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NAV CANADA: Second Phase of NDB Decommissioning
« on: October 09, 2019, 0243 UTC »
NAV CANADA has published their notice of change for decommissioning of NDBs.

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NAV CANADA, the country's provider of civil air navigation services, conducted an aeronautical study that reviewed the requirement for Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) and Very-High Frequency Omnidirectional Rangefinders (VORs).

The study concluded that given the comprehensive radar surveillance coverage, and the propensity of area navigation (RNAV) with GNSS equipped aircraft, many navigation aids (NAVAIDS) are no longer required and should be decommissioned.

Where a current NAVAID identified in the study serves as an instrument approach aid or anchors an airway segment, NAV CANADA will ensure that a RNAV (GNSS) instrument approach procedure or RNAV airway segment is published, where required,before removal of the identified NAVAID.

Implementation is ongoing and will progress for the next several years.The second phase is represented below. Subsequent Notice’s of Change will be published for each upcoming phase.

Argentia (UWP)
Atlin (YSQ)
Bearskin Lake (XBE)
Churchill (YQ)
Cochrane (CN)
Earlton (YXR)
Fort Hope (YFH)
Fort Liard (YJF)
Fort McPherson (ZFM)
Gods Lake Narrows (YGO)
Kasing (YYU)
Rainbow Lake (YOP)
Smithers (YD)
Telkwa (TK)
Teslin (ZW)
Tuktoyaktuk (YUB)
Vermillion (VG)

This change will take effect October 10, 2019 at 0901 Coordinated Universal Time(UTC). The appropriate aeronautical publications will be amended
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 0245 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: NAV CANADA: Second Phase of NDB Decommissioning
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 1504 UTC »
Sad to see 'em go. Here in the PNW, the BC Canada NDB's are the "DX", my farthest catch being the one on the Queen Charlotte Islands...
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Re: NAV CANADA: Second Phase of NDB Decommissioning
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 0201 UTC »
I heard YQ (Churchill) this morning 10 Oct 2019 at 1105 GMT. Tried for it tonight, but nothing at all. It is gone.

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Re: NAV CANADA: Second Phase of NDB Decommissioning
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 0033 UTC »
341 YYU Kapuskasing ON  and  257 YXR Earlton ON  seem to be gone... not hearing either one any more.
Heard ZLP Toronto on 341 and TZ Toronto at the 257 spot on the dial.
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Re: NAV CANADA: Second Phase of NDB Decommissioning
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 0217 UTC »
Prepare your hearts gents, things are about to never be the same again!
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