Radio beacons in the Netherlands the 1950s

NDB, ILS

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

The following list contains the aeronautical radio beacons that were active in the Netherlands in the mid of the 1950s. All information is outdated and may not be used for navigational purposes.

At this time there were mainly non-directional beacons (NDB). The identification of most en-route beacons consisted of three letters and began with a P. Other radio beacons, especially those for the approach to airfields, had two letters, mostly according to the name of the airfield.

Amsterdam and Eelde airport were equipped with the Instrument Landing System (ILS).

Remarkable are the Racon and the YG beacon in Valkenburg.

Radio beacons and airways

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Explanations

Abbreviations

approx.approximately
ILSInstrument Landing System(Approach and landing aid)
IMInner MarkerMarker beacon just in front the runway
kHzKilohertz(Unit for frequency)
LLocatorNon-directional beacon for the approach
LMMLocator Middle MarkerCombination of Middle Marker and Locator
LOMLocator Outer MarkerCombination of Outer Marker and Locator
mMeter(Unit for length)
MHzMegahertz(Unit for frequency)
MMMiddle MarkerMarker beacon, usually about 1 km from the runway
NDBNon-directional beaconNon-directional beacon on long or medium waves
NMNautical Miles(Unit for length)
OMOuter MarkerMarker beacon, usually about 7 km from the runway
SBAStandard Beam ApproachApproach system, Lorenz system, predecessor of the ILS
THRThresholdRunway threshold (most often with number of runway)
VORVHF Omnidirectional Radio Range
WWatt(Unit for power)
WGS84World Geodetic System 1984(geospatial reference system, GPS coordinates)

Directory


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Amsterdam: Schiphol Airport


Runway 19:
Amsterdam Schiphol: ILS 19
SC, 110.3 MHz
To runway 19.
Amsterdam Schiphol: Locator
N5224 E00447 (approx.), 190°/5.4 NM to THR 19 Google Maps
AM, 364 kHz
Amsterdam Schiphol: OM 19
190°/4.8 NM to THR 19
Dashes, 75 MHz
Amsterdam Schiphol: LMM 19
190°/0.66 NM to THR 19
Locator: SS, 388.5 kHz
Middle Marker: Dots Dashes, 75 MHz
Runway 23:
Amsterdam Schiphol: ILS 23
SP, 109.5 MHz
To runway 23 (228°)
Amsterdam Schiphol: Locator
N5225 E00457 (approx.), 228°/7.8 NM to THR 23 Google Maps
OA, 395 kHz
Amsterdam Schiphol: OM 23
228°/4.15 NM to THR 23
Dashes, 75 MHz
Amsterdam Schiphol: LMM 23
228°/0.56 NM to THR 23
Locator: S, 369 kHz
Middle Marker: Dots Dashes, 75 MHz
Amsterdam Schiphol: IM 23
228° to THR 23
Dots, 75 MHz
Map of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 1954
Map of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from 1954 - The circular symbols in the north are the LMMs for runways 19 and 23. The runway lengths are given in feet.
ILS approach 1954
ILS approach to runway 23 in 1954 - Good recognizable is the sequence of Locator, OM, LMM and IM.

Eelde: Airport


Eelde: Locator
N5302 E00624 (approx.) Google Maps
LD, 357 kHz
Eelde: Locator
GG, 342 kHz
Operated on request to Groningen Tower or Radio.
Eelde: NDB
N5310 E00640 (approx.) Google Maps
PHG, 374 kHz
At the intersection of airway Red One (R1), Amber Seven (A7) and the Eelde Nieuw Schans Airway.
Eelde: VOR
N5310 E00640 (approx.) Google Maps
PHG, 112.4 MHz
Runway 24:
Eelde: ILS 24
GG, 109.9 MHz
To runway 24 (237°)
Eelde: OM 24
3.86 NM to THR 24
Eelde: MM 24
0.55 NM to THR 24

Eindhoven: Airport (Vliegbasis Eindhoven, Eindhoven Airport)


Eindhoven: NDB
N5128 E00535 (approx.), 265°/7.0 NM to field Google Maps
PEE, 397 kHz
Operated at aerodrome times.

Enkhuizen: NDB
N5240 E00515 (approx.) Google Maps
EH, 316.5 kHz
On airway Red One (R1) between Spijkerboor and Eelde.

Gilze-Rijen: Air Base (Breda)


Gilze-Rijen: NDB
N5134 E00456 (approx.) Google Maps
PEC, 320.5 kHz
Operated at aerodrome times.

Harderwijk: NDB
N5220 E00537 (approx.) Google Maps
HW, 326 kHz
On airway Amber Ten (A10) betwee Spijkerboor and Winterswijk.

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Rotterdam: NDB
N5154 E00433 (approx.) Google Maps
RD, 350.5 kHz
On airway Amber Six (A6) between Spijkerboor and Woensdrecht.

Soesterberg: Air Base (Vliegbasis Soesterberg, Camp New Amsterdam)


Soesterberg: NDB
056°/1.3 NM to field
PES, 339 kHz
Operated at aerodrome times, Monday to Friday from 0645 to 1600, Saturdays from 0645 to 1100.

Spijkerboor: NDB
N5232 E00451 (approx.) Google Maps
PHA, 381 kHz
At the intersection of airway Green Two (G2), Red One (R1) and Amber Six (A6).
Spijkerboor: VOR
N5233 E00451 (approx.) Google Maps
PHA, 113.3 MHz

Valkenburg: Air Base (Katwijk, Leiden, Vliegkamp Valkenburg)


Valkenburg: NDB
N5210 E00426 (approx.) Google Maps
PBV, 359 kHz
Valkenburg: Racon (RNN)
1-2-3, 9320/9430R/9310T MHz
Operated Mondays to Fridays from 0645Z to 1600Z, Saturdays from 0645Z to 1100Z.
Valkenburg: YG Beacon
VB, Channel 5
Operated Monday to Friday from 0700 to 1530, Saturdays 0700 to 1030.

Volkel: Air Base (Nijmegen, Uden, Vliegbasis Volkel)


Volkel: NDB
N5144 E00553 (approx.), 238°/7.2 NM to field Google Maps
PEO, 371 kHz

Winterswijk: NDB
N5203 E00641 (approx.) Google Maps
PHT, 386 kHz
Airway Amber Ten (A10) at the boundary between Amsterdam FIR and Hannover FIR.

Woensdrecht: Air Base (Bergen op Zoom, Vliegbasis Woensdrecht)


Woensdrecht: NDB
N5127 E00422 (approx.) Google Maps
PHD, 345 kHz
On airway Amber Six (A6).

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Ymuiden: NDB
N5228 E00435 (approx.) Google Maps
YY, 279 kHz
On airway Red One (R1).

Ypenburg: Air Base


Ypenburg: NDB
N5202 E00422 (approx.) Google Maps
PEY, 376 kHz

Maastricht: Airfield (Maastricht Aachen Airport, Vliegveld Zuid-Limburg/Beek)


Zuid Limburg: Locator
N5056 E00547 (approx.) Google Maps
ZL, 340 kHz
Operated at aerodrome times.

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

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