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Author Topic: LYQ Navigational Beacon coming in strong on 530 KHz.  (Read 33111 times)
K0OD
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 04:06:36 PM »

Has the LYQ beacon in Tennessee on 529 kHz shut down?

I haven't heard it for some time. A longwave group post said LYQ was considering shutting down. And I've carefully listened for it the past two days.

The ham who owned it considered it to be more of a service to SWLs and hams from what I could understand. NDBs are pretty obsolete as aircraft navigation devices.
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AC4BB
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 12:49:59 AM »

   I had forgotten about LYQ, I'll listen again for It. I think the AM BC was out of  Havana?
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K0OD
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 08:14:34 AM »

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Has the LYQ beacon in Tennessee on 529 kHz shut down?

I'm pretty sure it's kaput. 

As a rare ham-owned/operated NDB, it was sorta interesting, especially with the nearby 630-meter ham allocation opening soon. LYQ amounted to a ham beacon that could be heard on any car radio over a good part of the country.

Perhaps the FCC decided that wasn't such a good thing.  Smiley
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KU4UV
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 09:07:15 AM »

I'm not hearing it anymore here in central Kentucky.  I haven't heard it since maybe back in January, so my guess is it's no longer on the air.

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K9FH
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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2013, 10:18:54 PM »

Heard the LYQ beacon tonight (9-12-2013) when I just happened to tune to 530 kHz on my car radio while driving on the Kennedy expressway in Chicago.  It was buried under all the other stations on that freq. but was very readable. Then a few miles up the pike, it was gone.
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K0OD
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2013, 09:55:56 PM »

Good catch. I've been hearing LYQ on 529 KHz loudly in St Louis since sunset. It's about midnight now.
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KU4UV
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2013, 02:17:52 PM »

It is back on the air and alive and well.  It comes in strong here in Central Kentucky usually from dusk to dawn this time of year.  The actually beacon is an aircraft beacon located in Manchester, Tennessee at the site of the WWRB shortwave station.

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