George M (N2XM)'S NDB IMAGES

~~ GALLERY TEN ~~

The NDBs in this album are all located in South Middle Tennessee. These include: 'DTE' on 394.0 kHz in Dayton, TN (35 28 54.854N 084 55 51.320W), 'CQN' on 341.0 kHz from Soddy-Daisy, TN (35 9 59.3994N 085 9 26.6472W), and 'APT' on 382.0 kHz from Jasper Chattanooga, TN (35 03 34.700N 085 35 02.200W).

George also mentioned that the Airport Manager, a very gracious lady and enthusiastic private pilot, kindly arranged for a four-wheel drive vehicle to get him as close as possible to photograph the NDB, and also demonstrated an airport showpiece - a 1973 'antique' NDB monitor which still works (see DTE Pics 8&9). It was positioned in a place of honor on the credenza in her office. She related that when she had DTE 394 first installed in 1973, the monitor was the only piece of equipment that gave her no trouble during the first four years of the NDB's operation. (It has since been replaced by a more modern unit).

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.




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DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

DTE 394 is located at the Mark Anton Airport along Walter Squire Rd in Dayton, TN. (339.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

View of the approach to the airport. (244.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

An F80 'Shooting Star' jet fighter marking the airport entrance. (230.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

East antenna support, a 30 foot pole supporting one end of a two-wire symmetrical T. The west pole is hidden among the trees at far left. (248.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

Southern Avionics transmitter and coupling units. (221.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

A remote-transmitting weather station on the airport's grounds. (223.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

Another NDB at this airport. (164.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

An picture of an vintage-1973 Wilcox NDB monitor used when this NDB was first activated in 1973. (The Wilcox monitor is no longer in use.) (141.0kb)
DTE 394.0 kHzDTE on 394 kHz at Dayton, TN:

Closeup view of the Wilcox monitor. (215.0kb)


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CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

Located along Gold Point Circle in Hixon, TN, it is set atop a heavily-forested, dome-shaped hill in an exclusive residential area. In some databases it is listed as being located in Soddy-Daisy which is 5 miles to the northwest or in Chattanooga which is 15 miles to the southeast. (460.0kb)
CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

A three-wire symmetrical T antenna is supported by a pair of 30 foot tall poles separated by about 100 feet. (349.0kb)
CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

View of the vertical wire connecting to the three-wire capacity hat. (178.0kb)
CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

View of exit point from the shack to the vertical radiator. (170.0kb)
CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

The vertical supporting poles in use are unusual in that they are fabricated from concrete. (300.0kb)
CQN 341.0 kHzCQN on 341 kHz in Soddy-Daisy, TN:

Seemingly the site's security fencing is not up to the task of deterring those intent on leaving their mark with graffiti. (427.0kb)


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APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

APT 382 is located at the Marion County Airport off Hancock Road in Jasper, TN, about 15 miles to the west of Chattanooga, TN. (222kb)
APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

The south pole, at about 30 feet in height, supports one end of a two-wire symmetrical T antenna. (233.0kb)
APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

The north supporting pole is about 300 feet distant. (242.0kb)
APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

View of the Southern Avionics Transmitter housing and Coupler Box. (243.0kb)
APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

Another NDB at this site that operates at a much, much shorter wavelength. (195.0kb)
APT 382 kHzAPT on 382 kHz, from Jasper Chattanooga, TN:

View of airport terminal. The yellow plane in the background of this view is standing by to take a group of sky-diving parachutists aloft if/when the weather clears. (183.0kb)


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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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