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Picture taken July 31, 2001

Full close-up. The cilinder is the VOR, the antenna on top of the cilinder the DME. The antenna on the right is from the beacon's health monitoring system.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

MAS in its direct environment. The grain fields were just being harvested.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

More grain fields. Jeroen stands on the other side of the beacon shed, inspecting the airconditioner unit attached to the shed. The grain harvester can be seen in the distance on the left.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

Scenic view, Germany in the background. The picture is taken towards the North-East. You can just make out a NATO 707 on the downwind right-hand circuit of Geilenkirchen, after having passed behind our back and turning at our left.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

Yet more overview.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

Close-up of the beacon health monitoring antenna. It picks up the basic VOR 'drone', the morse ID, and the pulse that signals the passing of the VOR sweep through (magnetic) North. Any change in one of these parameters for long enough will set of the alarm.



Picture taken July 31, 2001

A neat little front garden. Even beacons want privacy and some land of their own. It looks almost like it keeps horses. Kees and Cristina in the back wonder what Jeroen finds so interesting.



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