Narco VHT-2 Superhomer VOR Receiver

This mid-1950s era VOR receiver helped usher in a new era of all-weather navigation capability for light aircraft at moderate cost. After World War II, Very-high frequency Omni Range (VOR) technology merged highly accurate crystal oscillators (timers), based in remotely operated ground stations, with high-frequency transmissions. VORs were much more accurate, reliable, and easier to use than the earlier radio range system. 

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This mid-1950s era VOR receiver helped usher in a new era of all-weather navigation capability for light aircraft at moderate cost.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Dane A. Penland
NASM2012-02120
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This mid-1950s era VOR receiver helped usher in a new era of all-weather navigation capability for light aircraft at moderate cost.