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Offline pinto vortando

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XW
« on: November 18, 2017, 2255 UTC »
Speaking of off the air beacons...   anybody heard 400  XW  Flemingsburg  KY lately?  It was a fairly frequent visitor to the radiobunker here but looking through my logbooks it has not been heard here since June.   ??? 
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: XW
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 2327 UTC »
XW is usually audible 24 hours a day here, but I do not hear it at the moment.
I will try it again during daylight hours tomorrow.
I am hearing SLO on 400khz, but nothing else at the moment.

--edit--
1351 - still no sign of XW in daylight, SLO is still there, but very weak.

found this NOTAM:

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!LOU 08/188 Fleming-Mason, Flemingsburg, KY (FGX) Navigation localizer runway 25 decommissioned Aug 17, 2017 0401Z-permanent

!LOU 08/187 Fleming-Mason, Flemingsburg, KY (FGX) Navigation FLMNG NDB decommissioned Aug 17, 2017 0401Z-permanent
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Re: XW
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 1827 UTC »
XW is usually audible 24 hours a day here, but I do not hear it at the moment.
I will try it again during daylight hours tomorrow.
I am hearing SLO on 400khz, but nothing else at the moment.

--edit--
1351 - still no sign of XW in daylight, SLO is still there, but very weak.

found this NOTAM:

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!LOU 08/188 Fleming-Mason, Flemingsburg, KY (FGX) Navigation localizer runway 25 decommissioned Aug 17, 2017 0401Z-permanent

!LOU 08/187 Fleming-Mason, Flemingsburg, KY (FGX) Navigation FLMNG NDB decommissioned Aug 17, 2017 0401Z-permanent

OK, tnx, that solves that mystery.

Anyway, sad to see these NDBs go away but on the plus side, you now may be able to hear beacons that were covered by XW at your location.
For example, heard here on 400 within the past few weeks:
SLO  Salem  IL
CI    Sault Ste. Marie  MI
PPI   St. Paul  MN
PTD  Potsdam  NY
UWI  Dalton  GA
QQ    Comox  BC
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan