NICOLAS PELATAN'S FRENCH NDB IMAGES

~~ GALLERY ONE ~~

The images on this page were kindly supplied by Nicolas Pelatan, F4DTL, and feature the NDBs 'ORW', 'OYE', 'BGW', 'RSY' and CGZ from the various Paris Airports, and also the beacon 'EM', which is currently out of order, and located at Etampes/Mondesir Airport, around 50km south of Paris.

Many French NDBs use the characteristic Mode A1A with a zero Hz offset, where idents appear exactly on the carrier frequency, but all of the beacons shown here, with the exception of EM, have 400Hz offsets, with both an upper and lower sideband spaced at plus/minus 400Hz either side of the carrier being transmitted in the AM (Non A2A) mode. All of the NDBs shown are the 'Monopole' types, which have a large capacity hat, and what looks like a top loading/matching coil just beneath them.


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.




Click on the thumbnails to see the full sized images:

ORW 402ORW on 402 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. This beacon serves Orly Airport (LFPO) and is located at N4840.4 E00210.9 It has a listed range of 25nm. In this shot you can see the capacity hat at the top of the Monopole. (106.0 kb)
ORW 402ORW on 402 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. This shot shows the transmitter building. (187.0 kb)
ORW 402ORW on 402 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. Another shot of the top half of the mast of this Locator beacon. (107.0 kb)


OYE 349OYE on 349 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. This beacon also serves Orly Airport (LFPO), and is located at N4845.2 E00232.4. This one also has a listed range of 25nm. (353.0 kb)
OYE 349OYE on 349 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. This superb shot showqs the base of the antenna, and you can clearly see how the NDB is fed. You can also see the spark gap, and even the self-amalgamating tape covering the plug on the feeder. (274.0 kb)
OYE 349OYE on 349 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. Another fine shot showing the rural setting of the NDB, which is well hidden by the trees and bushes. (402.0 kb)
OYE 349OYE on 349 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. Another nice shot of the transmitter building and antenna, very unusual to see a NDB located so close to residential properties. (143.0 kb)
OYE 349OYE on 349 kHz

Orly Airport, Paris. A nice close up shot of the inside of the compound. (233.0 kb)


BGW 334BGW on 334 kHz

Le Bourget Airport, Paris. This beacon serves Le Bourget Airport (LFPB), and is located at N4856.4 E00216.9. This Locator beacon has a listed range of 25nm. (109.0 kb)
BGW 334BGW on 334 kHz

Le Bourget Airport, Paris. In this shot you can see that this beacon is located in a more industrial area, and doesn't have a fence around the compound. (191.0 kb)
BGW 334BGW on 334 kHz

Le Bourget Airport, Paris. You can see the guy wires supporting the mast on this NDB. (172.0 kb)


RSY 356RSY on 356 kHz

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. This beacon serves the Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG), and is located at N4901.9 E00242.4. It has a 400 Hz offset, and a listed range of 25nm. This is a lovely close-up of the capacity hat on this Monopole antenna. (185.0 kb)
RSY 356RSY on 356 kHz

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. Another shot of RSY, this time showing the guyed mast and compound around the transmitter housing. (201.0 kb)


CGZ 370CGZ on 370 kHz

Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. This beacon serves the Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG), and is located at N4900.3 E00244.4. It has a 400 Hz offset, and a listed range of 25nm. This shot shows the base of the base of the antenna. (378.0 kb)
CGZ 370CGZ on 370 kHz

A nice close-up of the capacity hat and loading/matching coil. (192.0 kb)
CGZ 370CGZ on 370 kHz

This shot shows the guyed mast, compound and transmitter housing of this Locator beacon. (365.0 kb)


EM 295EM on 295.5 kHz

Etampes (Mondesir) Airport. This beacon serves the Etampes (Mondesir) Airport (LFOX), and is located at N4822.5 E00204.8. It has a zero offset, and a listed range of 50nm. This NDB is currently out of order, but can bee seen here in its rural location. (131.0 kb)
EM 295EM on 295.5 kHz

This shot shows the top half of the EM mast, which again is a guyed Monopole type antenna. (90.0 kb)

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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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