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Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

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YSH 334 kHz Video

I made a video of the YSH Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) which transmits on the frequency of 334 kHz near the transmitter site at the end of Empress Avenue in Smiths Falls on the night of March 3, 2018.

YSH Morse ID with 5 second dash in between Morse id's. -.-- ... ....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdLdK1BjfU

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Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Services

Av Serve AMO 53-03 (613)668-9377

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Wx Cameras

I see this airport now has weather cameras on NAV CANADA's flight planning web site...sweet!

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Crosswind Strip

There is a shorter crosswind turf strip at Smiths Falls that is not depicted in the CFS (visible on the map above). A flying club member recently told me to feel free to use the grass if there was a good crosswind on my arrival on a cross country flight. I would guess it is about 1500' long.

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Fuel

There is a 24-hour, self-service fuel pump, as at CYRP. It was NOTAM'd O/S for a long time, but the NOTAM's gone now, so presumably the pump is back in operation.

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Approaches

The NDB approach is to 06, but the GPS approach is to 24 -- watch for the risk of head-on, opposite-direction traffic over the runway when people are practicing simulated approaches.

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Runway lighting

Note that the runway lighting ARCAL is *not* on the same frequency as the ATF. Use 122.7 MHz for the ATF, but 122.9 MHz to activate the lights.

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