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Report #056 05/05/06

LONG WAVE BEACON BUH
Many thanks to Kevin Carey who writes the "Below 500 kHz" column in Monitoring Times magazine. Kevin identified beacon BUH on 260 kHz as being located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The airfield is Tipton which is within the Fort George C. Meade Military Reservation. This Military facility is also the home of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Kevin also provided information regarding the TST beacon I heard on 350 kHz. Kevin explained "TST is a FAA Test beacon. Sometimes these are located at the FAA Headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK but more commonly in the past few years, this ID has been heard in the field, prior to the official commissioning of a new beacon."

I again check the frequency and the TST ID is still being transmitted. More on this when details are available.

To check for beacon-airport details go to http://worldaerodata.com

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