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NDB's February best...(Australia)
« on: March 04, 2016, 0855 UTC »
The summer season has been good this year despite high storm noise on the NDB band, New Zealand beacons have not been heard since 13th Dec 2015 as the band has taken on a northerly aspect in Australia.

A total of 181 Australian NDB NavAid beacons will be decommissioned on 26th May 2016 due to advances in aviation technology, some have already been turned off during 2015.

A small number of privately owned and operated NDB's are not included in the initial 181 operated by Air Services Australia.  So not long to go before most Australian NDB's disappear forever. :o

February best distances from Mount Piddington NSW (QF56dj):

BOU  398KHz  Boulia QLD 1,561kms 419 report.
TN    356KHz  Tindal Air Force Base NT 2,785kms 539 report.
CS    364KHz  Cairns QLD 1,914kms 419 report.
OOD  308KHz  Oodnadatta SA 1,568kms 559 report.
CDU  293KHz  Ceduna SA 1,544kms 529 report.
CCY   274KHz  Cloncurry QLD 1,730kms 419 report.
CBR  341KHz   Coober Pedy SA 1,561kms 419 report.
NF    260KHz  Norfolk Island 1,755kms 319 report.
HUG  371KHz  Hughenden QLD 1,540kms 519 report.

Condobolin, NSW.

Grid Square:  QF37ub

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