skip distance


noun Radio.

the minimum distance along the earth's surface between the position of a short-wave transmitter and the region where its signal is received after one reflection from the ionosphere.

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Origin of skip distance

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for skip distance

skip distance

noun

the shortest distance between a transmitter and a receiver that will permit reception of radio waves of a specified frequency by one reflection from the ionosphere
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