call sign

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call sign

call sign

or

call signal

n
(Broadcasting) a group of letters and numbers identifying a radio transmitting station, esp an amateur radio station. Compare call letters

call′ let`ters


n.pl.
letters of the alphabet or letters and numbers used esp. for identifying a radio or television station.
[1910–15]

call sign

Any combination of characters or pronounceable words, which identifies a communication facility, a command, an authority, an activity, or a unit; used primarily for establishing and maintaining communications. Also called CS. See also collective call sign; indefinite call sign; international call sign; net call sign; tactical call sign; visual call sign; voice call sign.
Translations

call sign

nsegnale m di chiamata
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Cardinal Seven Sierra Delta, caution, similar sounding callsigns on frequency, watch out for Bonanza Seven Zero Delta.
Third, the controller was confusing aircraft callsigns.
As of December 2008, the Federal Communications Commission lists active licenses for 131 unique entities, 366 different callsigns, and 1,617 distinct frequencies between 1 MHz and 1 GHz on the antenna towers on Oat.
Bush's father called a halt to Operation Desert Storm, two US Air Force F-111 bombers, callsigns Cardinal 1 and 2, dropped two 4,700-pound penetration bombs on an underground bunker near the Al Taji air base, northwest of Baghdad, which senior Iraqi commanders were known to use.
The other two callsigns, 63 and 64 alpha, each consisted of three men manning a position outside the wire.
For ATC applications, the landing sequence and wind speed are displayed, while other uses -- such as taking data from surface movement radar, thermal imagers, or other sensors -- might enable the ATC tower controller of the future to see tagged aircraft with callsigns and status, whatever the weather, 24 hours a day.