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I am looking at KMOT and I see a little dot over the airport symbol, is that the center of the VORTAC?

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  • $\begingroup$ When you say "over" the airport symbol, do you mean the dot inside the blue circle and between the west ends of the runways, or the dot inside the star above the blue circle? $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Nov 11 '16 at 2:54
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    $\begingroup$ Hello Pondlife, I mean the dot inside the airport, I added picture for clarification. $\endgroup$ – Jeff Nov 11 '16 at 2:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. That small dot is the approx. location of the VOR/VOR-DME/VORTAC on an airfield, should the airfield be so equipped. $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Nov 11 '16 at 3:39
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The dot in the center of the star means that there is a rotating beacon available on the airport from sunset to sunrise.

See the FAA Aeronautical Chart Users Guide Page 8.

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The actual center of the VORTAC is the small dot between the runways:

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Which you can find the description of in the chart users guide on page 8 as well:

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    $\begingroup$ It says the star represents the rotating beacon, I am wondering about the small dot, I want to know where to gauge the center for the VORTAC $\endgroup$ – Jeff Nov 11 '16 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Jeff See the edit $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Nov 11 '16 at 2:58

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