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Just a quick question re the above. Although I have the marker beacon switch on, I have never heard it make a sound, no matter which airport or approach I do. Have no problems with any other aural warnings and radios.

 

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8 hours ago, Freo said:

Just a quick question re the above. Although I have the marker beacon switch on, I have never heard it make a sound, no matter which airport or approach I do. Have no problems with any other aural warnings and radios.

Make sure you're flying an approach that has a marker beacon associated with it, and that said approach is modeled in the sim itself. Not all approaches have markers.

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4 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

Make sure you're flying an approach that has a marker beacon associated with it, and that said approach is modeled in the sim itself. Not all approaches have markers.

And many airports which used to have marker beacons no longer do. The FAA has decommissioned hundreds of outer and middle markers over the past 15 years. With the near universal adoption of GPS in the commercial and GA fleets, the beacons have become largely superfluous. NDBs are fast disappearing for the same reason.

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2 minutes ago, JRBarrett said:

And many airports which used to have marker beacons no longer do. The FAA has decommissioned hundreds of outer and middle markers over the past 15 years. With the near universal adoption of GPS in the commercial and GA fleets, the beacons have become largely superfluous. NDBs are fast disappearing for the same reason.

Yep. The outer or middle to IAD's 1L used to be by the house I grew up in (at least the high school years), but a number of years back, it was decommissioned. It sat, knocked over, for quite some time before they cleaned the site up. I think the elec shack and fence are still there, but the distinct antenna is no longer.

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Thanks guys, for the answer. Wont bother about it anymore.

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