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Re: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Most, if not, all LW NDB's (Non-directional beacons)
in the USA and Canada operate in the AM mode with
identifier tones keyed 1020 Hz continuously in the
United States, and 440 Hz continuously in Canada with
a long-dash after the identifier (the set of letters
to denote the airport or the outer-marker).  You can
especially hear these beacons late at night from
Canada.  In the States, most beacons are in the 25
watt range.  In Canada, a little more.  Try 404 Khz
some night.  You may hear the beacon "BC" from Baie
Comeau, Quebec.  I got a QSL from "YWA" (516 kHz) from
Petawawa, Ontario.  This little beacon with 50 watts,
has been heard throughout the USA on a cold winter
night.  Good luck!

-Pete (K1XRB)     

> I think most beacons broadcast in CW, not AM.
> -GAWollman

Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
Whitman, Massachusetts
                           "Scanning the bands since 1967"

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