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RADIO BEACON FOR SHIPPING. This year the first radio beacon for shipping will be installed at\Cape Ottway, Victoria, by the Commonwealth Liglithouse Service. The con straction of the beacon .will be part of a new plan of improvement i for coastal lighthouses which will necssitate also the installation of fire new lighthouses in Queensland and Western Australia, and improvements to several existing lights. The Director of Light.ouses (Mr. M. W. Mehaf fey) said that the radio beacon at Cape Otway would be ofa non-diretional type which would broadcast a certain .ignal. This would enable ahips.to use their own direction-finding apparatus to check bearings with Cape Otway. The new lighthouses; will be built on the Queensland coast at King Island, South Barrow Island. Electra Head and Three Islands, and at Hamelin Island; and off the coast of Western Australia, between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Eaturaliste. The iservice at predent controls 169 light stations, of which 59 are manned and 110 autolnatic.