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PTW

POTTSTOWN VORTAC

POTTSTOWN, PA, USA

Location

Lat/Long: 40-13-20.160N / 075-33-36.959W
144800.160N / 272016.959W
Elevation: 290 ft.
Variation: 09W (1965)

Operational Characteristics

Type: VORTAC
Class: L-VORTAC   [about]
Frequency: 116.50
TACAN channel: 112X
Hours of operation: 24
Voice: yes
Station call name: WILLIAMSPORT RADIO
NOTAM facility: PTW
FSS: IPT
FSS hours of operation: 24

Technical Characteristics

Accuracy: NOS
Monitoring: INTERNAL MONITORING PLUS A STATUS INDICATOR INSTALLED AT CONTROL POINT. (REVERTS TO A TEMPORARY CATEGORY 3 STATUS WHEN THE CONTROL POINT IS NOT MANNED.)
Owner: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN
Operator: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN
Common system usage: yes
For public use: yes

Protected Frequency Altitudes

L (Low)
Class Altitude Miles
L *Below 18,000' 40
* See the Airman's Information Manual (AIM) for reception ranges for altitudes 1000' and below

Remarks

  • VOR PORTION UNUSBL 071-104 BLO 6900 FT; 071-104 BYD 30 NM; 105-120 BYD 14 NM BLO 3000 FT; 141-159 BYD 15 NM BLO 6000 FT; 160-179; 180-205 BYD 10 NM BLO 5500 FT; 206-220 BYD 10 NM BLO 4500 FT; 241-285 BYD 15 NM BLO 4500 FT; 241-269 BYD 23 NM BLO 5500 FT; 270-285 BYD 6 NM BLO 3500 FT; 270-285 BYD 18 NM.
  • VOR PORTION UNUSBL 286-287 BYD 28 NM BLO 3000 FT; 288-319 BYD 10 NM BLO 3000 FT & BYD 26 NM ALL ALTS; 320-339 BYD 17 NM; 340-070 BYD 15 NM BLO 2500 FT; 340-070 BYD 19 NM BLO 4000 FT; 340-070 BYD 29 NM BLO 5000 FT; 340-070 BYD 36 NM.
  • TACAN AZUMUTH & DME UNUSBL 241-286 BYD 30 NM BLO 5500 FT.

Fixes Associated with this NAVAID (Compulsory and Noncompulsory)

BYRDD*PA      STEFE*PA      MORTI*PA      HYDRA*PA      SOMTO*PA      COWAD*PA      SALLE*PA      HALVE*PA      REXXI*PA      LANNA*NJ      ZOBAD*PA      HIKES*PA      GLOMO*PA      BOYER*PA      SPUDS*PA      PENSY*PA      HOUTN*PA      HINDU*PA     

Holding Patterns Associated with this NAVAID

BOYER INT*PA      ZOBAD INT*PA      POTTSTOWN-1 VORTAC*PA      POTTSTOWN-2 VORTAC*PA      POTTSTOWN-3 VORTAC*PA     

NAVAID Class Designator Explanation

The NAVAID Class Designator may be comprised of an altitude code (VOR, VORTAC, VOR/DME, AND TACAN Facilities only), and/or a combination of class codes.

Altitude Code Altitude Description
H High
L Low
T Terminal
Examples: H-ABVORTAC, L-VOR, H, HH, MH-SAB, MHW/LOM, H-SAB/LOM
Note: Multiple class code types may be seperated by a / (slant) or a - (dash).
Canadian Facilities Canadian facilities may use additional codes not listed here.

Class Code Description
AB Automatic Weather Broadcast
DME UHF standard (TACAN compatible) Distance Measuring Equipment
DME(Y) UHF standard (TACAN compatible) Distance Measuring Equipment that required receivers to be placed in the 'Y' mode to receive DME
H Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB), (Homing), power 50 watts to less than 2000 watts (50nm at all altitudes).
HH Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB), (Homing), power 2000 watts or more (75nm at all altitudes).
H-SAB Non-Directional Radio Beacom (NDB) providing automatic transcribed weather service.
LMM Compass Locator Station when installed at middle marker site (15nm at all altitudes).
LOM Compass Locator Station when installed at outer marker site (15nm at all altitudes).
MH Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB), (Homing), Power less than 50 watts (25nm at all altitudes).
S Simultaneous range homing singal and/or voice.
SABH Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) NOT authorized for IFR or ATC. provides automatic weather broadcasts.
TACAN UHF navigational facility-Omnidirectional Course and Distance information.
VOR VHF navigational facility-Omnidirectional Course only.
VOR/DME Collocated VOR navigational facility and UHF standard Distance Measuring Equipment.
VORTAC Collocated VOR and TACAN navigational facilities.
W Without voice on radio facility frequency.
Z VHF station location marker at a radio facility.

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