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QSL NDB MIQ-426 Ingolstadt

QSL NDB Mike for Ingolstadt
A postcard QSL confirming reception of NDB MIQ-426 Mike for Ingolstadt

It took 36 weeks, but worth waiting for: a real postcard QSL confirming my reception of NDB MIQ-426 “Mike for Ingolstadt”. I sent my report to DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung) in Langen, Germany. The beacon is located south of Ingolstadt, and you can actually see it driving on highway A9 between München and Ingolstadt (east of the highway).

Not sure where the “for Ingolstadt” comes from. The beacon is close to Ingolstadt airport. But it is not aligned with the runways and serves as a high and low level enroute navigation beacon according to .


  1. F. Bleeker

    This description seems to say that when there’s no “W” in the ID, there should be voice within the transmissions. Is that correct?

  2. Peter Reuderink

    Hi Franz, the description says “when there’s no “W” in the “class indicator”. Now the problem is that I do not know what a “class indicator” is, but it is not the ID (or call sign). All I know is that there are 4 classes of NDB (Locator, MH, H, HH) but that refers to the range/power of the NDB. I have never heard voice on an NDB signal and didn’t know it even existed. And you probably know this already, but the call sign in morse code of an NDB is so slow (and repeated over and over again) that they are pretty easy to decode, even if you are not skilled in morse.

    • F. Bleeker

      I didn’t even know about those 4 classes.
      Made some progress with morse last year, but have forgotten almost all of it by now.
      Next try around Christmas.

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