILLE, TN, USA:
TY 353.0 kHz
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.
TY 353.0 kHz
The 75 MHz Yagi marker antenna.
TY 353.0 kHz
View of the attachment of the three-wires to the west pole.
TY 353.0 kHz
View of the east pole attachment.

NDB "MNV - 361.0 kHz", MADISONVILLE, TN, USA:
MNV 361.0 kHz
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.
MNV 361.0 kHz
Southern Avionics Transmitter and Coupler units.
MNV 361.0 kHz
West tower supporting one end of a two-wire symmetrical T antenna.
MNV 361.0 kHz
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.
MNV 361.0 kHz
Main entrance to the airport.

NDB "MMI - 242.0 kHz", ATHENS, TN, USA:
MMI 242.0 kHz
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.
MMI 242.0 kHz
A view of the quite substantial airport office building.
MMI 242.0 kHz
The beacon is located in the southwest corner of the field behind the main hanger area.
MMI 242.0 kHz
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.
MMI 242.0 kHz
The east pole, about 300 feet distant, displays numerous small 'cavities' along its main axis but otherwise appears structurally sound.
MMI 242.0 kHz
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.
MMI 242.0 kHz
Southern Avionic Antenna Coupler Model PC 1000C (left side of pole) and FCC ID B69 SA 25 Radio Transmitter (right side).
MMI 242.0 kHz
View of antenna loading coil (faintly) visible through the plexiglass window.
MMI 242.0 kHz
A NEXWOS weather station (mfg Fly All Weather Inc) located across the road from the NDB.
MMI 242.0 kHz
A few hundred yards east of MNI is another functioning NDB that operates at a much, much shorter wave length.



We're very grateful to George for sharing this wonderful piece of NDB history with us, 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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