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Offline pinto vortando

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unid on 504
« on: March 04, 2018, 1056 UTC »
504 NID  1045Z today, good sigs hr in MI
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Re: unid on 504
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 1534 UTC »
Hey pv;

This is most likely NEED 505 in Ft. Eustis, VA.  Good catch!
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Re: unid on 504
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 1656 UTC »
Hey pv;

This is most likely NEED 505 in Ft. Eustis, VA.  Good catch!

OK tnx
wasn't sure if it was "I" or "EE" 
NEED is an odd identifier for an aviation navaid unless this beacon is not intended for aviation
cannot find it in any aviation nav database or any of the usual NDB references.
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Re: unid on 504
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 2201 UTC »
Did some searching, cannot find any current NDB or NDB approach for Felker AAF @ Ft. Eustis VA.
Did find a RWY 14 NDB approach on some old obsolete approach plates that showed a 226 FAF NDB but it seems this beacon has not been heard for a while.
Just trying to figure out what kind of a beacon NEED might be @ Ft. Eustis.
Obviously too much time spent by me obsessing over this stuff.   ::)

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Re: unid on 504
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 2358 UTC »
It remains of unknown purpose, but related to the military.

Earliest reports in 2007 had this as being a portable NDB under test at Ft. Rucker, AL.  It seems to have moved to Ft. Eustis, VA around 2017 after a hiatus, and some do not consider this to be a portable any more.

At any rate, it counts as "another one logged" in your totals!
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Re: unid on 504
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 0921 UTC »
It remains of unknown purpose, but related to the military.

Earliest reports in 2007 had this as being a portable NDB under test at Ft. Rucker, AL.  It seems to have moved to Ft. Eustis, VA around 2017 after a hiatus, and some do not consider this to be a portable any more.

At any rate, it counts as "another one logged" in your totals!

Thanks for the update. 
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