NKR is the call sign of the non-directional beacon ( NDB ) " NECKARHAUSEN ".
A radio navigation system for aviation in counting to glues village Ochsenbach has been around since the early 1960s. At that time the station was still working at 355 kHz ( 1962).
Neckar was originally a beacon for route navigation, but was at the end of 2004 through the introduction of virtual navigation point " NEKOM " (same position) superfluous.
Currently, the plant is now just as An-/Abflughilfe Airport Mannheim -City ( EDFM ) in operation. After the German air traffic control had no more use for the NDB, the company that operates the city airports Mannheim acquired the facility and operates it itself since
The antenna still used the radio beacon is a native of the 1970s, 20 meter high steel framework tower with a weight of 1,200 kilograms. The mast is constructed insulated from earth and carries on the top for electrical extension a top capacity.