radio range beacon


noun

a radio transmitter that utilizes two or more directional antennas and transmits signals differing with direction, permitting a flier receiving a signal to determine his or her approximate bearing from the transmitter without a radio compass.

Nearby words

  1. radio galaxy,
  2. radio horizon,
  3. radio interferometer,
  4. radio knife,
  5. radio microphone,
  6. radio receiver,
  7. radio shack,
  8. radio source,
  9. radio spectrum,
  10. radio star

Origin of radio range beacon

First recorded in 1925–30

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