Radio beacons in Gibraltar in the 1950s

Radio beacons in Gibraltar in the 1950s

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

The following list contains the aeronautical radio beacons that were active in Gibraltar in the mid of the 1950s.

All information is outdated and may not be used for navigational purposes.

Title image: Gibraltar from the west. Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Heim, Arnold / Dia_004-021, License CC BY-SA 4.0

Map of radio beacons and airways in 1955

Aeronautical map with radio beacons and airways, Gibraltar, Malaga, Jerez, Tanger, Tétouan 1955
Gibraltar (Source: DoD)


Directory of aeronautical radio beacons

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

Gibraltar: Airport (North Front)

Gibraltar: Eureka (Royal Air Force RAF)
N3609 W00521 (approx.), 002°/0.66 NM to field Google Maps
GB, 228R/223T MHz
Gibraltar: NDB (Royal Air Force RAF)
N3609 W00521 (approx.) Google Maps
GB, 360 kHz, 1500 W

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


civcivilcivil operator
GPGlide pathGlide path transmitter
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
LLZLocalizerLocalizer transmitter
LMMLocator Middle MarkerCombination of Middle Marker and Locator
LOMLocator Outer MarkerCombination of Outer Marker and Locator
mMeter(Unit for length)
MHzMegahertz(Unit for frequency)
milmilitarymilitary operator
MMMiddle MarkerMarker beacon
NDBNon-directional beaconNon-directional beacon on long or medium waves
NMNautical Miles(Unit for length)
OMOuter MarkerMarker beacon
PRMGПРМГ Посадочная радиомаячная группаSoviet / russian military instrument landing system
RSBNРСБН Rадиотехническая система ближней навигацииSoviet / russian military radio navigation system
SBAStandard Beam ApproachApproach system, Lorenz system, predecessor of the ILS
THRThresholdRunway threshold (most often with number of runway)
transf.transformedCoordinates were converted from a different reference system, therefore there may be deviations.
VARVisual-Aural Rnange
VORVHF Omnidirectional Radio Range
WWatt(Unit for power)
WGS84World Geodetic System 1984(geospatial reference system, GPS coordinates)


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Historical radio beacons